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“A wonderful Dominican experience”

The Tamarind Tree Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Salisbury
Price range: US$15 - US$25
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The restaurant is an octagonal building, on top of the cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The kitchen offers a wide range of local Creole as well as international dishes, appetizers, snacks, salads and desserts prepared with fresh local ingredients.Specials: The locally brewed Kubuli Beer, one of the world`s best Lager beers, is served as Draft Beer only at The Tamarind Tree.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“A wonderful Dominican experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We went to the Tamarind for an evening meal with friends
The hotel/ restaurant is owned by Europeans and located sling the west coast of Dominica 30 min from Roseau
It is extremely clean and has a wonderful atmosphere the restaurant offers covered and uncovered open air dining overlooking the ocean
Plenty of parking and easy to get too
It is on the road between Roseau and Portsmouth on your left just after the cricket fields when coming from Roseau
The food was excellent and good value for money
The service was personable and friendly
If you want western food with a Dominican touch served with a smile this is the place to go

  • Visited March 2014
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“Restaurant review only. BEST MEAL we've ever eaten!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed in Dominca for 2 weeks at a friend's house near Roseau, so we can't comment on the accommodations at Tamarind Tree. It seemed nice, though. Not over-the-top, but like a decent inn that we'd call a "motel" in the U.S.

A friend recommended dinner here, so we ventured up the mountain and found the Tamarind Tree easily. The restaurant / bar is at the back of the property on the cliff facing West. Great for sunset.

This is a good place to point out that this is not like what would come to mind for most of our American friends when hey think of a hotel restaurant and bar. This is Dominica. Everything here is more simple. Do not expect fancy. It is definitely nice. But in the simple, unspoiled Caribbean way of Dominica.

The restaurant / bar is more like a small shelter in the side of a hill overlooking the ocean. With stone floors and simple tables and chairs. But the view is amazing. We didn't have a reservation (as best I recall). When we walked in around 5 we were told that we were early for dinner, but we were invited to hang out and have a drink. We were the only customers, but it was a small area, and I think there were only 2 people that worked there besides the owner who sat at a table doing paperwork and talking to us. There was a girl who worked at the bar and was the waitress and a young man who worked in the kitchen. It was very nice. I can't recall if the lady sitting there was the owner or a manager. I seem to recall that she was Swiss, if I'm not mistaken. The young man and young woman who worked for her were locals.

After a short time a couple of guys came wandering down from the hotel. One was an American and his buddy was German, I believe. They were visiting the island for the scuba diving that so many divers come to enjoy. The four of us sat and drank and talked and watched the sun drift low over the ocean. It was beautiful. I enjoyed a cigar and rum & cokes. Smoking isn't prohibited and frowned upon on Dominica the way it is in most places in America. To be fair, this restaurant is basically outside under a roof on a mountainside and with nice ocean breezes, so it doesn't smell like smoke or anything like that. If you're sensitive to smoke, you shouldn't even notice it here if anyone happens to be smoking. After a little while longer another couple joined us and the six of us sat together talking and drinking. The other couple was European, but we all spoke mostly English.

At this restaurant, there wasn't really a menu. There was just "dinner". And it was ready whenever the cook got it all made up. Dinner ran a little later than normal that night, as the owner told us that she had purchased 1/2 of a swordfish that had come in on a fishing boat that afternoon and the guys were a little late in bringing it up to the restaurant. It was just the 6 of us in the restaurant that evening and we just sat and watched the sunset and had nice conversation until it was ready. Nothing happens fast in Dominica, and none of us had anywhere else to be. The meal was served hot and well-prepared and presented. Very simple. Very delicious. Every bite was worth the wait.

I wanted to be sure to review our evening at Tamarind Tree because my wife and I frequently mention that meal. The swordfish steaks we ate that evening were the centerpiece of the most delicious meal we've ever eaten. Neither one of us remembers what it cost. It wasn't shockingly expensive, but about what we'd expect.

A funny post script: As we all had finished our meals and after-dinner coffee and were saying our goodbyes to our fellow diners we'd just met, they finished washing up the dishes and were closing down the restaurant. As we walked to our car, the young man and young woman who had cooked and waited on us all evening were leaving for home. I think they were brother and sister. When we asked how far they lived, they told us that they walked a couple miles to a bus stop and then rode to a stop a mile or two from their home. Knowing that the "bus service" in Dominica may or may not be running at any given time and may or may not ever show up, schedule or no schedule, we offered to give them a ride. It was a surprisingly long way to their house, but they were appreciative and we were very happy to have saved them a couple hours of walking and waiting. That's just Dominica. I don't know if or when we'll ever get back to Dominica, but if we do, the Tamarind Tree restaurant will be at the top of our list for dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Unique place! Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

Good food and service, AC worked and accomodations were clean and neat. Great location if you have a rental car. Beware of the boiling lake hike, it's much mire difficult than we expected. Check out the run factory across the. Street and go into the city for some culture, then head to the mountains for some amazing waterfalls. Snorkel in champagne and check out soufriere! Really neat place to visit!

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