El Conuco: "Buffet and a Show" El Conuco Tip by grandmaR

El Conuco, Santo Domingo: 3 reviews and 7 photos

  Dancing on a bottle
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  • Dancing on a bottle - Santo Domingo
      Dancing on a bottle
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  • Part of the restaurant - Santo Domingo
      Part of the restaurant
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  • La Purperia dia Pueblo on the left - Santo Domingo
      La Purperia dia Pueblo on the left
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  • My plate of food - Santo Domingo
      My plate of food
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  • People waiting at the entrance - Santo Domingo
      People waiting at the entrance
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Gloria (the guide) asked us if we wanted to shop, and I said no, so we got back into the car and drove to a restaurant called El Conusco. She said this is where all the tours go for lunch. It is well set up for large groups of people and has a buffet of national foods for people to eat.

Egarrido explained to me that the word "conuco" is a Taino word (original inhabitants of the island) and it means "small piece of land used for farming or family plot."

They also did a show here where they danced, including standing on top of a bottle and dancing. (pictured). I think that the performers/waitresses or waiters would dance with the guests too (although not on the bottle). I have posted two videos of this

There was a place labeled "La Purperia dia Pueblo" next to the entrance which had souveniers etc inside, and Gloria said it was the model of a country house. It was decorated with flowers, as was an exhibit of a horse drawn buggy which was parked out front.

I went to the bathroom which was pretty reasonable, except there was no toilet seat - or rather there was one on one side which had broken off the toilet.

Favorite Dish: They had spaghetti and yams and chicken plus various salads. The price was included in the tour price so I don't really know what it cost. Both Gloria and the driver ate a lot - more than we did.

Daily noon-2am and the average price according to websites is $15.00

Address: Calle Casimiro de Moya 152, Santo Domingo
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: residential neighborhood near the Malecón
Phone: 809-686-0129
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 25, 2009
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