Aruban Cuisine in Aruba

While exploring Aruba, expect to come upon a savory selection of places to eat. But guests who seek Aruban cuisine in particular should take note of the places where this style of cooking is king. Expect to encounter several restaurants that offer this favorite.

With plenty of variety, from the informal favorite named Driftwood to the inviting dinner service at Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery, there is something to suit each and every person in your party and every dining expectation.

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Before your trip begins, you can get more details about the wide selection of Aruban restaurants to be found. For each option that interests you, click the name to see more important info about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

White Modern Cuisine

Palm Beach | (297) 586-1190

White Modern Cuisine, which is part of Palm Beach Shopping Mall, is located toward the eastern outskirts of Palm Beach, in the general vicinity of Noord. While more generally known for Aruban-inspired cuisine, this place boasts about their appetizers and seafood.

At White Modern, presentation is just as important to the chefs as the meal itself. Veal chop, lamb, lobster, pork loin, chicken, salmon. There is something for everyone, and every bite of it will be a delicious treat. One of the best things about this restaurant is that their menu changes three to four times a year, so you can stop by several times and enjoy a completely unique dining experience. Still, there are a few base items that appear on the menu consistently, including the very well-loved tuna appetizer, duck appetizer, corn chowder soup, seabass, veal chops, and chocolate lava cake. To drink, their signature drink the White Mojito.

Wacky Wahoo's

Palm Beach | (297) 586-7333

Wacky Wahoo's is found toward the southeastern outskirts of Palm Beach, near Noord. The fresh taste of fish and Aruban flavors both describe the best dishes at this colorful favorite.

Specialties of the house include the seafood kebab or shrimp casserole.

Driftwood

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-2515

Driftwood is located in downtown Oranjestad, near the center of Oranjestad. Fresh fish from Aruba's coasts and Aruban flair make a nice pair at this favorite dining option.

With the fish being caught, prepared, and cooked all by the restaurant, you can be sure that the fish on your plate is some of the freshest being offered in a restuaraunt anywhere in the world.

Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-4888

Situated in downtown Oranjestad, Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery is a logical choice that's worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this neighborhood. Since this is an informal place to eat, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up.

Originally a "cunucu-style" house, Que Pasa Bar Restaurant and art gallery is now a lovely eatery in one of Aruba's popular hotspots.

The Old Fisherman

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-4768

The Old Fisherman can be found in downtown Oranjestad, outside the center of Oranjestad. Fresh catches from and Aruban panache go well together at this favorite place.

Seafood is clearly the specialty at The Old Fisherman and you can have it anyway you like it, friend, sauteed, grilled or broiled. Also choose from a selection of pastas, meat and poultry entrees.

Aruban Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Barefoot Restaurant 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, International (297) 588-9824
Cafe Maryli 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban (297) 583-1889
Coco Plum Restaurant 0.3 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-1176
Cooks Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad American, Aruban, International (297) 588-4296
Driftwood Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-2515
Gasparito Restaurant & Art Gallery 0.7 mi. West of Central Noord Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 586-7044
Hadicurari Restaurant 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 586-2288
Marina Pirata 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 585-7150
Pannekoekhuis Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Dutch (297) 583-7180
Peanuts 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban (297) 583-4343
Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-4888
The Old Cunucu House Restaurant 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Aruban, Caribbean (297) 586-1666
The Old Fisherman Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-4768
Wacky Wahoo's 0.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord Argentenian, Aruban, Caribbean (297) 586-7333
White Modern Cuisine 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord Aruban, International (297) 586-1190

Similar Food

Sweet Peppers

If your preferences are flexible, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Sweet Peppers (297) 586-0740 Caribbean 0.0 mi. North of Central Noord
7 West (297) 588-9983 Caribbean Downtown Oranjestad
Eetcafé The Paddock (297) 583-2334 Dutch Downtown Oranjestad
Flying Fishbone Restaurant (297) 584-2506 Caribbean 1.8 mi. West of Central Lagoville
Waka Waka Adventure Cafe (297) 582-5600 Caribbean 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad
Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant (800) 554-2008 Caribbean 1.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad
Lekker Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-2770 Dutch 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Noord
Madame Janette (297) 587-0184 Caribbean 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Aqua Grill (297) 586-5900 Caribbean 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar (297) 587-2302 Caribbean 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord

Sometimes, the most exciting dining options in Aruba are those you run into while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. But, having a handful of delicious-sounding restaurants on your itinerary, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To discover more information about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.

 

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