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Cruz Bay, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-693-7755
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting w sweet Alex who fit us in to this happening restaurant to Alex our waiter all was perfect! The Duck, the cod cakes, the paella the gazpacho were delicious...

Thank Donna G
Camden, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a top favorite of our recent trip to St. John. Party included grandparents, a daughter, her husband, and two grandsons, ages 15 and 13. Everything we tried was a hit with at least four in the group. Service was excellent and menu varied enough to hit many tastes. Son-in-law who has spent time in Spain said dishes were... More 

Thank _jogriffith
Bend, Oregon
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, staff and ambiance! Decided to visit La Tapa to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and we both loved it. The homey feel and funky world decor are fun and beautiful. We LOVED everything we ate: wine selection, the artichoke, bread & sauces, salad with cashew crusted goat cheese (sooooo good), prawns, chocolate torte and churros. Everything was excellent... More 

Thank TainaLatin
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a view, there are plenty of options. If you want incredible food and amazing service, La Tapa is the one to beat. We went two nights in a row and can't decide which night was better. It's the freshest food with the best service on the island. Special mention for Xandi who guided us through the menu... More 

Thank dpigat
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a catamaran over from St. Thomas to St. John. I asked a few locals for restaurant recommendations and several people recommended LaTapa. We didn't have a reservation but the hostess was so nice and accommodated my family. Dinner was delicious, fresh and lovely presentation of food. I had whole fresh fish that was to die for. I wanted... More 

Thank Teresa T
Phoenix, Az
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the exterior this place just did not reach out to me but my wife wanted to check it out one evening, without a reservation. We were able to sit at the bar, our general preference. Derek, the bartender and our server was very plesant and helpful and we enjoyed conversing with him. The restaurant has several interior tables with... More 

New Jersey
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband always goes for the gazpacho and I always have the octopus and also the langostinos yummy. There is a choice of small and large plates, good for sharing a great wine list.

Thank Marcella N
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best meal we had while in St. John. The mahi ceviche (fresh, local fish) was a standout. The paella and chocolate torte were also excellent. You definitely need a reservation - call at least a few days before!

Thank Katherine M
Indianola, Iowa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting St John and LaTapa annually for years. LaTapa has always been excellent but this year a couple of issues made our meal there less special than in the past. First we came to find out that the weekly Tuesday jazz group had changed. Eddie and Rich had played there for years but were not hired again this... More 

Thank gijoel
Marion, MA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service was amazing. Food was amazing. We ordered a magnum of rose and then, bread with 3 dipping sauces, a cheese plate, artichoke hearts with hollandaise, and the Paella! Wow, wow, wow. There were 3 of us but we were all full and happy with the above. Paella was Perfect ... perfectly cooked, delicious, every bite a new discovery of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?