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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (56 reviews)
“paella” (66 reviews)
“cheese plate” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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251 - 260 of 655 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2015

we go back here every time we are on St. John and it never disappoints. terrific food, fresh and innovative. helpful staff, and fun dining streetside

Thank DeaconTraveler85
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Changing my style of star review, so now only awarding one 5 star per trip, and for this trip La Tapa was the clear winner – for food quality taste and presentation, service, and drinks. No reservation, no problem, even with a large wedding group...More

1  Thank rddevita
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at LaTapa and it was just the best! The server was so nice and the food and drink was amazing. My daughter and I had the Sangria - it was so refreshing. The cheese plate was wild and the paella...More

Thank gigi z
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Fresh food, freshly prepared. Local flsh caught that day, excellent gazpacho, good use of locally grown greens and vegetables. Portions are good -sized, but not so big that you can't swim the next day - just enough to entice you, not enough to oppress you...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We took a 6 day 5 night trip to St. John's USVI, my favorite Island in the Caribbean. Right in downtown Cruz Bay is this lovely Spanish Restaurant. The night we landed we walked down the incredibly steep hill for dinner and entered La Tapa....More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We are foodies & pretty particular, this restaurant is fantastic! We had seafood, but the steak dinner and paella both looked amazing.

Thank salesrepIllinois
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This is probably one of the finer dining establishments in Cruz Bay. Service with a smile, great drinks at the (extremely well stocked) bar.

Thank lsebek
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The food was delicious, from start to finish. I was thrilled to have ordered the paella special - it really was spectacular. I started with the gazpacho, which was terrific. My friends and I shared a few other appetizers, and then the paella. The wait...More

Thank brooklynapt
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Fresh ingredients prepared thoughtfully and tastily! Locally sourced fish was cooked well and desserts warrant a special mention. Service was not as strong as food as we waited too long for drinks after being seated and were left pretty much unattended during the meal.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Absolutely delicious food, chef was very friendly and accommodating, staff was excellent. So nice to find excellent food and vegan/vegetarian options during travel and chefs who honor protein and produce.

Thank veggietravelct
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Questions & Answers
18 March 2016|
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Response from steve-USABoston | Reviewed this property |
Stand by my review 100%. Worst value in St John. No I haven't had too much sun, I went for dinner and was disappointed. If you went and had a different experience that's great.
25 February 2016|
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Response from MaryZ3 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can find something gluten-free. Most of their seafood small plates would be gluten free. The homemade mozzarella, the salad. Etc. and they are very nice so if you call ahead in sure they can help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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