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Reviewed January 17, 2021

Listen to me this place was lovely. Intimate restaurant with a comfortable feel. The food in one word; DELICIOUS!!! Warren, the owner was a great host. My son who doesn't like fish said to me " Mom if you cooked fish like this I would...eat it! The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the ambience as well. The food was indeed top quality!! A MUST DO!! Try the ice-cream too!! Hats off to you Warren and blessings!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

What a way to end our Tobago mini vacation. Here was by far the best place we ever ate in Tobago. Perfect. My children were very impressed with the food even the salad. Very satisfied with everything I tasted from here. 10/10. The chef was...very pleasant and friendly.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 7, 2020

Spent four days in Tobago. The meal we had here was the best meal we had over that period. The food was reasonably priced and the ambience was lovely.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Amazinggggg food! We fully enjoyed our meals. Fine dining quality in a casual setting! Really friendly chef/owner.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020

Great food Very good prices Very happy i came here for a celebratory dinner Cant wait to be back to tobago to enjoy

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 30, 2020 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. The ambience was cozy and romantic. Value for money. I would definitely recommend to all visitors to Tobago.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 15, 2020

I waited to visit Edge of the Reef a few times before writing this review, and it's come at the expense of note realizing almost 6 months had passed and I had yet to finish the review! Nestled above the Pizza Boys pizza shop in...Black Rock, Tobago, ascending the stairs on the side of the building will lead you a warm, inviting and airy space that reminds you immediately that you're in a tropical island. Wood abounds, from the exposed beam ceilings to the exterior panel and Louvre doors. The walls are covered in beautifully painted reef murals depicting the typical residents of the nearby Buccoo Reef, and a brightly colored tile mosaic floor helps to set the relaxed and inviting atmosphere that is Edge of the Reef. EVERYTHING here - and I mean everything - is made with love and care and passion. Proprietor Warren Ali has followed his passion to be second to none on the island, and together with his right and left hands Ria and Adrian, has made good on his promise to deliver an exceptional meal with the feeling of being at home in a neighbor's home. Take your time and get comfy, because your meal is made from scratch when you order it, and as with all good things, it takes a little time to prepare things perfectly. Service is not slow, but as you're probably already on vacation, why are you rushing anyway? Warren, Ria and Adrian foo out of their way to purvey the best of what the island has to offer, from the meats to daily trips to the fish market to select the fish themselves, you know you're getting the best and freshest that can be had, and it is borne out by the incredible food this small and efficient kitchen pumps out day after day. Adrian has the makings of a world-class top chef, and I hope this young man pursues his talents more. Hospitality is warm and wraps you in a blanket of comfort that disarms you almost immediately. You're relaxed, enjoying the cool breezes off the ocean, and sipping on almost anything you could think of for the bar to make you before your meal. On our first trip to Edge of the Reef in August 2019, we had the rum and coke to start, and waited for our fish bites, calamari, and garlic coconut shrimp to arrive. What a treat when they did! The coconut shrimp were exquisite. Perfectly golden brown and crunchy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The fish bites were enough to make my seafood-averse kid devour them almost immediately. However, for me the star of the appetizer round was the calamari. It's incredibly difficult to get breaded calamari to be golden and crunchy outside and not also be rubbery inside. Edge of the Reef's skilled kitchen hands accomplished the elusive - a perfect deep fried calamari that was a delight from the first bite to the last. Since it was our first time and could not decide, Warren suggested we try the Seafood Smash. As my son was not the biggest seafood fan, he played it safe and went with the steak accompanied by garlic break and sautéed potatoes. That he literally cleaned the plate says all I need to know. His steak was PERFECTLY cooked. I mean exactly medium with a warm pink center, and a tender, juicy steak on the chew. Hands down, this may have been the best mixed seafood dish I have had anywhere in the world. Each item was perfectly cooked, piping hot and delightfully seasoned through and through, with the unmistakable Trini flavor profile right up front. We're talking 4 giant shrimp (I'd say of the 16 count variety) that were sautéed in a luscious garlic and lemon butter sauce, a perfectly grilled and blackened, flaky white fish filet, and an incredibly tender grilled butterflied reef lobster tail, accompanied with yummy sautéed potatoes and delicately grilled veggies. The salad was so scrumptious that I told Ria she needed to bottle it. My kid who I have never seen eat potatoes in any form other than French fries literally licked his plate clean. We were stuffed, so there was no room for desert, so can't comment on those items! We returned on our next trip in November 2019, literally salivating when we thought about eating at Edge of the Reef again. This time, we had two nights - more time to explore the rest of the menu!! We went easy on the appetizers this time, knowing what was to come later! LOL - sticking with wings and fish soup for me. The first night, my son had the pork chops with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies that need up being a completely empty plate - literally. I was floored by this picky eater!! For me, I had to have barracuda, so fish it was blackened and served up with masted potatoes and veggies... If you have never had barracuda do yourself a favor and come to Edge of the Reef and have it there first, so that you always know how amazing and delicious this fish is. The meal simply left me wanting more and more. Night two saw my kid wanting a burger — and boy did he get one! Massive, seasoned through and through, cooked perfectly, and for him, topped exactly the way he loves it - bacon, lettuce and tomato, with only ketchup. For me, I had to explore the Curry Cauldron section of the menu, drawn in by the Curried Lobster there. If you end of at Edge of the reef, again, do not leave Tobago without having feared on Ria's incredible curries!!! This was a first for me - curried lobster - and all I can say is WOW!!!! Holy moly it was delicious! Served with dhal (yellow split pea), rice and a fabulous tomato and cucumber salad that balances all of the components wonderfully. Once again, though, we ate way too much and had no room for desert, other than a glass of sweet wine. I literally cannot say enough about the quality of the food and the exceptional service at this restaurant, and the incredible care and welcoming you get from it's entire staff, from the proprietor to the chefs. If I could leave you with two things you must eat in Tobago, it would be Adrian's SUPERB grilled barracuda, and Ria's curried lobster. Missing out on these would be a sin. So do yourself a favor when you land in Tobago: immediately contact Warren at Edge of the Reef and make your dinner reservation. You won't regret it!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here during our stay in Tobago. The food was delicious and well prepared and presented. Service was friendly and attentive and the prices were reasonable. I would thoroughly recommend this place for a tasty meal in a great location

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

This is a restaurant that has it all. Classy ambiance and decor, reasonable prices, attentive friendly service and great tasting dining options. My wife had a lobster. I had a ribeye steak and my daughter had chicken strips. Sides were sauteed potatoes, steamed veggies and...fresh salad. The lobster was removed from the shell and cooked in a garlic coconut cream sauce and placed back into the shell. It was without a doubt the best lobster dish that I have ever tasted. The steak was done as ordered [medium] and it was juicy, tender and came with a caramelized onion and mushroom topping. Great care was also taken with the sides. The fresh salad was indeed fresh and crispy. The sauteed potatoes were buttery and well seasoned. The steamed veggies included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snow peas etc, and all were crispy and delicious. Portion sizes were very generous and not at all skimpy like many fine dining restaurants. Overall it was a world class dining experience. Kudos to owners and the chefs. Their position at the top of the TripAdvisor listing is well deserved.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

great food, superb hosts. We had the seafood smash. Lobster tail, shrimp and fish. I had the barracuda, on the chefs request, and it was delicious. The service was very good as the owners are also the chefs, service and hosts. The decor is beautiful...as there are wall paintings of sealife. Only a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel, but we took a cab.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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No sorry . Not a huge menu but decent selection as i can remember.Daily specials were very good. food was excellent
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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5