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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (66 reviews)
“tapas” (51 reviews)
“cheese plate” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviews (638)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting w sweet Alex who fit us in to this happening restaurant to Alex our waiter all was perfect! The Duck, the cod cakes, the paella the gazpacho were delicious...

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a top favorite of our recent trip to St. John. Party included grandparents, a daughter, her husband, and two grandsons, ages 15 and 13. Everything we tried was a hit with at least four in the group. Service was excellent and menu varied...More

Thank _jogriffith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff and ambiance! Decided to visit La Tapa to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and we both loved it. The homey feel and funky world decor are fun and beautiful. We LOVED everything we ate: wine selection, the artichoke, bread & sauces, salad...More

Thank TainaLatin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a view, there are plenty of options. If you want incredible food and amazing service, La Tapa is the one to beat. We went two nights in a row and can't decide which night was better. It's the freshest food with the...More

Thank dpigat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a catamaran over from St. Thomas to St. John. I asked a few locals for restaurant recommendations and several people recommended LaTapa. We didn't have a reservation but the hostess was so nice and accommodated my family. Dinner was delicious, fresh and lovely...More

Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the exterior this place just did not reach out to me but my wife wanted to check it out one evening, without a reservation. We were able to sit at the bar, our general preference. Derek, the bartender and our server was very plesant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband always goes for the gazpacho and I always have the octopus and also the langostinos yummy. There is a choice of small and large plates, good for sharing a great wine list.

Thank Marcella N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best meal we had while in St. John. The mahi ceviche (fresh, local fish) was a standout. The paella and chocolate torte were also excellent. You definitely need a reservation - call at least a few days before!

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We've been visiting St John and LaTapa annually for years. LaTapa has always been excellent but this year a couple of issues made our meal there less special than in the past. First we came to find out that the weekly Tuesday jazz group had...More

Thank gijoel
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Service was amazing. Food was amazing. We ordered a magnum of rose and then, bread with 3 dipping sauces, a cheese plate, artichoke hearts with hollandaise, and the Paella! Wow, wow, wow. There were 3 of us but we were all full and happy with...More

Thank tommie1357
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Wow cant believe I saw this review about one of st johns best restaurant! As a rental villa owner and long time st john resident I hate to see any business on st john slandered like this. Box wine??? Where is this guy coming from?
18 March 2016|
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Response from steve-USABoston | Reviewed this property |
Stand by my review 100%. Worst value in St John. No I haven't had too much sun, I went for dinner and was disappointed. If you went and had a different experience that's great.
Do you have gluten-free menu options? If so, what would be some choices and/or recommendations?
25 February 2016|
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Response from MaryZ3 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can find something gluten-free. Most of their seafood small plates would be gluten free. The homemade mozzarella, the salad. Etc. and they are very nice so if you call ahead in sure they can help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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