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“Great Experience”
Review of Amalia Cafe

Amalia Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Amalia Cafe is a delightful open air Spanish themed restaurant in historic downtown Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie. The menu is heavy on tapas, with favorite Spanish entrees like Paella or Zarzuela. Enjoy a taste of Spain in the Caribbean.
Seaford, New York
1 review
“Great Experience”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Had lunch here and it was great - I had the Barcelona Burger and my better half had the salmon special. Both were excellent. The service was very attentive but not intrusive. If you're ever downtown Charlotte Amalie and want an outstanding lunch this is the place to go.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Vince K
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new jesey
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“1 word owner”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I was taken back a minute by this place and to find out he was the owner.granted I didn't have a reservation but it wasn't crowded and it was about 730pm a party of 5 just left and there was a party of 7 was coming for there reservation so we said OK and waited for them to clean the table mind you the table for 7 was still being occupied by a party of 2 and the party of 7 wasn't even present yet.so instead of him helping with our table first he tried to have a very nice lady clean the table by herself he was so worried about the the party he just totally ignored trying to get our table ready ,so we waited about 15min and behold the party of 7 shows up and was waiting with us for about 5min.he hustled his butt to get that table ready first and sat them and we were still waiting ,at that point my wife said let's go and that was all I needed to here,as we started to leave he said OK its ready we were OK but no thank you he then said ooo well.to me he showed his true color to another brother.The thing about it is the nice women was trying to tell him to sit us but he was so busy trying to get that other table ready he wouldn't even listen to her.so for him for future ref.take a deep breath and be a little more relaxed and not so crazy acting to your employees

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank raaagp
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Maison Amalie - great location, average food.”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Now called "Maison Amalie" this cafe is overall nice and pleasant, located in a green palm-lined passageway. Seating is only available outside, however the fans produce some pleasant breeze making is bearable. The waiter was ok, replaced a sour bottle of wine that he first produced with another one without a hitch. Gazpacho soup was nice and refreshing, bread was warm and butter plentiful. Escalopes with egg was really nice and cooked to desirable doneness, however pasta of the day left much to be desired: overcooked, overloaded with cream, shrimps were heavily breaded (!) in rosemary batter, and a stray rigatoni made its way into a plate of linguini, suggesting that pasta was pre-cooked. Not up to par. Veal scallops were ok, salmon was nice with a bit heavy application of honey glaze. Steer clear of after-meal espressos though - I don't know where they get their beans, but it tasted nothing like it should. Tip of 18% was automatically added to the bill, thus totaling 277$ for six soups, six entrees, a bottle of wine, a bottle of sparkling water and 4 espressos. Overall - nice impression, but wish more attention was paid to food preparation and ingredients.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank kmagzoum
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“Good food and service”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Flavorful food served by attentive staff. Located in a quite shop lined street, this open air patio cafe pleases.

Visited March 2013
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Thank BrewsterPug
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Westfield, NJ
1 review
“The Best Year after Year”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife and I went to this restaurant for the first time in 2002, during our honeymoon. The food was fantastic. Ten years later, we went back during our summer vacation with our 6 year old twins. It was our best dining experience on the island. We loved the food and the service so much we kept going back again and again. The service is high quality. The food is fresh, perfectly cooked, properly seasoned. The proprietors are a lovely couple who pay attention to every detail and are always on premises. The children had no problem eating from the adult menu, or, the owner had the chef modify a plate to their preference.

My wife and I enjoy eating out a great deal. We like to find the best rated restaurants wherever we go and have eaten in the most acclaimed restaurants in the Carribean, NYC and up the east coast. Amalia Cafe is the best restaurant in St. Thomas. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Julio G
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