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La Tartaruga

Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
+1 868-639-0940
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (35 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
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81 - 90 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2015

Only ate here once but the meal was excellent and the service was super speedy. Olives and nibbles were served immediately and the starters followed soon after. Great as we were hungry!!

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The restaurant is run by an Italian family that has now lived in Tobago for a number of years. We have eaten here at least once on every trip over the past 15 years. All the food is home-made and is always great.

Thank Oakvillekid
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have visited this restaurant on different occasions; I have never had a bad meal there but my wife's food has been very poor each time; we won't be going back. Overpriced

Thank Barrie H
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Overall, I found this place disappointing – quite overrated based on what I had heard of it. The little bites (olives, bruschetta, etc.) are nice, and the pumpkin soup was decent, though not earth-shattering. However, the vegetarian lasagna was quite disappointing – way too heavy...More

Thank Rob_Wolff
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Excellent food, extensive wine list, great service. Setting is an open air patio connected to a dining room. Breezy. The owner entertains with menu descriptions in Italian English. Have anything pasta, especially seafood. Lasagna and cannelloni also spectacular. As good if not better than what...More

Thank annoyingme
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

After making my reservation and arriving for 8:30 I got my main course at 9:45 to be exact. I had a pumpkin soup to start, it was a purée that you will feed to a baby. I didn't enjoy it. It was not a soup...More

2  Thank franchesca p
Reviewed 3 March 2015

A lovely space, and extensive (if expensive) wine list. And some nice touches (a couple of complimentary nibbles at the start of meal). But the pizza main was truly dire - like a really poor economy supermarket version. Dessert (tiramisu) was pretty ordinary. And the...More

1  Thank davelarave
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a great evening here and really enjoyed our interactions with the owner/head chef who was very welcoming and chatty. The wine is really expensive! We went for one of the cheaper bottles and it was delicious. I would advise if you don't know...More

Thank Natasha W
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Given all the hype about this place we decided to try it out and were slightly disappointed. The food wasn't bad but not up to expectation. We both had pasta as our main dish - and both were a bit lacking in flavour. The seafood...More

Thank Geeta L
Reviewed 14 February 2015

On our third trip to Tobago and been to La Tartaruga each time. The food is remarkable absolutely fantastic - words can not describe it! The wine list is amazing as well. Overall this is not a cheap night out but is such good value...More

Thank cta283
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
  • Phone Number: +1 868-639-0940
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