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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I went with my wife to have a drink and get a couple of tapas, but ended up ordering the whole Caribbean tapas selection, and a pitcher of sangria. The food, drink and service were exceptional! Nice leisurely pace, but you never felt abandoned by the wait staff either. I read a lot of reviews saying how expensive this place... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Nice marina view and restaurant, the food is nice (we went for the tapas to share) although I wouldn't say it was exceptional and the portions are a little small, but the service was pretty good. My main issue with this restaurant is the high price.

Thank AdrianRB
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Food was terrible and expensive for what you get. Would I return, hell NO. The food was tasteless and it certainly was not value for money. The view wasn't that great either, although it's the only upside to the our visit. We left feeling ripped off!

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Great service and location on the water. Windy but lovely. Was quite expensive but we kept adding to our order. Bruschetta was excellent. Chips and olive salsa wasn't very exciting. Chicken flatbread was awesome. Shrimp tapa that began with a g was very flavorful. Son liked the wings and also had fresh fish. Husband had chorizo burger which he thought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great food, good value. Nice sheltered outdoor terrace. Whether for a full dinner or just a couple of light courses.

Thank mikebgx
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Lovely little tucked-away restaurant with a nice patio on the water. We ordered a bunch of tapas, and they were all excellent. Service was also very good. Prices weren't cheap, but were no more than I would expect to pay for similar food in North America.

Thank Linda C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

It was very nice to sit right on the water in a quiet, more isolated spot, but we got a bottle of water, one mojito, 4 small pieces of bruschetta, and a little flatbread for $90 ecd. That's not terrible, but I can't imagine what the price would have been if we were omnivores. The mojito tasted as if it... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Really enjoyed our meal, the tapas was great. Service was also good, which can be a little slow on the island in general.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I was working in St Lucia with a good friend and had heard good things about here. We were not disappointed - really good food in a lovely setting. The staff were friendly and were attentive, especially when our glasses became empty.

Thank Fleece71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find a place to eat out on the island before 12:00. This is open early and they offer brunch as well as tapas. All of which are delicious! We enjoyed this place very much. Good wine, good food on sunny day, by the water. Just a great vacation day!

Thank Yazmeen

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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
USD 10 - USD 50
Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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