Aruban Cuisine in Aruba

During your travels through Aruba, you'll happen upon a great number of restaurants and other dining options. But guests who seek Aruban cuisine in particular should pay attention to those restaurants serving this favorite. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's an enormous pool of restaurants for food prepared in this style.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the informal attitude at Queen's Bar and Restaurant to the lingering deliciousness of dinner and lunch at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant, you are sure to find something you'll return for again and again.

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Use the list below to read up on the several Aruban restaurants awaiting Aruba's guests. For each restaurant, you can click its name to get further details about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

White Modern Cuisine

Palm Beach | (297) 586-1190

White Modern Cuisine, which is part of Palm Beach Shopping Mall, is found in the eastern outskirts of Palm Beach, close to Noord. While more generally known for Aruban food, the kitchen at White Modern Cuisine likes to suggest its appetizers and seafood. <p>With views of the sea in a truly tropical, open air environment, White Modern is a serene, relaxed spot to enjoy your dive into the culinary world of Aruba. White is described as a peaceful place where you don't have to rush through dinner. In fact, they encourage you to sit and enjoy the evening with some nice wine original cocktails. While also means clean, which is very important to the staff.</p>

Queen's Bar and Restaurant

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 582-7577

Situated in the heart of downtown Oranjestad, Queen's Bar and Restaurant is on the same premises as Palm Beach Shopping Mall. Fresh seafood and Aruban flair go well together at this favorite eatery. <p>Queen's features a menu of authentic Aruban fare, making it the perfect place for tourists to try something new. All entrees are served with rice, vegetables, and fried plantain or funchi.</p>

The Old Fisherman

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-4768

The Old Fisherman is located in downtown Oranjestad, just beyond the the center of Oranjestad. The fresh taste of fish and Aruban food come together for some great dishes at this crazy tasty dining option. <p>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.</p>

The Old Cunucu House Restaurant

Palm Beach | (297) 586-1666

Set 0.6 miles northwest of Noord, The Old Cunucu House Restaurant is a smart choice for travelers who are going to spend time visiting this town and areas nearby. Salty, fresh seafood and Aruban fare both share the spotlight at this noteworthy place. <p>A healthy blend of the Caribbean, Spanish and other exotic cuisines, this restaurant has a reputation for appetizing meals made from scratch, Their offering boast a variety of flavors that compliment each other. Hearty fajitas, fresh seafood and yummy desserts are all part of what has earned the chef a following.</p>

Wacky Wahoo's

Palm Beach | (297) 586-7333

Wacky Wahoo's is found along the southeastern outskirts of Palm Beach, in the vicinity of Noord. Seafood (of course) and Aruban panache make for a bold combo at this relaxed restaurant atmosphere. <p>The owners are always at Wacky's to greet you and help in preparing you're meal. Wacky's is a friendly and cozy spot.</p>

Aruban Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Arubaville 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban (297) 582-0157
B55 Central Aruba Aruban, International (297) 585-2111
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
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Portuguese (297) 588-0053
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
Queen's Bar and Restaurant Downtown Oranjestad Aruban (297) 582-7577
Simply Fish 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Aruban (297) 520-6535
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

Old Man and the Sea

If seeking variety within the same genre, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Espanola Way (297) 586-7177 Spanish 0.5 mi. West of Central Noord
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean 1.7 mi. West of Central Lagoville
Footprints Beach Grill (297) 586-1234 ext. 37 Caribbean 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Fishes & More (297) 586-3659 Caribbean 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Azull (297) 586-4466 Caribbean 1.2 mi. West of Central Noord
Lekker Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-2770 Dutch 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Noord
Aqua Grill (297) 586-5900 Caribbean 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
The Garden Cafe (297) 586-7700 Caribbean 1.0 mi. West of Central Noord
Aquarius (297) 583-6000 ext. 6156 Caribbean Downtown Oranjestad
Bingo! Cafe And Restaurant (297) 586-2818 Caribbean 0.3 mi. West of Central Noord

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best food and drink options in Aruba are the ones you decide upon spontaneously while trekking the town of your choice. That being said, it's still a good idea to plan ahead. To learn more information about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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