Dinner at El Tico in Jersey

There’s nothing like having dinner watching a storm from the inside of a cosy beach side restaurant.

When we said we’re going to Jersey, everyone who had been said to head up Five Mile Road towards St. Ouen’s Bay to visit El Tico.

It’s right on the beach and the restaurant is a great all rounder and popular choice with locals and tourists.

When we went the restaurant was busy but the team managed to fit us in and I was grateful as it was blowing a gale out!

Top tip – I’d recommend booking a reservation for El Tico whatever the weather. This seems to be a bit of a popular hotspot for locals and visitors.

In the summer this restaurant must be very popular, it’s location is excellent and is thirty seconds from the beach, as you can see from the image above. Unfortunately when we visited it was just before a big storm so the outside area didn’t really come into its own when we were there. The beach stretches for miles back around the coast and it is really glorious.

I’d love to go back and spend a day chilling out on the beach before having a nice dinner sat outside looking out at the sea. I think it would be a great location for a date night!


Inside is a very long row of tables with benches for people to share and I couldn’t help but be reminded me of the beach bars and restaurants in San Diego. It has such a lovely friendly vibe.

The menu has dishes from around the world from curries to seafood to burgers, if you’ve got a big party, there’s definitely something that will appeal to everyone in it. El Tico seems to be a great all rounder with a little something for everyone on the menu.

After a long day exploring Henry and I decided to share some sticky ribs and chips for dinner to refuel after not eating very much.

We were definitely grateful for food and a good amount of ribs, we were hungry and this definitely put a stop to that! The rib sauce was delicious and I was pleased there was plenty of it, some places seems to scrimp on the sauce.

We had a nice little evening and I’d definitely go back to try a bit more of the menu and see what the other dishes were like. It also look like it holds events throughout the season, so it might be worth checking out if there’s anything happening when you visit.

I’ll definitely head back to try it out again when we head back to Jersey, St. Ouen’s Bay is gorgeous and just a short drive from St. Helier. It definitely is a good escape from the more built up areas of the island.

Like the look of this waterfront restaurant? Find out more about El Tico by visiting the website.


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