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Amalia Cafe is a delightful open air Spanish themed restaurant in historic downtown Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie. The menu is heavy on tapas, with favorite Spanish entrees like Paella or Zarzuela. Enjoy a taste of Spain in the Caribbean.
$10 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great service started before arrival! Cara treated us like family and her suggested dishes were amazing. Tapas. bread, entrees and desserts were all tasteful! She provided excellent service and maintained the upbeat experience for us as well as all the other guests! Food was great,...but the service is what made it an AMAZING dining experience!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Amalia Cafe this evening! I cannot believe we have visited St Thomas for 15 years and are just now discovering this gem! Yummy Lobster Bisque, the BEST Stuffed Caribbean Lobster we have ever had, delicious Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, generous...& scrumptious Creme Brûlée large enough to share and hot raspberries over vanilla ice cream! The little one also raved about her linguine with marinara. Magnificent dining experience that tantalized our tastebuds and Cara was the best server we have ever had the pleasure of dining with in the Virgin Islands! She anticipated our every need and exceeded expectations. The ambiance and lovely atmosphere was delightful & charming. We were only 2 bites into our lobster and were already planning our return trip later this week! If you are still reading this review and haven’t made your dinner plans to visit or called for a reservation, I urge you to do so! You won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would eat here every day if I could! Food was fantastic. Lamb chop cooked to perfection, surprisingly delicious stuffed red peppers and the red snapper was amazing. Service was also fabulous.

Date of visit: October 2020
Pitamon, Owner at Amalia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner here! Thanks for taking the time to share. Hope to see you again if you're ever back in town!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I understand with Covid things are rough and restuarants may be shory staffed but the experience here was not very pleasing. One waiter waiting on way too many tables so could not possibly be attentive to all patrons. So the service was long and not...very good. Food took a long time to come out, was cold. Waiter never had time to come back and ask if we needed anything. Food was just okay. The paella was terrible. Overdone rice, seafood, and chicken. Sent it back. By the time he had gotten to our table my husbaand had finished his so so meal, Duck. Overdone and not a good looking presentarion at all. The clam chowder was good. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Kinda stumbled upon this place while looking for another restaurant. Fantastic Spanish seafood dishes! But the meat dishes were excellent as well. The waitstaff was very kind and this was the only restaurant during our stay that used real dishes and silverware; yay!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020

A new find and we are very pleased! Many of our favorite restaurants have yet to reopen and we decided to visit. OH MY!! What a find. We had the most fabulous dinner and went back 2 more times during our 2 week stay. It...is now one of our favorite places in St Thomas.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

We were visiting in the area for one week and ate dinner here twice. The food was excellent! Don’t miss the lobster, duck, salmon!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020

Amazing experience! The red sangria was terrific. We had the garlic shrimp tapas and the paella. Both had incredible

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

Take Cara's advice. She knows good food. The blueberry bread pudding was out of this world and chicken curry soup was fabulous. Don't miss the Zarzuela de Mariscos. So flaverful. You must go here.

Date of visit: August 2020
Pitamon, Owner at Amalia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2020

Thank you for writing a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

The Zarzeula was mouthwatering good! That is a must try. My children drank up the lobster bisque and my son said his tastebuds will never regret it and after he ate the clam he said there was a danceparty in his stomach. We may come...back every night !! Our lovely waitress Cara was one of the best part of our trip. Such exceptional service make sure to tip her good!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Pitamon, Owner at Amalia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Hi farellf2020, thank you for writing a review and highlighting your favorites. I will make sure Cara and our Chef sees your wonderful compliments on the service and food. Hope to see you again soon.

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Althea F
September 5, 2018|
Response from mw741002 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They accepted my American Express card.
July 22, 2015|
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Response from Pitamon | Property representative |
Yes, paella valenciana, salmon ammiel, steak, etc.
July 9, 2015|
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Response from Leigh J | Reviewed this property |
Palm Passage is a walkway as opposed to a street. There's a big "Palm Passage" sign at the waterfront end. A map would be helpful here.
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