Saint John, United States Virgin Islands
La Tapa Saint John Reviews
Delightful dining experience Dec 31, 2015
stylish street-side restaurant in the heart of Cruz Bay. La Tapa describes their food as contemporary mediterranean with its own personal interpretation.
Elegant eclectic with warm rustic ambiance. Sidewalk seating, outdoors. Cozy indoor seating with eight large arched, shuttered doors and windows. Covered porch seating’s.
Chef-owner Alex Ewald changes the menu daily, relying on fresh ingredients to create dishes like grilled langoustines with passion-fruit cilantro aioli.
Start your meal with fresh baguette paired with olives, the house olive oil (called La Tapa Oil) that is infused with garlic, parmesan and herbs, or the three sauces of the day, which this evening are arugula and green pepper aioli, sundried tomato aioli, and a tropical salsa.
If you order a cheese plate, a member of the waitstaff will come over with a tray filled with huge wedges of salty and stinky cheese, in styles that range in age, milk source, and butterfat content.
The waiter or waitress will slice off the cheese you select to place on a personal board.
The duck confit comes out juicy and crispy in a pool of passionfruit and apricot gastrique.
If you are looking for a fine dining experience while on St. John, La Tapa is worth a stop.
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