Tex-Mex Cuisine in the USVI

If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Tex-Mex food, don't miss a chance to satisfy your hunger. Though not incredibly abundant, you can still find a few places in the Virgin Islands within this category.

With options including everything from the very casual favorite named Above the Cliff to the inviting dinner and lunch at Sharkey's Bait Stand, you could encounter a dish that tempts your taste buds.

Use the list below to get a taste for the few delicious Tex-Mex restaurants you'll run across while vacationing nearby. On each restaurant's name, click to see the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Coconuts St. Croix

St. Croix | (340) 774-0099

Coconuts St. Croix is at 72 La Grange; it is about three quarters of a mile (about a kilometer) to the north of Frederiksted. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Tex-Mex goodies, which yes, includes barbecue, but here they're also fawned-over for another favorite, 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) 228-5200

The Barefoot Cowboy

The Barefoot Cowboy is located within downtown Cruz Bay, near the heart of Cruz Bay. People that are compelled to eat tacos will wholly enjoy dining here during a trip to downtown Cruz Bay.

The Barefoot Cowboy has plenty of tasty food that fits any appetite. On the large side you will find a pulled pork and brisket meal (which includes a shot of tequila) and pulled pork sandwiches, while on the smaller side you can find tacos and pulled pork sliders.

While at the Barefoot Cowboy, one thing to try is the Adult Snow Cones that are no different than regular snow cones, except that instead of syrup flavoring, they use flavored vodka and rum; a tasty treat to cool off with.

Sharkey's Bait Stand

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

Located in the eastern outskirts of Christiansted, Sharkey's Bait Stand is a good option for people thinking about visiting this town and areas nearby. The character and formality of this awesome sports bar is not formal in the least, which means your gang will appreciate the laid-back feel as they dig into the scrumptious menu items.

Don't expect anything too fancy from Sharkey's, they serve up fried food like chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, hot dogs, grilled cheese, and hot wings. This sports bar is about having a good time with simple and tasty food. Of course, you will also find plenty of beer and other drinks to order.

Above the Cliff

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

Above the Cliff

Located 0.8 miles east-northeast of Cane Bay, Above the Cliff is on North Shore Road. It's 6.7 miles west-northwest of Christiansted. Patrons that are compelled to eat barbecue will fully love dining here during a trip to Belvedere.

Above the Cliff tempts customers with beer, liquor, and cocktails that will go great with the smoked meats and seafood that come fresh from the smoker and grille.

Similar Food

Pickles in Paradise

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you will find similar ingredients and influences at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
The West End Grill (340) 772-2160 Latin American Frederiksted, Southern part of the USVI St. Croix
Pier 69 (340) 772-0069 American 0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
La Reine Chicken Shack (340) 778-5717 Cajun 3.8 mi. Southeast of Central Cane Bay St. Croix
The Delly Deck (340) 776-9943 American 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Pickles in Paradise (340) 693-5140 American Coral Bay, Northern part of the USVI St. John
Cruz Bay Landing (340) 776-6908 American Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Caneel Beach Terrace (340) 776-6111 ext. 334 American 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Kim's Restaurant (340) 773-3377 Cajun Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill (340) 227-5525 American 2.5 mi. South West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island
Sib's on the Mountain (340) 774-8967 ext. 8 American 0.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in the Virgin Islands are those that you run into while walking the streets near your hotel. Although, it's still smart to have a handful of favorites in mind. To learn more regarding the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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