Cupecoy Bay Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cupecoy Bay

November 4, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best restaurant in Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten including Temptation, La Cigale Restaurant, Ernest & Fidel Cafe, Le Bateau Ivre, Al Pasha, Rendezvous Lounge, The Palms Restaurant, Little Jerusalem SXM, Le Cafe at the Cliff, The Delight bistro
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1. Temptation

Lowlands | 103 Rhine road, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$432 +1 721-545-2254
Excellent
77%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Temptation

Elegant dining, live piano nightly, creative , seasonal cuisine and cocktails featuring award winning ,St .Maarten born chef Dino Jagtiani, and award winning bartender Paul Peterson.

Reviewed By Link1970 - Pownal, Vermont

We have been going here for 18 years and have never been disappointed. Menu items change but they also keep successful dishes - lamb and filet. We enjoy the piano player and the older couple (owners?) who are the hosts. This restaurant is for that special evening.

2. La Cigale Restaurant

Route des Terres Basses | Nettle Bay, Baie Nettle 97150, St Martin / St Maarten Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$275 - HK$785 +590 690 71-9110
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 555 reviews

La Cigale Restaurant

For the last 17 years, owner Stephane has welcomed you to the palm groves of the lagoon at Nettle Bay where, watching the sunset over the lagoon, you can enjoy the gastronomic, gourmet cuisine in an idyllic setting. Chef Malory Leroux offers daily specials sourced from the market's daily offerings, without forgetting the signature dishes: foie gras in truffle oil, lobster raviolis, Wild French sera bass. Mathieu Maini, the pastry chef, is constantly searching for new creations, such as the already famous strawberry macaroon. La Cigale brings a touch of delicacy which rounds off your meal with finesse. The wine menu, without doubt one of the richest on the island, will undoubtedly seduce you. If Reservations are encouraged, it is because this corner of paradise, very busy during the season, is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner. (gift certificate - honey moon - weddings - Private Diner)

Reviewed By Stephanie C - Las Vegas, Nevada

This little gem sits right on the beach.. it looks like it's behind an apartment building but don't let it fool you! Our waiter was very friendly and a delight! Everything I ordered was fresh and just listening to the water put me at peace.. the macaroon I had for dessert replicated Paris! If you have the chance to come to Saint Maartin make it a priority to eat here!

3. Ernest & Fidel Cafe

Rhine road 66 | Porto Cupecoy, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$55 - HK$259 +1 721-581-8015
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Ernest & Fidel Cafe

Ernest & Fidel is a Cuban themed Cafe, However, our cuisine is LATIN AMERICAN serving the most typical dishes from Chile, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Reviewed By Lou R - Islip, New York

My wife and I shared and loved the tuna ceviche while my brother-in-law savored his bacon-wrapped shrimp. They each had the Shrimp Fajitas which were absolutely delicious! My entree was the Churrasco steak which was done to perfection and came with the most amazing Yucca fries I've ever tasted.
It's a lovely setting overlooking the Porto Cupecoy marina and piazza. Some nights it's quiet and intimate while other times they have terrific live music.

4. Le Bateau Ivre

Porto Cupecoy Marina, Cupecoy Bay 97150, St Martin / St Maarten Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$71 - HK$243 +1 721-526-0141
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Le Bateau Ivre

On the edge of the MarinaFine restaurant, traditonal French kitchen, specials every night Lunch and Dinner Open every day except Tuesday From 10 AM to 10 PM Live music every week

Reviewed By May Y - New Hampshire

Service was excellent! The desire to please quite evident. The serving sizes were generous, but the meals were disappointing. The steak was okay, but was served with greasy hash brown potatoes... not acceptable for a $48 plate. The duck breast was tender, but not outstanding. Neither meal included vegetables.
The staff wanted our feedback. Even the chef came out to chat with us. We wanted to be helpful without being unkind. We wish them well, but wouldn't recommend... certainly at those prices.

5. Al Pasha

15 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$181 +1 721-545-2588
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 606 reviews

Al Pasha

Reviewed By Anita J - Atlanta, Georgia

After Huricane Irma (Sep 6 2017) the Terrace was destroyed, but a new and stronger place is in the make and almost ready. What a great place, real mediteranian food and very hospitable host. Wishing them all the best with the newly build Terrace and keep up the good work, and the great menu.

6. Rendezvous Lounge

Porto Cupecoy | 66 Rhine Road, Cupecoy Bay 00000, St Martin / St Maarten Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 721-545-3070
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Rendezvous Lounge

Rendez Vous Lounge French & Italian Cuisine Terrace style dining located in a Mediterranean village called Porto Cupecoy in SXM Sint Maarten. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner is served daily. For Special treat stop by for a gelato or French pastries. Open 7 days a week from 8 A.M. To 10 P.M. Happy hours every day from 5 to 7 P.M. CB: Visa,Amex, Master card & Discover

Reviewed By Geonannie - Lake Mary, Florida

The Rendezvous Lounge is one of our favorite spots and no trip to the island is complete without at least one visit. Having both inside and outside Seating, the service is excellent and very friendly. The menu is varied with pastas, salads, burgers, soups, pizzas and seafood and other items. The portions are just the right size and the food is always delicious. The desserts should not be missed, especially the profiteroles. Lots of gelato flavors are also available. Very casual and highly recommended.

7. The Palms Restaurant

25 Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$228 +1 721-554-2375
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 547 reviews

The Palms Restaurant

Our little Caribbean style restaurant has so much to offer: Laid back ambiance, great service, but the most important, delicious home cooked meals that will make you come back for more again and again. Like us on Facebook and be part of our community!

Reviewed By Sportcourtguy

It was so nice to find this restaurant, after what seemed like an endless array of mediocre food and service issues during our visit, The Palms made up for it! The hosts are amazing, very cordial, made you feel so welcome, their little restaurant is a must stop for those looking for great food and service. We have eaten there twice during our stay and both visits were great!

8. Little Jerusalem SXM

27 Airport Rd, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$118 +1 721-522-4747
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 873 reviews

Little Jerusalem SXM

Try it one time & I promise you come a second time. Look us up on Facebook for the full menu & don't forget to hit the like button LittleJerusalemsxmLittle Jerusalem

Reviewed By vickizig - Washington, DC

We’re relative regulars in Simpson Bay area (well, at least meaning annual trips for 10+ years). Always meant to visit little J based on good reviews, but didn’t get around to it until tonight. I’m giving it “awesome”rating because the food is just incredible. Amy steered us to the first timers option of shared selection plate, plus bottle of wine. Best priced deal on the island, and so yummy that I’ll be thinking about this meal for a week to come. To be honest the dining area is lacking on ambience, but best deal and taste in town means that I’ll overlook space. Going back here before I leave town!!

9. Le Cafe at the Cliff

Rhine Rd 7, Cupecoy Bay 97150, St Martin / St Maarten Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards French, Caribbean, Seafood, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 721-546-6700
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Le Cafe at the Cliff

The Cafe Is Open For The Season

Reviewed By gordon m - Thunder Bay, Canada

Highly recommended by friends we decided to give it a try. Food was excellent with large portions but pricey. We had Dover sole, Red Snapper, beef Carpaccio and a huge garden salad.
Location was perfect on covered outdoor patio overlooking the Caribbean with passing cruise ships and planes ✈️ landing and taking off from the nearby airport

10. The Delight bistro

Rhine Road 106 | Stars Casino, Cupecoy Bay, St Martin / St Maarten Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards French, Seafood, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$275 +1 721-523-2672
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 130 reviews

The Delight bistro

Reviewed By IraC24 - Boynton Beach, Florida

Went to dinner last evening only to find our restaurant by the casino in cupecoy no longer in business. Next to the closed restaurant were two restaurants that we never heard of. After several looks at each menu we chose The Delight Bistro and had one of the most memorable meals in a very long time. Delicious!
I ordered the clams in a white wine and cream sauce. My wife ordered the onion soup. The clams we're perfect size 1-1 1/2 in. In a light perfectly seasoned sauce. Unfortunately for me we agreed to share our appetizers because the clams were just too remarkable. While the onion soup had a wonderful taste and consistency it was all about the sweet clams. (Hard to write this without salivating.) (really not wanting to oversell but they were that good.)
We both ordered the same entree the veal stew which had a delightful taste. However the veal was a tad tough what should have been able to be cut with a fork, required a sharp knife. It was however delicious. We were too full to have dessert by the time we were done (the gratis olive bread spirals, hot rolls, cold carrot soup in a small glass, the passion fruit after dinner cordial all added to a wonderful dining experience.)
Strongly suggest eating here at the beginning of your vacation because like us you will be planning another visit before the end of your vacation.

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