Melao Restaurant
Panela, Bar & Restaurant

Restaurants & Bars

Combining the finest of Puerto Rican culture and cuisine with specialties from around the globe, each of the restaurants and bars at Dorado Beach present an exquisite culinary experience and ambiance with a range of settings ideal for any taste and occasion:

Melao, by Mario Pagán

  • Melao Restaurant
  • Melao

Mixed into our music, song lyrics, and slang, Melao represents all the fun and flavor that defines who we are as Puerto Ricans. This is the ambiance we want you to share at our table. World renowned Chef Mario Pagan combines unique flavors that will inspire your imagination and relive your wildest dreams. Pleasures evoked by dancing taste buds as you embrace the company and laughter of friends united. You too will become a “Corazón de Melao” (sweetheart) when Mario Pagan’s exquisite creations conquer your heart.

Wednesday - Saturday 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 

Panela, Cocina Social

  • Panela, Bar & Restaurant

This casual, social-vibe restaurant and bar evokes the simplicity of our contemporary cuisine developed and executed by Chef Mario Pagán. Enjoy the aromas of our local brewed coffee in the morning or revive with an afternoon cocktail while contemplating the golf course and lush mountains views. Panela’s all-day unique menu features our Chef's daily special, fresh market salads, shareable appetizers and heartier entrees with unusual twists of local flavor influences.

Daily from 7am to 11am

All Day Menu
Tuesday - Saturday 11am – 10pm 

For Reservations (787) 626-1054 or extension 1054


Barlovento Beach Bar & Grill

Walk windward towards East Beach and you'll find Barlovento, Dorado Beach Resorts' wind and wave center. Inspired on our Taíno roots, Barlovento stands as a big seashell that inspires wind, movement and evolution.

It's the perfect place for a quick al fresco lunch or sunset cocktail; overlooking the ocean filled with kite-surfers jumping waves and zigzagging across the seascape, you can enjoy both lunch and a show! Try the beer-battered fish fillet sandwich or the ceviche tacos, a delicious mix of fresh fish, fresh vegetables and avocado with a crispy shell. Barlovento will serve an all-day menu from noon till early evening.

Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill

  • Relax in one of 10 spacious treatment pavilions

Located directly on Dorado Beach, Encanto Beach Club Bar and Grill offers guests a unique, open-air experience with a modern vibe and freshly grilled fare for lunch and Asian-influenced cuisine for dinner. Amidst cool ocean breezes and captivating water views, Encanto is the perfect place to sip an artisan beer while enjoying the sun and doing a little people watching.

Hours of Operation

Thursday to Monday: 11a.m. - 6p.m.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Mi Casa by José Andrés

Dorado Beach offers an epicurean adventure that reflects Puerto Rico's heritage as the crossroads of Spanish, Caribbean and American cuisine. Renowned Chef José Andrés fuses his knowledge of regional flavors and culinary adventures at his one-of-a-kind restaurant, Mi Casa, which brings forth the taste of the modern Caribbean.

Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 7a.m - 11a.m.
Dinner: 6p.m. - 10:30p.m.

For reservations please dial (787) 278-7217

La Cocina Gourmet

This gourmet market provides Puerto Rican coffees, homemade gelatos and gastronomic delights while the culinary academy offers an array of excellent cooking classes and demonstrations. Appealing aromas and a compelling, contemporary ambiance will entice guests to linger longer as they browse the retail items and gourmet offerings.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 7a.m. - 6p.m.

Positivo Sand Bar

Boasting an elegant design, upscale and inviting atmosphere and a cool, upbeat style, this al fresco bar is the perfect meeting place any time of day, but especially at sunset. Just steps from the sand, guests enjoy a great selection of handcrafted specialty cocktails and sharing plates. Ordering one of the signature mojitos or daiquiris is not an option, but an obligation. The bartender performs an impromptu show, then deftly removes one of the chilled glasses and proceeds to craft what is destined to be a most memorable cocktail.

Hours of Operation

Available for Plantation Residences guests Monday to Sunday: 5pm - 11p.m.