Punta Cana› Restaurant
La Piscina de Los Corales, Los Corales, Bávaro, Punta Cana
Our Rating Neighborhood Bávaro/Cortecito Hours Mon-Sat noon–3pm and 7–11pm Phone 829/898-4479 Prices Main courses RD$380–RD$490 (US$8–US$12) Cuisine type Thai/Malaysian Web site Balicana
This is everybody’s favorite Punta Cana Asian restaurant, a place to go for large portions or curries and other Thai and Malaysian specialties served on plates lined by banana leaves. Set in a lush garden of palm and tropical plants, Balicana’s tables scatter from the funky Asian-modern interiors of a trio of thatched roof out onto the deck of the adjacent swimming pool. The Colombian owners Sinuhe and Patricia—who made a living setting up Latin outposts of the Hard Rock Cafe empire before branching out to open their own joint.
The menu hews mostly to Thai staples, with a few detours in Malaysian spices and Chinese cuisine: Sesame garlic chicken, coconut curry, pad thai, nasi goreng, chili sweet and sour pork, or pineapple chicken curry. Whenever you see a dish offered with various proteins (chicken, shrimp, beef, or tofu), you can usually also order it “Balicana” style, picking any three means/tofu.
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