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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very crowded. If seated outside you are less than 15 feet from the traffic. Food was definitely hispanic but again very limited menu. The restaurant is very small and eveyone is on top of one another. Server dropped a tray of dishes and glass was broken throughout the seating areas. Tables were wooden with no coverings. Not my idea of... More 

Thank William P
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner on Tuesday March 21st at 8 PM. We were seated promptly by the hostess. That's where the experience began going downhill quickly. Our waiter Niko was,to say the least disorganized. I knew the evening might turn out poorly when I had to ask three separate individuals to light the candle at our table. I... More 

1 Thank sweetooth9
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is always great here (except the croquets). EVERY other dish we have ever tried has been super! Love the atmosphere and service.

Thank parisnono
New Hampshire Seacoast
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here twice while visiting St. John and had great meals both times. The food is excellent and there are daily changes to the menu. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and helped make the overall dining experience wonderful.

Thank Foodies4
St. Thomas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've dined here many times over the years. Chef Alex is one of the hardest working in the business and it shows. We always order several different things and share. La Tapa makes it hard to try new places because you always know you're going to have a wonderful experience. Thank you for all that you and your team do.

Thank steve_usvi
Glastonbury, CT
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Friendly bartender and great food. Everything was fresh and flavorful.

Thank Colafina
Ogunquit, Maine
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday night. 6 for dinner. Pork Belly, Sweat Breads and grilled fresh Octopus were just the start... Everyone had some thing different for dinner...recommended looking at on line menu. Great food n wine.... always have dinner here when on Island been to St J 12 times in the last 16 years!

Thank Jed L
Boylston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and staff. The mussels are delicious and the broth they are served with requires bread to get it all. We like to eat at the bar and found the bartender Derrick to be very pleasant, informative on the food selections and made our visit to LaTapa enjoyable. We will definitely go back.

Thank Michael H
west palm beach, florida
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love LaTapa and have been there twice every year since it opened. Whether you order the fresh fish or seafood or the rack of lamb or another beef dish or the pork chop, you will not be disappointed. The cesura salad is superb as is the gasphcho. Full wine list and bar. The restaurant can be a bit noisy... More 

Thank Steven S
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned this year after having two great dinners last year. Again, the service and food is first class. You're given enough time to dine and not be rushed through your meal. Basically two sittings (technically 4), which allows plenty of time. 6:00, 6:15, 8:00 and 8:15. If you want a table on the street, which we prefer, make your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-7755

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