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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service! Very accommodating with our dietary restrictions. Each dish was perfectly executed. Some unique and delicious interpretations of classic dishes, such as Niçoise salad and homemade mozzarella salad. A gem!

Thank Maria3239
Urbana, United States
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Step down into the small restaurant or sit curbside. We prefer the bar as reservations may be difficult. Hungry? Get two plates. Or order a full meal. The servings are bigger than appetizers and tastefully prepared. The service is friendly and efficient but be prepared to wait a bit as each meal is individually prepared. The setting is funky, slightly... More 

Thank Christopher C
Fayetteville, New York
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sangria was recommended by our Server, but it wasn't good. One of 3 of us couldn't drink it, none of us liked it much. We were never asked about it. Food: husband requested duck and they were able to oblige, as the menu changes daily they are agile with recipes, he liked it quite well. Other two entrees were... More 

Thank PeripateticPam
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in on a weekday night in February. It's not a typical tapas place. They don't have any of the traditional dishes. The menu was pretty small and about half of it was full size meals. But the food we had was great. My wife and I really only needed about three small plates plus bread to make a... More 

Thank wes032
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent but something was wrong with the waiter. he asked me what I wanted to eat the only other communications was when I ask if there were any specials he forgot to tell me about. I just think a restaurant with such great food should have a better waiter. The table next to me was shown cheeses... More 

Thank Gene P
Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LaTapa is an excellent restaurant with a variety of plates to share....ranging from Spanish to Italian to Greek dishes. All are wonderful and beautifully presented. I decided to dine on a single large plate entree, the pork chop dinner. It was large and perfectly cooked. The 4 others at my table were envious of my meal. They shared many plates... More 

Thank gyldds
madison, wi
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LaTapa gave us a night to remember and another reason to come back to St.John. This little cozy, warm and rustic West Indian building is not only charming in character, it contains a dedicated, smart, creative and fun staff that puts out cuisine that makes you happy. We had the pleasure of talking with Alex, the owner and chef (she... More 

Thank BPJP
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting St. John for over twenty years. Can't remember exactly how long La Tapa has been there but it is always on our list of places to dine. We have never been disappointed.

Thank Anne G
Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared two appetizers and one entree; everything was amazingly good. Service was friendly and professional. Can't wait to go back!

Thank l2travelworld20
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at La Tapa was excellent and we had a nice inside table. I asked our waitress for a wine recommendation from a choice of two and she actually suggested the lower priced wine. That hasn't happened to us at many restaurants. Our waitress is from the Washington DC area as we are and we both agreed on our favorite... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?