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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
1 868 639-0940
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Passionately Italian

La Tartaruga is a family-run restaurant at Buccoo. It occupies a large first-floor terrace of a detached house. It can seat roughly 30 people maximum. It has no special view but the place is pleasant and inviting. La Tartaruga is owned and run by a very friendly and passionate family headed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

La Tartaruga is a family-run restaurant at Buccoo. It occupies a large first-floor terrace of a detached house. It can seat roughly 30 people maximum. It has no special view but the place is pleasant and inviting. La Tartaruga is owned and run by a very friendly and passionate family headed by Gabriele, an Italian gentleman, who is also the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

met with a few friends to celebrate in Tobago. This place was fantastic! Inviting ambience, great food and the family owners are warm and welcoming.

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St. Ann's, Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Delicious food, attentive waiters, unexpected sampling & interaction from the chef himself all combined to make for an excellent choice of restaurant for a memorable celebration of my mum's birthday.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wanted a change so went here and had bruschetta, soup and fish starters followed by pizzas - so full we took then away. Good selection of wine and service was excellent. Parked right outside too so no long walks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The subject really describes this place "Amazing". Delicious food, amazing service, the chef even came out and interacted with us. Will definitely return. Thumbs up

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Italian's live to eat & Chef Gabriele (from Milan) makes the experience come alive. Dined twice both times " La Migliore " Fresh pasta (spices as well) with wines served in decanters & 3 kinds of grappa. The esthetics are perfect with the culinary delights to match. My only critique is more garlic but everything needs more garlic. Thankx to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Every bite was delicious! The chef was very passionate about his food and was very knowledgeable. The food was authentic Italian made with love. We'd recommend a visit.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I visited for dinner and had a wonderful dinner! The service was slow, but I guess this is common throughout Tobago... The chef/owner came around and greeted customers during their meal and also provided a sample appetizer! He was very personable and friendly, which was a nice touch! The food is well seasoned and tasty! the tiramisu... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Chef Gabriel is such a lovely man who really takes an interest in all his customers, with the best wine collection in the Caribbean! Our group of 5 had several appetizers (bruschetta and mahi mahi carpaccio is a MUST TRY) and our meals were all delicious! the prices were very reasonable when compared with the excellent taste and service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Only ate here once but the meal was excellent and the service was super speedy. Olives and nibbles were served immediately and the starters followed soon after. Great as we were hungry!!

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Additional Information about La Tartaruga

Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
Phone Number: 1 868 639-0940
Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
  • Phone Number: 1 868 639-0940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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