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Ethnic Beach Bar Restaurant

Orient Bay | Plage de la Baie Orientale, 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #31 of 217 Restaurants in Saint-Martin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cedar Point, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This has always been our go-to place on Orient beach. The new owner is doing a great job! The kitchen staff and menu are the same as they always were. The Italian Burger is addictive! The service is very fast! We have tried other places when Ethnic is closed on Mondays, but nothing else compares!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Not a stranger to St. Maarten/Martin Ethnic appeared on the beach several years ago ....... New owner Philippe is wonderful and the 2014 fare does not disappoint! The atmosphere the food the chairs and drinks (despite the short beach this year) most favorite spot. Chairs reasonable price as are the gastronomic delights. No hoity toity other side attitude. Philippe aims... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

After walking down Orient Beach, looking for a spot to settle in, we decided on Ethnic! There was something a little more eager and genuine about Philip, the new owner for about 6 months. The service was great, and he treated us to a free cocktail for choosing his venue. The drinks and food delicious, and he matched the dollar... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very good French food with American flair . The owners are very friendly and speak English very well. The kebabs are the best ! Try beef or chicken ! Enjoy!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Four of us dined here in October and we all chose the special, shrimps wrapped in bacon, which was just about perfect for the occasion. The service was excellent and the complementary coffee flavoured rum delightful. Will return on our next visit there, that us for sure!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I was just walking down Orient Beach very early in the morning and picked Ethnic for a place to spend the day. Chair, umbrella and first drink - $7. Can't beat that at all. The owners were very cordial and their facilities were clean. Lunch was great - a salade Nicoise with fresh tuna steak. Any time I am ever... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

After a day of roasting in the sun Ethnic was the perfect place for a burger and a beer. The staff really took care of us and the food really was good. When it came time to pay, the prices were in Euros. But, if you paid with American cash, you did not have to pay the exchange rate. That... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Was back at OB last week and couldn't wait to get back to Ethnic. Spent a rain shower drinking a beer at 10 am. C'est la vie. I can't think of ever missing the mussels or Tuna Wrap for lunch. This is the best food on the beach and the best hospitality. Thanks Ethnic and keep up the great job.

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Kahnawake, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great food, two owners from Quebec, very nice guys, had great deal for chairs and drinks, had the gacamole and chips, and lots of beer, wife loved the frozen drinks too.

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St Maarten-St Martin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Absolutely great people! Fred & Ben are awesome. Best value of all the Beach restaurants on the island! Very fresh products Fred makes a delicious and very refreshing basil white wine! You should definitely try it! Their must: a hardly seared tuna steak on rocket salad, with sesame and basil dressing... And for meat lovers: the Angus kebab is delicious.... More

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