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Island Eats: Mexican Night at the Tamarind

Today we’re talking food, folks. I’d like to let you all in on a lesser-known spot that serves some pretty darn good food – the Inn at Tamarind Court.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Inn at Tamarind Court, it’s located in Cruz Bay on the one-way stretch of Southside Road, or Route 104 on the map. The Tamarind is a simple and affordable place to stay on St. John with rates that start under $200 a night. Rates are less than $100 for those of you who don’t mind sharing a bathroom.

In addition to affordable rooms, the Tamarind has a quaint little restaurant and bar that serves breakfast seven days a week. But today, it’s all about Mexican night.

The Tamarind serves Mexican food Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can eat in-house in the courtyard or at the bar, or you can call ahead and order it to go. I finally was able to try it last week, and I have to say, it was very good. The flavors were great, the portions were huge, and the price was affordable. It was a win-win on all fronts!

As you can see below, the majority of the entrees are priced under $20. It’s honestly a great value for the money. Check out the menu:

The kitchen is headed up by longtime resident Paulie Humble. And I have to say, he’s doing a great job. Check out a few pics from last week’s dinner…

Queso, guacamole & margaritas… yes, please!
I had the steak fajitas, and they were very good.
My friend had the burrito and really enjoyed it.

We finished it off with an order a Mexican doughnuts, which were covered in cinnamon and sugar, and drizzled in chocolate. We ate them so quickly that I forgot to take a picture. Sorry!

If you’re looking for some good Mexican food with a casual atmosphere that’s affordable, please do yourself a favor and swing by the Inn at Tamarind Court for Mexican night. I promise you’ll enjoy it.

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