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The 7 Best Dominican Restaurants In New Jersey

The best Dominican restaurants in New Jersey showcase all of the flavourful favourites you’d expect to see wandering the streets of Santo Domingo.

NYC has a vibrant and proud Dominican Republic community so expect to find some amazing food here. If you’re not drooling yet, then you’re about to…

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1. Paraiso Cocina Dominicana – Mont Clair

Their mission here is to provide great-tasting food at affordable prices, and they are smashing it. This tasty spot serves up all sorts of traditional Dominican and Spanish dishes.

Dig into authentic Latin cuisine as mofongo, mondongo and delicious tropical fruit shakes, as well as its juicy and flavourful pollo al carbon.

2. Freddy’s Restaurant – Camden

Freddy’s Spanish Restaurant is a real local favourite in Camden when it comes to proper Dominican comfort food. They specialise in Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic dishes, particularly pork dishes like chicharróns and pernil.

They’re consistently up some of the most authentic Latino eats north of Santo Domingo.

3. El Conuco Restaurante – Union City

This family-owned restaurant is a fun and lively spot for all things Dominican: if you want a serious feast full of authentic island tastes, this is the place for you.

The pork (and ribs!) here is a top attraction and is a must-order. It’s made fresh daily and is seriously juicy and tender. There’s also all sorts of mofongo, from pork belly to shrimp.

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4. El Sabor Tropical Restaurant – Paterson

Kick things off some with crispy empanadas or stuffed sweet plantains, then get to the main event: a seafood mix with lobster tail, hearty chicken stew or flavoursome mofongos. One bite of the food here and you’ll see why it’s one of the top Dominican Restaurants in New Jersey.

The best bit? It’s BYOB, so you can wash it down with a beer of your choice.

5. El Sol Del Caribe – Jersey City

Make your way to Jersey City for this droolworthy restaurant where you can grab authentic dishes to eat in or takeaway.  We can see why it’s such a local favourite – the Dominican food here is the real deal. Try the beef stew with yellow rice for a real feast.

Service is fast, portions are big, and the mofongo is out of this world.

Dominican Restaurants New Jersey

6. Punta Cana – Fort Lee

Savour all of the traditional Dominican dishes you love at this family-owned restaurant in Fort Lee. The menu is ultimate Caribbean comfort food: mangu for breakfast, beef short ribs, fried red snapper, pernil and hearty chicken soups.

One bite and you’ll be a regular customer for life!

Dominican Restaurants New Jersey

7. Mi Tierre – Belleville

When it comes to casual Latino comfort food in NJ you’ll never go too far wrong here. Mi Tierre are experts at delivering dishes packed with flavour and authenticity. Feast on favourites like chicharron, ropa vieja, fried pork chops, skirt steak, arroz con pollo and weekly specials such as pig foot or goat stew.

Everything here is worth a try.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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