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La Tartaruga

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Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
+1 868-639-0940
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We had a great evening here and really enjoyed our interactions with the owner/head chef who was very welcoming and chatty. The wine is really expensive! We went for one of the cheaper bottles and it was delicious. I would advise if you don't know what you want to talk it through with the staff. We were given a complimentary... More 

Thank Natasha W
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Given all the hype about this place we decided to try it out and were slightly disappointed. The food wasn't bad but not up to expectation. We both had pasta as our main dish - and both were a bit lacking in flavour. The seafood pasta was bland with no real *seafood* taste and the lamb with penne was simply... More 

Thank Geeta-Damian
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

On our third trip to Tobago and been to La Tartaruga each time. The food is remarkable absolutely fantastic - words can not describe it! The wine list is amazing as well. Overall this is not a cheap night out but is such good value for money as the service and overall experience is well worth it.

Thank cta283
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

The food here is wonderful, and the ambiance and staff are beyond charming. We were on Tobago for eight days, and we are here twice -- the first time because another couple at our hotel recommended it, and the second time because we loved it so much the first time. This is probably as authentic as Italian food can be... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We ate the appitizer sampler, pumpkin soup, which was bland for my taste, and the Mahi Mahi, delicious yet a little too highly spiced, again this is a personal view point. Others may find the seasoning just right. The food and service were very good, the wine list excellent. We had an enjoyable evening.

Thank 90Lauren
Brantford, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

When I was there, I ordered Ravioli. I received 3 very small ravioli on my plate; then went home and made myself a cheese sandwich because I was still hungry. Very expensive!

Thank sandra j
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

This was a great little Italian restaurant in Buccoo. The staff was great and the prices were fair. We had a great time and enjoyed everything we ordered. They are not open on Sundays because of Sunday School. Look them up online, check out the menu, then go.

Thank BLT9000
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Authentic Italian cuisine. Great service and atmosphere. Shrimp Alfredo was to die for. Better food than many more expensive restaurants in Tobago and certainly better than most Italian restaurants in the UK. Best Italian dining experience I've had outside of Tuscany.

Thank R3259IPandyw
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

We are big travellers to Italy so very interested to see if this was a 'real' Italian restaurant. We got chatting to the charming staff and they were from Venice & Milan so knew food would be authentic. It was sensational - the mixed starter was out of this world and the fresh pasta main was to die for. Not... More 

Thank BellaUK7
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Great food Amazing Service Are usually so sweet and accommodating with Kelton I go there every time I go to Tobago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buccoo Bay Road | Buccoo, Tobago
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Tobago
  • Phone Number: +1 868-639-0940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?