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Eating Like a Local in Cabarete
Sure, the Dominican Republic has all-inclusive beach resorts and fancy, modern eateries, but outside of the predictable tourist sprawl is the heart of the Dominican culture.

At this roadside restaurant in the town of Cabarete, two lunch time patrons discuss tales of normal life in a dimly-lit eatery where few travelers venture. Flanked by colors which jump from the walls, it’s a telling display of Dominican vibrancy.

As with every destination in the world, to truly get a sense of authentic culture you must leave the comforts of the modern resort and hang with locals on little-known sidestreets to feel the pulse of resident life.

Cabarete, Dominican Republic