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Canoa

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Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721 5436442
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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
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I love this place. Our second stay in Oyster Pond and we just had to come back here! The food is absolutely delicious! My husband had the whole grilled Snapper (which is hard to get in the states) and he absolutely loved it. I had the Mango blackened Mahi which was wonderful. Also had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Florida
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Our second stay in Oyster Pond and we just had to come back here! The food is absolutely delicious! My husband had the whole grilled Snapper (which is hard to get in the states) and he absolutely loved it. I had the Mango blackened Mahi which was wonderful. Also had the Curry Chicken w/ Pineapple the... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is my 5th time visiting Canoa. I just love this restaurant and they are always consistent on food and service. This time, I finally met the owner of Canoa and enjoyed having a great conversation with him. Chefs, servers, managers, you guys are doing amazing jobs!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When we weren't offered menus at another local restaurant, we went here and have a very nice dinner. We've eaten here on past trips to St. Maarten. We tried the salad with sauteed calamari, the plantain conoa, the chicken curry pasta, and a kobe beef burger. All was good and satisfying, and they leave gratuity to your discretion instead of... More 

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California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Canoa provided a rehearsal dinner for a destination wedding on St. Maarten. Initially, I was a little nervous scheduling an event for 30+ people via e-mail communication. However, the communication prior to the event with Mirella and Sherman was excellent. Every detail was handled before the event even occurred. The rehearsal dinner turned out perfectly. The service was impeccable, the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food gets two thumbs up... The time to get a bottle of wine to the table, appetizers, dinner, desert for 7 was 2 hours and 20 mins...Thank goodness the food all tasted great :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Saint Maarten for five years. We've eaten at Canoa at least 10 times. It's our absolute favorite restaurant. The food is consistently delicious. The dishes are creative and the presentations are beautiful. They serve large portions too! We've never had a bad bite of anything and we've taken many happy guests as well. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We loved the food and the service so much we went back a second time. Be sure to ask for Don the manger and have a mango smoothie and the Plantain Canoa (their signature dish).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great Restuarent. The blackened Mahi Mahi was delicious. On the water, mountainous views and a great breeze made for great outdoor seating experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What an atmosphere!!! Right on the docks in the bay, it is beautifully decorated and the food is outstanding. We were there on a busy night and the service was still very good. I would recommend calling ahead for reservations and asking for a table on the water. Inside of the building it gets a little toasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here twice during our week on the island. Great atmosphere and really good food. My only issue was the service which was painfully slow both nights. The food and the atmosphere definitely made up for it though. We sat outside both nights. Very romantic and a little quieter than eating inside. Conch chowder and coconut shrimp were great.... More 

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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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