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“First experience with tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tapas on the Bay

Tapas on the Bay
Rodney Bay Waterfront | St Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
7584512433
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Ranked #25 of 69 Restaurants in Gros Islet
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tapas on the Bay - little dishes from around the world, served waterside with beautiful views and sea breezes. Great Sangria pitchers, cold beers and an ever changing winelist - open for lunch and dinner except Mondays. Located next to Dinghy Dock adjacent to Big Chef Steakhouse.
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“First experience with tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Tapas on the Bay is under the same ownership of the Big Chef Steak House, which I have also reviewed. As such, the quality and the experience is top notch. We had a table right by the water. We sampled a platter of six different dishes, which was excellent. We had a chocolate fondue with fruit for dessert, which was to die for. The owner came out when we were done and when we told her how much we enjoyed it she offered us another plate of fruit to finish up the chocolate sauce. We were very impressed.

I have had no experience with tapas bars but I can say that it was a great experience and would highly recommend it over much pricier ocean front restaurants such as The Edge, which I have also reviewed. I definitely thought that the value was there.

Visited January 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
What a great review and we are delighted that your first experience of tapas was at Tapas on the Bay. Our Chocolate Brandy Fondue is a great favourite with guests, and it was our pleasure to make sure you made the most of every mouthful with a little extra fruit. Hope we will welcome you back again sometime soon. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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English first
Naples, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What little gem even if it is a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Lovely setting, looking over the Rodney Bay marina, the setting is comfortable and intimate. The service is quick and very friendly. We went there for a light snack, ordered 3 small dishes to share. They were all excellent; beef kebabs, tuna carpaccio and the bruschetta were all equally delicious. Great place to share food if you not too hungry. But there are much bigger platters at good prices if you are. This place is a must if you in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We like to think of Tapas on the Bay as a must-do restaurant because there is nothing else like it in Rodney Bay so thank you very much for your positive review. We hope you'll come back and try many other tapas in future. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We had the seafood platter to share and there was plenty for two. The freshwater shrimp and the octopus salad were particularly delicious. We were lucky enough to get a table by the water and the view as the sun went down was stunning. Service was great too.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We appreciate your review and thanks for taking the time to post. Chef Olivier will be delighted thast you enjoyed our signature Seafood Platter, and we hope to welcome you again soon to Tapas on the Bay. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Stevenston, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

As someone who lives in Spain the tapas were excellent.We ate here twice during our holiday. Flatbread with caramelised onions and goats cheese was superb. Patatas bravas, pinchos, meatballs and all the other dishes were great. Service and staff really good. Nice interior and overlooking the water. Good value. Give it a try, you won't regret it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Wow - it means a lot when tapas afficionados appreciate our menu, as the cuisine is relatively new in St Lucia. Thanks so much for the great review, and we're delighted you enjoyed your selections - the Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Flatbread is a real favourite with everyone who tries it! Hope you'll visit Tapas on the Bay again when you next visit St Lucia. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Great Food. Awesome View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The food at Tapas on the Bay is to die for! The chorizo in red wine is the best I've had.The selection of wines is also commendable. We got the chance to meet Chef Olivier. You can tell that he loves what he does and it shows in the food. I would recommend Tapas to any one visiting St. Lucia.The view is great and service is excellent!It's great for a night out with the guys or with your significant order.Well worth the price. And be sure to say hello to the Chef!

  • 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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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas on the Bay, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
We appreciate your wonderful review and are glad that Tapas on the Bay was a great experience all around. Chef Olivier is indeed very passionate about the food he creates and always enjoys meeting satisfied guests - we'll make sure to pass on your kind comments. Hope you'll visit us in St Lucia again in future. Rosie and Marc Joinville
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