What to Eat in Miches

Just an hour’s drive from Punta Cana will have you in the heart of the Miches region. We like to call Miches “Punta Cana’s Great Backyard”; because where Punta Cana focuses on all-inclusive tourism, Miches is all about a more local, eco-tourism. And if you’re gonna be travelling locally you need to know what to eat!

Miches and its surrounding coastal towns have a specific focus on seafood. The very best from the sea, rivers and lagoons, is fused with the very best produce from the area’s fertile lands. Listed are the tastes not to be missed in Miches.


A typical dish from the western Miches coast in Sabana de la Mar, Minuta is a local fresh water fish enjoyed deep fried with rice or fried plantains. Don’t forget some lime!

Conch Vinaigrette

Known as Lambi a la Vinagreta in Spanish, this conch recipe is prepared with vinegar, garlic, lime and fresh herbs. Oh, and supposedly the dish has aphrodisiac properties. Try for yourself!

garlic shrimp

A typical dish in Dominican coastal towns, shrimp in Miches is no different. Usually prepared garlic, creole or devil style (a la diabla) for an extra kick! And, normally served with rice or fried plantains.

coconut fish
Fish in Coconut Sauce

Typical along the Samana Bay, Pescado con Coco is a must try dish. Normally snapper or grouper is used by combining pepper, garlic, oil and herbs with coconut milk.

fried fish
Fried Fish

Snapper or grouper (Chillo/Mero) are usually the fish of choice. They are enjoyed well seasoned, deep fried and whole! Pescado frito with rice, beans and plantains is as classic as it gets!

crab creole
Crab Meat Creole Style

Masa de Cangrejo a la Criolla is a well known dish of fresh water crab fished from the area’s local rivers. Typically served with fried plantains.

Although there are many foods to try in the Miches region, these are the most typical dishes. And the best in my honest opinion! A new two-lane modern highway now connects Miches to Punta Cana. For those who like to explore while traveling, Miches offers a more local and genuine contrast to Punta Cana. But there’s nothing wrong with mixing all-inclusive with eco; relaxing and exploring. Or as we like to call it here at Punta Cana Tours: Relaxploration.

Buen provecho!

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