Where to Find the Best Dominican Food in Boston Right Now

From chimichurris in Jamaica plain to empanadas in East Boston, here’s where to go for Dominican-style dishes that pack a flavorful punch.


Photo courtesy of La Esquina

With a culinary identity as rich as its history, food from the Dominican Republic reflects influences from all over the world. From Africa, Dominican cuisine adopted mangú, or boiled and mashed green plantain; from Spanish colonization came sancocho, a kind of meat stew. Meanwhile, dishes like la bandera Dominicana ( “The Dominican Flag,” a meal of meat,

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Local Eats: Art Caribbean Fusion Cuisine is serving up Dominican flavors in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Opening a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic isn’t ideal, but Gilma and Edward DeLaCruz did it and are sharing the culture of the Dominican Republic through flavorful food at Art Caribbean Fusion Cuisine.

The couple is hoping their restaurant, which opened last summer, continues to be a welcoming, colorful fixture in downtown for those unfamiliar with their Dominican roots.

Chef and co-owner Gilma DeLaCruz said the plan was to expand from their popular food truck, El Caribe, into a restaurant in March 2020 but closures to slow the spread of COVID-19 delayed the opening

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