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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Az
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the exterior this place just did not reach out to me but my wife wanted to check it out one evening, without a reservation. We were able to sit at the bar, our general preference. Derek, the bartender and our server was very plesant and helpful and we enjoyed conversing with him. The restaurant has several interior tables with... More 

New Jersey
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband always goes for the gazpacho and I always have the octopus and also the langostinos yummy. There is a choice of small and large plates, good for sharing a great wine list.

Thank Marcella N
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the best meal we had while in St. John. The mahi ceviche (fresh, local fish) was a standout. The paella and chocolate torte were also excellent. You definitely need a reservation - call at least a few days before!

Thank Katherine M
Indianola, Iowa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been visiting St John and LaTapa annually for years. LaTapa has always been excellent but this year a couple of issues made our meal there less special than in the past. First we came to find out that the weekly Tuesday jazz group had changed. Eddie and Rich had played there for years but were not hired again this... More 

Thank gijoel
Marion, MA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was amazing. Food was amazing. We ordered a magnum of rose and then, bread with 3 dipping sauces, a cheese plate, artichoke hearts with hollandaise, and the Paella! Wow, wow, wow. There were 3 of us but we were all full and happy with the above. Paella was Perfect ... perfectly cooked, delicious, every bite a new discovery of... More 

Thank tommie1357
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! what a fantastic restaurant. Alex, the owner/chef of this wonderful gem of a place, only offers what she can get from her purveyors that day so the menu is always creative and guaranteed fresh. Her blend of French, Spanish and German influences also help to add quite a variety of delicious options to the menu. A lot of the... More 

Thank SoFlaCouple
Roslyn, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to St John about 20 times by conservative estimate. No visit is complete without a stop at this most interesting and fun restaurant! We usually go on live jazz nights and almost every year try to get back for a second visit because there are so many dishes we want to try. This year... More 

Thank tnkbstr55
St. John
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If meat, beans, and potatoes is your kind of food, then LaTapa is not for you! But...if you like fresh, creative, delectable dining, you've hit pay dirt with LaTapa. Alex, the owner is like a mother hen with her staff and has trained them to perfection. She grew up in the restaurant business and has made her place fun, inviting... More 

1 Thank susankloyd
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here with a group of 5. Service was good and food was delicious. Had a variety of small plates. Would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Ekkoest
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565 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent St John biannually and this time LaTapa was our favorite meal. We had the Sautéed octopus which was fresh and sweet and very flavorful. The pork chop was delicious with very complex savory flavors. It was cooked perfectly. The service was outstanding and the ambiance very pleasant.

Thank Stelly3665

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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?