Local Food Spotlight: D’Chino Pica Pollo

Local Food Spotlight:
D’Chino Pica Pollo

Menu, opening times and prices


D’Chinos Pica Pollo, located just inside Callejon De Loma, has been feeding the community for over eight years! Current owner Robyn prides himself on serving quality authentic food at an affordable price. Its popularity is most evident during lunchtime when the restaurant becomes flooded with locals and tourists alike. Being owned and run by local Dominicans, the typical mouth-watering flavors of the Dominican Republic are present throughout every dish.

D’Chinos Pica Pollo offers a mix of local food and mainly, you guessed it, pica pollo. Pica pollo is a dish of fried chicken (pollo frito), with fried plantains (tostones), which is incredibly popular here. However, D’chinos fried chicken is like no other, well renowned for its delicious hint of zesty lime, many would agree that this is the best pollo frito in town! If this sounds a little heavy on the fried part, D’Chinos offers other local cuisines such as braised chicken (pollo guisado), braised pork with sides of white rice, moro rice (rice and beans or rice and peas), yucca, fresh salad, and vegetables. Pollo Guisado is one of our favorites, and they will always give you extra sauce and beans on your rice if you ask nicely. All of which are made with the freshest ingredients and noticed in the taste! A humongous plate of food is incredibly affordable too with dishes starting from as little as $100RD! The ultimate lunch for kiters and surfers who’ve worked up an appetite, or those looking for a refuel for their next session.

dchino-cabarete-5They don’t just feed the hungry Cabarete crew at lunch, oh no, they have us set for breakfast too, serving coffee and eggs from 7 am every day! With their opening times 7 am to 10 pm throughout the week, only closing for a quick rest on Tuesday afternoon, this is a great ‘go to’ for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have the option to either dine in or take out.

You’ll find D’Chinos on the right-hand side as you drive into the Callejon De Loma (the road at the intersections with the traffic lights). The building isn’t the most picturesque, and you may feel a little hesitant at first. However, the people there are incredibly friendly and welcoming. As ever, the old saying “eat where the locals eat for the best food” is undoubtedly true for D’Chinos. It’s a great little spot to watch the hustle and bustle taking place outside while enjoying scrumptious food.

*Finally, just to clarify, there is a Chinese restaurant in town called Chinos. However, it is not to be confused with the Dominican restaurant D’Chinos Pica Pollo in the Callejon De Loma.

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