You can't say "Tasty's" without saying "Chef Dale." Chef Dale Carty is one of Anguilla's most famous and well respected chefs. His loyally loved restaurant, Tasty's is an institution on-island.
Dale was born and raised in Anguilla. At a young age his natural skills were sharpened as he worked under the Master French Chefs Michel and Jo Rostang, and expanded his culinary studies in France.
Chef Dale Carty Beside His Bar
You would never know how sought after Dale is if you have a conversation with him. He is a celebrity chef but he is friendly, humble, and grateful. He loves what he does and his food reflects his passion. His smile will brighten your day, too.
Opened in 1999, Tasty's has stood the test of time.
Outside, Tasty's elegant bar graces the entrance side of the restaurant. Open-air, it is nice for enjoying the tropical climate as tradewinds blow in from the eastern side.
I love how you feel as though you are in the Caribbean when you are at Tasty's. The colors, style, and cool simplicity are true to the Caribbean look and feel. That is just one of the positives about Tasty's.
Caribbean Colors Frame The White Table-cloths In The Dining Room
Inside, a hand-painted Caribbean-themed mural is painted on one wall.
Other walls have framed magazine articles written over the years about the talent of the one and only, Chef Dale Carty.
You know you are good when magazines like Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveller are talking about you!
Chef Dale's dinner menu is diverse and uses the finest fresh and local ingredients and flavors.
Dinner begins with an amuse-bouche. I LOVE this.
Our amuse-bouche: Salted Pork in Creole Sauce
I've not been to another restaurant in Anguilla that consistently serves an amuse-bouche and Tasty's amuse-bouche is different and delicious every single time.
One favorite amuse-bouche is the salted pork in a creole sauce.
While on the subject of scrumptious bonuses at Tasty's... long before the amuse-bouche arrives, you will be served a piping hot basket of homemade Johnny cakes. I feel as though I've had enough Johnny cakes over the years now to be a judge and in my opinion, Tasty's are some of the best.
Fresh Johnny Cakes
That is a basket that empties quickly!
When it comes to starters, you can't go wrong with a Tasty's salad, like the warmed goat cheese. Every time, though, I choose my favorite soup of all time, the Black Bean Soup. Take your time and savor every ounce of the luscious, smoothly pureed soup until it is all gone.
If you are a lover of lobster bisque, Chef makes one to die for!...
Fresh & Local Lobster Bisque
Another seafood starter...
Fresh chunks of tuna are packed with flavor and served with a seaweed salad and a fresh mixed salad.
Moving on to Chef's main dishes, the Coconut Crusted fish is a staple.
I swear by this dish. It is cooked perfectly and served with a banana rum sauce and sauteed vegetables. It also comes with a separate plate of rice n' peas (Anguilla's local pigeon peas).
Coconut Crusted Fish in a Spicy Banana Rum Sauce
This is heavenly and always solicits some "oohs" and "ahhs".
Speaking of seafood, you can't go wrong with any of the local seafood dishes! All of Chef's seafood dishes are winners, especially if you love eating fish fresh from the seas of Anguilla.
Fresh Whole Snapper
The fresh whole snapper is a signature dish. Cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and finished with lemon and a special herb sauce, Dale grew up cooking this very dish and has it down to a science.
When it comes to "turf," Tasty's also offers Dale's Grilled Chicken with Mango Chutney sauce, a Grilled Sirloin topped with Roasted Shallots in a Red Wine sauce and a nice Pork Loin with Pineapple sauce.
Another entree that makes choosing a little difficult is the coconut chicken curry...
If you are in the mood for pasta there is variety here as well. You can opt for vegetable, seafood, or chicken pastas with their respective, well-crafted sauces. A favorite is the Seafood Pasta with chunks of crayfish, shrimp and local fish.
When you sit at Tasty's, knowing that Dale is back there in the kitchen preparing his divine and artful plates, it surely feels as though all is right in the world.
What a tremendous place of comfort, great food, and ambiance!
The Tasty's experience doesn't end there.
A lovely spot for drinks or a more casual dinner?
Welcome to Tasty's POV
Set right next to Tasty's, "POV" is aptly named. Its view is iconic.
POV gazes out to Sandy Ground's famous stunning sunsets by early evening time and the sparkling lights of the harbor come night fall.
Whether for a sunset drink, dinner or after-dinner drinks, there's no better way to begin your POV experience than with a classic POV cocktail!
Chef Dale and his mixologists serve up a variety of exquisite drinks. Some of our favorites include the Anguilla Collins and the Coco Loco Tropical. The former is a must for lovers of gin.
A cocktail that brings the heat? Don't miss the Pond Dipper for a continuous fresh kick! Spicy jalapeño is perfectly offset by watermelon, lime juice and tequila.
We have to hand it to Chef Dale and his team. These cocktails are something out of a tropical dream.
Where The Magic Happens!
A night at Tasty's would never be complete without mouthwatering eats. Chef Dale brings the goods with a special POV menu of bar bites and BBQ.
We recommend starting with the...
Garlic Pan-Seared Shrimp Avocado Toast
Plump shrimp are pan-fried in garlic, drizzled with red chili sauce and popped atop creamy avocado toast. This bar bite goes down as our favorite on the menu!
Not a fan of shrimp? The menu also includes bites of calamari, fish fingers, saltfish fritters and a variety of salads.
Moving onto the menu's BBQ options, the Meat Lover's Plate gives you a big bang for your BBQ buck.
The Meat Lover's Plate
This dish leaves no stone unturned. All of your favorites make an appearance. BBQ chicken, BBQ brisket, BBQ ribs and BBQ turkey sausages are served with rice & peas, Caesar salad and Chef's famous Johnny cakes.
In addition to all things BBQ, Tasty's POV serves up fresh local caught tuna, lobster and so much more.
After dinner, dance the night away gazing out to Sandy Ground. POV regularly features special evenings of live music and menu specials.
See You at POV!
Our hats go off to Chef Dale! We are in love with your POV.
Come day time, Tasty's makes for an excellent and convenient lunch stop.
Chef Dale's salads are some of our favorites. Options include Shrimp Kabob Salad, Tasty's Seafood Salad (my personal favorite), Warm Goat Cheese Salad, Feta Cheese and Crispy Bacon Apple Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad, and even a nice Garden Salad.
Chef Dale's Famous Seafood Salad
This salad is my favorite salad ever. If you are a lover of seafood and want to sample all of the local seafood in one swoop, you must have this salad! This salad has fresh greens topped with a nice assortment of varying fresh seafood (crayfish, conch, shrimp, etc) and vegetables tossed in a vinaigrette.
My Grilled Jerk Tuna Salad for lunch at Tasty's, YUM!
The lunch menu is delightful! In addition to salads, there are soups, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, wraps, and even curried goat if you are really looking to get local.
Enjoying a Rum Punch & Tasty's Johnny cakes
When you're at Tasty's settle in for a leisurely paced meal.
Chef Dale Carty prepares all of his meals with passion and love.
It takes time to create greatness :-)
Whether it is your first time in Anguilla or you are a regular to the enchanted isle...
Tasty's reamins a must-do while you are in Anguilla.
Directions: If you are coming from the east, stay left at the Sandy Ground round-about. Tasty's will be on your right just a short distance after the round-about. If you are coming from the west, continue past the stop light that goes down to Blowing Point. Continue for a couple of minutes on that main road, you will see Tasty's on your right. See the map below for exact location.
Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Main restaurant closed Thursday. Open Sunday for brunch.
Menu: Click here
Tasty's POV Menu: Click here