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Tapas On The Bay

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Rodney Bay Waterfront | St Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
+1 758-451-2433
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10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The tapas lunch menu is great; the evening menu isomer extensive. The quality of the food and the presentation was excellent and the friendliness of the service staff was without fault - so attentive yet discreet

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Thank Dwooda
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for the review! We always say that repeat business is the highest form of flattery, especially from visitors to the island, who have many choices in the Rodney Bay area. We're delighted that your experience was so enjoyable for you to come back for more, and more again, and we hope you left some items on the... More 

Castries, St. Lucia
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The music, saxophone player was great but the service is very poor. The small amounts of food we saw other eating were very, very small portions and the prices are way over priced for what you get; not worth going to this place plus the ambiance is bad, narrow and crowd place with only a small number of table /... More 

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Thank TheTravellingPirate
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write a review. Just to clarify - did you actually dine with us at Tapas? I ask because you refer to food that other diners ate, rather than your own, and you also left a negative review at our sister restaurant, based on the prices, despite not actually eating there. We appreciate... More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant sits waterfront on the bay with wonderful view. We sat outside in the deck to take advantage of the beautiful breeze. We ordered from the tapas menu and shared, although they also have many entrees to choose from. We enjoyed all the tapas we ordered especially the octopus and the sweet potato fritters. They also had live music... More 

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Thank papistana
Management response:

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your Tapas experience, including the live music. You were lucky, as this is actually a weekly event, though we are now putting on entertainment more regularly, especially during the busy season, as our artistes have proved so popular. Thanks again. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is near so water. The ambience is great and also the staff is very friendly and helpful. I had the lobster burger which was very tasty and fries was well done which was perfect and also the grapefruit juice was great. I will definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Stacey Y
Management response:

Hi Stacey, thanks for your feedback. We get a lot of comments about how Tapas is great for a romantic meal for two, but you're absolutely right, it's also a great place to escape from it all and have some quiet "me time" watching the yachts and soaking up the breeze. We're glad you were able to do this with... More 

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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, very cozy location by the sea. We ordered a pitcher of sangria and it was just too much for us, we could just drink half of it.

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Thank Maria B
Management response:

Hi Maria, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and will take your feedback on board regarding the sangria. Generally our customers have no problem emptying the pitcher, but we will definitely look at adding a smaller version to the menu! Thanks again. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Next door to Big Chef Steakhouse is Tapas on the Bay, a surprisingly excellent option for dinner in Rodney Bay. Several combination meals (for two) give you an delightful introduction to the tastes and skills of the chef. We were quite impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was great, the portions were just right, and the meal was... More 

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Thank RGHayesKY52
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Your reference to "Small Chef" is ironic, since at one point we referred to our sister restaurant as "Lil' Chef", before deciding to focus on the Tapas experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful Tapas Dinner with my husband. We sat in the covered back deck area. It was raining quite heavily when we first got here so they had the far wall tarps down but as the rain eased up they opened it right up with a view of the bay. The music was just right and the overall ambience... More 

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Thank Ariana B
Management response:

Hi Ariana, thanks so much for leaving such a detailed review. As the first reviewer since we had the solid roof and rain tarps installed we're delighted that this allowed you to enjoy your experience despite the rain, as this is exactly what we were trying to achieve. Your comments about the food and service are also wonderful to hear,... More 

Barbados
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was tempted to try out this restaurant because it seem to be a well advertised place. From the outside looking in its great but that was just my first impression. The restaurant is a bit of a struggle to find because its on the bay with no clear signs and in the midst of othere businesses. On finding the... More 

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Thank Kal-El M
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry that your experience did not live up to your expectations in terms of the food and service, and we have since brought on additional team members and conducted thorough training with the team to ensure a better experience. As for the state of the water, unfortunately there... More 

uk
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice time here on their last day, good food served well and a great start to our holiday, wish they stayed open as we would go back

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Thank holboyUk
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you caught us, and sorry we had to close for a few weeks. Just to clarify, we haven't closed altogether, but we needed to close the doors for a month to allow us to replace the awning over the deck with a solid roof, as well as... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice place for a romantic meal or a quiet place for a foursome to enjoy very good tapas and a glass or wine or two. Not a good place for kids. Great wine list. Fresh ingredients and seafood. Nice portions. Has a very Mediterranean feel. Nice view of the water.

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Thank Bouyscout
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your experience. As it relates to kids, we do get quite a few families, but it would be interesting to hear what you think is missing so that we can perhaps better cater to this section of the market. Thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rodney Bay Waterfront | St Lucia, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Gros Islet Quarter  >  Gros Islet
  • Phone Number: +1 758-451-2433
Description
With its Spanish-inspired decor and menu of 'little dishes from around the world', Tapas On The Bay is tucked into a breezy corner of Rodney Bay marina lagoon, where a steady breeze blows across the calm waters and cools its spacious covered deck. The long, Soufriere stone clad bar is perfect for enjoying a quick lunch or dinner, and the secluded location makes Tapas On The Bay a great place to relax and chill out. Taking traditional tapas as a base, Chef Rosie incorporates Caribbean and international influences, creating innovative new bite-sized dishes with local ingredients and flavours, serving them on sharing platters for a very social eating experience. There are also plenty of delicious entrees and yummy desserts to round out the menu. Throw in some excellent wines, three different types of sangria and boozy cocktails by the jug, and Tapas On The Bay could be your next favourite dining spot in Saint Lucia.

Open for brunch from 10am to 3pm, happy hour from 4pm to 6pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm (11pm Saturday and Sunday). Closed Tuesdays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?