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Villa Morales

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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just outside of Frederiksted, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Frederiksted, St. Croix
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I have never had a bad meal at Villa Morales. With out a doubt the best Fried Chicken available. If the season is right, do not miss the Bread Fruit Tostones. They are something special.

Thank stxfa
Portland, Oregon
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I was glad to see this restaurant was still here as I used to visit it when I lived on the island 20 years ago. My husband declared, "it was his best meal on the island"! JT, the owner, is a gracious host. His wife cooks in the kitchen. We had curry chicken, fish, beans and rice and tostones and... More 

Thank Seniye
Richmond, CA
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

After our tour of the Cruzan rum distillery, we had lunch at Villa Morales. The owners are kind and gracious folks!!!! The service was outstanding and the food was good and served promptly. I ordered plantains, johnny cake, salt fish, and jumbo shrimp. The added bonus: bathrooms were nice and clean. My friend is from St. Croix. His family made... More 

Thank Shonda D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Villa Morales was recommended by a business associate on the island. Excellent local cuisine and friendly staff!

Thank plannerchk
Frederiksted, St. Croix
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Villa Morales is a staple west-end restaurant run by Angie and JT and has featured consistent authentic Puerto-Crucian food for many years. We love going with small and large groups and truly appreciate the family style meals where we each pick our entree and then share the side dishes. My favorite is the whole fried fish or the conch in... More 

Thank StCroixSara
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

A relaxed dining experience in a tropical garden style home. The menu consist of only local dishes and drinks.

Thank Desiree R
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on 4/23, the electric on most of the island was off and we gave that no thought but as it ended up they have their own generator, I had the fried Red Snapper with rice and beans my wife had the Mahi ,, both meals exceeded our expectations as all was delicious,, the... More 

Thank coffeerun
Davis, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Really comfortable setting and very good food. Owner is so nice. He explained local food and was very kind.

Thank Michelle H
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Large menu, variety. Open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner. JT makes the best mojito. The fried pork chops and mac and cheese are great, also mussels and red snapper.

Thank D'Arcy S
Perkinsville, Vermont
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Very friendly staff and local feeling. Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed the fried red snapper with rice and beans.

Thank Manateemode

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: just outside of Frederiksted, Frederiksted, St. Croix
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Frederiksted
  • Phone Number: 772-0556

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