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The Boat House Restaurant

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Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
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Cape Town
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank HappyCapeTown
Highland, Michigan
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Miyuki0404
Lubeck, Germany
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The Boat House Restaurant is beautifully located at the smaller of the two beaches in Castara fisherman village. We did not eat at the restaurant but did enjoy the Wednesday night drumming. A nice experience with great rhythms.

Thank camkiv
Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The boat house is a lovely place to eat and have a cold drink on the small bay in Castara. Lunch menu was great and very tasty plus reasonably priced. On Wednesday night they have drum night played by the local lads from the village we found the boat house expensive for drinks and food compared with the other bars/restaurants... More 

1 Thank Kersys
Cambridge UK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This was our third visit to Castara and this time we brought our grown up off spring and partner with us and we couldn't wait to take them to this little gem! They loved it, there really isn't anything to dislike....the food is the best we had in Tobago, the beach is gorgeous, the locals are great fun and of... More 

Thank Rosie B
Portland, Maine
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The kind of place you'll want to drop in every day. They seem to keep up a good variety of food but the things I loved were the comfortable mix of tourists and locals and location on the beach. Oh and Wednesday night drum party!

Thank ajdizzybird
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Gorgeous bar/restaurant serving a variety of food throughout the day/evening. There is a limbo and drumming night on a Wednesday evening and most of the other bars in Castara close to support the event and encourage attendance. Get involved and have some fun! Enjoying an ice cold beer under the hot Caribbean sun with the water lapping onto the sand... More 

Thank Carol W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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