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The Boat House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
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Bonn, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Food is very good, caribbean style, lots of tasty things like calaloo, pumpkin mash and redicolous scrimps. Liked the fish and chicken. And not only on Wednsdays. Sharon is doing really delicious food down there!

Thank Gisela1307
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

My lamb chops (mutton?) boiled with assorted veg not really to my liking. My partner had coconut chicken which she liked. Typical Tobago cuisine which I found a bit expensive for what it was. Lovely location though and friendly welcoome.

Thank davidwnorth
Maxhutte - Haidhof, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

If you visit Castara or spend your holidays here, please make sure to go to the Boathouse to enjoy a few sundowner and taste the delicious food! The Coconut Shrimps are delicious and the Pizza is very good, too. We spent our holidays in Alibaba Seabreeze Appartements so we were just a stones throw away from the Boathouse. Enjoyed a... More 

Thank Stefan Z
Silkeborg, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Go Tobago, visit Sharon&Brenton´s Boat House Restaurant and be amazed! Every day is a new experience! What is fresh from the sea; king fish, lobster, mahi mahi, prawns.. or goat, pork, chicken.. is served with a plate of juicy combinations of lokal vegetables seasoned in a Caribbean traditional way. If you have only one chance - aim on Wednesday nights... More 

Thank Anya L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My wife and I stumbled across this restaurant on our honeymoon in 2012. We had the coconut shrimp( spicy). It was amazing. We returned with high expectations, but with the reservation that the mind sometimes makes the memory better than the experience was. Well we were absolutely blown away again. It was even better than we remembered. The menu on... More 

Thank Maurice O
Cape Town
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We loved this place: A low-key deck on the beach (Little Bay), shady by huge tree, relaxed but friendly service, good prices and very good food. The menu was more comprehensive than most other places and we tried exciting things such as shark (sustainably fished, we were assured), needle fish, the ever present king fish, goat, etc etc. They have... More 

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Highland, Michigan
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It of seasons, you have to visit here on Wednesday night. The food is so good but what makes it stand out is the music. These guys capture the culture of the Caribbean for a couple hours. It is so easy to just sit back have as couple of rum punches that Mish makers and just get into the music.

Thank 1MichiganMark1369
London UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We loved this place, great atmosphere on the drumming night, fab food and wonderful atmosphere and stunning view/location. Wish we had a chance to go back for seconds

Thank Holdyourhorses_8
Montgomery, Texas
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited this place almost every day during our visit in Castara. Foods are delicious and very REASONABLE while other places are pricey. You can sit back and relax at the terrace table while looking at beautiful Caribbean Sea. I also enjoyed swimming as this beach is quiet and safe to swim.

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Lubeck, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Staying at Ali Baba's Sea Breeze means you have this as your "local", which is what it was for us. Right from the first contact with Sharon, one knows there will never be anything that's too much trouble; the beer will always be cold - the fish will always be fresh - the ice will bnever run out - the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago  >  Castara
  • Phone Number: 660-7354
Tel: 483 0964The restaurant is beachside and open every day except Saturday. We do homemade pizza and pelau on Sundays and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. We have a live African drums and limbo every Wednesday with dinner. Dinner costs between $100 - $115 for fish, chicken, shrimp, beef, goat, prawns or squid). Lobster is priced according to size.We also have 4 apartments behind and set above the restaurant. They have a fully fitted kitchen, large deck, kingsize bed with canopy, bathroom, sofa bed , table and chairs.Rates are $60US per night per room.

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