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Amalia Cafe

5143 Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Amalia Cafe is a delightful open air Spanish themed restaurant in historic downtown Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie. The menu is heavy on tapas, with favorite Spanish entrees like Paella or Zarzuela. Enjoy a taste of Spain in the Caribbean.
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90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Green Creek, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My husband needed a break while I shopped a little. Someone had recommended another local restaurant (name starts with G). We stopped at this little outdoor cafe and experienced fine dining! The server was fantastic! The owner mingled with guests and took personal time with us as we dined! I had fresh Mahi and my husband had fresh Grouper! Both... More

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Eatontown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Spanish restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The location is picturesque, down one of the little alleys in downtown Charlotte Amalie. That being said the location is also tourist rip-off central and most of the restaurants we found there had terrible food. This was the major exception. The food was excellent. I had a perfectly cooked piece of Hake in... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I had just arrived in STT and were wandering around downtown looking for a place that wasn't serving burgers. Amalia Cafe is absolutely phenomenal...no indoor seating, tucked away in the alley of the old warehouses right on the waterfront. The paella was the best we have had and we've tried a lot all over the world! The... More

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St. Thomas
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It is tucked in the alley next to palm passage shopping right on the waterfront. Great atmosphere to go along with the food and service. A must when visiting downtown St Thomas.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with a night at Amalia Cafe during our stay in the VI and were definitely not disappointed. It was fantastic! We went mid-week in the 'off season' just before 6pm so we virtually had the place to ourselves. The place is awesome! The sangria is wonderful and even my BF loved it. But OMG the food.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

what can I say...first time I ate at this killer café was in 06...I had just moved back to the VI from Puerto rico to manage the frenchmans cove time share construction.....AMAZING food and prices were very reasonable(I had lived on st john for 13 years so anything on st Thomas was a bargin!) cant say enough about the food,... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great Barcelona burger. Mussel appetizer fantastic. Rick, the bartender, makes the best painkillers in Virgin Islands. Great place good service!!!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I could not find an entry for the Amalia Bar but it is right in the middle of this beautiful little street with nice artistic shops . The bartender Rick (Spanky) was a blast and almost immediately we started telling stories and hitting it off. The drinks were killer and I had a Banana thing that was heavenly. We didn't... More

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Austin, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I ordered Paella had a couple of rum drinks and key lime pie for dessert. It was excellent. Not to mention a LOCAL resturant. The food was delicious and served by a wonderful waiter who clearly enjoys placing such delicacies down in front of you to eat. The key lime pie was just the right tartness and sweet. All of... More

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Dallas, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our foursome stopped here for lunch after a local shop owner recommended it. We ordered the zarzuela, the Barcelona burger and the pork sandwich. Everything was good, but the zarzuela was outstanding and easily served two for lunch. A pitcher of sangria turned out to be a surprising bargain, even though we weren't initially certain we would be able to... More

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