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“Just Great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of les Boucaniers - CLOSED

les Boucaniers
route des terres basses | nettle bay beach club, Baie Nettle 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
0590292175
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Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Lima, Peru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Unique ambiance, right in a small beautiful beach. Food was just amazing. We went for the local specialties and loved them. They have a large selection of French wines. Plan for a long lunch, service is not fast (nor did we expected that), but the staff was very friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Reliable quality dining with toes in the sand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We ended up eating here 3 times after stumbling across it because it was one of the few restaurants near our apartment (Residance Anse Margot, also near Hotel Mercure, Le Flamboyant and Nettle Bay Beach Club). The owners were fabulous - friendly without being intrusive and good to chat with. They recognized us after the first time, and gave us a coconut punch when they found out it was our anniversary. The lobster and steak au poivre were delicious; the boudin noir was the best I've ever had. Prices were in line with other french restaurants but food was so consistently good I was happy to pay it. Outside dining was also a treat, as the atmosphere was something you can only get in a few places.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The food mostly creole is very good. The service is friendly, and the setting is pleasent

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great food, very friendly service, lovely beach setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We eat here every year. The food is very good and the service is wonderful - very friendly and attentive. You can eat in the restaurant or outside with your feet in the sand. The lobster bisque is fantastic. A great choice of food on the menu - mostly seafood with some meat options as well, and some great specials. I had the lobster pasta most recently. Always a lovely evening and highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Darien, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent family meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We ate at Les Boucaniers twice during our week in St Maarten. Once inside the restaurant and one at one of the beach tables where you can kick your shoes off and wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying great French/Creole cuisine. Boudin Noir appetizer was a highlight and the Steak Au Poivre was great. Food not terribly sophisticated when compared to some of the restuarants in Grand Case but excellent for the Baie Nettle/Marigot area

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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