La Casita de Don Alfredo
Come evening, the popular surfing town of Cabarete takes on a South Beach-like vibe, as laid-back surfers and resort guests meander among the casual restaurants and bars that set up beachside tables. Among the most popular of the beach's "chairs in sand" scene is a rustic, two-level, thatch and wood villa called La Casita de Don Alredo. A good place for groups, they serve most dishes in enormous, feast-size portions, and the house specialty–heads-on Caribbean camarones sautéed in a coconut-cream sauce–arrives tableside in a gigantic cast-iron skillet. The addition of candles and lanterns creates an aura of fashionable dining as folks sip bottles of Presidente and soak in the sunset.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.