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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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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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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
Great food, great drinks, great owners and great location

My wife and I along with our 2 teenage children walked up and down Orient Beach numerous times over the Christmas holidays and althought we stopped at other beach front bars, we only stayed at Ethnic. Philippe is the owner of this beach bar, and served us drinks and food during our visit. He and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Calgary
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I along with our 2 teenage children walked up and down Orient Beach numerous times over the Christmas holidays and althought we stopped at other beach front bars, we only stayed at Ethnic. Philippe is the owner of this beach bar, and served us drinks and food during our visit. He and his wife run the establishment... More 

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Cedar Point, North Carolina
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79 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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