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“Arrive as a guest, leave as family!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Morales

Villa Morales
Ranked #7 of 26 Restaurants in Frederiksted
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Albany, New York
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Arrive as a guest, leave as family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Villa Morales! We arrived for an early dinner one day with ravenous appetites, as we were told that Villa Morales serves some of the very best local food on the entire island. Very best indeed!! My partner ordered Angie's conch in butter & garlic and it was incredible....just so tender and tasty and cooked to perfection! I had grilled Wahoo, which was also delicious, as well as Angie's conch chowder. Their portions were great and Angie's fusion of flavors in her cooking was superb. J.T. and Angie own Villa Morales. J.T. is the bartender, and a mighty good one at that. His mojitos are legendary! J.T. came by our table a couple of times to be sure we were satisfied, and even sat with us at one point to chat for a bit. When we left, he gave both of us huge hugs and thanked us for stopping by. We truly did arrive as guests and leave as family (or at least friends, but we sure felt like family!!)! We will definitely go back when we return. Villa Morales is open Thursday - Saturday, so be sure to remember than when planning your visit. Make sure you fit a meal here into your schedule!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank naturegals
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English first
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Local Flavor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Just returned from a week on the island. Dinner at Villa Morales was at least as good as some other restaurants that were twice the price. The waitress was very helpful-she warned us off of the fried fish and let us know some of the desserts were brought in. Our group had Mahi, goat, fried chicken and mussels and everyone enjoyed their entries. We had desserts made on the premises and these were good as well. We would return, especially if we were on the west side of the island.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Texasman59
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic island food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our party tried the conch, goat and mahi. All the dishes were truly excellent. Such an excellent meal and its a small family run restaurant. Kudos - we are definitely returning again on this same trip.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank marlyd71
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Frederick, Maryland
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303 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“great food, nice people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

A little out of the way, but a very popular restaurant. Everyone on the island knows where it is so finding it shouldn't be hard. Make a reservation if you think it will be busy.
We've been there three times during our several vacations on the island. The first time was with a party of 12 and the service was so slow (>1 hour wait before the first food appeared) that we passed on going there again for a few years. Last two times it was much faster - but be prepared to wait for food at any restaurant on the island. People work slowly and are not in a rush. Consequently, whatever you order will be very very good eating.
Try the stewed goat. This isn't a typical meal in the US, but I've had it a few times in the Virgin Islands and it has always been very tender, tasty, and with a great sauce.
The conch is also great, but I have mixed feelings about divers grabbing these gems from the reefs for human consumption - they are getting rarer to spot if you spend much time underwater.
This is one of the more expensive places to eat in this area of the island, but it's great for a special occasion.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 2005-travel-lover
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Real Mom and Pop Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

quiet little place off the beaten path. Authentic.Amazing conch in butter and whole red snapper They start cooking early in the week to be open Thurs, ,Fri. and Sat.

Visited February 2014
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