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“A top choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LaTapa

LaTapa
Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340-693-7755
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Ranked #5 of 47 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Philadel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A top choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

La Tapa provides fantastic atmosphere in a unique/small space in Cruz Bay. Even with larger parties (12 most recently), the feeling is relaxed and comfortable, and the food and service are great. Nice wine list, to boot.

  • Visited March 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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Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“So good we went twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is our 2nd year to St. John and we loved La Tapa the first time -- food, atmosphere, service -- so we went back again on our recent vacation twice!

We even got to see the chef making mozzarella from scratch in the kitchen before we left. So good!

The servers are also excellent at helping to select a nice wine to go with the meal.

  • Visited March 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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Highland, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We always eat there when we go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Small, and get a table on the lower balcony away from the street. The food is always excellent and be sure to get the mussells it is a house speciality and they are the best I have had anywhere!

Visited February 2013
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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“One of my favorites on St John”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This was our second annual visit to La Tapa, with mom and two college boys on spring break. We were not disappointed. The langustinos tasted like they were just plucked out of the Mediterranean. They bacalao cakes are the best I've had. My older son had the rib eye, which was tasty but required some carving. My younger son very much enjoyed the seared yellowfin. Excellent and friendly service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our #1 in Cruz Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Chef Alex is a true pro and is on point with the daily changing menu here at La Tapa! We loved every course and the staf were top notch. Live Jazz on Tuesday nights. Great, great, spot!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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