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El Zifaro replacement #306048
09/09/2023 04:49 PM
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We will be in St. Maarten next week. Has anybody gone to the el Zifaro replacement which just open a couple of days ago?
It is called Dinghy’s beach bar. They also own a place with the same name in US Virgin Islands.

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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306050
09/09/2023 06:00 PM
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Hello ,
Was just there to check the menu and the place and its great , just no credit card usage a yet. Place to for a must visit .
Thanks.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306052
09/09/2023 06:54 PM
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We stopped in twice this week for a cocktail and swim. Friendly staff, nice location, good menu. Only had an app pf chips and salsa which was lovely, light and fresh. Still some training going on, but service was spot on. Menu is nice with lots of different options. A bit on the pricey side


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306053
09/09/2023 07:18 PM
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It's so great to have people who live on the island comment on questions like this because you're able to check new places out when they first open! And I know you've tried lots of other local places so I always trust your viewpoints.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: StMartinFan] #306054
09/09/2023 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by StMartinFan
It's so great to have people who live on the island comment on questions like this because you're able to check new places out when they first open! And I know you've tried lots of other local places so I always trust your viewpoints.

I agree with you. I've always valued their posts. Thank You.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306055
09/09/2023 09:35 PM
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Thank you for your firsthand insights, Lesley and Bill and Elaine. Much appreciated. 🙂🙂


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306059
09/10/2023 05:02 AM
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This is good news!!! We'll have to check it out!!! 39 and a wake up!!


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: BillandElaine] #306063
09/10/2023 07:17 AM
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Great news! We've been hoping for a nice spot on that beach!

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: BillandElaine] #306065
09/10/2023 09:22 AM
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Elaine and Bill, or anyone else, would appreciate if someone could post a menu. thanks.


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: Carol_Hill] #306066
09/10/2023 09:32 AM
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Great news! That’s my go to beach spot. Are the chairs and umbrellas free if you eat and drink there.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306067
09/10/2023 10:06 AM
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Yes great news. We will be at Beachside Villas later this week. I'm thinking that the new Dinghy’s beach bar is right next door on the beach. Any additional info is appreciated.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306068
09/10/2023 10:31 AM
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One building down from Villa 1

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: Carol_Hill] #306069
09/10/2023 10:55 AM
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Menu below, pulled from their sxm page


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306070
09/10/2023 10:55 AM
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In the past under ElZafiro management, on evenings I didn’t feel like cooking we’d head out for dinner ‘somewhere’ and before we thought about it we’d turn into EZ’s parking area because it was so very convenient.mDinners weren’t fancy but the location was lovely, the service was always good and the food was fine for us be it a salad or a full dinner. If the new restaurant is anywhere near what it once was we’ll be happy campers to have it up and running. Now, if only they’ll add breakfasts to the menu………


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306071
09/10/2023 11:00 AM
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They opened Monday, August 28. It was our last full day on island and we talked about going for lunch and enjoying the beach afterwards. For some reason, we didn't make it. Glad to see something nice going in there as it will be a convenient option for our Maho stay.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: MotownTim] #306072
09/10/2023 11:01 AM
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Yes Tim. Free for customers.


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: bdeeley] #306073
09/10/2023 11:02 AM
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They are CASH only. Two more info pictures below

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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306074
09/10/2023 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the location info. We have been to El Zafiro a number of years ago but were not sure of the location relative to BSV. Definitely an easy walk even after dark (If they're open that late). The menu looks pretty good as well, love jerk chicken.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: CaribLee] #306075
09/10/2023 11:02 AM
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They didn't open until last Wednesday, and they were still figuring out the POS system. smashpc

Last edited by BillandElaine; 09/10/2023 11:04 AM.

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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306076
09/10/2023 11:20 AM
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I don't remember those buildings when the previous owner was there....are they new?

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306078
09/10/2023 12:08 PM
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Will be on Island 11/4-11/2023. Was always a stop by location for us….willtry it out for sure

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306083
09/10/2023 12:58 PM
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Thanks everyone for your replies! A must try when we get there-the week 16th

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: boucharda] #306084
09/10/2023 01:33 PM
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The bar area is the same. They have built a viewing platform out back but i don't know if it's open yet.


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: BillandElaine] #306089
09/10/2023 04:30 PM
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Elaine. Is it a new platform because they already had one out by the entrance?

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: eilandmens] #306091
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Enjoy your trip.

Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: MotownTim] #306092
09/10/2023 05:10 PM
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Don't know. Haven't been to that location in years. But it's open. Nice crowd there today.


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Re: El Zifaro replacement [Re: BillandElaine] #306104
09/11/2023 09:34 AM
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For me it’s a great location with great parking. The beach is always large so you are not cheek to cheek with your neighbor. El Zafiro’s problems were mediocre food and cruise ship crowds. Glad to hear the food is improved and hopefully they won’t do the cruise ship thing. The new owners have a successful place on St. Thomas so it’s not their first rodeo.


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