We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Northside Road, Castara, Tobago
+1 868-766-1010
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 247: English reviews
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the hotel and enjoyed the bar and restaurant. Friendly staff and great cocktails! The fish was sea fresh and beautifully prepared.

Thank david240222
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting high on a hill with lovely views. We had lunch. One waiter and cook on duty, no other customers yet we had to wait for a menu and service was slow. Food was good with, some dishes available as appetisers or mains. Good variety of food.

1 Thank Jocelyn D
Kourou, French Guiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

restaurant was full when we arrived, but they organised our dinner at the bar. Very good cocktails. Food is really good and good wines. Stunning view !!

Thank marielehir
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Castara for two weeks. We went up to the Caribbean kitchen early in our stay, and had to go back on our last night to get another helping! The Caribbean lamb curry was amazing. However our meal felt a little pricy considering the slightly grumpy/slow service we got both times. This didn't really dampen our mood though... More 

1 Thank Niamh B
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Interesting 40 minute drive from Mt. Irvine, beautiful fishing village with stingrays swimming calmly around the swimmers. The restaurant casual, delicious food, fresh ingredients, friendly staff, great background reggae. Gorgeous view down to the beach.

Thank sandraskerritt
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place offers great views of the Caribbean and good food.Service is not fast but chill, relax and enjoy the views. It is not necessarily easy to find and it is a walk up the driveway but worth it. Would not recommend driving up driveway as the parking lot is small and occupied by guests of the hotel, so there... More 

Thank D B
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We ate here several times while staying at Castara Retreats. The food is excellent, service friendly and relaxed, and the position is outstanding up in the trees with views over Castara bay. The chocolate torte (made with chocolate from local cocoa plantation) was particularly fabulous and the rum tasting menu (with more of that chocolate on the side) a revelation.

Thank Katec2017
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

5 to 6 happy hour on Thursday was great but 3 of us alone were there but on friday were busy and real slow to get drinks

Thank steamin c
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We were in Tobago for a month and went to Caribbean Kitchen 3 times! Loved the views, local, organic food amazing! Wines are the best selection on whole island. Prices comparable to home! Grilled Mahi Mahi, lime/coconut shrimp. Curried goat, spinach risotto, aubergine tomato choka, potato wedges, chocolate mousse, passionfruit cheesecake....everything homemade and delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant! Reading... More 

Thank Whiskey69
Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for authentic cuisine you'd be better off walking into Castara. The food here is alright with some slightly more exciting options, which you won't find in the village (e.g Jamaican jerk chicken). Although, the supper here definitely isn't the best in Castara. The service is pretty poor, too: it took us about 20 mins to even be... More 

Thank Alex B

Travellers who viewed Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats also viewed

Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Black Rock, Tobago

Been to Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northside Road, Castara, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago  >  Castara
  • Phone Number: +1 868-766-1010
Open daily from 11am-10pm. For reservations call 766-1010. Castara Retreats Scenic Restaurant with spectacular views of the beach and ocean, on our terraced pavilion deck. We offer a range of home-made foods from fresh fish and quality steak to hand-made ravioli and interesting vegetarian options. We offer a choice of inventive starters including fishcakes, salads and chilled soups, and popular desserts such as chocolate mousse and passionfruit cheesecake. We have a range of cocktails, cold beers, fine wines, Italian coffees, and home-made juices. Our restaurant is rapidly gaining a reputation for good food and a warm welcome where guests can take a break, eat and drink, take in the spectacular views and sunsets and observe the wonderful hummingbirds as they display on our feeders.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
El Paso, Texas
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Caribbean Kitchen at Castara Retreats staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?