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“Just like being home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Morales

Villa Morales
just outside of Frederiksted, Frederiksted, St. Croix
772-0556
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Ranked #4 of 14 restaurants in Frederiksted
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations
St.Croix and Floridaz
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Just like being home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We've returned to our favorite Saturday night dinner spot at Villa Morales. It is more like being at home....whether a frequent guest or a new guest you'll not get a warmer welcome than at Villa Morales. JT's mojitos are the best, the food authentic, Angie keeps things running smoothly, Joyce and Carmen take good care of you at the table.
Don't miss it. Look for the sign off Centerline Road just outside of Frederiksted.

  • Visited November 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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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hanna, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Villa Morales is highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and I are spending our first-ever trip to St. Croix and stumbled on to this local eatery. We had lunch there twice and enjoyed both visits. Family-owned, we got to know both JT and Joyce. JT is a fellow Lion and their local club meets at this restaurant twice a month. I knew it would be good because Lions know how to eat. The place is large, clean, and well-run. The local food is fantastic---no fries, just rice and beans, but delicious. Many unique choices. This is what makes travel fun. If you're on St. Croix, add this to your must-dos.

  • Visited November 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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Chicago
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A Local Treasure Buried Near West End of St. Croix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Vila Morales, a family owned and operated Caribbean eatery ;ocated near the West End of the Island of St. Croix, has been a weekend refuge for my family and me for decades. They have been in business for well over fifty years; there is also a guest house attached with very nice, cozy rooms as well. They offer classic local Caribe style menu selection which hardly vary from week to week. The menu, written on a small white board which makes its way to your table courtesy of one of the friendly, efficient and mostly family wait staff, is small enough for habitues to have it well memorized. One can choose from beef or goat stew, a variety of fish/seafood dishes, chicken, a variety of pates (island style pasties), and other traditional Caribe plated. Any and everything on offer is well prepared and delicious, and the variety of side dishes--no less palatable--makes for an available variety that keeps the entire menu fresh and vibrant. Try the Fungi, which is not a mushroom dish but a dish of steamed finely gound corn meal and an old-time staple. It is a natural accompaniment to seafood.They offer one of the two best potato salads on the island, by the by...and the value for money is outstanding. Also, ask JT to make you one of his Mojitos--the best, I feel, in the Northern Hemisphere! Villa Morales opens at 10:30 AM ONLY ON Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays; they remain open "until". They also offer catering.

  • Visited November 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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Woodacre
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Villa Morales”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

First time I went there was in the late 70s, great local food then and it's still the same today. RT and his family run restaurant has been around for 65 years and it's still going strong. When I get back to the island I'll going there again.

  • Visited April 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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Muy Delicioso”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We dined here a couple times during our stay on the island! The setting was vibrant and the music just made you wanna dance while you dined. The staff were pleasant, the food top notch island/Caribbean cuisine, and the prices affordable! We loved this place!

Visited September 2012
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