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“Great Place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Taitu

Le Taitu
Mont Vernon Lot 65, Cul de Sac 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 059-087-4323
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Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Cul de Sac
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, French
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are located on the road to Mont Vernon : At the Cul de Sac roundabout, take the road to Pinel Island ferry or Radisson Blu, Drive for 600 meters and take the first right, 100 meters more and here we are on your left hand side.Welcome to the TAITU. We are open lunch and dinner, every day, except on sunday.
Palo Alto
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37 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great Place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a great place to eat. This was our second time and we were not disappointed. the food was as good as we remembered it. For lunch there is a fixed price menu as well as a la carte. The fixed price menu is 11.25 Euro and includes a drink, the meal and an expresso. That's a good deal. Le Taitu is open ever day for lunch (11:45 to 14:00) and dinner (18:30 to 21). Closed on Sundays. It is outdoor covered seating with a slight breeze, so no worry about the air conditioning being too cold. The atmosphere is very informal and relaxed and you are never hurried. It is just a great place to eat.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lorton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great french and creole food. Open air dining. I highly recommend this place. We visited it twice while on vacation.

  • 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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London, UK
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“Most memorable dinner in St. Martin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Keep in mind, this was our first excursion out of Park de Baie Orient since we arrived on the island. My beautiful companion and I found Le Taitu on this site and figured it was worth checking out. We were not disappointed.

We started with a couple of Island-inspired cocktails and enjoyed them quietly on the patio. As this was the slow time (Halloween/Sandy) , we had the place almost to our selves.

We shared two wonderful entres, the Cajun Catfish and the Grilled Dorado followed by the decadent Coconut Flan. The catfish was served in a delicious Cajun sauce and was perfectly crispy.

It was a memorable dining experience. The service was very good. Even though the restaurant was closing down for the night, our server was attentive and friendly.

  • Visited November 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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Burlington, Canada
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“Le Taitu, You will not be disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Le Taitu, great french cuisine with a touch of creole. We found it 20 years ago when staying at the Mount Vernon hotel and have come back each time we visit the island. Always great specials and excellent menu with reasonable pricing. Wonderful open air dining with Jean adding his casual touch of class. On our most recent visit in early October this year we were pleased to see that Jean had just re-opened for business after the summer shutdown. It would not have been a St.Martin visit without having dined at Le Taitu and enjoyed the ambiance. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
Barb & Henri B. , Burlington, Ontario

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brest, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“very nice restaurent in the oriental bay on your way to Residence Mont Vernon,ect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

the food is good ,reasonnably pricedd and original : french and creole!
The owner is a very nice man who let me have a couple beers a couple times i didnt have no cash left on me.He trusted me that i was staying nearby.Very nice decoration too,chilled.Perfect for such a hot island!

Visited July 2012
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