Cabarete Hidden Hangouts

For some, staying at the Infiniti Blu Ocean Front Condos equals minimal effort and maximum relaxation. With spacious and comfortable spaces, inviting swimming pools, a beach bar, a semi private beach and helpful staff at your beck and call, there might be very little need to actually ever leave our residential complex. Although we always encourage our guests to rest easy and depart with their batteries recharged and with a sense of zen in body, mind and soul, there are some treats awaiting you well worth stepping out of our gates for. In this blog post we thought we would highlight some of our favorite spots to hang out to have a coffee, chat away with a friend or grab a bite to eat.

Gordito’s Fresh Mex

This place is best described as an institution among locals, expats and visitors of North Coast. Scored as one of the top places to eat in Cabarete on TripAdvisor one might think that Gorditos serves state of the art dining or interesting guide Michelin fusion cooking. Truth of the matter is that this little hole in the wall restaurant with its kitsch interior, red plastic chairs and informal setting excels in simple yet extremely appetizing and affordable Mexican food. Tasty and generous burritos, tacos, bowls and nachos in different variations are served in abundance, made with the best fresh and local produce at hand. Their attentive and friendly owner and staff go out of their way and beyond to make sure you leave full and content which makes the service well worthy of five stars. Rain or shine this place is seldom empty and is the perfect spot to experience Cabarete life up close. With a steady stream of families, surfers, tourists, yoga teachers and local business men, Gorditos truly embodies the dynamic and chill vibe this surf town is all about. Don’t miss out on the one of a kind fish taco upon your visit!

Address: Plaza Ocean Dream, Cabarete

Open: 11 AM to 8.30

Vagamundo Coffee and Waffles

A while back this gem of a place popped up in Cabarete and very quickly gained popularity among locals as well as visitors. It has now turned into a common hangout spot for breakfast, a midday treat, or an after surf/kite/beach refuel. A family owned business, Vagamundo’s simple yet authentic and quaint concept primarily offers barista styled first class coffee and waffles. On the menu, the waffles are joined by the extremely favored (and Instagram friendly) smoothie bowls which offer an explosion of color, vitamin and taste. Its indoor and outdoor seating perfectly reflects the bohemian and laid back vibe of Cabarete, combining materials and elements such as wooden pallets with colorful cushions, driftwood decorations and excessive green plants. A common spot for remote workers, Vagamundo also offers an oasis to plug in your computer for a few hours of e-mailing and multitasking in a tranquil setting. If you ever visit, the Seven Summits coffee is a must and will surely accommodate to the taste buds of the pickiest coffee connoisseur.  

Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete (in front of supermercado La Rosa)

Open: 7 AM to 5 PM

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