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“Fantastic relaxing place to chill”
Review of Tapas On The Bay

Tapas On The Bay
Ranked #12 of 83 Restaurants in Gros Islet
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: With its Spanish-inspired decor and menu of 'little dishes from around the world', Tapas On The Bay is tucked into a breezy corner of Rodney Bay marina lagoon, where a steady breeze blows across the calm waters and cools its spacious covered deck. The long, Soufriere stone clad bar is perfect for enjoying a quick lunch or dinner, and the secluded location makes Tapas On The Bay a great place to relax and chill out. Taking traditional tapas as a base, Chef Rosie incorporates Caribbean and international influences, creating innovative new bite-sized dishes with local ingredients and flavours, serving them on sharing platters for a very social eating experience. There are also plenty of delicious entrees and yummy desserts to round out the menu. Throw in some excellent wines, three different types of sangria and boozy cocktails by the jug, and Tapas On The Bay could be your next favourite dining spot in Saint Lucia. Open for brunch from 10am to 3pm, happy hour from 4pm to 6pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm (11pm Saturday and Sunday). Closed Tuesdays.
marlow
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12 reviews
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“Fantastic relaxing place to chill”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We had a great evening at this new restaurant , tapas were fantastic...the standard we have come to expect from our previous visits to theirs other restaurant The Big Chef. Fantastic location ...we'll be back in Spring to share some copious quantities of sangria and tapas with friends!

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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks for your high praise and we love to think of Tapas as a great place to chill - the deck has a growing number of fans who particularly come back for the breeze, and now we open for lunch as well as dinner! We appreciate the time you've taken to share your experience, so hope you'll visit us again and say hi. Rosie & Marc Joinvlle
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“Delicious”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were in St. Lucia for my birthday and were recommended Tapas by the owners of the rental we had. It took us asking around a bit before we found the restaurant, but it was wonderful! Our server, as well as everyone else working, was friendly and helpful. We tried a variety of items on the menu and were happy with each of them. The calamari was cooked perfectly and the spicy potatoes (I think) were tasty! We sat outside on the waterfront and enjoyed the evening view. A must try if you like small plates to share!

  • Visited October 2012
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your birthday with us - Tapas is a great place to celebrate and chill out after a long flight. Thank you for taking the time to post this great review, we are always thrilled to hear about our guests' satisfaction. Come back soon. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Fredericton, Canada
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“A wonderful addition!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Marc and Rosie, what a great addition to Rodney Bay! Just like Big Chef, Tapas has great food, great service and a wonderful location by the water. Tapas is a class act and the only suggestion I can make is to add some ambiance - a piano bar with an accomplished pianist that guests can gather around - will make this superb venue even more spectacular!

Visited October 2012
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
We're so glad you liked Tapas on the Bay and thanks for the lovely review of our new waterside restaurant. We also think Tapas is a great addition to Rodney Bay Village, and are looking forward to hosting live music, salsa and other events in the near future. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you again soon at Tapas or Big Chef! Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Waterfront Tapas - Excellent”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We love Big Chef, so we figured their partner restaurant would be just as good. We were extremely pleased with the level of service and the quality of the food. Portions were just right and we couldn't beat the breeze on the deck.

Even though the restaurant is only a few weeks old, we can tell it will become a staple in Rodney Bay. We can't wait to return.

  • Visited September 2012
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
We're so happy you joined us at Tapas on the Bay in our early days, and appreciate the positive review and compliments to our new team. Keep up with Tapas on Facebook and we hope to welcome you again very soon. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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