DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BREAKFAST: BEST 12 BREAKFAST IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THAT YOU SHOULD TRY

Last updated on January 20th, 2022 at 11:14 pm

Today we will write about Dominican Republic breakfast and the best 12 Breakfast in Dominican Republic. The Dominican breakfast is not yet world famous, but one thing is for sure is good! But there are also some dishes that are authentic Dominican traditional breakfast to try!

On average a breakfast in a sit-down restaurant in Dominican Republic will cost around $2-3 USD depending what you are ordering coffee and bread will be cheaper that if you order a proper dish for breakfast in Dominican Republic. A coffee can cost $2 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BREAKFAST: BEST 12 BREAKFAST IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Breakfasts, although not the biggest meal of the day, will always be deemed very important because it helps set you for a productive day. Here are some of the top breakfasts in the Dominican Republic you should try. Integrate yourself with Dominican Republic’s life and culture and have fun starting your day with these breakfast dishes in the Dominican Republic!

1. MANGÚ

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The top breakfast for you to try when you’re in the Dominican Republic is Mangú. Locals also call it “el plátano embrutece”. Basically, Mangú is a mix of green plantains boiled and mashed, topped with pickled red onions, and with added salt, butter, or oils for taste. This dish is said to have been brought by Western Africans to the Dominica, during the Spanish colonization.

Mangú may have some cultural connotation of it being the “poor” people breakfast, however, people of any status eat this traditionally. Eating Mangú is a big part of the culture that everyone eats in, instead of international breakfast alternatives. Mangú for your breakfasts in the Dominican Republic should be a top thing to try!

2. LOS TRES GOLPES

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For the full Dominican Republic breakfast dish, you serve and eat Mangú with savory dishes like fried eggs, fried white cheese, and the Dominican Salami. This whole combo is called Los Tres Golpes. Mangú can be considered Dominican Republic’s official traditional breakfast, and serving the full Los Tres Golpes makes it more complete (the term means “the three strikes”. Try it to start your day with the full vibe of the country!

3. AREPAS / AREPA DE MAIZ / DOMINICAN AREPITAS DE MAÍZ

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Ahh, Arepas is one of the most common breads you’ll get to experience in the whole of Latin America. And of course, in every country, they can have their own versions of the Arepa. In traditional Dominican Republic breakfasts, Arepas or Arepitas de Maiz is the unleavened cornmeal and coconut cake. In the traditional Dominican Republic breakfast cooking, Arepas should be prepared in a dutch oven, on top of hot charcoal. Arepas is a must-try when having your Dominican Republic breakfast!

4. PUDIN DE PAN

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If you’re more into sweet breakfasts, the best Dominican Republic breakfast for you to try is the Pudin De Pan. This bread pudding has various versions in all parts of the world, and in traditional Dominican Republic breakfast dishes, the Pudin De Pan is all about the country’s spices.

For the Dominican Republic, these would be cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Allspice berries if they have it too is a good addition. If bread puddings are your type of breakfast, you definitely need to give this a try.

5. DOMINICAN OATMEAL / AVENA DOMINICANA

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Breakfasts are one of the interesting ways to look at what a certain culture loves, and Dominican Republic breakfasts love their sweet oatmeal. If you like starting your day with a little bit of sweetness, try Avena Dominicana, or the Dominican-style oatmeal breakfast. For a really fast breakfast, you only need to mix quick oats, with milk, sugar, cinnamon, and sugar, and salt.

Heating in a saucepan for 2 minutes, finishing it with a little more texture and a little liquidy or watery than other types of oatmeal breakfasts. You can add fruits and nuts to make it your own taste, however, this is the traditional way Dominican oatmeal for breakfast is served.

6. AVENA CALIENTE

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Oatmeals are pretty much a popular breakfast choice anywhere in the world now, however, Dominican Republic breakfasts are making it more interesting! Want to have your oatmeal hot and drinkable? Try the traditional breakfast in Dominican Republic, Avena Caliente or Oats and Milk Hot Drink. Basically, it’s your Avena Dominicana in its drink form. If you’re preparing it on your own, or just trying to understand how it’s made, it’s basically blending milk, water, salt, and oats in the blender.

You heat it later in a pan with your favorite spices – nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon, and serve it hot or warm to your liking. For consistency, you can change the milk you’re using. Evaporated milk if you want it much smoother and creamier, skim milk if you want it crunchier or with more texture. For some lactose intolerances, or if you want vegan milk alternatives, almond milk should be the best milk to make your Avena Caliente. Definitely a must-try for a Dominican Republic breakfast!

7. JUGO DE AVENA / JUGÓ DE AVENA CON LIMÓN

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Your Dominican Republic breakfast doesn’t have to be always served hot. And if you want to have something cold and refreshing to go with the country’s beautiful warm weather, you can have your breakfast with Jugo De Avena or Jugo De Avena Con Limon, or Oats and Cold Milk Drink (Spiced Oat Milk Smoothie). It’s very traditional to have your drinks made with oats, makes it more textured and nutritious.

For Jugo de Avena, your smoothie will have oats and your choice of milk, and of course the spices for your perfect Dominican Republic breakfast! Add lemon, or even orange for that little tangy kick too, and it’s full on tropical breakfast in the Dominican Reoublic – a must try!

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8. YANIQUEQUES / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FRITTERS

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Another traditional Dominican Republic breakfast, which can also be a mid day snack is their Yaniqueques. Made from flour, salt, melted butter and baking powder. All of these are mixed and rolled into thin circles, then and deep fried in oil. Not the healthiest of breakfasts, but a good alternative if you’re just craving for something savory in your mornings.

9. CASSAVA FLAT BREAD / CASABE

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If you really want to understand and feel Dominican Republic and its roots, you’ll have to try Casabe. Casabe or the Cassava flat bread is the most traditional of Taíno diet. Until now, Casabe is still a big part of Dominican Republic homes. Cassava Flat Bread can be served with scrambled eggs, or eaten with other sides to have a fuller breakfast. For a simple Dominican Republic breakfast or snack, you can eat Casabe with olive oil and garlic.

10. QUESO FRITO

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Queso Frito, or Dominican fried cheese is a big part of a Dominican Republic breakfast. This is usually a part of Los Tres Golpes. You can’t just fry any cheese for this. You have to get the good cheese, or more commonly known in Dominican Republic queso de freir, or Dominican queso blanco (white cheese).

As an alternative, Halloumi (without the mint) can be used. Queso de Freir is a traditional Dominican Republic white cheese, with a really high melting point, to withstand the frying.

11. PAN DE COCO / DOMINICAN COCONUT BREAD

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If you’re used to adding bread to your meals, or just hoping got have a simple bread ot your Dominican Republic mornings, and have something different from Casabe, you can have Pan de Coco. This is baked bread using coconut milk, and can be topped with coconut flakes too, usually partnered with coffee or juice in the morning, or eaten as a side dish with your meal or soup.

12. PANCAKES

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If you’re into pancakes, and can’t start your mornings without them, you can start a good day having some whole wheat flour mixed with bananas for some really good morning pancakes. Easy to make in Dominican Republic!

WHERE TO STAY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Click here if you want to get $30 credit on your first booking in AirBnb.

Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In Dominican Republic their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Dominican Republic is  from December to April because of easier transport. 

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!