Mexican cuisine was one of the cuisine types in the Dominican Republic, along with American and Italian cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of Mexican cuisine in the Dominican Republic report, GlobalData analyses 129 menu items in the Dominican Republic and provides an overview of the cuisines available across the foodservice channel in the Dominican Republic. According to the report, Mexican cuisine makes up 4% of all restaurant types in the Dominican Republic. Buy the report here.

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Cheese was found to be the most-used ingredient in Mexican cuisine featuring in 41% of menu items, followed by salad vegetables and vegetables. Chicken and fruit were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the Mexican cuisine have risen by 18%. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican cuisine in the Dominican Republic is expected to experience overall growth.

Different cuisines exhibited mixed price movements within the Dominican Republic foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the cuisines, Asian cuisine exhibited highest price increase, while International cuisine experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of Mexican cuisine price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in Mexican cuisine menu prices during 2021-2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, Mexican cuisine menu items in Santo Domingo became more affordable as compared to Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and Santo Domingo.

While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the Dominican Republic market, restaurant operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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GlobalData’s Online Menu Intelligence is a database of cost and profit foodservice operators on menus within Foodservice Intelligence Center. The tool’s several search options, such as cuisine, category, menu item, ingredient, and restaurant, help users to conduct focused searches in terms of price analysis (average price and change in prices), menu item claims, popular categories, cuisine/ingredient penetration levels, etc.