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“We loved this new restaurant in Simpson Bay!”
Review of Papia

Papia
Ranked #47 of 120 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Description: Waterfront restaurant on the Simpson Bay Marina. Serving Caribbean cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Pouring natural wines and mixing tropical cocktails.
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Description: Waterfront restaurant on the Simpson Bay Marina. Serving Caribbean cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Pouring natural wines and mixing tropical cocktails.
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Not only is the space classy, the food is out of this world! Try the tasting menu on your first visit (you will return). The fish tacos = A+. The crab pasta dish = fantastic! The octopus = so great! The owner, Joe, is from Montreal and has experience in the business. He knows how to make a great restaurant and be a great host. It was a pleasure meeting him. We loved Papia!!

Thank jmw33pp
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this place in accident and wow was it treat! We went out fishing and passed through Papia and came back and asked them to cook fish we caught and they made a gourmet coursed creation. Prices are great especially compared to other places for quality you get and every thing we had in menu was fresh and fantastic. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Easy to ready menu with great options. Coming here I expected a lot of great fresh seafood and was very disappointed until this place. Delicious fresh creations. Great atmosphere too. Will definitely be returning here! Amazing food!! :)!!!!

Thank Anne E
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Limited menu due to local supplies but everything is delicious! Open air restaurant with great views. Fresh local ingredients made for great dining experiences; fresh caught snapper, jerked chicken, roasted beets, and the salad greens were so tender! TRy the chef menu, a dining experience!

Thank michellemJ7146VB
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We have been coming to St. Maarten for 18 years and always discover a new restaurant. 2017 provided a real delight. Joe and his team delivered superb innovative food, beyond our expectations. We opted for the Sharing Plate, comprising a grilled cauliflower & cheese, outstanding beets and Octopus, and a delicate pasta & crab. All were very creative and sourced locally. I can recommend Papia highly for a taste of the Caribbean - we are fans and will definitely be back.
Heather & John Buchanan
Mississauga, Ontario

Thank John B
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I rate this restaurant as the best on Dutch side St Maarten.
Fantastic location on the lagoon, classy decor, and sensational food.
The fish tacos are the best I've ever had, and for your first visit I'd recommend the tasting menu. Too many great dishes you need to try.
The picture is the jerk pork with clams and crab tagliatelle. Sublime.

Thank babylon111
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