Aruba Restaurants

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Aruba Restaurants

  • Yanti Cafe & Restaurant

    Oranjestad Restaurants

    We ate at Yanti Cafe & Restaurant one lunchtime during our stay in Aruba in May 2015. This no-frills budget restaurant, specialising in Surinamese and Indonesian cuisine, is located just a short walk north of Oranjestad's central bus station and cruise ship terminal. The interior was pretty basic; bare wooden tables and functional chairs. One of...

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  • Daniels

    Aruba Restaurants

    Best meal in Aruba ... the atmosphere was sophicated and romantic. The lobster and steak were great. Nice wine section. Easy waking distance from the Occidental resort. hope its still there when we go back

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  • La Trattoria el Faro Blanco

    Noord Restaurants

    La Trattoria el Faro Blanco is an Italian restaurant located next to California Lighthouse close to the northern tip of Aruba. It offers some of the best views on the island; perched on a hillside overlooking the Tierra del Sol Golf Course and Arashi Beach, with views along the coastline of the Malmok area and the unmistakable high rise Riu hotels...

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  • Waka Waka Safari Restaurant

    Oranjestad Restaurants

    Our lunch at Waka Waka Safari Restaurant was included as part of an Island Jeep Safari tour that we took with ABC Tours during our stay in Aruba in May 2015. The restaurant is located right next door to ABC Tours' office – in an off-the-beaten-track location on Schotlandstraat, inland from the Divi Village Golf Course a short distance north of...

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  • Dushi Bagels and Burgers & Burgers

    Noord Restaurants

    We ate lunch at Dushi Bagels and Burgers & Burgers one afternoon during our stay in Aruba in May 2015. This restaurant is located on a terrace in front of the Playa Linda Beach Resort, overlooking the main road running through the heart of Palm Beach. It was established in 2000 by a family who moved to Aruba from Argentina and who continue to run...

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  • Driftwood Restaurant

    Oranjestad Restaurants

    It's not often that we eat at the same restaurant twice during a holiday, but we were so impressed with our meal at Driftwood Restaurant in May 2015 that we returned a few days later for a second visit. Driftwood is located on Klipstraat, between Wilhelminastraat and "Main Street" in the heart of Oranjestad and opens Monday to Saturday from 5:00pm...

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  • The Dutch Pancakehouse

    Oranjestad Restaurants

    We enjoyed breakfast at The Dutch Pancakehouse one Friday morning during our stay in Aruba in May 2015. This popular breakfast spot is located in the Renaissance Marketplace, a small mall containing dozens of restaurants and shops, just a few minutes' walk south of the centre of Oranjestad. We arrived there at around 10:30am and it was very busy....

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  • Pinchos Grill & Bar

    Oranjestad Restaurants

    We ate at Pinchos Grill & Bar one evening during our stay in Aruba in May 2015. Pinchos enjoys an excellent setting. It is situated on a wooden deck over the sea, reached by walking along a wooden boardwalk from the beach. It is located close to Surfside Beach, about 20 minutes walk south of the centre of Oranjestad. It comes highly rated – it...

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  • Tierras Colombianas

    Oranjestad Restaurants

    We ate at Tierras Colombianas Restaurant late on a Tuesday evening during our stay in Aruba in May 2015. We had just attended the popular Bon Bini Festival at Fort Zoutman and made our way to this Colombian restaurant, located close to Oranjestad's central bus station, afterwards at around 9:00pm. The area was quiet and dimly lit at that time of...

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  • Happy Hour cocktails at Manchebo Beach!

    We first discovered Water's Edge 12° N Restaurant & Bar whilst walking along the beach during our visit to Aruba in May 2015.We were walking along Manchebo Beach, towards Eagle Beach, with the intention of walking as far as Palm Beach. Emma was getting thirsty (and, consequently, a little bit tetchy!) and insisted that we find somewhere for a cold...

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  • Caribbean cuisine

    2nd visit January 2015Set in an original Aruban house built over 150 years ago, the Old Cunucu House was a little hard to find from our Palm Beach hotel, much easier by taxi on our 2nd visit. Lots of the restaurants in the Palm Beach area are closed on Sunday but this one was open both times we visited. On our 1st visit I ordered the coconut...

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  • Steakhouse in Oranjestad

    Another restaurant that came highly recommended, I was very pleased with our choice on our final night in Aruba. We decided not to be total pigs and eat at one of the all you can eat meat places but I wanted steak so we headed here. We didn't have a reservation and were very casually dressed but they seated us right away, although in the furthest...

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  • FAST FOOD HEAVEN

    At the point I came across the first Taco Bell here in Aruba, I had almost given up hope. I had not had a Taco Bell in 3 years. Then – there it was – the most beautiful Taco Bell in the world! Forget cheeseburgers in Paradise – when you can get a Bell! I got a stuffed beef burrito that was made by the hands of angels. It was stuffed with small bits...

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  • Don't Miss Dinner

    Flying Fishbone is located in Savaneta, a small suburb south of Oranjestad. The location is off the beaten path, so if you do not have a vehicle, take a taxi. From the high rise hotels, it is a 30 minute $30 cab ride one way. We had rented a jeep for the day, so we decided to take a drive over there the evening after jeeping all day.Food: Bar none,...

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  • Belissimo Gelatissimo

    Probably our favorite dessert spot so far in Aruba has been Gelatissimo which is located in the high rise hotel section of Palm Beach. A gelato spot, the ambience was nice, and the gelato was better.Food: Ferrero Rocher and Chocolate Coconut were my favorites so far, but I would stay away from the white chocolate and cookie... it tasted like...

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  • Quick Italian Stop

    Casa Tua is within walking distance of most of the high rise hotels in the Palm Beach Area of Aruba. It is located near multiple other dining locations, and was very busy the first night when we went to Fishes and More, located right next door. We decided to give it a shot this evening.Food: Sarah had the Gnocchi alla Vodka which was a pink sauce...

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  • Beachside Dining at Westin

    Terraces is located in the Westin Hotel and serves the beach goers along Palm Beach. The restaurant is not exclusive to people staying at the hotel. Food: I had the Caribbean Chicken Wrap, which was spiced well and had red peppers, chicken and came with French Fries and a ranch dipping sauce. I thought the sauce was flavorful, and the French fries...

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  • Downtown Drink Spot

    Iguana Joe's is located in downtown Oranjestad, directly across from the Cruise Ship Port. Although the location is likely overrun by cruise port tourists, the prices seemed reasonable and the food was pretty good.Food: Sarah and I split a Pastechie (West Indian Patties) appetizer which consisted of a caribbean jerk chicken, beef, and Dutch Gouda...

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  • Can't Miss Pancakes

    Linda's Dutch Pancakes and Pizza is a small off the beaten path shop located "near" the high rise hotels in Aruba. I say near, as it is a solid walk, and would be a heated affair if you went in the daytime. It was a solid 20 minute walk from the Westin and you will pass several other restaurants on the way. Food: Sarah and I both enjoyed a Dutch...

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  • Local Fish Restaurant

    Fishes and More is located in the Palm Beach area of Aruba, within walking distance from most of the "high rise" hotels. We stayed at the Westin and this was about a 10 minute leisure walk. Food: I had the local fish dish, and Sarah had the Pina Colada Shrimp. I would highly recommend her dish, as it was flavorful and not too sauced. My local fish...

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  • Aruba Dine Around program

    This program didn't work for us because the restaurants I wanted to try weren't on it but it might work out for visitors wanting to save a few dollars and eat at some very nice restaurants.The dine around program allows you an appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee or tea, and service charge. I noticed at one of the restaurants we ate at that the menu...

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  • A must for breakfast!

    This place is a small Bagel Shop that has fresh boiled bagels daily. The bagels are simply fantastic and can be gotten with great LOX ,chicken salad or other side dishes. The owners are very friendly and the atmosphere relaxing and picturesque. it is the perfect way to begin your day in this paradise. Me and my wife go to Aruba every other year and...

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  • One of my favorite dining place...

    ...on the island was at that time (1991) - The Old CunucuHouse - and is still there!Under that link below, there are several other restaurants to choose from!

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  • You will have to take a Jewel of the...

    We have an exquisite Wine Pairing experience scheduled: to begin, a Smoked Duck Salad paired with Mer Soleil Chardonnay. Followed by a Trio of Soups with specially selected wine. Pan-fried Scallops and Crab Cake with Belle Glos Pinot Nor. An entrée of Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Passion Fruit Creme Brulee with a Dessert...

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  • Great Place for Lunch And/Or Drinks

    An open air restaurant with nice views of Oranjestad's main street, the market, and the beautiful blue sea, Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar and Grill was the perfect place to stop for lunch.The extensive menu has Caribbean specialties including fresh seafood. I had the West Indian Patties (one each of beef, chicken, and cheese), which were...

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  • *** and burgers

    Been to the states...there are a few of them. I have been to one in the Mall of America a few times. Not my favorite place as the food is not all the great but if you are a sex starved male or just looking to impress your mates then this place will do..sorry the tops and bottoms don't come off and touch the waitresses and you will probably find...

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  • American fast food

    Need to load up on some McCrap...Aruba has it..all the major chains are represented here. Keep in mind if you are on a budget as I was you can avoid these places as there are local markets where you can get fresh fruit, water, etc at reasonable prices If you have the McUrge...

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  • Sunday BBQ

    Walked by this place on Sunday afternoon and when I was about 20 yards in front of it I could smell the killer Chinese BBQ. Afternoon BBQ while they are cooking it out front

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  • Island Ribs...

    This place is part of the Iguana Joe's chain that a friend of Kim's recomended to us. Come here for the ribs. I'm 6'3" and got two half slabs of baby back ribs with potatos and slaw..more than enough food. Iguana Joes makes their own hot sauce...just what the doctor ordered for a fire fan like myself. Check it out and decide for yourself...I liked...

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  • Cheap Chinese

    This place was across the street from our hotel the Coconut Inn. Food was filling and tasty..owner was friendly even considering we were the only tourists inside with the football games being played in the field on the other side of the street. It is open from 11am to midnight. They also do takeout in case you want to enjoy a meal at the pool...

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  • Tapas and other good food

    This places is a tapas house but they also have the usual Steakhouse fare..with a bar inside..at night it is packed.Bring a unique salt and pepper shaker from home and if they do not have it on the wall you get two glasses of sangria for free...as they state on the menu...don't even think about borrowing some from another hotel or restaurant. If...

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  • Pinchos Bar & Grill

    Pinchos is uber romantic: set out on a pier in the water, the restaurant is open air, with only eleven tables. It was even used as a date sight on the American TV show The Bachelor. Make sure to make a reservation no matter when you plan to visit! The kitchen consists of two people and a grill, but the food they serve is quite excellent. One...

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  • have a drink at famous charlies bar

    San Nicolas A unique Caribbean energy is present in Aruba's second largest city, San Nicolas, with the majority of residents originally hailing from the British Caribbean. The development of the city is undeniably linked to the oil refinery, the presence of which often stands in sharp contrast to the modest houses of the area and the picturesque...

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  • Pirate's Seafood Den

    Marina Pirata floats like an island on a deck that stretches out into the ocean.It's hard to find so we were lucky to have the company of locals Pushi Rubiano and hubby Herry. It's another magical Aruban hideaway and you walk down a series of steps, across a bubbling stream (which runs through a little mangrove of crisscrossed branches) and into a...

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  • Elegant and Romantic!

    This is not the type of restaurant my husband and I frequent very much because usually we end up disappointed. You know, the kind where you really shouldn't show up in shorts and sneakers. Usually at those kinds of places the food isn't any better than our more casual favorites back home, but the bill is two or three times as high... But I couldn't...

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  • Tapas is always good

    Twice coming to Aruba I have eaten at Salt n Peppers and both times I was not disappointed. They are very reasonable, large selection of tapas, and varied wines. I like tapas not only for its Spanish flavor but for the fact that there are small portions at reasonable prices which allows for a greater variety in one sitting. They have both an indoor...

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  • Jamaican Food

    Iguana Joe's is located right downtown attached to the mall. It is an open venue and gives you the feel of eating outside while having a roof overhead. The balcony area over looks the main street but you can see the ocean just off to the left. The waitstaff was great, always there when needed but didnt rush you. The food was fantastic, as I love...

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  • Cool little snacks

    This is not really a restaurant but they serve such a tasty snack food that worth to try!Turnovers are known all over the world, but each country has their own recipe and name. In Aruba they are called Pastechi's. The pastry is simple and they are filled with cheese, ham, meat or whatever and served warm....These pastechi's cost only about few...

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  • World's best steaks!!

    Prepare to make a reservation when you plan going to El Gaucho. It's crowded every day and if you don't book a table in advance, you will get a beeper and you can have a drink while waiting on the bar right across the street.When your table is ready they will either call to the bar or the beeper tells you that it's time to come. Their menu...

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  • Keepin' It Simple!

    The menu has a wide variety of choices. When looking for a guranteed good meal without the long wait or reservations, this is the place to check out. They also have some of the best prices on the island.

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  • Steaks and seafood, excellent meal

    Sunset Grill was one of the most highly recommended restaurants, both by guidebooks and online reviews, and since we were staying at the Radisson, it was an easy choice for Saturday night dinner. I didn't realize there was an outdoor terrace, we were seated indoors in the brightly lit cheery restaurant. Service was efficient, not overly friendly....

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  • Fondue in Oranjestad

    I really wanted to like this place, Aruba doesn't seem to have a lot of variety with their food, a lot of steak, seafood and Caribbean dishes. Plus I love fondue. But the service here was not very friendly and extremely slow, I can't even imagine how slow it is when the season actually starts. When we asked the man who seemed to be the manager what...

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  • Snack in Oranjestad

    Being the pierogi queen of Northwest Indiana, I just had to try a pastechi, Aruba's version of the darling of dumplings, the pierogi. Who could resist a smiling pastechi licking his lips? We saw this snack shop on Oranjestad's main street and stopped to try a couple of the mini pastechi, one meat and one ham and cheese. They were very yummy, a...

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  • All you can eat served breakfast

    Le Petit Cafe has an all you can eat breakfast for $7.95 per person but I preferred the slightly more expensive all you can eat breakfast at Breakfast on the Beach. The food wasn't as good here, there wasn't as much selection and everything except toast and coffee has to be brought to you by a server. Omelets, eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, fresh...

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  • All you can eat breakfast buffet

    If you are looking for an all you can eat breakfast buffet, skip the overpriced hotel buffets that are $17-18 and head to this very casual beachside shack on the boardwalk between the Occidental and Holiday Inn. The buffet is $9.95 per person plus the 15% service charge that is almost always tacked on your bill in Aruba. Omelets, eggs, waffles,...

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