Business & Pleasure May 7, 2024 - 4:39 pm

La Chivería Yaguate, a revitalized Dominican gem in San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal, DR.- Amidst the verdant landscapes of San Cristóbal, La Chivería Yaguate stands as a beacon of culinary excellence and eco-conscious hospitality. Renowned as the most frequented destination in San Cristóbal’s burgeoning ecotourism scene, La Chivería has captivated the hearts and palates of visitors from across the Dominican Republic and beyond.

La Chivería’s culinary prowess lies in its masterful interpretation of traditional Dominican cuisine, with a particular emphasis on goat meat and tilapia dishes. Each dish is an ode to Dominican heritage, showcasing the rich flavors that have been passed down through generations. Signature creations include the Chivirico Sureño, Chivirico en salsa de vino, and Chivirico Caribeño, each a testament to the restaurant’s culinary ingenuity.

Chivirico Caribeño

A culinary adventure awaits

Venturing beyond the goat meat specialties, La Chivería presents an enticing array of delicacies for every palate. Succulent grilled meats, including churrasco and Angus beef fillet, tantalize the senses, while Baby Back ribs and salmon offer delectable seafood options. For those seeking a vegetarian delight, the restaurant’s Mofongo de chivo and Nachos de chivo provide a satisfying alternative.

La Chivería’s philosophy extends beyond culinary excellence, embracing a deep commitment to community and sustainability. The restaurant’s owners, Don Víctor Espinal and family, actively support local education, recognizing the importance of nurturing young minds.

“We are deeply committed to our community and its people. As part of our social responsibility, we support the top-performing students from our local schools. Each month, we invite these students and their families to enjoy a complimentary lunch at our restaurant. This is our way of encouraging academic excellence in our community,” expresses Víctor Espinal, the restaurant’s owner.

“Together with my children, we have created a place where the whole family can come and enjoy themselves. We are committed to providing employment opportunities for people in our community. However, we need more support from the tourism authorities. We are not asking for financial assistance, but rather for promotion and recognition as an integral part of a province that attracts thousands of visitors every month,” he points out.

“La Chivería is currently the culinary business with the highest number of employees in Yaguate. We support local workers, such as blacksmiths who create various animal sculptures for our establishment. We play a vital role in driving the local economy,” Victor emphasizes.

Víctor and Román Espinal, the owners of La Chivería Yaguate restaurant.

A haven for family and adventure

La Chivería caters to families of all sizes, providing a haven for relaxation and adventure. A petting zoo allows children to interact with friendly farm animals, while fishing ponds offer a tranquil escape into nature. Gazebos, Instagram-worthy corners, and lively bars create an ambiance that caters to every taste and preference.

With a seating capacity of 1,200, La Chivería welcomes guests from Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 10 pm. To embark on a culinary adventure and discover the magic of La Chivería, follow their social media @lachiveriayaguate or make reservations at 829-439-1007.

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