Eating Out

Tobago offers a large variety of different cuisines all around the island. A few of our personal favourites are:

La Tartaruga in Buccoo; an Italian restaurant offering a choice of al fresco dining on their covered terrace or in their indoor restaurant. They have a wide selection of fine Italian cuisine: homemade pasta, pizza, fish and rock lobsters, in-house desserts and Gelato. A full vegetarian menu is available.
The restaurant owner, Gabriele, also holds an award winning wine cellar bringing the glory of Italy’s famed wine regions to the tranquil shores of Tobago.

Step out of the hustle of Scarborough and, with a sigh of relief, step into the warm glow of Café Down Low.  Nestled on some beautiful corals in Buccoo, Café Down Low is a beautiful escape/hideaway and a chance to experience calm conversation, good laughs and soothing music. Our menus are extensive and local with that extra home-style flavor just like the good ole days! And if that isn’t enough, for the cigar lovers, aficionado or newbie, Café Down Low now boasts the only cigar humidor in Tobago called ‘Ash’ @ Café Down Low with an exotic array of cigars. The outdoor setting with the constant sea breeze is perhaps the best environment to safely and guiltlessly enjoy your passion for a good Cuban cigar.  Sip on your favorite cognac, rum, whiskey or a freshly brewed pot of Brazilian coffee.

The Fish Pot down in “the village” in Black Rock: with a daily menu that changes according to the catch of the day, it specializes in fresh fish and seafood, paired with outstanding sides. For the serious carnivores, The Fish Pot menu includes beef entrees including a steak sandwich, steak and fries, and a homemade hamburger with cheese.

Out at Speyside there’s the famous Jemma’s treehouse restaurant. A restaurant built as part of a large tree with a magnificent view over the sea front and on Goat Island.

The Kariwak Hotel at Crown Point also does a great Sunday breakfast buffet with fruit, cereals, yoghurts, omelettes and fresh local fish, with coffee, tea and hot chocolate.