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“Wonderful restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canoa

Canoa
Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721 5436442
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Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean, International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Best dinner we have had in Sint Maarten so far after five nights .
We selected fish cake appetizer and main dish of grouper and snapper, Nicely prepared and presented and served on a hot plates the way it should be served. Wow what a treat!

Professional excellent service.

  • Visited October 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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St Maarten-St Martin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great for a nice dinner for two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place has an excellent ambiance, and has a very quaint, but modern feel to it. The restaurant is situated right on the water, and the interior has a very open floor plan, so even sitting inside, the water is visible and almost still feels like you're sitting outside next to the water. The food and service here are top-notch. The calamari is excellent. The sauce and flavor they produce from the dish is extraordinary. The seafood pasta is also an excellent dish. The sauce perfectly complements the seafood, and the pasta is cooked to perfection. Desserts and cocktails are also excellent. I visited the restaurant with my family, but as my title states, the place would be perfect for a nice romantic dinner, but is also a nice place to visit with family or a small group. I highly recommend this restaurant and would recommend this place over all other choices in Oyster Bay. The other restaurants in the area are also very good, but Canoa is the only restaurant that is worthy of FIVE stars!

  • Visited September 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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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“very good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Love the fact that this restaurant is right on the water, but feels a little crowded and close quarters in the marina. Had beautiful full moon overhead. Great pork chop! Really fresh seafood. Great apps!
Good, not great service, but remember that you are in the Caribbean and everything moves a little slower.
Walking distance to Oyster Pond Condos....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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STL, Missouri, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best meal of this visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We both loved our dinner while sitting on the pier. The coconut shrimp was in a rum coconut milk sauce and was excellent. My friend had grouper in lobster sauce and it was flaky and just right. A must try was the canoa plantain appetizer-a meat stuffed plantain with an Italian sauce.

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STL CITY
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Top notch!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great seafood ambience and service. Grouper with Lobster cream sauce awesome. Rum/coconut shrimp excellent and plantain appetizer equally delicious.
Mmmm!!!!!!

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