Culinary experts characterize the national cuisine of Bavaro as an original combination of African and European traditions. Local restaurants offer a range of interesting meat and fish dishes â€“ local chefs are restless experimenters who like adding unusual spices. Stewed or fresh vegetables, beans or banana are the most typical garnishes in the region. It is worth noting that bananas are cooked in a number of ways. For example, local cooks use special platano banana or the cooking banana for roasting. Platano is a traditional garnish to meat dishes. It is also possible to find banana even in a meat soup.
Asopao is the most popular first-course dish. Itâ€™s a tender cream soup with meat, rice, and banana. Fans of meat will also like the Bavaro ragout that is cooked from tender meat, lettuce, beans, and roasted banana. Vegetarian travelers will be in love with Bavaro restaurants because the range of fruit, vegetables, and grits is nothing but amazing. Local chefs are particularly skilled in cooking various salads with beans, forest banana, and a special mangu onion. Boiled rice or haricot is the traditional garnish to salads.
Casabe (cassava bread) is always present on tables of local people. Delicious flatbread can be served as an addition to the main dish or as a separated food. In the latter case, the casabe is stuffed with various fillings. Fans of desserts simply cannot leave Bavaro without trying tostones. This delicious and hearty dish is cooked from plantain banana that is roasted and served with spices or sugar powder. The taste of this food can be very different and depends on the spices used.