Caribbean Cuisine in Simpson Bay

Caribbean culinary preparations are enjoyed across the islands by visitors from all walks of life, perhaps because chefs use exciting spices, rare produce, and the freshest seafood fare. Thankfully there's dozens of options for this style of food alone.

With so much to try, from the very casual destination known as Caribbean Blend to the unmistakable breakfast, dinner and lunch at Barefoot Terrace, there's something special waiting for each visitor and every mood.

Below, read more about the large collection of restaurants specializing in Caribbean food to be enjoyed. On each restaurant's name, click to view the full article about its location, ambiance, and more.

Taloula Mango's

Philipsburg | (721) 555-7000

Located near the heart of Philipsburg, Taloula Mango's is located at St. Rose Arcade, and is a good option for people who are going to be spending time seeing this town and the surrounding area. Speaking of delicious, specialty Caribbean-inspired cuisine, this visitor favorite boasts about their seafood and tapas.

The restaurant is located within a Dutch style building, though inside the decor is bright and tropical. Dining is done indoors, though the restaurant is quite open to the outdoors, and the atmosphere is relaxed and carefree.

Cheri's Cafe

Maho Reef | (721) 545-3361

Cheri's Cafe

Located in Maho Reef, in the same general area as Point Pirouette, Cheri's Cafe is at 45 Rhine Road. In case you're wondering, Simpson Bay is approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the east. Though they're broadly known for Caribbean-inspired cuisine, this local spot likes to suggest its hamburgers and seafood.

With entertainment every night of the week, Cheri's is one of St. Maarten's favorite spots for nightlife. Cheri's features an tropical theme, with island-style decor, and even patio furniture provides seating indoors. Plane spotting is a favorite activity among guests, and is possible just around the corner at Maho Beach.

Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar

Simpson Bay | (721) 545-4235

Situated near the center of Simpson Bay, Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar is on the premises of Marys Boon Beach Plantation, and is a logical selection worth considering if you are exploring this part of Sint Maarten. This local establishment isn't merely Caribbean food and sandwiches, but wouldn't you know they're also fawned-over for another favorite, seafood.

The a la carte menu is one of European and Caribbean tastes, and the wine list has 60 different international offerings.

Tides Restaurant and Bar

Simpson Bay | (721) 545-7000

Tides Restaurant and Bar, which is on the premises of Marys Boon Beach Plantation, can be found just beyond the the center of Simpson Bay. Perhaps you could guess that this place is best known for Caribbean cooking and their signature staple of seafood, but it's also good at steak.

The ambiance at Tides is romantic, offering a mesmerizing view while guests have candle lit dinners in a clean restaurant with a distinctive decor and accompanies by music during the weekends.

The Point Restaurant

Maho Reef | (721) 545-2115

The Point Restaurant, which is part of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, is located in the vicinity of Point Pirouette; it is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the west of Simpson Bay. This local establishment isn't merely Caribbean cuisine and seafood, but here they're also masters of steak.

Edged by the beach, the Point is a refined spot to enjoy dinner.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barefoot Terrace 3.6 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 542-0360
Beau Beau’s Oyster Pond, 5.6 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay American, Caribbean (721) 543-6040
Bigwood Grill 3.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay American, Caribbean (721) 580-1191
Caribbean Blend 3.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 520-9669
Caribean Grilled Flavors 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean --
Cheri's Cafe Maho Reef, 1.4 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 545-3361
Chesterfields Restaurant 3.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 542-3484
Gingerbread Cafe Little Bay, 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean, International (721) 542-3362
Lee's Roadside Grill 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 544-4233
Mark's Place Saunders, 2.3 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean, Creole (721) 543-2625
Oualichi Beach Bar 3.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean, Creole, French (721) 542-4316
Shieka's Vegetarian & Caribbean Cuisine 3.7 mi. East of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 542-0068
Skip Jack's 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean, Creole (721) 544-2313
Taloula Mango's 3.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 555-7000
The Boathouse 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 544-5409
The Point Restaurant Maho Reef, 1.5 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 545-2115
Tide's Beach Restaurant and Bar 0.4 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean, European (721) 545-4235
Tides Restaurant and Bar 0.4 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 545-7000
Yellowtail Restaurant 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay Caribbean (721) 555-6044

Similar Food

For something different in the same ballpark, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like Jerk Grill Bar Restaurant where they're dishing out Jamaican dishes.

Some of the best offerings of Caribbean food in St. Martin are the ones you happen upon while walking the streets near your hotel. But, writing down at least a couple tasty-sounding cafes and bars on your itinerary, will keep your mind at ease. To read more regarding the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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