Latin American Cuisine in the USVI

During your visit to the Virgin Islands, you'll happen upon a plentiful supply of places to dine. Those who adore Latin American cuisine particularly won't want to miss the various establishments that always feature it on the menu. Lucky for hungry guests, there's more than enough places where you can order dishes prepped in this style.

With so much to try, from the informal locale of SandBar to the wonderful dinner service at Havana Blue, you might come across a dish with just the right elements.

Below, you can get more details about the restaurants in the Virgin Islands where Latin American food is dished out. For each option that interests you, click the name to view more information about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

Havana Blue

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

Havana Blue can be found in Bellevue, a neighborhood on St. Thomas; a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the south-southeast of Charlotte Amalie. Though one might say the overall focus is Latin American-inspired cuisine, this potential favorite boasts about their seafood and tapas. <p>Located right above {% link_to 1033736 %}, 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.</p>

SandBar

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

SandBar

SandBar is situated in Morningstar Bay, a neighborhood on St. Thomas; 1.5 miles to the south-southeast of Charlotte Amalie. Though one might say the overall focus is Latin American culinary creations, this place serves up an awful lot of seafood and tacos. <p>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.</p>

Villa Morales Restaurant

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

Villa Morales Restaurant is located in Frederiksted Southeast, a neighborhood on St. Croix; 1.4 miles to the southeast of Frederiksted. Although some delight in the general selection of Latin American food, this visitor favorite is particularly known for its barbecue and chicken. <p>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.</p> <p>When it comes time to quench your thirst, Villa Morales is known for J.T.'s Famous Mojitos.</p>

Paradise St. Croix

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

Located near the middle of Frederiksted, Paradise St. Croix is at 17 Strand Street. Looking for tapas within the Creole food genre? Even if it's outside your norm, make this restaurant a priority on your agenda. <p>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.</p>

Rancho Latino

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

Located along the eastern outskirts of Charlotte Amalie, Rancho Latino is on Vitraco Park. Salty, fresh seafood and Latin American flavors make a nice pair at this place. <p>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.</p>

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

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If you don't mind changing things up a bit, there are other categories to tackle, including places 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
Fajita Mexican Restaurant & Bar (340) 774-2525 Mexican The vicinity of St. Thomas and St. John None
Viva La Revolution Cantina (340) 777-3473 Mexican Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Pirate's Tavern (340) 778-9650 Mexican 3.3 mi. East of Central Cane Bay St. Croix
Coconuts St. Croix (340) 774-0099 Tex-Mex 0.7 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
Margarita Phil's (340) 693-8400 Mexican Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Amigo's Dockside Cantina (340) 775-1270 Mexican 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas
The Barefoot Cowboy (340) 228-5200 Tex-Mex Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Rumbuzz (340) 775-2899 Mexican 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 Tex-Mex 0.7 mi. East of Central downtown Christiansted St. Croix

Sometimes, the most exciting foods in the Virgin Islands are those you find unexpectedly during your daytime travels. Although, it doesn't hurt to make a list of specific places to try. To find out more details regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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