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“Not worth the hype” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Papa Zouk

Papa Zouk
Hilda Davis Dr., St. John's, Antigua
268-464-6044
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Ranked #8 of 84 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not worth the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I've lived in Antigua for 8 months and visited several times. I've always heard how wonderful Papa Zouk's was. I finally got to experience it. The expense didn't match the food. I heard raves about the snapper. So, that is what I got. That is all I got. No sides were served. The snapper was good. However, I have been to several other places where the quality is equally good, the portions are bigger, sides are included, the atmosphere is equal or better, AND it is less expensive. Try OJ's on Crabbe Hill.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pass on Papa Zssss”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Food was OK but service was AWFUL and it took FOREVER for food to come (more than 2 hours) and ther was only 3 tables in restaurant.

Would PASS on papa zouks. Bay House restaurant was 10 x better. Papa Z is in the suburbs with ZERO atmosphere and ssssssssslow service

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Seafood and Rum what more do you need!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We just got back from Antigua and visited Papa Zouk for an evening meal for my husbands birthday.
What a fantastic little place, friendly staff, laid back atmosphere and the most fantastic seafood I have ever tasted. We both had the lobster platter, lobster, calamari, mussels and prawns served with warm bread, pitta and dips. I could eat this everyday it was absolutely delicious.
The restaurant really gives you a taste of Antiguan cuisine, it's always a good sign when the locals eat there too.
Highly recommended and a must if you visit Antigua.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roslyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We went there 3 nights during our stay in Antigua. Small, cute place in the Dickensen Bay area. Best rum tea on the island. Amazing fish. Best boulliabais we've ever had. Wonderful owner; she'll sit at your table and talk.

Visited December 2012
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St. John's, Antigua
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Always a delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The staff is courteous, they treat you like old friends every time, the food is great and the prices are really good.

Visited January 2012
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