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Ethnic Beach Bar Restaurant

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Lieu Dit Orient Bay | Plage de la Baie Orientale, 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

By far one of the best burger experiences. I ordered a "French burger" medium. Usually I order my burger medium rare but since I was on vacation I figured medium would be better. The staff was awesome and all sounded to originate from France. We had some local beer and sat watching the waves. Such an awesome island experience.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Oh, where to start?!!! Imagine relaxing beachfront all day long in super comfie lounge chairs complete with shade providing umbrellas, being served ice cold drinks and incredible food by a couple who want nothing more than to see you leave with a smile on your face. That is exactly the way we left…and returned….more than once during our month long... More 

1 Thank badkim
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Ethnic has extremely well trained friendly wait staff and terrific wait staff. We both wanted good seafood and stopped for a late lunch. Having such good food in on a perfect beach is something you have to experience

Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Had a great experience at Ethnic Beach Bar Restaurant. Food was fantastic and service unparalleled. Great place to park on the beach. Food, beach chairs and beer at a great price - what else do you need when you visit Orient Bay? Highly recommended.

Thank George G
United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Ethnic is without a doubt the best restaurant to eat at on Orient Beach. We have visited it three years in a row and Phillip and his wife offer the most amazing food in the most incredible setting imaginable. This time we had the mussels (a favorite we order each visit) and the French burger - the Camembert cheese makes... More 

1 Thank Blake A
St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

The owners serve you and cook all the food. They are very friendly and yet professional. We kept going back because we loved this place. Sea food is their speciality and it is amazing!!

Thank Josephine B
Groveland, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We visited St Maarten by cruise ship. Joined others at the end of the pier (9:00 AM) for a full bus to Orient Beach ($7 PP) We walked along the beach looking for lounge chairs and just randomly found Ethnic. The owner, Phillipe, said the cushioned lounge chairs plus umbrella were $7 a day including a drink. What a bargain!... More 

Thank Sarah G
Washington, DC
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

We spent a full day at Ethnic and had lunch. The owner is a young Frenchman and he personally took care of us during the entire day. He was very attentive, frequently checking on our drinks. For lunch he recommended the grilled sardines, "Cooked by a young Portuguese girl who happens to by my wife," he said. We had the... More 

1 Thank rexb0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We have enjoyed many great lunches at Ethnic during our twice a year vacations in St. Martin. Philippe and Eve are wonderful hosts who provide great service and food. We have sampled many of the menu items and all have been very well prepared. Today' meal though was exceptionally great. Grilled sardines done in the way they are prepared on... More 

Thank PandPToronto
New England
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Renting on Orient Beach and sitting at Ethnic every day made our week the best!. Philipe and Eve, the owners of this little beach bar, are charming hosts. Great deal on chairs with drinks and food. Burger were wonderful,(I loved the Italian) and kebobs were our favorites. Buckets of beer and drinks, especially the mojitos, were excellent. I would highly... More 

1 Thank Nonnie2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lieu Dit Orient Bay | Plage de la Baie Orientale, 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Saint-Martin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?