Food in the Dominican Republic is an exciting mix of cultures. Its rich history and acquired influences throughout the years, as well as the different groups of people who have inhabited the island, give Dominican recipes a unique personality. The delicious dishes are products of the rich and flavorful combinations of Spanish, Taíno, and African cuisines. Generally, as in most Hispanic cultures, lunch is the main meal of the day for Dominicans. One of the most famous dishes in the Dominican Republic is La Bandera. It’s considered a national dish and consists of rice, red beans, meat, and salad.