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The Palapa Grill

Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
+1 242-358-5000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“pork chop” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is good but you cannot enjoy it due to the swarm of flies that will attack your table when the food arrives. The first meal we dealt with it. For our second meal we ended up boxing it up and taking it back to...More

Thank Fubia01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Grand Isle and ate Breakfast lunch and dinner here. The food was good but I would say our best meal was having the chef prepare for us the Mahi Mahi we caught earlier that day. By far some of the best fish...More

Thank allison l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like the fact that the resort only had one restaurant, making it smaller and more exclusive. Service was friendly and they often tried to remember you if you were a guest. A nice selection and it was fun that each night had a theme...More

Thank Aimee H
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We came after 5 days at sea, we where hoping to get pampered and we did... the pork chops and the snapper are delicious... the chill you need to wear and is a good recommendation and complement for service...

Thank Carminecolarusso
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Palapa Grill restaurant is the best. What a view and confort ! We went there twice for lunch. The staff is so respectful and so nice. We had the chance to be serve the first time by the excellent Leon Baptiste that was exquisite and...More

Thank Louise G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Food and drink here are good. Staff friendly. Nice view of Emerald Bay. Not too crowded. Clean surroundings. Take out available.

Thank ghunker1234
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place with a steady staff. Sug is wonderful and has been there for years. We didn't stay at this resort this visit, but made sure we found out when she was working. The food is good, but a little pricy for...More

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This place is an oasis in food and custumer services, after ate in fourchette in paradise bay that service stink Thus place is a haven and the prices are the same and treat like a king and ateas well, Highly recommend service 5 start all...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Visited for my 30th birthday when I stayed at Grand Isles, then brought the whole family back even though we weren't staying there. It's THAT good! The service is also amazing!

Thank Alisha G
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

You can dress however you feel comfortable. It's outdoors and by the pool overlooking the beautiful ocean.The breakfast is so good but I enjoyed everything I ate and made it a point to try something new everyday. I don't drink so Ms. Sophia made the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
27 February 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
Good day, You sure do just let us know what time and what day. Best to call the resort when you arrive. Sandra
6 January 2017|
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Response from SGC-Exuma-LIFE | Property representative |
We certainly do there are several items on the menu and most all special request can also be made directly with our chef. Hope to see you at Grand Isle Resort soon,
21 August 2015|
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Response from Kaymark L | Property representative |
Greetings, Thank you for your interest in Grand Isle resort & Spa. Room #1612 is as the previous post indicated is indeed on the ground floor...with a view of the nearby golf course. Regards, Kaymark.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Bay | Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma (Formerly Pallappa Bar & Grill)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: +1 242-358-5000
  • E-mail
Celebrate the bold flavors and traditions of the Bahamas poolside at The Palapa Grill where fresh, local seafood is complemented by the ocean air and tropical outdoor setting. From Caribbean jerk-style seafood to Bahamian barbeque, we offer a real taste of the islands for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required for dinner.
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