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Canoa

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Caribbean, International
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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721 5436442
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  • 37
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hope to come back again!

Plantain Canoa is a must! It sounds kind of underrated but we got it based on the trip advisor reviews and it is truly fabulous! My only regret is not coming here sooner because we would have came for dinner a second night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Kate A
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Bloomington, Indiana
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Plantain Canoa is a must! It sounds kind of underrated but we got it based on the trip advisor reviews and it is truly fabulous! My only regret is not coming here sooner because we would have came for dinner a second night.

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St. Kitts and Nevis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We went to the restaurant early with 2 small children and they asked if we had reservations. We did not.. so as we were being turned away from an empty restaurant the owner (or someone with authority) managed to find us a table. The food was delicious. We decided to go back a few nights later. Of coarse I didn't... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We make it a tradition now that on our first day of arriving to SXM, we dine at Canoa. Great food, wonderful smiling service, and the view is spot on. Don is an exceptional host and will ensure your dining experience will be memorable.

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I was a liitle suprised they did not take reservations. Then when we arrived they said they needed reservations. However the manager did seat us. The hostess claimed the empty tables inside were reserved in case of rain. Really. But the manager found us a great table outside. Which is good because the inside was very stuffy. The food was... More 

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Port ST
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

During our visit we ate at Conoa three times due to its excellent food choices and distance to my OBBR timeshare. We had excellent food and sat at the bar to avoid any inferior service. We had two excellent bar experiences with a chipper attentive lady! The third was a gentleman that was not quite as friendly and attentive, but... More 

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St Maarten-St Martin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a restaurant you can trust to serve fresh, top quality food. People tend to think twice about raw fish, but Canoa's seafood ceviche was absolutely delicious with no unpleasant after effects. I'm looking forward to having it again! My husband loves the lamb there - I have eaten several dishes at Canoa and am always impressed with the... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was absolutely delicious! The Plantain appetizer and the Fisherman's Stew were tremendous. Unfortunately, the service struggled to keep up. I had asked my server four times for the check and finally had to get up and go to the hostess to pay the bill, as directed by the server on the fourth time that I asked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Canoa is a restaurant located right near the Westin Dawn Beach hotel. Reservations are suggested as we could not get in the first night. After our second attempt, we were able to reserve a table situated right near the harbor. We started with the stuffed canoa plaintain which was very delicious and unique. The calamari appetizer was also very tasty... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We spent 6 days at OBBR and had dinner twice @ CANOA. Highlights for us was madras spicy chicken,(SAUCE WAS AMAZING),great ribeye,great fisherman's stew, great pastas,great pork chop,great kobe burger, nice people working there. connor has a great family history story thats worth hearing. We met SHERMAN, the owner and gave him many thanks for a great dinner. They only... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Location and atmosphere next to the water are very good. Appetizers, main dishes and deserts are all very good. The only thing holding them back is service is somewhat inconstistent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Oyster Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 721 5436442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International

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