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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
1 868 639-0940
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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
Best hospitality by far

So we entered the small Restuarant just wanting food. But when we were greeted by the chef we were simply mesmerized by his passion and contagious happiness. He gave us details of our orders and where he had gotten the ingredients. Then the food came. It was magical. Desserts out of this world. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Trinidad
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Trinidad
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

So we entered the small Restuarant just wanting food. But when we were greeted by the chef we were simply mesmerized by his passion and contagious happiness. He gave us details of our orders and where he had gotten the ingredients. Then the food came. It was magical. Desserts out of this world. We were on a food high from... More 

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Canandaigua, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Some of the best gourmet Italnian we have ever had. Owner Gabriele will entertain you and is so passionate about food and his community as well! You will definitely not be disappointed, and should make a special trip here if you are a foodie, or if you like Northern Italian food.We had appetizer combo, cannelloni, lasagna, pizza for kids, plus... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were seven people visiting this quaint and beautiful restaurant situated in the fishing village of Buccoo. Our table was already set for us when we arrived and drinks arrived promptly. The chef and owner of the resturant came and welcomed us and explained the whole meny, with a wast range of homemade pastas, starters and desserts. We chose a... More 

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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 6 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 22 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
2 reviews
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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?