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“Original Dishes from an international Chef. Las Vegas to St Maarten”
Review of Moomba

Moomba
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Maho
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: A match made in heaven, the friendly island and a concept whose entire being is based upon having fun...fresh seafood equal to none, the most creative tapas in all of the Caribbean, all accompanied by libations and wines of the world, in a uniquely St. Maarten atmosphere. Tapas are all about being social; sharing plates is just the start, it's really about sharing in the experience and the fun that comes along with it. Come alone or come with 100 people, either way MOOMBA will take you in and where your night goes from there is up to you. Begin your evening with a signature cocktail in our magnificent bar looking down on all of Maho.
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Mid-level price restaurant.

Overall rating: 5*****

food:
There are 1OAK dishes here. 1 of a kind! The chef came from Las Vegas ( I lived there for 2 years), one of the most competitive places to cook in the world. You have fun dishes like the Moomba Burger or Mac n Cheese, as well as some funky dishes that are very detail oriented. Original dishes are here that blend flavors (spices, oils, etc) down to the gram.

interior design:
Has 2 sides, separated by a thru-way for the plaza. It's a Romantic setting at night. The larger half/side has dim lighting and great table spacing. If with friends for fun or on a new date, the bar side has a very social / trendy vibe. Also has good views of the MAHO strip if into people watching.

service:
Great people. Always moving around checking on guests and then back to the kitchen to make sure all goes 100% correct. Fun to talk to; very liberal and relaxed atmosphere.

expectations:
This will likely increase with prices in due time. Try it out while it's still new. That's my thoughts from an experienced traveler. They have some dishes that are well priced and fun to try!

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Thank CKHiD
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ngd159, Owner at Moomba, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Thank you for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed both your time in St. Maarten and our restaurant. Come see us again soon!

Safe travels friend, One Love,

Nick and Dani

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a fantastic experience here. We loved sitting outside. Drinks were wonderful. I had the fish and my husband had a burger, both excellent. The service was outstanding - very helpful in making our selections. We would definitely eat here again the next time we visit St. Maarten.

Thank jolianne01
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We started with a potato appetizer which was a mistake. Basically French fries with chipotle mayonnaise. The next dish was stuffed mushrooms with a goat cheese stuffing. Tasty we split a salad with grilled shrimp which was perfect our waitress was so nice. Attentive friendly interesting.

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

The place in one word EXCELLENT. Nick and Danielle are the best Hosts. From the moment we met Nick and then Danielle we knew it was a special place. While we were staying at Sonesta Ocean Point- All Inclusive we were not that happy with things (which is a whole other review) so we took a walk and found this gem. It was the best meal all week and the service was top notch. The passion they both have for MOOMBAS's is shown in all aspects of the business.We had such a great experience with dinner we went back for drinks and Tapas and had the pleasure of meeting the Queen- The Queen B that is. Again- the best bartender in St. Martin. A Great young lady to converse with while enjoying adult beverages. If you are in St. Martin you must visit MOOMBA's- you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Brian S
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ngd159, Owner at Moomba, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thanks for the great review! We do have a lot of passion for what we do and we are so thrilled that you felt that. We are happy you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance in the bar as well!
Follow us on Facebook or twitter to keep in touch and up to date on what we are doing in the future!

Glad to know you have arrived home safe and we will look for you on your next visit to St. Maarten.

Safe travels. All the best,
Nick and Danielle

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

My friends and I were in the mood for Italian food and after having a terrible experience at a different restaurant in Maho we decided to leave and go to Sopranos. Shortly after we were told sopranos had closed but to try Moomba, Best decision ever !!! They have great selection of tapas ( had a curry chickpea dish) and great pizza ( had the Pizza Bianca ) they even changed the Alfredo sauce to Marina for me, which a lot of restaurant would never do!! My friends had the Mushroom Risotto and Kale & Cabbage salad(we still crave it wish there was one in NYC). We were able to have our Italian craving with a twist of Mediterranean. Definitely recommend it you will not regret your choice. Great ambiance and the owners were very friendly !

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Thank andrea n
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ngd159, Owner at Moomba, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Thank you for the nice review! It was a real treat having you ladies dine with us at Moomba! You created a fantastic new pizza with your switch on our Pizza Bianca. We even eat it that way for dinner sometimes now. We have added a few others to our menu so you will have to come back and visit us in St Maarten soon.

Safe travels. All the best,
Nick and Danielle

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