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Tapas On The Bay

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Rodney Bay Waterfront | St Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
+1 758-451-2433
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can reiterate what "knowlie" said: the good was just as good as any 5-star restaurant. And I agree with ChuckLG: this was the best meal I had on the island. I ate at over 8 different restaurants in Rodney Bay and this was my favorite. The pork chop was perfectly seasoned, tender, and juicy. My appetizer and dessert both... More 

Thank Gregoreite
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the best meal we have had on the island so far! We will visit again! The food and wine were excellent and our waiter was very attentive.

Thank ChuckLG
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This isn't "fine dining" because of the casual atmosphere but the food is just as good as any 5-star restaurant. Most of the tables are situated on a deck looking out onto the bay facing East but our table of ten was seated inside. Every one of us loved each of our 3 courses. They had a talented musician playing... More 

Thank knowlie
Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food and a nice atmosphair. Service very good. Attentive staff. We went there twice in a week.

Thank KjerstinAdelMalmborg
St. Lucia
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked the location, even though its in Rodney Bay it still feels secluded. The food was good and so was the service. They were very accommodating because we had a large group for brunch which practically took over the lower deck. Will recommend this restaurant to a friend

Thank Emeka L
Castries Quarter, St. Lucia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely expensive and a total waste of money. A Valentine's special was offered and it felt like a total rip off and to some extent an insult. We were forgotten at some point. We had to ask for the remaining three sides. The food tasted ok, just ok.... The Waitress was really nice, only good experience from that night. Everything... More 

Thank Stacy S
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had 2 dinners at this tapas restaurant. We had 5 different dishes for the 2 of us. Strongly recommend the prawns. Good wine list. It is not cheap but excellent food .

Thank hotrod919
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive and poor food. The ambiance and location were good but we paid less at a top french restaurant for a first class meal. Don't go!!

Thank NorthamptonChris
New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big chef is a much better option. By American standards, the tapas portions here are WAY too small. Skip the tapas and order an entree. The service is good.

Thank NewYorkTheatrefan
Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal of assorted tapas and sangria. The staff was engaging and efficient. We also heard wonderful local live music. A great place to dine in Rodney Bay.

Thank collaborativelaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Caribbean, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rodney Bay Waterfront | St Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Gros Islet Quarter  >  Gros Islet
  • Phone Number: +1 758-451-2433
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.

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