Tex-Mex Cuisine in the USVI

While exploring the Virgin Islands, you'll be impressed by the savory selection of restaurant gems preparing local ingredients. If you're admittedly obsessed with Tex-Mex food, you will want to visit the various establishments specializing in this cuisine. Preview the Tex-Mex food on the Virgin Islands' menus and the ambiances to choose from.

With so much to try, from the very casual atmosphere at Parrots Bar and Deli to the much anticipated dinner service at Sharkey's Bait Stand, there's a menu for every guest and any desired budget.

Below, you can scan and read details about the fairly full set of options where the focus is on Tex-Mex food. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to learn more about its location, ambiance, and more.

Coconuts St. Croix

St. Croix | (340) 774-0099

Coconuts St. Croix is at 72 La Grange; it's 0.7 miles to the north of Frederiksted. Not only do they have festive fare including Tex-Mex cooking and their signature staple of barbecue, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for hamburgers. Coconuts is a country-style bar and restaurant known for its laid back style and friendly atmosphere. There is a floor for dancing and dining on a patio overlooking the sea.

The Barefoot Cowboy

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 201-1236

The Barefoot Cowboy

Positioned near the center of downtown Cruz Bay, The Barefoot Cowboy is on Around King Street. Hoping to indulge a bit on tacos during your stay? Then you'll likely agree The Barefoot Cowboy could be a priority on your agenda. The Barefoot Cowboy is an open air restaurant set right on the beach, that allows guests to dine out in the sand and under the palm trees.

Sharkey's Bait Stand

Christiansted, St. Croix | (340) 719-9935

Situated toward the eastern outskirts of Christiansted, Sharkey's Bait Stand is a good option for vacationers thinking about spending some time seeing this town and its environs. The general vibe and formality of this awesome sports bar is considered casual, and that means at least your crew will appreciate the laid-back feel as they indulge in the sweet Tex-Mex offerings. Sharkey' Bait Stand is always ready and waiting to show you a good time. They are always hosting parties and theme nights, and they have karaoke ad billiards to boot.

Above the Cliff

Belvedere, St. Croix | (340) 718-1100

Above the Cliff

Above the Cliff is located in the vicinity of Cane Bay; it's six and a half miles (11 kilometers) to the west-northwest of Christiansted. Vacationers that desire barbecue will wholly love eating here during a trip to Belvedere. Above the Cliff is located in a yellow shack, decked out as you might imagine a sports bar to be: neon signs, flat screen televisions, music and awesome views.

Parrots Bar and Deli

Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | (340) 344-8999

Parrots Bar and Deli is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie, toward the center of Charlotte Amalie. Not only is this restaurant famed for Tex-Mex food and sandwiches, but here they're also good at tacos. The menu at Parrots is diverse, though the food does belong to one of two groups; Mexican or Deli. From the Mexican side, you can expect the old favorites like tacos and quesadillas, while the Deli side serves handmade sandwiches like roast beef and reubens.

Similar Food

Shark Bar

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Caneel Beach Bar & Grill (340) 776-6111 ext. 334 American 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Sunset Grill (340) 776-8500 American 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Virgin Fire (340) 777-3473 Creole Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Shark Bar (888) 695-2073 American 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
Sapphire Bar and Grill (340) 775-6123 American 1.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas
Rum Shandy (340) 775-7861 American 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
McDonald's Tutu Park (340) 775-4691 American 0.6 mi. South West of Central Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
Tavern 1844 (340) 773-1844 American Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Shenanigans (340) 713-8110 American Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Frenchtown Deli (340) 776-7211 American 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Some of the most memorable dining destinations in the Virgin Islands are the ones that you happen upon while walking around during the day. But, writing down the names of some different places in your daily agenda, is better than leaving everything to the last minute. To discover more about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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