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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
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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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Riga, Latvia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It is located close to shopping area but has its own access to the bay which makes it a very nice setting. Food is pricy but tasty, combination of international (some Asian, few Spanish and lucky - Caribbean elements). The dish what I had - fish in coconut sous, was tasty. My friends option seafood in Asian style was less... More 

Thank Inese P
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad that your overall experience was good, but we will take on board your specific comments. With regard to the scope of the menu, we offer a general Mediterranean theme, but we do infuse Caribbean elements because we want guests to sample local delicacies, and we source all... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The location is awesome, overlooking the water. The tapas are okay, better than average when compared to the surrounding restaurants. One of the better places to eat in Rodney Bay.

Thank tigarlilyss
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad your overall experience was good but we recognise that there is always scope for improvement, and strive for better than "ok", so we'd love to hear any specific suggestions you have regarding the food. Please feel free to reach out to us via our website, or let... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Came for a tapas lunch with my mum had a lovely choice of local dishes as well as other cuisine. Food was very tasty and staff were really welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend

Thank GG-123-1992
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for the review. We're glad you and your mum enjoyed your experience at Tapas. We seem to be a popular restaurant for people looking to take the family out, especially on a Sunday. Thanks again, and hope to see you again soon. More 

Christiansted, St. Croix
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was a place recommended by our hotel staff, easy walking distance from the hotel. Setting is quaint, with indoor and outdoor seating that is right on Rodney Bay, with boat access and docking. Menu had both small and large plate selections. There was a great variety of small plates, and we had several as appetizers. The large plate portions... More 

Thank Joe S
Management response:

Hi Joe, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad your hotel sent you in our direction, and that you enjoyed your Tapas experience! Hope to see you again next time! More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We love doing breakfast on a Sunday after a long tiring week. Try the creole option. If you have a sweet tooth come over for dessert in the evening.

Thank julzislandgirl
Management response:

Hi there, thanks for the review! We agree - there is no better place to shake off the cobwebs (or hangover) than on the Tapas deck, with its great view, gentle breeze, and plenty of options for brunch, from local to Mediterranean, coffee to sangria! More 

Victoria, BC
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stumbled on this little bistro while looking for a way to the beach. A narrow path didn’t lead to a beach, but to a small dinghy dock and the breezy waterfront deck of this wonderful restaurant. There are lots of seating options — inside the restaurant, in a small garden patio, or on the waterfront deck. We sat on... More 

Thank Jasmine039
Management response:

Hi Jasmine, thanks so much for the great review. We know the region has a lot of great lunch spots so it's fantastic to know that we were your favourite! Our local beer is actually Piton, named after our famous twin peaks. You would have had Wadadli in Antigua I would imagine. The pan de tostada is a local favourite... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love the Latin vibes next to the beach front, the service is friendly. The menu will open your appetite. The local breakfast was really delicious!

Thank Maria G
Management response:

Hi Maria, thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Tapas On The Bay. We agree that the setting is excellent, but so as not to mislead future customers I just want to clarify that we are on the edge of the water in the marina, and not at the beach (although the beach is just a... More 

lyme regis
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

dropped in here late morning for brunch and was pretty impressed. Lovely setting right on the water and our waiter was very nice. Lovely mix of local and European foods. Great local juices as well

Thank julieLyme
Management response:

Hi Julie, thanks for the feedback. We believe there is no better place to admire the view and soak up the breeze at lunchtime than Tapas On The Bay, and we're glad you were able to experience it with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a nice place to go for lunch and sit by the water. The wait staff is friendly and professional and are available to make suggestions if you are not sure of what to get. The appetizers are good and the meals are filling. I like everything on the menu. I do recommend the Sangria especially the red one,... More 

Thank Lee011
Management response:

Hi Lee, thanks for taking the time to write a response. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Tapas On The Bay, and hope to see you again soon for some more of our sangria! More 

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

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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