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Tapas on the Bay

Rodney Bay Waterfront | St Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
7584512433
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Ranked #21 of 60 restaurants in Gros Islet
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tapas on the Bay - little dishes from around the world, served waterside with beautiful views and sea breezes. Great Sangria pitchers, cold beers and an ever changing winelist - open for lunch and dinner except Mondays. Located next to Dinghy Dock adjacent to Big Chef Steakhouse.
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Popped in here on the first evening of arrival on a two week holiday in Rodney Bay and been back three times since. The location by the waters edge is wonderful, the service impeccable. Eat small or large, all served to perfection. Try the flatbread with caramelised onion, the spicy wings and the prawns. You'll be back!

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

Sometimes a guest can describe what we want to achieve in a nutshell - and your review does just that! So glad you enjoyed Tapas so much that you returned four times as this is the real proof that we're doing something right! Thank you for posting your feedback and we hope to welcome you again soon! Rosie & Marc... More

Trinidad
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We walked into this restaurant probably around 10 as we just finished working and it was a lovely wind down. The food was relatively good, the service was quick and there is a wide selection to choose from. The goat cheese flat bread was very very good. Higjly recommended.

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive comments about Tapas on the Bay and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in Rodney Bay. Rosie & Marc Joinville More

Matawan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were four adults and enjoyed all of the plates. Tapas is just a great way to enjoy so many different flavors and try new things. The Puplo Olivier and the Tuna Carpaccio were absolutely delish. A definite repeat on our return visit.

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review of Tapas on the Bay. We try to keep our menu as authentic as possible, so we're happy to know you rate our tapas highly. Look forward to seeing you again on the deck in future. Rosie & Marc Joinville More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We chose this restaurant for our first meal in St. Lucia because we love the variety a tapas restaurant has to offer and the view and restaurant itself looked outstanding. We had a couple of tapas that were very good and some that were very mediocre. The view, the restaurant, and the staff were outstanding. Unfortunately the food was somewhat... More

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

We appreciate your mainly positive review, and are disappointed that some of the food was not up to our usual standard. We're glad you enjoyed the breezy deck and ambiance, so hope you'll give Tapas a try again next time you are in the area. Rosie & Marc Joinville More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

On Saturday 12th October my friend and I eager to get something to eat went along to the Tapas on the Bay...thinking well it's tapas so a Spanish theme therefore we thought we knew what we would be getting. Well! must say it was one of the best tapas I have tasted, so much so that we had more and... More

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

What a tremendous review and big-up to Chef Olivier and the entire Tapas team for making you and your friends happy diners! We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, and it's just a perfect description of how the whole tapas philosophy works - friends, food, drinks, more food. We think Tapas on the Bay is the perfect location for... More

Paignton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were recommended to try the Tapas bar but although the view was good, I found the food to be just average for the price. The owners also own the steakhouse next door, where the food is excellent. I realise that we were there at the end of the season and that could have had an impact on the Tapas... More

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review, and we're disappointed to know you didn't enjoy Tapas on the Bay compared to Big Chef Steakhouse. September is a particularly quiet month so the ambiance is often quiet, but the standard of our food should never drop to average, and we will use this as a learning opportunity. We look forward to welcoming... More

manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Love tapas so looking forward to this new find. Food not what I would call authentic but has a Caribbean twist. Great location on the waters edge and very pleasant to dine on the decking. Bar looks fabulous but lacking some atmosphere; would benefit from some good background music. Food really good and value for money, good service.

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

We're glad to know you had a great experience at Tapas, and enjoyed the best breezes in Rodney Bay. Our 'little dishes from around the world' concept allows the Chef to play with the tapas concept, so you'll often find our special creations are Caribbean-themed and make use of local ingredients. Thanks for taking time out to post your kind... More

Weston, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This place is a gem. Good variety of tapas, with helpful menu options for sharing with a group; very friendly service; and beautiful setting on Rodney Bay. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because I have had amazing tapas in Spain and the U.S., so my standards for tapas are really high. Nonetheless, the tapas... More

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review of Tapas on the Bay. We try to keep our menu as authentic as possible, but sometimes it's difficult to source specific ingredients, so we're happy to know you rate our tapas highly. Look forward to seeing you again on the deck in future. Rosie & Marc Joinville More

Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Good food for our first night on St Lucia. We really enjoyed the food and there was something for everyone in our group of seven. Service was slow but after a few days you realise this is the norm on St Lucia, as a tourist venue meal here was our most expensive of our 10 day stay at about £25... More

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

We're so glad you found Tapas on the Bay on your first night and happy to know that your group enjoyed the food. Thanks for taking time out to post your review, and we hope to welcome you again in future if you are in St Lucia. Rosie & Marc Joinville More

Sussex
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Enjoyed the waterside views and a comprehensive tapas meal to go with it. So much food that we ended up taking away a doggy bag as we could not eat it all.

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the short and sweet review of Tapas on the Bay! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we'll see you on the waterfront deck again in the near future. Rosie & Marc Joinville More

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