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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (54 reviews)
“paella” (67 reviews)
“cheese plate” (25 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Because of our schedule and La Tapa’s season breaks we’ve missed eating there the last two years. However, this year we caught them on their next to last night before closing for the season and it was fabulous! Four of us had several of the...More

Thank Chuck O
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great wines selection! The local greens with goat cheese salad was delicious, as was the shrimp! Great selection of tapas! Friendly staff, and owner made a point to greet me as ask if I enjoyed the meal!

Thank margaret201713
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Service and food amazing. We never feel rushed. Alex gives attention to every detail and gave us a warm welcome back. Chef Patrick is fantastic and personable. Never travel to St John without a La Tapa night!!

Thank Lapfam
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our group of 5 dined at LaTapa during a power outage which would seem like a problem but it wasn't! Even with no electricity, the food and service were both excellent! The food and wine selections are great, so there are no bad choices on...More

Thank Susanne D
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at La Tapa, ordering their bread with three sauces, four small plates (langostinos, bacalao, pork belly, and steamed artichokes), and a pitcher of sangria. We also split a dessert. The food was delicious (although the artichokes...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wonderful food, great server and nice ambience. Loved it! Located on a "busy" street for STJ, but feels super romantic and intimate. One of our best meals.

Thank FloridaBeachBaby850
Reviewed 15 July 2017

first meal we had on cruz bay. everything was superb, and the staff and host (derek) were excellent. there was nothing that i would not highly recommend on the menu...all delicious

Thank pwa0169
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We have reviewed La Tapa before so I will focus on the amazing care that Alex, the owner puts into every meal including remembering us when we visit only once a year. We ate here this week and had wonderful artichoke and great rib eye....More

Thank Jacki217
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We ordered the apple tartin, flourless chocolate torte, and churros with chocolate dipping sauce. The churros were very greasy, the chocolate torte portion was very small, and the apple tartin was made with very bland apples - some Jonathan or Macintosh apples, or Granny Smith...More

Thank Adrienne_of_Oxford
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We come here frequently and enjoy the tapas. The atmosphere and service are excellent. The mussels were very good but I had a nasty one but didn't get sick. The mozzarella appetizer was boring. The duck confit was excellent

Thank Stelly3665
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Questions & Answers
18 March 2016|
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Response from steve-USABoston | Reviewed this property |
Stand by my review 100%. Worst value in St John. No I haven't had too much sun, I went for dinner and was disappointed. If you went and had a different experience that's great.
25 February 2016|
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Response from MaryZ3 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can find something gluten-free. Most of their seafood small plates would be gluten free. The homemade mozzarella, the salad. Etc. and they are very nice so if you call ahead in sure they can help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-693-7755
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