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New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort
      #1734887 - 06/08/17 09:32 AM (47.192.9.53)

So far, I don't see the story online, but a new sports bar has opened at Simpson Bay Resort, in the Marina area, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Half price drinks and food until June 21. Sounds like a good alternative to watching games at a casino in the Simpson Bay area. SBR seems to be upping their game quite a bit of late.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734896 - 06/08/17 10:04 AM (24.151.114.250)

I hope it's a replacement to the Mexican Restaurant. It was ok, but would be a much better place for something like that!!!!

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: kim]
      #1734898 - 06/08/17 10:05 AM (24.209.195.61)

Unless it is in a different area, it does sound like it could be replacing the Mexican restaurant.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734899 - 06/08/17 10:17 AM (131.161.86.253)

The restaurant is still there . It's next to the restaurant.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Kennys]
      #1734901 - 06/08/17 10:25 AM (24.209.195.61)

Ok and thanks Lesley.

BTW, Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734905 - 06/08/17 10:40 AM (131.161.86.253)

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ruralcarrier said:
Ok and thanks Lesley.

BTW, Happy Birthday tomorrow!




Thanks J.D and me and our Son . He has just one more year with us and off he goes to Toronto to further his studies. That's life.


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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: kim]
      #1734913 - 06/08/17 12:44 PM (47.192.9.53)

I don't know whether we will get there this time, but I personally am very interested in checking out the Mexican Restaurant. It is a new concept for SXM. The sports bar there is possibly where The Stone used to be?

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734920 - 06/08/17 12:57 PM (24.209.195.61)

People in our group that ate there liked it. I thought their margarita ($10) was one of the best I have had to date.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734921 - 06/08/17 01:14 PM (76.117.220.37)

We enjoyed La Patrona last week, the food and the service was very good,

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734924 - 06/08/17 01:31 PM (24.151.114.250)

It was very good, just not super busy in March. I think it's the old location of the "very old Pelican Steak house". And the margaritas were very good!

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734941 - 06/08/17 04:48 PM (71.10.229.24)

You are correct. As an owner that is what we were told. We won't see it for ourselves until February.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: kim]
      #1734944 - 06/08/17 05:17 PM (47.192.9.53)

Yes, the Mexican restaurant is there, and after that, it was El Gaucho, I think. The Stone was further down the Marina than that.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: kim]
      #1734948 - 06/08/17 05:59 PM (68.42.250.78)

We ate at La Petrona in March. Breakfast buffet (freebie for attending the owner's update and Dinner one night. Both were very nice, though I would not call it "authentic" Mexican as promoted. The new bar was being built out in March and is where the Stone was and the spaces adjacent to it.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Leagle49]
      #1734950 - 06/08/17 06:18 PM (24.209.195.61)

Friends had breakfast at LaPatrona and indicated it was one of the best on the island. I guess it is "different" Mexican than most are accustomed to.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734967 - 06/08/17 08:26 PM (67.86.221.25)

Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
I don't know whether we will get there this time, but I personally am very interested in checking out the Mexican Restaurant. It is a new concept for SXM. The sports bar there is possibly where The Stone used to be?




If I recall correctly, in the early 90's (our first trip was in 93) there was a Mexican restaurant on the road behind the runway on the was to Mary's Boon. Think it was in the same building where the infamous Banda Bing is. For the life of me, I can't remember the name, but I do remember eating there.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1734969 - 06/08/17 08:45 PM (205.197.242.168)

I recall the place you're talking about, but can't think of the name now.

With regard to my previous post, to clarify, the new restaurant at SBR is more AUTHENIC Mexican, versus American Mexican food, which is totally different.


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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734970 - 06/08/17 08:59 PM (24.209.195.61)

Don Carlos. Used to have a decent breakfast from what I recall and I think Wendell has mentioned they had internet access??

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1735008 - 06/09/17 10:10 AM (12.180.228.88)

Here are pictures posted by SBR http://www.simpsonbayresortnews.com/simpson-bay-resort/replay-sports-pub-opening-day/

It is in the same strip as the Stone but I believe to the left (facing the building) I think it was where they they had the short lived gelato shop. I am actually quite impressed what they have done with the layout of the "marina".

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: wabid]
      #1735017 - 06/09/17 01:16 PM (47.192.9.53)

Thanks for the link. It looks nice!

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: JerseyPal]
      #1735029 - 06/09/17 04:56 PM (76.125.190.133)

Quote:

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We enjoyed La Patrona last week, the food and the service was very good,


this thread caught my eye so I checked out the menu. do they really only have ceviche on the lunch menus? the lunch menu seems more islandy to me. for those who have been there, what do you say? thank you. (lack of plantain was a bit surprising)

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: jerber160]
      #1735049 - 06/09/17 08:27 PM (200.7.62.247)

Had a drink there this afternoon while watching a proper football match. Nice enough. A lot of employees standing around doing nothing.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1735050 - 06/09/17 08:47 PM (205.197.242.168)

Football? Ah, what we American heathens call soccer, I'm guessing.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735078 - 06/10/17 08:38 AM (200.7.62.247)



Bar tab was decent for resort. 2 Presi's and one Malibu diet $8.50

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: BillandElaine]
      #1735081 - 06/10/17 09:18 AM (173.46.78.159)

According to the original DH story, everything is half price until June 21..

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735089 - 06/10/17 10:37 AM (200.7.62.247)

Glad we got our one visit in before then!

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735104 - 06/10/17 03:26 PM (73.167.75.90)

They sure do. I normally detest Mexican food but I LOVE La Patrona. These guys know what they are doing. This is the full story (from the next SXM Weekly News):

St. Maarten's newest sports bar, Replay Sports Pub, has just opened its doors and is inviting the general public to visit and enjoy their favorite games. Replay Sports Pub is welcoming future patrons with 2-for-1 drinks and half-priced food items until June 21. The Grand Opening kicked off with the much anticipated NBA Finals, in the presence of management and almost all guests of Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, where the bar is housed. DJ Ridge and his team hosted the event, which included dancing, unique cocktails including signature drink "MVP", and must-have sports eats such as wings, burgers, loaded sandwiches, and the star dish, Chilli Bean Nachos. The bar includes both indoor and outdoor seating, and is plastered with sports memorabilia and life-size images of athletic icons. Located at the resort's Marina Plaza, Replay Sports Pub features expert mixologist Ivan, opens every day at 12 noon and closes when the game ends.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735146 - 06/11/17 01:48 PM (73.167.75.90)

Carol, you will love Patrona. Everything was created by Mexicans with Julieta Sanchez Sutton as GM. Really delicious stuff, especially Tampico Chicken, and I don't usually go for Mexican food. Super spicy to not at all spicy... get it as you want it. We became regulars pretty quick. BTW their pizza is outstanding too - served during the day. We get it to go.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: jmbcomms]
      #1735149 - 06/11/17 02:25 PM (173.46.78.159)

If we get there, will definitely post our thoughts on it.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1735152 - 06/11/17 04:07 PM (209.140.47.6)

Quote:

ruralcarrier said:
Don Carlos. Used to have a decent breakfast from what I recall and I think Wendell has mentioned they had internet access??




Don Carlos..... ding ding ding ding ding
Looks like we have a winner. That's the place I was thinking of.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735153 - 06/11/17 04:10 PM (73.167.75.90)

Exactly. it is real Mexican, not Tex-Mex. Nobody else comes close.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: jmbcomms]
      #1735242 - 06/12/17 08:23 PM (104.169.175.36)

La Patrona was awful in my opinion. For example, the cheese dip was hard and you had to use a knife to cut it. It seemed very similar to mozzarella instead of a creamy white cheese like most US restaurants have. Ate there once for lunch and once for dinner and did not like any of our dishes.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: CathyandDanny]
      #1735243 - 06/12/17 08:28 PM (173.46.76.188)

Again, it is true Mexican, versus Tex-Mex, so totally different than what most Americans are used to. If we do go there, will post a review.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: CathyandDanny]
      #1735402 - 06/14/17 01:35 PM (151.213.146.9)

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CathyandDanny said:...the cheese dip was hard and you had to use a knife to cut it. It seemed very similar to mozzarella instead of a creamy white cheese like most US restaurants have...




was it actually described as a "dip"?...sounds like it could have been queso fundido/flameado, which is a thicker melted white cheese (coaxaca, mozzarella, etc), usually with chorizo or other meat on top, that is scooped up on put into tortillas to make a "taco", (or i guesss you can eat it with chips)....love it when i can get it

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: IslandBoi]
      #1735412 - 06/14/17 02:17 PM (47.192.2.78)

On their menu, they have an appetizer which is just described as "melted cheese--The perfect combination of melted cheese served with handmade corn tortillas." Comes plain or with mushrooms or Chorizo.
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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735415 - 06/14/17 03:04 PM (151.213.146.9)

ok, definitely sounds like queso flameado/fundido

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: IslandBoi]
      #1735419 - 06/14/17 03:27 PM (47.192.2.78)

We are going to try it this trip, I think. Sounds like maybe Cathy and Danny were expecting more Tex-Mex.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735426 - 06/14/17 04:06 PM (100.16.208.33)

Carol, when is your upcoming trip?

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: bdeeley]
      #1735427 - 06/14/17 04:10 PM (47.192.2.78)

Huhm, soon..

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735439 - 06/14/17 06:00 PM (174.116.44.201)

An Anniversary trip I guess. Try to get R 16 just for good luck!

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: islandgem]
      #1735442 - 06/14/17 06:19 PM (216.4.56.186)

..actually booked through Travel this time.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735446 - 06/14/17 07:07 PM (100.16.208.33)

If you see someone walking up and down the beach past BSV and they look like Adonis, please know, that is not me.

Maybe we will interact if our time on the island coincides. Hope you and Eric have a wonderful trip.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735447 - 06/14/17 07:15 PM (104.169.175.36)

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We are going to try it this trip, I think. Sounds like maybe Cathy and Danny were expecting more Tex-Mex.




Yes, I guess so. I didn't really know the difference. I live in a small town, haha!


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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: CathyandDanny]
      #1735455 - 06/14/17 08:57 PM (216.4.56.186)

They are different things, Tex/Mex, versus authentic Mexican. Sorry you were disappointed..

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1735641 - 06/16/17 02:54 PM (73.167.75.90)

I hate Tex-Mex... always have. But we tried La Patrona and as I said before we both loved it. It's very authentic Mexican food and it was terrific.

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Re: New sports bar at Simpson Bay Resort [Re: jmbcomms]
      #1735647 - 06/16/17 03:21 PM (168.0.84.219)

We should have a report to make tomorrow..

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