Restaurants in Samaná pride themselves on serving fresh fish from Samaná and shrimp from Sánchez. Fishermen bring in the catch of the day to Las Terrenas and Las Galeras beaches, where guests staying in apartments can strike bargains with the fishermen and take home and cook the freshest seafood available in the country.
Enjoy the experience of grilled fish right on the beach with a piña colada made with fresh pineapple crushed inside a freshly picked coconut. Coconuts and ginger are key ingredients in Samaná food. “Pescado con coco” is the signature meal.
Mi Vieja on the Samaná highway to Las Galeras sells bread and sweets made in the traditional African-American style.
Pueblo de los Pescadores right on Las Terrenas beach is a string of many restaurants and bars.
You will find some of the better restaurants in the many small hotels in the area, including the Mi Corazón Restaurant in town with its award-winning chef.