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6 Cave Restaurants That Let You Dine in Stone-Age Style

by Anthony Beal

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Cave Dining is all the rage these days, however any initial search for global locales to channel your inner Flintstone is likely to turn up the same handful of restaurants. Because there’s a big, juicy world out there just begging to be tasted, let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we? The following establishments may not be as ubiquitous as a select few have become, but the restaurants listed here offer up ambiance and menu selections that seem destined to change that soon enough. 

(1) Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant – Kenya

Image credit: Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Image credit: Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant

Location: Ali Barbours Rd, Diani Beach, Kenya.

The cave, believed to be between 120,000 and 180,000 years old, specializes in seafood, though the fresh, seasonal ingredients utilized in its menu creations offer something for every taste.

Signature menu items:

  • Chili Crab
  • Madagascar Steak
  • Surf and Turf


(2) La Cuevita – Canary Islands


Image credit: Restaurante La Cuevita

Location: C/ Avenida. s/n, Playa Santiago. La Gomera, S/C de Tfe., 38812, España.

This cave establishment specializing in fresh fish offers up harbor view to patrons seated near the front of the room as they enjoy menu gems like grilled tuna and prawns.

Signature Menu Items:

  • Watercress soup
  • Seafood paella
  • Pescado del dia (Fish of the day)


(3) Svatá Klára – Czech Republic


Image credit: Svatá Klára

Location: U trojského zámku 35, 171 00 Praha 7, Czech Republic.

This restaurant began its existence as a wine cellar in a vineyard in Prague. Nowadays, its caverns bedecked with warming fireplaces and baroque sculptures, it features a Tasting Menu and Czech Menu in addition to its a la carte offerings.

Signature Menu Items:

  • Caviar w/ creme fraiche, quail egg, and potato blinis
  • Duck terrine with onion marmalade


(4) El Mesón De La Cava – Dominican Republic


Image credit: El Mesón de la Cava

Location: Av. Mirador Sur 1, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

At this stunning restaurant, you can dine inside amidst stylish candlelit surroundings, then take dessert on its outside terrace.

Signature Menu Items:

  • Chicken brochette marinated in yogurt, cooked in a tandoor
  • Homemade artisanal Mini-Chorizos


(5) La Gruta – Mexico


Image credit: La Gruta​

Location: Circuito Arqueologico S/N, 55820 Teotihuacan, Mexico

Enjoy live Ballet Folklórico shows and tour the flavors of Mexico inside a volcanic cave just a stone's throw away from the Pyramids of Teotihuacan!

Signature Menu Item:

  • Consomme Carnero


(6) Rayavadee Krabi Dining Grotto – Thailand


Image credit: Rayavadee Krabi Dining Grotto

Location: 214 Moo 2, Tambon Ao-Nang, Amphoe Maung, Krabi, 81000, Thailand.

Settings don't get much more idyllic than this restaurant that lets diners gaze out upon the ocean as they enjoy a break from the everyday.

Signature Menu Items:

  • Spicy Lime and Chilli Prawn Salad
  • Angus Beef Cheeseburger
  • Phad Thai


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