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Taste of the Caribbean: Back for Seconds at Tapas on the Boardwalk, Barbados

Taste of the Caribbean: Back for Seconds at Tapas on the Boardwalk, Barbados

Experience this

Location: Hastings
Phone: 246.228.0704
Web Site: tapasbarbados.com
Price: $$$

Steve said it before and I’ll echo the sentiment: the boardwalk in Christ Church is a great place to hang out in Barbados. And after reading my brother’s encouraging review of stumbling upon Tapas restaurant after his stint as a rum judge, I had to pay this beachfront beauty a visit myself.

While Steve got there just as the sun was setting, I arrived at Tapas just after the lunch rush. The hustle and bustle had just died down — leaving me and my traveling companions free to enjoy the sounds of the waves coming ashore just beyond the dining room and more importantly, perhaps, time to shoot the breeze with Alfredo.

Chatting with Alfredo is like speaking with the very soul of Tapas. As you can see above, he’s a little quirky, passionate about food, well situated in Barbados… And yet still quite Italian eclectic.

Tapas at Tapas Restaurant, Barbados by Patrick Bennett
Tapas at Tapas Restaurant, Barbados by Patrick Bennett

That day, we had the assortment you see above. Shrimp, crab, calamari, plus additional treats not pictured like perfectly spiced potato wedges and more. Refreshingly tangy sauces mingled with fresh diced fish, creamy dips, and crunchy breads. All accompanied by some rum punches and capped off with a top-shelf rum. Like any great tapas place, it’s a perfect sampling of expertly curated mini experiences.

The menu changes at Tapas quite often, so I can’t exactly recommend anything specific, but don’t worry — whatever comes out of the kitchen is sure to please. What I can recommend, though, is that you pair your dinner or lunch with a quick hello to Alfredo. He’s like the Italian icing on a Spanish cake… Made in Barbados.

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Buon Appetito!

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  • http://www.barbadostravelblog.com/ Dannielle @ B’dos Travel Blog

    I’ve heard good things about Tapas. I need to pay them a visit soon.