Latin American Cuisine in the USVI

Throughout the Virgin Islands, expect to be impressed by the wide range of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. But guests who seek Latin American cuisine in particular should take note of those restaurants serving this favorite. Luckily, you're likely to come across more than enough places that feature it on their menus.

With plenty of variety, from the informal attitude at SandBar to the inviting dinner and lunch at Rancho Latino, there's a menu suited for each person in your party and all types of budgets.

Take a moment to peek at the many places at which to sample Latin American eats. Click on one of the options to discover the details about its location, style, and more.

Havana Blue

Bellevue, St. Thomas | (340) 715-2583

Havana Blue is located in Bellevue, a neighborhood on St. Thomas; 1.6 miles to the south-southeast of Charlotte Amalie. Though they're broadly known for Latin American culinary creations, the kitchen at Havana Blue eagerly offers their seafood and tapas.

Located right above SandBar, the restaurant has an intense and rustic decor that gives it the elegant and romantic setting it deserves. As the constant flow of robust flavors and spices fills the dining space, customers can get cosy while enjoying their ocean views and delectable meals.


Morningstar Bay, St. Thomas | (340) 715-7263


SandBar is located in Morningstar Bay, a neighborhood on St. Thomas; a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast of Charlotte Amalie. It's worth noting that within the genre of Latin American food, this local spot will recommend their best: seafood and tacos.

To enjoy its spectacular ocean view, SandBar invites all customers to their open, seaside atmosphere, decorated with white and royal blue accents. Their beautiful white Italian Carrera marble bar and dim ocean blue lighting brings the whole setting together, and customers can relax and mingle while listening to an array of live music and DJs.

Villa Morales Restaurant

Frederiksted Southeast, St. Croix | (340) 772-0556

Villa Morales Restaurant is found in Frederiksted Southeast, a neighborhood on St. Croix; a mile and a half (two kilometers) to the southeast of Frederiksted. As part of a menu decked with food with Latin American flair, this potential favorite is known for its barbecue and chicken.

Along with their regular menu, Villa Morales Restaurant features the following daily specials: Thursday - stew goat and barbecue spare ribs; Friday - roast pork, roast goat, boil fish and fungi; Saturday - roast pork, roast goat.

When it comes time to quench your thirst, Villa Morales is known for J.T.'s Famous Mojitos.

Paradise St. Croix

Frederiksted, St. Croix | (340) 692-2233

Paradise St. Croix is located just outside the heart of Frederiksted. Pay a visit or two to Frederiksted when you want the familiar, inviting flavor profile of tapas.

Aptly named, the restaurant is housed inside a pink Danish building with a prettily decorated courtyard and a bar-style inside. The overall ambiance is laid back and charming, while the theme is comedy; they try and bring in a comedian once a month or so and are looking into doing a few open mike nights. They also do live music once and a while. There are 19 tables not including the bar seats and the wall tables around the restaurant.

Rancho Latino

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | (340) 774-8909

Rancho Latino is located along the eastern outskirts of Charlotte Amalie. Fresh fish and Latin American flair both share the spotlight at this restaurant.

At Rancho Latino, you will find plenty of options that range from across the Western Hemisphere. You can chow down on a hamburger, bite into some pulled pork, or dig into some mofongo. Either direction you take will be something hot, juicy, and tasty.

Latin American Restaurants
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
El Flamboyant Restaurant St. Croix St. Croix Caribbean, Latin American (340) 779-3285
Havana Blue 1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Fusion, Latin American (340) 715-2583
Paradise St. Croix 0.2 mi. South of Central Frederiksted St. Croix Creole, Latin American (340) 692-2233
Rancho Latino 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Latin American (340) 774-8909
SandBar 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas Caribbean, Latin American (340) 715-7263
The West End Grill Frederiksted, Southern part of the USVI St. Croix Caribbean, Latin American (340) 772-2160
Villa Morales Restaurant 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Frederiksted St. Croix Caribbean, Latin American (340) 772-0556

Similar Food

Above the Cliff

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, there are more options from this same flavor palette at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Savant (340) 713-8666 Mexican 0.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Rumbuzz (340) 775-2899 Mexican 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Taco Hell (340) 777-4275 Mexican 1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas
Luncheria (340) 773-4247 Mexican Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Greengos Caribbean Catina (340) 714-8282 Mexican Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Amigo's Dockside Cantina (340) 775-1270 Mexican 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas
Fajita Mexican Restaurant & Bar (340) 774-2525 Mexican The vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John None
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 Tex-Mex 0.7 mi. East of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Above the Cliff (340) 718-1100 Tex-Mex 0.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Cane Bay St. Croix
Coconuts St. Croix (340) 774-0099 Tex-Mex 0.7 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best dining options in the Virgin Islands are the ones you casually come across as you're out doing activities and seeing attractions. That being said, you'll save yourself some stress if you have a concrete plan for some meals. To discover more about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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