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“A valentine special!”
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.
Middx London
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A valentine special!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had a sharing platter on Valentine's Day which was excellent Lovely table overlooking the Marina .Live music which was excellent Good value

Visited February 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
We're so happy you visited Tapas for Valentine's Day because it's one of the most romantic spots in Rodney Bay, to say nothing of the food! Thanks for posting this short but very sweet review, and hope we'll see you again at Tapas or our other restaurant, Big Chef Steakhouse. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Middlesex
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice Tapas”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Nice location to eat outdoors overlooking the back of the Marina. Hidden away a little down an alleyway, this is a fair Tapas restaurant serving a mix of traditional Spanish dishes. The food is pretty good, with some real winners (steak kebabs), although one or two menu items we tried were rather uninspiring. Service was good.

  • Visited February 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
We appreciate your review of Tapas on the Bay, and are glad you found much to enjoy. There are quite a lot of tapas to choose from, so we often recommend getting advice from Chef Olivier who is passionate about Spanish cuisine and knows what our customers like. Thanks for taking the time to feed back, and hope we'll welcome you again next time you are in Rodney Bay. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Premium spot, food and prices”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Tapas is a pretty new style of eating for me but I am learning that you have to order a number of dishes to make it work. I was not really hungry so I ordered the grilled steak and the salt fish, followed by the almond crème crepes. All were excellent. This was less food that I would normally be happy with and a "normal" meal would be quite expensive, at least $40 (US).

I dined at night and was seated just a few feet from the water. I imagine that the view would be spectacular during the day. The service was good but I found getting the check quickly, to be a real task.

Visited March 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Tapas on the Bay. From your description it seems that you chose one tapas dish (saltfish), one main course (grilled steak) and a dessert, so it's unfortunate that the meal was not quite satisfactory. However, we hope you'll try Tapas again, when we can advise you on other little dishes which will be more to your liking. Rosie & March Joinville
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“Tasty food”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This restaurant has a fabulous view of the Bay. The bar is tastefully designed and food is very tasty. I would suggest getting there before the sun goes down to enjoy the fabulous views from the deck area.

Visited March 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thanks for reviewing Tapas on the Bay and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We agree it's a great location to for early evening, and the deck is a popular liming spot as the sun goes down. We look forward to welcoming you back again in future. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Waalre, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A good idea !”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This was the ideal dining concept for us. You can build up the meal that suits you from a huge range of beautifully prepared small dishes. The wines were excellent too.

Visited February 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We appreciate your kind words about Tapas on the Bay, and are glad your experience was all positive. Tapas is a new cuisine to St Lucia, so it's great when our visitors find plenty of options on the menu to share. Hope we'll see you again soon on the deck. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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