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“Fabulous food, well worth every penny” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of TJs Caribbean Tapas Bar

TJs Caribbean Tapas Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 2 - US$ 8
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Good for: Groups, Kids
Dining options: Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: we are only restaurant of this type in lanzarote that serves Caribbean and international tapas.
Northampton
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22 reviews
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“Fabulous food, well worth every penny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

We have just returned from 2 weeks in Lanzarote and visited this restaurant three times. All the tapas dishes are excellently cooked and served by Tony and Jeanette, and Ben too. If you are looking for tapas with a difference you must visit this restaurant, it is a hidden gem in the old town, just down the road from the Aquarius Apartments.
Put your own selection of tapas together, meats, fish, and vegetarian are all available and come with complimentary bread - don't leave the sauces, they are scrummy.
The service is great, it's a family business, all freshly cooked food and believe me the food is worth waiting for.
Go and try it and enjoy.
Look forward to seeing you in October Tony and Jenny

  • Visited April 2012
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“Carribean food at it's finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

Turned up at the restaurant and got the last table available. Very small place so would be worth booking in advance in peak season. The food was amazing and quite a lot of food for the price. Slightly average than longer wait but you experience this in many Carribean restaurants and it was well worth it! Great authentic flavours made me want more. I left feeling bloating simply because I ate too much as It was too good to stop! I would recommend this to anyone that likes a bit of spice.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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“Fantastic Service and Superb Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

After looking up some of the top rated trip advisor restaurents in Puerto del Carmen, we went on a hunt for TJ's along with 2 others. Out of the 3 restaurants we found and tried, TJ's is the only one we went back to twice in the week we spent in Lanzarote. The service was superb, very friendly and happy to advise on dishes, accommodate requests and take all the pictures we wanted. The food was....sublime is the only word appropriate....both nights we waddled happily out the door stuffed to the gills. the only problem with the menu is deciding what to select. Highly recommend the veg of the day, five spiced beef and mushroom strogonoff. Everything was so fresh and perfectly cooked. Desserts were fab too (profitaroles are to die for). Thanks for a couple of great evenings TJ's!

  • Visited April 2012
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous food and friendly service. Book early!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

As first time visitors to TJ's we were delighted by the food, the cosy decor and the friendly service. We will be back during our next visit and would recommend it to anyone who fancies something a little a different. Happy to wait for all 8 small dishes to be freshly cooked and served with a smile. Lovely leisurely meal. It was top of the 7 restaurants we tried during this our break. We called in early in the evening to book for later, good job we did as it was always full when we passed on other nights and was when we arrived to take our seats.

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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“Hidden but well known gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We'd heard about this place so went on the hunt for it one afternoon and were about to give up when we found it, and we glad we did. Its a very different concept but a very pleasant one. Location wise all i can suggest is finding the Irish harbour boat punb and its very close to that. The interior is small but chic, and the service was very friendly. I enjoyed the food so much that I ordered extra, which should tell its won story. Definitely worth finding, we are going again very soon and we will be eating here at least once in the two weeks

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