Beyond the Plate


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Food creates a connection among people and with places, an appreciation for what is familiar and new. At Dorado Beach, dining is a culmination of elements, an exploration of flavors and techniques from Puerto Rico and around the world. From every table, the ocean is a constant reminder that there is always more to experience.

Connect With Nature and the Beauty of Dorado Beach

Whether you choose to dine on the beach with the waves crashing in the background or take part in an exclusive dinner in a tree hut. The immersive dining experiences include Private Chef Table Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, OMAKASE Bar or the new COA Chef Table Experience.

From Our Kitchen to Yours
The Culinary Center

A longing for a home-cooked meal or the desire to experience something new are at the heart of La Cocina Gourmet’s Culinary Center. Hosted within a beautiful, residential-inspired kitchen, the center hosts wine dinners and cooking classes showcasing seasonal ingredients and international cuisines. Led by our culinary experts, interactive hands-on classes teach professional techniques and creative recipes for all skill levels, and five-course wine dinners feature course-by-course pairings. 

Open-Air Elegance

Dining here is a reminder that the simplest things can bring great joy. A colorful sunset as it melts into the ocean. The feeling of sand between your toes. The incredible flavor of pure ingredients. Open to the elements yet shaded by a beautifully carved ceiling, Posi+Ivo Sand Bar features Asian-inspired and Latin fusion dishes that invite diners to experience different culinary traditions in one sitting.

Posi+ivo Sand Bar

Omakase Bar

With the ocean to their left and the sand beneath their feet, guests seated at the Omakase Bar can enjoy an true Omakase-style unique experience of handcrafted sushi of top quality seafood and seasonal produce presented by Chef Masato. Omakase offers daily two seatings at 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, be enticed with the Izakaya Experience, with two seatings available at 6:15 pm and 8:15 pm.

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A Connection to the Land & Culture

For Puerto Rico’s indigenous Taino people, the coa was the tool that allowed them to harvest the land. In reverence to this history, ingredients at COA restaurant are sourced seasonally and from local farms and purveyors, and signature dishes carry the flavor of Mi Brasa, a traditional, Spanish wood-burning oven.

Build a Cellar. Bottle by Bottle.

La Cava in Coa Restaurant

With its 690 labels and 3,200 bottles, CAVA wine cellar offers one of the largest wine lists in the Caribbean and the largest wine cellar in Puerto Rico. Secluded and intimate, it hosts expert-led wine tastings and can be reserved for private dining. The space can also host private tastings and wine dinners.

La Cava Wine Cellar
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Culinary Center

The resort’s international chefs share professional techniques and creative recipes through hands-on classes and themed wine dinners at the Culinary Center. Experiences are set within a beautiful, residential-inspired kitchen.

Close-up of sweet tarts with a "Dorado Beach" chocolate garnish

Simple Pleasures

Indulgence at La Cocina Gourmet comes in many forms: rich tarts and cakes adorned with colorful fruits, artfully crafted chocolates infused with local flavors, a vast selection of exclusive wines and aromatic Puerto Rican coffee. To balance its decadence, the market also offers a selection of healthy fare highlighting fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Weekend Events at La Cocina

Saturday Morning Breakfast: 8 to 12 p.m. Fresh Market: Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

Culinary Journeys

To understand a place and its people, one must simply look at what brings them around the table. Puerto Rico has a rich culinary history that began with the native Taino, and while it continues to evolve, indigenous ingredients still play an important role.

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Culinary Center

A residential kitchen, tucked within the resort’s La Cocina Gourmet, hosts hands-on, chef-led cooking classes showcasing local, seasonal ingredients and five-course themed wine dinners.

Rum Tasting

The history of rum in Puerto Rico stretches back to the 16th century, allowing plenty of time for perfection. This tasting showcases the various notes of the bold liquor.

Coffee Discovery

In Puerto Rico, coffee is both a necessity and a point of pride. Learn about the journey from bean to cup with a visit to a local coffee plantation followed by an aromatic tasting.

At This Hotel

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Our grilled-inspired restaurant highlights dishes prepared in a custom-made, wood-burning oven called “Mi Brasa” and houses one of the largest wine rooms in the Caribbean with more than 670 different labels.
7:00 AM-11:00 AM
7:00 AM-11:00 AM, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
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Smart Casual
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Positivo Sand Bar

The bar and adjacent seating at Positivo Sand Bar offers a trendy, but elegant atmosphere. Enjoy tapas, sushi, al fresco lunches and refreshing drinks while you rest your feet in the golden Puerto Rican sand.
11:00 AM-11:00 PM
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Borrowing from the Japanese culinary tradition, this tailored experience features fresh seafood prepared by our world-class Chef Taira for an unforgettable experience.
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Flor de Sal

Discover “Flor de Sal” an unparalleled al fresco dining experience. Featuring a casual yet refined Italian-inspired cuisine, showcasing unique cooking techniques on flavored salt blocks and an array of fresh dishes
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La Cocina Gourmet

La Cocina Gourmet - Culinary Center provies Puerto Rican coffees, homemade gelato and gastronomic delights while the culinary center will offer classes and demonstrations.
8:00 AM-11:00 AM, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
9:00 AM-2:00 PM, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
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