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Dominican Restaurant 5's moist, savory pernil (roasted pork), (Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5's moist, savory pernil (roasted pork), with oven-glazed skin placed atop, falls away in shreds and hunks. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Dominican Restaurant 5

If good, hearty Dominican cooking is what you're after, Dominican Restaurant 5 in Deer Park is the place to go for standouts including moist pernil (roasted pork), barbecue-style chicken and fried sweet plantains.

Dominican Restaurant 5 is located at 1897 Deer
(Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5 is located at 1897 Deer Park Ave. in Deer Park. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Dominican Restaurant 5 offers outdoor patio dining and
(Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5 offers outdoor patio dining and indoor booths in addition to takeout and delivery options. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Dominican Restaurant 5 in Deer Park, which has
(Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5 in Deer Park, which has a huge takeout business, serves entrees from a steam tables where patrons can see what is cooking. (Aug. 28, 2012)

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In Deer Park, Dominican Restaurant 5 chef-owner Renee
(Credit: Doug Young)

In Deer Park, Dominican Restaurant 5 chef-owner Renee Ramirez peels an avocado fresh for an order. (Aug. 28, 2012)

The Sanjurjo family from Melville shares a meal
(Credit: Doug Young)

The Sanjurjo family from Melville shares a meal at Dominican Restaurant 5 in Deer Park. (Aug. 28, 2012)

With chef-owner Renee Ramirez at the helm, Dominican
(Credit: Doug Young)

With chef-owner Renee Ramirez at the helm, Dominican Restaurant 5 in Deer Park offers traditional Dominican fare including roast pork. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Dominican Restaurant 5's moist, savory pernil (roasted pork),
(Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5's moist, savory pernil (roasted pork), with oven-glazed skin placed atop, falls away in shreds and hunks. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Dominican Restaurant 5's pollo al horno (baked chicken)
(Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5's pollo al horno (baked chicken) oozes highly seasoned juices. (Aug. 28, 2012)

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Dominican Restaurant 5 offers monfongo de cerdo, a
(Credit: Doug Young)

Dominican Restaurant 5 offers monfongo de cerdo, a specialty made with mashed green plantains, a rich garlic sauce and a profusion of succulent shrimp. (Aug. 28, 2012)

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