While exploring Aruba, you'll happen upon a wide selection of options when it comes to dining. Fans of Aruban cuisine should take note of those restaurants known for these fun flavors. When hunger strikes, you'll find there's a surplus of dining options within this cuisine alone.
Below, you can peek at the several Aruban establishments awaiting Aruba's guests. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to view more information about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.
Queen's Bar and Restaurant, which is on the premises of Palm Beach Shopping Mall, is found within downtown Oranjestad, toward the center of Oranjestad. Lovely, mild seafood and Aruban cuisine both describe the best dishes at this favorite eatery. 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.
Located 0.6 miles northwest of Noord, The Old Cunucu House Restaurant is a logical choice for guests who are going to spend some time exploring this town and the surrounding area. Fresh fish from Aruba's coasts and Aruban flavors are made for each other at this favorite restaurant. Built over one hundred years ago, this restaurant is in an old house, which adds coziness and charm to the place. The excellent service, attention to detail and delicious food all come together to create some memorable dining pleasures. It's a great place to experience a little bit of native Aruba.
Located near the center of downtown Oranjestad, The Old Fisherman is on Havenstraat 36. The fresh taste of fish and Aruban style eats play nicely 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.
Barefoot Restaurant can be found toward the southern outskirts of Oranjestad. Fresh seafood and Aruban food are an outstanding combo at this informal place. Served with an international flair, Barefoot Restaurant focuses on Caribbean dishes such as Caribbean grouper (grouper filet topped with mango cream cheese and a light spicy mango sauce) and a beef stew after the chef's grandmother's recipe. In addition to the main menu, there is also a special menu that rotates week to week depending on what is in season and the mood of the chef.
Located less than a hundred yards east of downtown Oranjestad, Gostoso Cafe Restaurant is on Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12. When the boisterous crew is thinking about a tasty selection of Aruban eats without a big to-do, this simple restaurant stands out. Pick something off their Aruban menu to give a local favorite a try, or go with any variety of seafood you could dream of. Try the shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic.
|Arubaville||2.7 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||5.7 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|
If seeking variety within the same genre, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at places like the following:
|(297) 586-2770||Dutch||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Noord|
|Ike's Bistro||(297) 582-3444||Caribbean||2.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad|
|Footprints Beach Grill||(297) 586-1234 ext. 37||Caribbean||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord|
|Tulip Restaurant||(297) 587-0110||Dutch||2.0 mi. South West of Central Noord|
|Papiamento Restaurant||(297) 586-4544||Caribbean||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Noord|
|Aqua Grill||(297) 586-5900||Caribbean||0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord|
|The West Deck||(297) 587-2667||Caribbean||0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad|
|Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant||(297) 586-5365||Caribbean||1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord|
|Linda's Pancakes & Pizza's||(297) 586-3378||Dutch||0.4 mi. West of Central Noord|
|(297) 584-2544||Caribbean||1.9 mi. West of Central Lagoville|
Some of the best food and drink options in Aruba are the ones you find suddenly while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. But, writing down the names of a couple of different restaurants in your daily agenda, might save you in a pinch. To read even more about the culinary options awaiting you, check out this page.
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