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“SO memorable!!”
Review of Aloha

Aloha
Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Orient Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Come enjoy tasty dishes in a warm and friendly atmosphere on the best beach in the Caribbean. Our chef has developed a varied menu, mixing refinement and simplicity.
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“SO memorable!!”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were in SXM for a week, and ventured to Orient Bay one day. We stumbled upon Aloha and I was so excited because I knew Aloha had rave reviews on tripadvisor! We went to the bar and immediately Nat, the owner, came up to us, all smiles, and asked our names. She was SO sweet, energetic, friendly, and warm. I wouldn't be surprised if we came back in a year, and she still remembers our names! We got some delicious drinks and a two chairs. This was the ONLY place we encountered the whole trip that did the 1:1 euro:USD...so great! We lounged in the sun, and was checked on frequently by Nat and the other servers. After an hour or so we went inside to eat. We ordered the calamari and shrimp appetizer and WOW, probably the best meal of the whole trip. The calamari was tender, fried to perfection, and served with the best dipping sauce. The dish also came with some grilled juicy shrimp and another dipping sauce. Still thinking about it! We got the special of the day, maple scallops. Let me just tell you, we licked the plate clean!! The presentation was beautiful as well. Nat took some pictures with us, and I honestly had one of the best afternoons of the trip. Beautiful place, decor, food, and people!!

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Chandler, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Multiple .. repeat visits”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We have made Aloha our home for the day the last 3 times we've been in SXM on cruises. While Orient Bay is what really keeps us coming back, the staff and great food at Aloha make it our only choice. We'll be back in May (this time staying in SXM for 9 days!) and will absolutely return to Aloha.

Visited January 2014
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boston, ma
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good drinks, service, and vibe”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Nat, Coco, and co. are friendly, make some of the best cocktails on the beach, and the 1:1 $ to Euro exchange makes this place a good value for american or candian or any other guests for whom euros are expensive.

Mahi sandwhich is perfectly simple, light, and fresh lunch option. Tilapia in a lime beure blanc was good too. Only bad meal was tuna tartar. Wished it had more citrus, mango, cilantro, anything, instead of being overwhelmed by coconut milk. Creaminess overpowered tuna's freshness and made it taste more like a mundane tuna salad with mayonaise.

Beyond that one meal, I'd highlly recommend, for food ad drinks. For beach chairs, they are spaced pretty close together, but they are also cheaper than the more spacious beach clubs.

  • Visited February 2014
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun and crazy spot on Orient Beach”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

These ladies are hard working, crazy and fun loving!
They have a nice little beach club, some chaises, with jazz (not Hawaaiian) music as the name might indicate
and they make a nice mussels lunch,salads and burgers, among other things.
A fun, high energy spot for lunch at the very furthest end of orient beach almost near the naturist colony. Follow the road almost to the naturist colony and turn left along a little roadway that runs behind the restuarants.

  • Visited February 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Lobster salad a gourmet presentation”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Aloha is a few stops from Pedros as you're looking for chairs to rent on Orient Beach. We consistently go here and the food is consistently the best around. Hard to believe you're on a beach eating this quality of food. The lobster salad is a half lobster with shrimp, scallops, salad and unbelievable garnishes. The grouper melts in your mouth....the absolute best I have ever had.

  • Visited January 2014
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