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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came in for dinner without a reservation - no problems from a friendly and accommodating staff. Menu changes often, but all of the dishes were interesting and very well-prepared. Great selection of wines by the glass.

Thank BHerman
New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Tapa is in the center of town and opposite Umami. It has a very European feel to it and you could be anywhere in France/Spain having dinner. It's very romantic and quite secluded which is lovely if it's just you and a love one. The food choices are excellent, with daily specials, catch of the day and the menu... More 

Thank Millar_in_Asia
Sheffield Lake, Ohio
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our reservations early and got first pic for seating. We chose the sidewalk dinning right on the edge of the street! LaTapa has such a wonderful food menu and a great wine list! They had just gotten in a 30lb wahoo so my husband and I both tried it, prepared 2 different ways. It was one of the... More 

Thank Sherry131313
St. John, US Virgin Islands
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Tapa exemplies the St. John experience: it is special! The food is always excellent; the ambiance is crowded, yet charming and inviting. The art exceptional, the servers knowledgable, and you will leave with genuine appreciation that you fit this in to your stay on St. John. It is somewhat pricy, but memorable. Come, and come back. You won't regret... More 

Thank needham
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant in St John is owned by chef Alex Ewald who is a dynamo and master of her craft. It is best to make a reservation. The food is outstanding. The quarters are tight but worth the visit.

Thank dmiller93
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Need a reservation... we got lucky without one on a rainy night. The menu is different EVERY DAY... tonight, the fresh caught lobster risotto was AMAZING! I wanted to order a 2nd bowl... I shamelessly licked the serving spoon- no kidding! Enjoyed paella- very interesting presentation... risotto in this seafood dish needed the lemon for flavor. While I've had better...... More 

Thank lovethatgifts
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten in this restaurant on prior visits. We went there the evening we arrived and the food was so good we ended up coming back mid week and for our last evening Alex and her staff including bar man Derek are wonderful thoughtful hosts. Everything on the menu is delicious We tend to reorder the gazpacho which is... More 

Thank Pmm1948
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my favorite restaurant! Alex the female Chef is outstanding! Menu changes daily. Food was cooked to perfection. Flavors were amazing! Love this place so much!! Each bite put me in a trance! Coffee was delicious! Dessert was so rich!! We had the seared Tuna. Melted in our mouths.

Thank Tolli B
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love small plates, and La Tapa is always great. The food is great and there is great variety. The staff is very friendly and always helpful and of course the award winning Alex makes it all special.

Thank Kent J
Northport, New York, United States
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365 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a wonderful experience here. The restaurant was accommodating (they took us in before our reservation time) and food was very good. I loved the cheese platter and the portion sizes were perfect. They have a very good wine list also, very impressive. The service was attentive but not overbearing. It was one of their last nights before they... More 

Thank Camila M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-7755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?