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“Still vey happy about CalmosCafè” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calmos Cafe

Calmos Cafe
40 Blvd De Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
0590290185
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Ranked #20 of 56 restaurants in Grand Case
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Still vey happy about CalmosCafè”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very friendly atmosphere, casual and eat on the beach. Nice staff and varied menù for an outside cafè. Good choice of specials and price/quality is very good.

Local bands 2 nights a week and a good added touch to dinner.

  • Visited August 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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English first
San Marcos
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

This isn't so much a review of the food but the experience. We've been coming here for years and will not miss a Sunday night. Great music, good food, cool staff. Stick your toes in the sand and enjoy a grand time with some smooth French rose and outstanding music. Sunday night is the night to go.

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Barrington, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Casual and relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We first happened upon this cafe while wandering around looking for a place for an after-dinner drink! Turns out it's probably one of the only late night options available. We found the staff and other patrons so relaxed and friendly, we decided to have dinner here the next night. How lucky for us that not only did we have yummy cheeseburgers (that really hit the spot after all the other fussy meals!), but it also happened to be a festival night. As the tables filled with local families, we were all treated to beautiful fireworks just off the beach. We'll keep great memories of this place!

  • Visited July 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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“Fun and charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Looking for a late lunch in Grand Case, St Martin, we found all the big name restaurants had shut up shop for the afternoon. We came across Calmos cafe, still open, still serving food and with a laid back welcome. We sat on tables on the beach, listening to the sound of the surf and had decent quality snack food at reasonable prices. Maybe not haute cuisine, but tasty and welcome.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Providence, RI
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Nice setting, lousy drinks and coffee”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The setting is awesome, Playa-style -- chairs and tables straight on the beach.

The drinks (alcoholic and non) are absolutely terrible. We were tempted to walk to the bar and teach the staff how to make the most basic things -- an iced coffee, a mango smoothie, a cocktail. Both times we sat there we left the drinks behind almost untouched. "Iced coffee with Baileys"? Settle for one small, cold espresso coffee and a huge shot of Baileys on the side. "Mango smoothie" -- cloyingly sweet, undrinkable. Etc. The staff is lovely, though.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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