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Vegetarian Restaurant

Raices is an all-vegetarian (possibly all-vegan) restaurant that has a large buffet featuring approximately 20 dishes, including various types of rice, soup, pasta, salad, soy meats, plantain and potato dishes, and traditional Dominican items like pastelon - a baked dish that can be made of plantains, potato, or other roots. There are also a number of vegan desserts.

This Seventh-Day Adventist Church has a cafeteria open to all but there is no sign, so keep a look out for people entering through the glass doors in the middle of the complex.It is located in the Adventist Church complex around the corner from the Supermercado Nacional and across from the Embassy of Haiti. There's also a health food store on the far right of the church that is open weekdays and on Sundays 9am to 1pm.

The staff serves you and prices are per item, ranging about 50-70 pesos per item (between $1.50-2 each).

The seating area is very large and has a cafeteria-feel to it, perhaps because the restaurant is located very near the university and many customers are students and professors.

Added by Cass Danger on Mar 11 12 (last updated Oct 22 12)

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Best restaurant in Santo Domingo - hands down! Generous portions, great variety and flavor, fast service, and reasonable prices. The menu changes daily so there's always new options but they maintain some consistent items like sancocho (soup), various rice, and basic veggies.

I liked everything I had there but my favorite were the mixed veggie dishes, versus the soy meat dishes. I also really loved trying the Dominican specialities like pastelon (potato/plantain/etc bake with soy meat) and the red bean dessert, both of which are normally made with dairy, and the former with meat.

The restaurant is hard to find if you're not local so be sure to check out the picture of the building!

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$ - inexpensive


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Caribbean


  • Buffet
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly


potato bake, rice and beans, green beans

potato bake, rice and beans, green beans

mixed veggies, sancocho (traditional soup), red bean dessert The unexpected entrance to the restaurant


8am - 3pm
11am - 3pm

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