Tex-Mex Cuisine in the USVI

If you're a big fan of Tex-Mex cuisine, don't pass up an opportunity to spoil yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, there are a few places in the Virgin Islands where you can try some.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual favorite named Sharkey's Bait Stand to the dives whose regional delicacies will melt in your mouth, you are sure to find something worth sharing - or not, as the case may be.

Use the list below to browse the few delicious Tex-Mex places that you may come across during your getaway. Click on one of the options to read the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Coconuts St. Croix

St. Croix | (340) 774-0099

Coconuts St. Croix is a viable choice worth considering if you're thinking about going to this side of the island; it's about three quarters of a mile (about a kilometer) to the north of Frederiksted. When it comes to specialty food with Tex-Mex flair, this local spot boasts about their barbecue and hamburgers.

You'll want to come to Coconuts on the Beach hungry to enjoy the hot and fresh meals on the menu as long as you can. With over forty different options, you will have to decide between the healthy wraps, famous burgers, and fresh seafood. However, most items do not stand a chance against the specialty Tex-Mex barbecue options.

The Barefoot Cowboy

Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John | (340) 228-5200

The Barefoot Cowboy

Positioned near the middle of downtown Cruz Bay, The Barefoot Cowboy is a logical selection for people visiting this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Here's one sure-fire reason to visit downtown Cruz Bay if your busy day calls for a satisfying serving of tacos.

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

Sharkey's Bait Stand is found toward the eastern outskirts of Christiansted, near downtown Christiansted. If it doesn't feel right to dress up just for tucking into great Tex-Mex food, consider this place where the whole vibe is very laid-back.

Sharkey' Bait Stand is always ready to show you a good time. They are always hosting parties and theme nights, and they have karaoke and billiards to boot.

Similar Food

Rhythms at Rainbow Beach

You may crave something slightly different, in which case you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location Island
Rhythms at Rainbow Beach (340) 772-0002 American 1.3 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
Tickles Dockside Pub (340) 776-1595 American 1.7 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Frenchtown Deli (340) 776-7211 American 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Coconuts Bar & Grill (340) 774-0099 American Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
The West End Grill (340) 772-2160 Latin American Frederiksted, Southern part of the USVI St. Croix
Pickles in Paradise (340) 693-5140 American Coral Bay, Northern part of the USVI St. John
McDonald's Frenchtown (340) 774-5246 American 0.8 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
High Tide (340) 714-6169 American Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
KFC Frederiksted -- American 0.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted St. Croix
Turtle's Deli (340) 772-3676 American 0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Frederiksted St. Croix

Visitors often find that the best cuisines in the Virgin Islands are those that you casually come across while walking around during the day. However, noting the addresses of a few viable options on your schedule, might make sense for your travel preferences. To read more regarding the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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