The restaurant Meson de la Cava opened its doors in 1967. Since that time it has been one of Santo Domingo’s most popular restaurants for both Dominican and tourist from all over the world. It is situated in a natural lime stone cave. Created Millions of years ago by the “Waves Action” when the coast line hugged this cliff.
The numerous caves along the cliff sheltered many different types of people through its long history. Remains of the native Taino Indians have been discovered here along with Pirates and Buccaneers who used this caves as a “Hideout” in preparation for their frequent assaults on the city of Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,442 square kilometres (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people.Source:Wikipedia