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Ethnic Beach Bar Restaurant

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Orient Bay | Plage de la Baie Orientale, 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, amazing service.

The owners serve you and cook all the food. They are very friendly and yet professional. We kept going back because we loved this place. Sea food is their speciality and it is amazing!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Josephine B
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The owners serve you and cook all the food. They are very friendly and yet professional. We kept going back because we loved this place. Sea food is their speciality and it is amazing!!

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Groveland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited St Maarten by cruise ship. Joined others at the end of the pier (9:00 AM) for a full bus to Orient Beach ($7 PP) We walked along the beach looking for lounge chairs and just randomly found Ethnic. The owner, Phillipe, said the cushioned lounge chairs plus umbrella were $7 a day including a drink. What a bargain!... More 

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We spent a full day at Ethnic and had lunch. The owner is a young Frenchman and he personally took care of us during the entire day. He was very attentive, frequently checking on our drinks. For lunch he recommended the grilled sardines, "Cooked by a young Portuguese girl who happens to by my wife," he said. We had the... More 

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have enjoyed many great lunches at Ethnic during our twice a year vacations in St. Martin. Philippe and Eve are wonderful hosts who provide great service and food. We have sampled many of the menu items and all have been very well prepared. Today' meal though was exceptionally great. Grilled sardines done in the way they are prepared on... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Renting on Orient Beach and sitting at Ethnic every day made our week the best!. Philipe and Eve, the owners of this little beach bar, are charming hosts. Great deal on chairs with drinks and food. Burger were wonderful,(I loved the Italian) and kebobs were our favorites. Buckets of beer and drinks, especially the mojitos, were excellent. I would highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My wife and I were visiting st. Martin for the day via cruise ship. We rented a scooter and set off to the beach, delighted to find this beautiful place! As we walked the beach looking for chairs and an umbrella, we were greeted and welcomed by philipe, who told us their prices. We were sold! It was a great... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at the restaurant a few times during our recent visit to St. Martin. Great food! Philippe and his wife are very personable and fun to talk with. If you like fish the seared tuna was great. Tried the sardine dish and it was very tasty. Many of the dishes are large enough to share.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Luckily we stopped at Ethnic looking for chairs and umbrella for the day. We felt welcomed, so we spent 6 afternoons there. We had lunch 3 times and I would recommend the chicken wraps. We got a free drink with the purchase of the chairs. Philippe and his wife we very friendly and nice to us and I will recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Pizza is always good and the staff always remembers you from year to year. Also a good view of the beach.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not a huge selection of food, but super nice owners/service and cheap beers! You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas there for $5 a day.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Orient Bay | Plage de la Baie Orientale, 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin

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  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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