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The Boat House Restaurant

Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“lobster” (11 reviews)
“chilli” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently got to enjoy lionfish here for the first time. We were served two reasonably sized portions of lionfish fried. This came along with a sweet potato mash, some Chana, fried caulilflower, and a green salad. We really enjoyed our first lionfish, and hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse Restaurant is at the end of the road right on the beach. Difficult to find parking, so walk if you are staying somewhere else in town. The restaurant does not open each day, but when it is open they specialize in local fresh...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Castara is wonderful! Friendly people, nice beach, and some good food. This was a favorite. My wife and I stayed up the hill at the Castara cottages. It was a steep but short walk down to the small beach where we found this bar. We...More

Thank Kazmanbrew
Reviewed 12 November 2017

It's a bit hairy driving down to this beach restaurant, the road is single track and pretty washed out but do make the effort! The setting is wonderful. We were staying at the Angel Retreat which is right beside the restaurant. My husband and I...More

Thank Bugs-and-Bif
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had the ginger marinaded beef, gorgeous, as well as the carrot ginger rice. The drums are fantastic, so much energy. The limbos were fun to watch

Thank juec
Reviewed 23 July 2017

its a place that worth visits. Syaff very friendly and the best meals was only here. We will come back

Thank magda a
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Castara for two weeks and felt this was the best bar in town - nothing like drinking a Carib on the beach and the seats aren't directly on the sand so the sand flies are kept at bay! Food was good, both...More

Thank Niamh B
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I spent lots of time at this lovely bar/restaurant on my recent holiday in Castara. The food is great, especially the seafood (try the shrimp in chilli and coconut), the drinks are potent and plentiful and it always feels warm and welcoming. The view from...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

You come here for a cold beer, a snack and the view. You do not come here if you are looking for a skillfully prepared cocktail or to enjoy gourmet food. Do not miss drum nights!

Thank JosefinMorge
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the beach at little (heavenly) bay Castara. Lots of friendly people - dive straight in and get into the local scene - don't hold back! Sharon is a great host and would try her best to meet our needs or encourage us to...More

Thank MutleyPMC
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17 November 2016|
Response from Miyuki0404 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is a walking distance. On your way to the beach house, there is a cozy coffee shop, some small shops that you can enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Depot Road | Little Bay, Castara, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago  >  Castara
  • Phone Number: 660-7354
Tel: 483 0964The restaurant is beachside and open every day except Saturday. We do homemade pizza and pelau on Sundays and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday. We have a live African drums and limbo every Wednesday with dinner. Dinner costs between $100 - $115 for fish, chicken, shrimp, beef, goat, prawns or squid). Lobster is priced according to size.We also have 4 apartments behind and set above the restaurant. They have a fully fitted kitchen, large deck, kingsize bed with canopy, bathroom, sofa bed , table and chairs.Rates are $60US per night per room.
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