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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
+1 868-639-0940
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth trip to Tobago and I am pleased to confirm that the food and service is still fantastic at this restaurant. The wine list is unique in Tobago and I can highly recommend a visit - you will enjoy it.

Thank cta283
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unexpected delight. Fresh pasta made that day ont he premises. Complimentary 'tasters' whilst you wait for your food. Delicious ingrediants and flavourings, all perfectly cooked. A massive wine list (though not any bottles at £18 and the prices go up to £400 a bottle!) Service impeccable and the chef/owner very present.

Thank JCTod
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We ate here on NY Eve and it was an enjoyable meal - with plenty of food! There was a good choice, even though it was a set meal and we all enjoyed what we had chosen. We started with an Aperol Spritz and then had a good look at their extensive wine list to find a good bottle of... More 

Thank Emfortee
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner and it was lovely. I had the Alfredo dish made with fresh pasta. While we waited, they brought us samples of barley salad, white beans, toast with truffles and olives. The chef owner came out to chat with us while we waited too. I would recommend this place to anyone craving authentic Italian food.

Thank Priyanka P
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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

La Tarttaruga is an Italian restaurant on Buccoo Bay Rd, close to Sunday School (a traditional musical event held on Sunday nights). My husband and I visited this restaurant for lunch the week before Christmas. They usually open for dinner only throughout the year, Monday - Saturday. Phone for their hours ( 649-0940 or 715-5465). Gabriel is a charasmatic, authentic... More 

Thank HelenNoel23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We had made reservations the day prior but due to various travel delays we ended up over an hour late with officially 1 hour to closing time. However, the service was great (we left at 10:45pm) and the nice rustic feel was just right. If you're looking for an experience different to your run of the mill restaurant in Tobago... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is truly a charm. My personal favourite whenever I am here. Gabriel is a master in the kitchen, and his daughter is following very closely behind. The staff is friendly and delightful, a rarity on the island. Whilst the service may be a bit slow depending on the number of patrons and the food takes a while...the extra... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I can't wait to go back to this restaurant on my next Tobago trip. Everything here is fresh and you can taste the difference that makes. Food delicious and service was perfect.

Thank Adilah E
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited the email as part of a wedding party. Restaurant had great authentic Italian food and wine. Fantastic service and great desserts

Thank Anika N
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a cozy Italian restaurant with good tasting food and interesting appetizers. The owner Gabriel (Gabby) is warm an friendly, and the servers are pleasant. Oh, while there, please try the brachetto wine. Or as I do, take away a bottle. It cost less than drinking a glass at the restaurant

Thank sharongood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
  • Phone Number: +1 868-639-0940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?