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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tapas On The Bay

Tapas On The Bay
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Ranked #15 of 84 Restaurants in Gros Islet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Trinidad
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had an Easter dinner at Tapas on Good Friday.

While most other establishments in the area were closed for the holiday, I was really happy that this great restaurant was open and I was greeted with warm smiles on entry.

They had a special Easter menu with about 8 different small servings of various preparations of fish meat which was great. Two glasses of wine were also included The food was quite tasty and filling. I barely made it to dessert.

The location and ambiance is wonderful, the staff is very friendly and the food was great.

  • Visited March 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thanks for this glowing review of Tapas, and we are happy you enjoyed our Easter 'Celebration of Fish' Platter which was a special menu prepared by Chef Olivier. The staff will be delighted with your compliments on the warm welcome and service, and we certainly hope you'll return to Tapas on the Bay again in future. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stopping at Tapas to have a quick bite was a wonderful choice. My husband and I stopped here for dinner and being my first time there I did not know what to expect. I ordered a simple item on the menu and it was just delightful. The portion size was perfect, the flavours were just extraordinary and the customer service was on point. Will definately be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank GussieGrim
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
We're so happy your first visit to Tapas was an enjoyable one, as the team strives to make every dining experience unforgettable. Thank you for taking the time to write up this shining review, and we look forward to meeting you again on the deck soon! Rosie & Marc Joinville
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“Fabulous food, staff and location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had the pleasure of being at Tapas for a small pre wedding reception. The food, drink, service and location were all amazing. We go to St. Lucia annually and Tapas will now be on our must visit list! It was a pleasure to meet you Rosie... looking forward to next year!

  • Visited March 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
We appreciate your lovely review of Tapas on the Bay, and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our location is so special, the restaurant is in great demand for private functions, and we have been lucky to welcome many visitors and enjoy their celebrations. We look forward to seeing you again on the deck - please do say hello! Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Lenoir NC
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“Ok Lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stopped in here for lunch today..nice quiet location right on the bay..we were the only people in and had a nice seat with a pleasant view. We got some tapas for an appetizer, bruschetta and some mushrooms on toast..they were both very nice. my wife ordered the fish and fries which although the fish was a large portion it was a bit greasy, and she would have liked some vinegar on the side. She asked for some and was given olive oil. I ordered the Beef/Chorizo burger and specifically designated no mayo...of course when it arrived it was slathered with mayo..this was cheerfully corrected..the Burger was large but relatively tasteless. All in all the service and setting were nice but the food was lackluster at best. would not be on my list of places to return..

  • Visited March 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review your lunch at Tapas, although we are disappointed that your experience was not up to our usual standard. We will share your comments with the team, and use them as a learning opportunity. Hope you will visit us again in future and allow Tapas the opportunity to make up for your disappointment. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Great location but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

was disappointed with the food. However, The one thing you need to make sure you get the Goat Cheese Flat Bread!!

Visited March 2013
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BigChefSteakHouse, Owner at Tapas On The Bay, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review Tapas on Tripadvisor, and we're unhappy to know the food did not live up to our usual high standards. If there are particular comments you would like to share, please message privately so we can pass on to Chef. The Goat's Cheese Flatbread is a guest favourite so we're delighted that it was the highlight of the meal. Please say hello when you visit us again in future. Rosie & Marc Joinville
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