Thank you for your support | Gracias por su apoyo

Everyone speaks highly of themselves… There’s no better advertising than the word of mouth, and we are very glad when we have guests who come because we were highly recommended.

Your good reviews are very important for us. We thank you for your support and taking time to write a comment. We know we cannot satisfy everyone, but we are always doing our best to make our guests happy.

We are proud to say we are a 5 time winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. We are featured in many tourist guides, like Lonely Planet‘s guide for the Caribbean Islands and Thomas Cook Travel Magazine amongst others.

Don’t just take our word for it, but have a look what others say about us.

Todo el mundo habla muy bien de ellos mismos… No hay mejor publicidad que las recomendaciones de boca en boca, y estamos contentos cuando tenemos huéspedes que vienen porque estamos altamente recomendados.

Sus buenos comentarios son muy importantes para nosotros. Gracias por su apoyo y tomarse el tiempo para escribir un comentario. Sabemos que no podemos satisfacer a todos, pero siempre estamos haciendo todo lo posible para hacer a nuestros clientes felices.

Estamos orgullosos de decir que somos un ganador de TripAdvisor Certificado de Excelencia 5 veces. Estamos recomendados en muchas guías turísticas, como la guía de Lonely Planet para las islas del Caribe y Thomas Cook Travel Magazine, entre otros.

No tome sólo nuestra palabra para eso, pero mire de lo que otros dicen de nosotros.

Nam Nam Bavaro - Support Us

Share your photos with #namnambavaro

TripAdvisor Reviews

“Great food. ”

Great food and friendly service! Homemade sauces and food made to order worth a visit. Their prices are reasonable with generous portions.

Review by sdparent, Fryeburg, Maine
Review by sdparent, Fryeburg, MaineSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Keep falling in live with this place”

Well here it is 2014 and we are back in Punta Cana. So off we go to Nam Nam to see Dusan and Alexandra and we also got to meet Maria a new addition to the staff. So this year I decided to try some different sandwiches and I was not wrong in that decision. The Cheesy Chicken is a mouth watering concoction of spiced chicken and seasonings and cheese and other surprises on their famous house bread. This are not just a sandwich, they are a complete meal in a bun but they have French fries and salads to accent their signature sandwiches. Each meal is prepared from fresh homemade ingredients, it is NOT fast food and the prep time is well worth the wait. The service is friendly and relaxed, Maria and Alexandra and Dusan are happy to see you return and they are happy to make new friends. Many languages are spoken here but friendship is their mother tongue!

Review by Redserge479, New Brunswick
Review by Redserge479, New BrunswickSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Fantastic burgers!!!”

Nice place, very nice service, even nicer food!!!! Probably one of best burgers I have ever eaten, both regular and stuffed ones with fantastic tomato- onion sidedish. Also chicken, pancakes and salads were very good. Quiet enviroment ( for Dominican standards:). Not a very long menu, but everything is done from fresh ingridiens.
It’s not very easy to find a place ( behind a corner), but from other hand close to beach. Remote location allows to rest from masses of other tourists, as place was relatively small.
Service was very friendly and helpful, seemed to be family owned restaurant.

Review by Jan B, Tallinn, Estonia
Review by Jan B, Tallinn, EstoniaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Very good food”

My husband and I went there for dinner one night and it was just as good as reviews. My husband had the beef burger and salad and I had the chicken teriyaki very nice indeed. The restaurant is small but cosy . The restaurant gets full quiet quickly so you must be early for dinner or come bit later.

Review by samsam00, London
Review by samsam00, LondonSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Missing Nam Nam”

Amazing food made with local ingredients and lots of love; the highlight is the fresh made sauces and condiments. Diverse menu including lots of delicious coffee drinks. Fantastic hosts. Only steps away from Stanza Mare where we were staying. We overheard several people make comments like ” wow this was the best sandwich I’ve ever had in my entire life”. You won’t regret a visit to Nam Nam!

Review by ecolaura, Calgary
Review by ecolaura, CalgarySee this review on TripAdvisor

“Excellent food and service”

We had dinner at Nam Nam just before we left Dominican Republic. We were very sorry we did not go there at the beginning of our stay because we would have been there 9 days in a row!!! The food is excellent and the price too! The owners takes care of their customers. The restaurant is very clean. Try it once and you will be going back every day of your stay, I’m pretty sure of that.
Bravo to the owners. We wish you lots of customers, you deserve it.

Review by flippers1122, Montreal, Canada
Review by flippers1122, Montreal, CanadaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“The best meal of our holiday”

Cannot fault the enthusiasm and dedication shown by the owners of the restaurant. Having read previous reviews I did pre-book and it was worth every dollar for extremely tasty but simple dishes created by people who so obviously care about their customers. Thank you and sorry we didn’t have time to return. Wish I’d called in earlier during our holiday.

Review by lavasso, Lancashire UK
Review by lavasso, Lancashire UKSee this review on TripAdvisor

“7 Days in PC, 6 meals at Nam Nam!!”

Food – Absolutely wonderful! Fresh! Fast! Great Prices! Variety: veg, meat, crepes, appys, desserts, coffee’s, home made sauces.
Price – very reasonable $26CDN: 2 specialty coffees, 2 apps, 2 big sandwiches (no room for dessert, but WILL definitely be back tonight!)
Service – absolutely wonderful couple that work very hard to make every meal fresh from scratch. The wife chatted with us for a bit when all the customers were very well taken care of.
Atmosphere – Outdoor patio was not beachside but felt very “non-resort, relaxing, eclectic, neighbourhood mom-and-pops-like.”
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Will definitely tell friends and definitely be back at least 3 more times this week to have a taste of the rest of the menu.
Great start to our vacation!

Recommendations for the owners: Christmas lights or tiki torches out on the patio in the evening. Keep up what you are doing … places like yours, done the way you do it, doesn’t happen often … this is advice from a tourism expert and a well-travelled university professor.

Review by Dennis V, Calgary, Canada
Review by Dennis V, Calgary, CanadaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Everything Is Worth Ordering!”

Run by a husband and wife couple – their passion for what they do truly shines through. They have an extensive menu, which takes some getting used too, but there is certainly something for everyone to eat here. If you’re looking for a filling and tasty sandwich, then you have many from which to choose. If you fancy something a bit more gourmet, then they have a wealth of unique creations – each one seemingly better then the next. Try the Sandwich Nam Nam of course, but also try their Crepes – AMAZING! They have limited hours of operation, so you’ll need to be prepared for an early lunch or come back for dinner after around 6:30pm. This is one of the places you’ll want to come back to.

Review by PuntaCanaExpat, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Review by PuntaCanaExpat, Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Nam Nam = yum yum”

I love the vibe of this place. The owners truly love the food they make and you can taste it. Their menu is fun and inspiring. Order the eggplant wraps and Nam Nam sandwich!

Review by Marco T, San Francisco
Review by Marco T, San FranciscoSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Best restaurant in Bavaro!”

Nam Nam is one of the best restaurants I’ve been in! I was at DR for 10 days with my boyfriend. We were at Nam Nam every day for breakfast and for dinner. Food is great, everything is fresh and very tasty! Burgers are great, Teriyaki chicken is perfect! We were also eating sweet pancakes which were as good as homemade. Alexandra and Dusan are great hosts. They were very good company for us, not only some people who prepare our meals. Alexandra showed me a perfect taste of Dulce de leche and I’m very grateful to her for that. If I get an opportunity to go to DR again, I will surely go to Nam Nam again!

Review by Danica C, Belgrade, Serbia
Review by Danica C, Belgrade, SerbiaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Great food & service!”

All I can say is OMG!! Such amazing, fresh food! Nam Nam was my first time trying Serbian food, and that experience alone has now made it one of my favorite cuisines! The food is fresh, cooked to order, and served in generous portions. Try the chevap (meat rolls served with freshly chopped tomatoes, onions, and slices of bread). My mouth is watering just thinking about it! The owners are also sweet and friendly, and provide great service. Looking forward to go back to Punta Cana to eat at Nam Nam again!

Review by RoamingAmbassador, London, United Kingdom
Review by RoamingAmbassador, London, United KingdomSee this review on TripAdvisor

“THE BEST FOOD YOU CAN EAT”

We spent one month vacation at DR.Every day we were eating at Nam Nam:)
They are awesome!!
Their food is the best you can eat!!
#1 Nam Nam Caesar salad which is absolutely fabulous.Must try!
Their food is prepared and served with care and passion.
Owners are very friendly and hospitable.
We will definitely be at Nam Nam again. :))
Can’t wait!!

Review by LillyB132013, Miami, Florida
Review by LillyB132013, Miami, FloridaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Delectable”

In just a week I ate at Nam Nam on two separate occasions. Both times I was brought there by newly made local friends who (totally independently) wanted to bring me to their favorite resteraunt. The freshness was unparalleld, the portions hearty and the service warm and friendly. I give Nam Nam five stars, two thumbs up and a woop -woop.

Review by M_Alenia2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Review by M_Alenia2013, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Exceptional Food and Service”

We ate lunch and had an excettional experience at Nam Nam the owners are very ncice and the service and food quality is excellent. They have a very diverse menu and the portions and consistency of quality, flavor, were exceptional. We will be going back before we leaveto try the suffed burger. Kids portions are well sized also. Salads are great with home sauces and dressings.

Review by AlLee01, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Review by AlLee01, Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Great serbian cevapi (Romanian mititei)”

Fantastic food, coffee, and deserts, owners are the nicest people and great chefs. Everything is really fresh and prepared with art and love. Vitamina salad is impecable. Stuffed burger was praised by many others, don’t miss the cevap though! They deserve a better location, but you can call for carry out as well. Can’t wait to go back.

Review by Gabriel C, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Review by Gabriel C, Madison, Wisconsin, United StatesSee this review on TripAdvisor

“nam nams”

The owners of nam nam are some of the nicest people I ever met…I had the stuffed burger it was amazing it was so big that it is served on a plate with the bread on the side….the only bad thing was the local cabs didn’t know where nam nams was…it is a very small place one table inside and 4 outside……all the condiments are home made and sooo good she has a spicy salsa that is HOTTTTT so be careful…….I been home a few days and I have been craving another burger from nam nams they serve bottled water and even there ice is frozen from bottled water so no worries about drinking the local water……if you r in punta cana you have to make a stop here you will not ne disappointed…

Review by lo1s3er, Comanche, Oklahoma
Review by lo1s3er, Comanche, OklahomaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“The best place to eat in Punta Cana!”

Just came back from Punta Cana and I spent the entire day looking for a place that could match Nam Nam’s cappuccino and food. I had to settle for nachos and pizza here in Ottawa, along with Tim Horton’s coffee 🙁 If you have the lucky chance to ever visit Punta Cana, you MUST make your way to Nam Nam. It is THE BEST place for drinks, salads, deserts, and food. All are home made, everything is Fresh (so don’t get mad if something on the menu is not available that day, because they Only have it if its Fresh), and Alexandra and Dushan are just awesome! It was love at first bite and although my vacation was all inclusive, I honestly ate there every day and took food to go for the resort. The atmosphere is friendly, cozy, and fun. You have Wi Fi, and you get to meet many interesting people from all over the world there. If Alexandra asks you which country you are coming from, don’t worry 🙂 she is extremely proud to know that so far I think she had over 110 nationalities at Nam Nam. Adja, their dog is a great companion if you ever go there alone 😀 They have it all at Nam Nam’s, from food to atmosphere, to drinks, and relaxation, it will be nearly impossible for you to settle for the same old garbage when you go back home. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you feel right at home and part of the family…it is hard not to fall in love with this amazing couple! Can’t wait to go there again!

Review by MAK33_13, Ottawa, Canada
Review by MAK33_13, Ottawa, CanadaSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Best healthy “junk food” you will ever have!”

Are you craving a delicious hamburger? Or maybe you want a stuffed meatball? How about a delicious breakfast (served all day btw)? This is the place to go!!! After hearing awesome things about this restaurant from my vacation renters I decided to give it a try and see what the big fuss was about.

OH MY GOD.

Everything from the bread to the made-on-the-spot beef patties, chicken sandwhiches, wraps, salads, natural juices, homemade cilantro mayo and hot sauce. You name it. You’re a vegeterian? this is your place!!! They have a wide variety of foods, the service (the owners cook and serve), is outstanding, their dog is GORGEOUS, the location is PERFECT within walking distance of everything if you’re staying at El Cortecito o Los Corales area.

Definitely worth my time/money and since I live here in Punta Cana, I have been a regular costumer ever since!!!

Review by Claudinne C, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Review by Claudinne C, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican RepublicSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Expanded Menu and superior quality”

Well I had to wait ten months to visit Nam Nam so upon arriving back in the Dominican Republic Feb 01 2013 we headed right there. Alexandra and her husband remembered us and quickly made us feel to home. The new expanded menu includes the old favourites and a lot of variations and additions. The prices are amazing and even with the tax increases two people can dine for under 25 American dollars and be full! Alexandra has added two new spicy condiments one for the brave and the other for the invincible. Dushin (spelling) is Alexandra’s husband and also the chef! His name is Serbian and it means “from the soul” just like their food and service. The bruschetta is amazing and so is the Caesar salad with Alexandra’s secret home made dressing! We go for lunch twice a week and never have to eat the same thing twice. They also have vegetarian dishes and a liquid salad selection.

Review by Redserge479, New Brunswick
Review by Redserge479, New BrunswickSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Excellent Food”

This is a great local hangout that we could walk to from our condo. Great food choices with the friendliest owners and of course their dog.
We loved it and can’t wait to visit punta cana again and eat there again. We had a great crepe the first night for desert while walking by, then visited a few more times for different entrees, excellent!!!

Review by washingtonsunlover, Wenatchee, WA
Review by washingtonsunlover, Wenatchee, WASee this review on TripAdvisor

“We’ll Be Back As Much As Possible”

When it comes to restaurants, Nam Nam is one of the greatest. When it comes to restaurants in the Bavaro and Punta Cana areas of the Dominican Republic – it is hard to beat Nam Nam. My wife and I have lived in the area for over three years now, and we have seen many restaurants come and many more go. After traveling around the world to emerging markets in both Europe and South America as well as a few other parts, dining out whenever possible, we’ve experienced quite a lot when it comes to being a “qualified” judge of what makes a good restaurant. The problem that plagues so many restaurants in this local community is consistency; consistency in food quality and preparation as well as consistency in service. This simply is not an issue at Nam Nam. After coming to this restaurant many, many times per week since the opening, we (my wife and I) have become “regulars” and have essentially become a part of the Nam Nam family. The great thing is, that whether you are a regular or you are just coming for the first time, you’ll still get the “friendly first-class service” that you would expect for a “highly enjoyable” experience.

There is not one thing in particular I would recommend over and above any other item on their menu (although the stuffed burgers are pretty amazing), as everything is truly excellent – due to their “secret” bread recipe as well as the use of fresh ingredients. Everything is made fresh to order, and they’ve honed the menu to feature items that, while made fresh, do not take a long time to prepare and serve. Nam Nam is located a short walk from anywhere in this “expat” community, so convenience is a strong selling point here. They’re adding some tables inside and continuously re-investing in the look, feel, and the overall experience of the restaurant. There is no place for Nam Nam to go but up. You’re missing out if you have yet to visit! (By the way – they’ve got the best cappuccinos here we’ve ever had)…

Review by BuchExp, Bucharest
Review by BuchExp, BucharestSee this review on TripAdvisor

“Simply Great!”

Great sandwiches and salads, made fresh to order. Don’t miss the french fries! The owners are lovely people (and a dog;-) who put a lot of soul into their food. Everything we tasted (Nam-Nam sub, burger, fries, vitamins salad, and coffee) was tasty and well executed. Good ingredients: Bread, veggies, cold cuts, and home made mayo. Burger itself was sub-par — presumably that’s the best one can get out of locally available beef. Wish we had time to sample some of their sweet offerings. Such a refreshing place relative to the other eateries we’ve experienced while in Bavaro Punta Cana.

Review by Simon S, Memphis, Tennessee
Review by Simon S, Memphis, TennesseeSee this review on TripAdvisor
Nam Nam Bavaro - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
Nam Nam Bavaro - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nam Nam Bavaro - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
Nam Nam Bavaro - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
Nam Nam Bavaro - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

The World | El Mundo @ Nam Ñam

We are very proud that we had a chance to welcome people from all over the world at our little place. So far, we had guests from:
Estamos muy orgullosos de haber tenido la oportunidad de dar la bienvenida a gente de todo el mundo en nuestro pequeño lugar. Hasta ahora, hemos tenido huéspedes de:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam.

We hope to expand our list. | Esperamos expandir nuestra lista.

Thank you all! | ¡Gracias a todos!

P.S. You visited us and your country is not on the list? Please let us know!
P.D. Nos visitó y su país no está en la lista? ¡Por favor, háganoslo saber!