St. Maarten’s newest and finest restaurant, Emilio’s is a casual bistro style dining experience. For lunch we offer a variety of well-rounded items with known staples and Caribbean flavors. By night, Emilio’s is a fine dining experience showcasing the best from International and Caribbean dishes.
Emilio’s is named in honor of Emilio Wilson, deceased owner of the Estate where we are located, Industry and Golden Rock Estates. Emilio was the Grand son of Henriette or Big Mamie as Emilio called her. Big Mamie was a slave on the plantation. Emilio worked on the plantation doing various jobs ranging from Milking Cows to picking rocks. In 1954, he bought the plantation for $8,200. He was a kind and strong character and is considered a hero and symbol of the strength and determination of the Afro Caribbean man. Emilio’s is located within the walls of the plantation’s Sugar Cane Boiling house. With the destruction of the Estate’s Great House (now a museum) in 1995 by Hurricane Luis, the boiling house became Emilio’s home – so the good energy you feel from these 17th century walls, it is Emilio proudly looking down at his legacy being celebrated.