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“Always as good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amalia Cafe

Amalia Cafe
5143 Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
340.714.7373
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Amalia Cafe is a delightful open air Spanish themed restaurant in historic downtown Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie. The menu is heavy on tapas, with favorite Spanish entrees like Paella or Zarzuela. Enjoy a taste of Spain in the Caribbean.
st-ferdinand,qc
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always as good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We went last year, found this place to be the best restaurant we tried in the Caribbean. This year, as we spent a day in Charlotte Amalie from a cruise ship, we had to try it again. We ordered the same menu as last year, salmon ammiel for the wife and zarzuela de mariscos for myself. Just as good as last year. LIke the owner of Amalia told us : '' the first time you try a restaurant, it is luck, the second time, it's a compliment''. A compliment well deserved, my friend !...

  • 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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NYC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Probably one of most memorable food experiences I had in my life.
We came twice and both times were really happy with service, food and prices.
Order anything and you'll love it. Don't be shy to order regular island drinks - my BBC was big and delicious.

  • 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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Austin, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Cafe Amalia has the best food in all of St. Thomas---their paella was fantastic, the seafood cassarole sublime. The curried labster bisque and roasted duck salad was perfect. The owner Maynard was was a joy to talk to, just a friendly guy taking time to chat with everyone in his restaurant. The setting, in Palm Passage, was an added bonus. We were in St. Thomas for a week and went back 2 days after we ate there the first time! Thanks, Maynard! Maureens sister Gail from Texas

  • Visited October 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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Vero Beach, Florida
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A little Paradise in Downtown St. Thomas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Amalia is located on a pathway ("passage") between blocks. The location does not attract the masses of tourists looking for t-shirts. Rick, our waiter, was exceptional. And the food was even better. The fresh fish specialty was heaven, as was the gazpacho soup, with little tiny ice chips on top to keep in cold. Lots of locals were enjoying the restaurant the afternoon we were there. A bottle of well priced wine made the afternoon that much more enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East End, St. Thomas
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“Cafe Amalia Revisited!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just a short note to say I have been back to Cafe Amalia twice since writing the first review. It is still wonderful and the Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze is DIVINE!!! I have been going through health so what a treat to have Cafe Amalia there through my journey. Thanks again Maymard & Helga

  • Visited October 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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