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Luperón is not a party town in the disco-hopping sense, like in Playa Dorada. However, it wouldn’t be the Dominican Republic if you didn’t find someone playing music out of a stereo at top volume from a colmado, a car, or just a radio with friends gathered around.
Captain Steve’s Restaurant and Bar (Luperón, Calle Duarte at 27 de Febrero, US$4–12) serves a few favorites like pizzas, burgers, fish sticks, onion rings, and also sells provisions. It’s a popular and laid-back thatch-roofed, open-air restaurant popular with the growing expat crowd. If you have a meal there, you can use their Internet for free. Keep Steve’s place in mind for laundry service, swimming in the pool (US$3 per person), and even showers.
La Yola Bar Restaurant (Luperón, Calle 27 de Febrero, tel. 809/571-8511, closed Tues., US$4–9) serves good international and Dominican fare in an open-air thatched-roof venue. While the seafood is famous here, the other items shouldn’t be overlooked. Every Wednesday night they have a movie night where people wine and dine and watch a movie alfresco for less than US$10 per person.
© Ana Chavier Caamaño from Moon Dominican Republic, 4th edition