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Sea-bass Ceviche - Palapa Grill, Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Palapa Grill

4.6
4.6
207 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
PALAPA GRILL & LOUNGE
“An Alice down the rabbit hole experience”
Travelers Award 2020, 2021 & 2022 and Worldclass™ Bar

Awaken your senses in this -one of a kind- restaurant. Experience casual fine dining in a unique hidden oasis.

Palapa is an extraordinary experience from the moment you step inside. Famed for its hurricane chic décor with lush vegetation and tropical pools, it is the perfect backdrop to awaken your senses. Chef Shane and his team offer French-Caribbean influenced dishes with mouthwatering prime-cut steaks, fresh local seafood, a great selection of starters and other inspired dishes.

Palapa’s lounge offers signature Worldclass™ Cocktails, delectable tapas and turns into one of the most fashionable and sexy hotspots with a host of international DJ’s on weekends.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (721) 559-1901
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Gamboa
  • Private party facilities
    Perfect Venue for Private dining, Weddings, Product launches and Corporate Events.
  • Neighborhood
    Simpson Bay
  • Cross street
    Airport Road
  • Parking details
    Street parking is also available
  • Public transit
    Public busses, taxis
  • Entertainment
    Live shows on weekends!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    French

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Overall

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Food

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Service

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Ambiance

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Value

  • Sint Maarten

    Good for business meals

  • Sint Maarten

    Innovative

  • Sint Maarten

    Good for groups

  • Sint Maarten

    Hot spot

  • Sint Maarten

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for fine wines

  • Sint Maarten

    Romantic

  • Sint Maarten

    Good for special occasions

  • Sint Maarten

    Lively

  • Sint Maarten

    Most Booked

207 Reviews
  1. Cmac

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience was excellent. The server seemed to rush us a little bit but it have just been a bad day. Overall I’d go back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful atmosphere. We had a party of 8 and everyone had a wonderful experience. Food was amazing and the waitstaff were so friendly.

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  3. BarbaraP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience: beautiful and eclectic ambiance, super friendly staff, amazing cocktails & outstanding food

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Papala Grill during our stay in St Maarten and really enjoyed the experience. They have a really good menu and the food was fantastic. We got a dragon sushi roll to start and it was awesome. I had a ribeye steak and my wife had the sea bass and we both enjoyed them. Our friend had the hangar steak special which he also enjoyed. The restaurant was pretty packed as we were there on a Friday so the service wasn’t super fast but no fault of the actual server, Lemson. He was very apologetic as was the manager Kris (sorry if I spelled the name wrong) they were both really nice. I also had a couple old fashions that were really good and the martinis were good, just wish they had a normal martini glass as opposed to the somewhat small glasses they provided. Not a huge deal though. Overall a really good experience and I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for awesome food on the island. We’d for sure go back.

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  5. Ludi97240

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Délicieux, la viande était fondante, du jamais vu!

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  6. AnaF

    Miami

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCEPTIONAL Food, Service, Decor, and Vibe. The place is stunningly unique. A new detail emerges the longer you look around. The staff were comfortable and friendly; polite.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing time. The staff was great. The food was delicious and it was my birthday they sing happy birthday for me and they took pictures. They are willing to talk to you and interact with you. They they’re really great. I will definitely recommend this place.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went here during my birthday trip, the food was pretty good and the fire dancers were a nice touch!

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  9. SAmbler

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent but the woman who served us was very rude and made us feel unwelcome. She was unfriendly and although the ambiance was very nice, it made us wish we had gone somewhere else. The hostess was lovely and it looked like other servers were very nice and friendly but ours was not someone who should be working in a restaurant like palapa grill.

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  10. MarcyS

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to this restaurant past 2 years 3 different times and I have never been disappointed. Stunning decor. Bar being the centerpiece. This reservation there was 8 of us. The waiter was efficient, attentive, and very engaging. The food was prepared to perfection. Personally I ordered and shared a beef carpaccio as my appetizer My main Chilean salmon fillet was perfectly prepared My friend raved about their Sea Bass Filet and the Seafood tagliatelle. Walked out full and very impressed. All around great experience.

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FAQs

Palapa Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (721) 559-1901.

Palapa Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Palapa Grill

Airport Road #28, Simpson Bay, Saint Martin 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Airport Road
  • Neighborhood
    Simpson Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is also available
  • Public transit
    Public busses, taxis
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Gamboa
  • Entertainment
    Live shows on weekends!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (721) 559-1901
  • Private party facilities
    Perfect Venue for Private dining, Weddings, Product launches and Corporate Events.
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