Viva Cantina Closing; Greengo’s Moving In


Last week we told you how Greengo’s, a successful Mexican restaurant with locations in St. Thomas and San Juan, was coming to Cruz Bay. Well today, we can give you the full scoop.

Michael Barry, owner of Sun Dog Cafe and Viva Cantina over in Mongoose Junction, reached out to us yesterday afternoon to share the news. Viva is currently under contract to be sold to Greengo’s. The new restaurant is expected to open in late summer.

“We appreciate the many guests who supported us and the efforts of the staff who have been honest, loyal and helpful in building the Viva Cantina brand, as well as those that enjoyed Virgn Fire Grill,” Michael said. “We’ll continue to serve St. John at the Sun Dog Cafe and look forward to seeing you there. Greengos is a very good operation, a welcome addition to the St. John dining scene and we look forward to having them as friends and neighbors”

Michael and his wife Barbie acquired the Viva space back in 2013. Formerly La Plancha, Michael introduced us to Virgin Fire. From there, the space transformed into Viva Cantina. We’re excited to see what happens next. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Viva Cantina Closing; Greengo’s Moving In”

    • Yes, we have closed.

      The best two days in a boat owner’s life are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. It’s a bittersweet thing, and we appreciate all the good thoughts coming our way. See you at Sun Dog Cafe, and check out the Greengos thing– they are a solid operation and will be a good addition to the STJ dining scene.


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