Caribbean Cuisine in Aruba

Caribbean culinary staples are a delight to people from all over the world, perhaps because chefs use regional spice blends, ripe veggies and fruits, and beautifully prepped seafood. This isn't a rare option either, considering there's an enormous pool of restaurants just for this type of food.

From the pleasant, very casual backdrop at Sweet Peppers to the crave-inducing dinner and lunch at Iguana Joes, there's something for every guest and any style of dining desired.

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Take time to read up on the several places serving Caribbean cuisine available. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to read the full article about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant

The vicinity of Palm Beach | (297) 586-5365

Located 1.2 miles northwest of Noord, Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant is on J E Irausquin Blvd 230. If you're wondering, Palm Beach is a short distance (about three quarters of a kilometer) to the south. This enigmatic eatery can show multiple sides, so yes they're offering Caribbean creations and one favorite, sandwiches, but we shouldn't forget they're also known for seafood.

Local seafood as well as a number of Continental favorites (think Philly Cheese Steaks and chicken wraps) are on the menu at Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant.

Mulligan's Golf Cafe

Noord | +297 523 50 62

Mulligan's Golf Cafe, a part of The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course, is at 93 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard; it is approximately two and a half miles (approximately four kilometers) to the northwest of Oranjestad. Sure to please everyone, Mulligan's Golf Cafe isn't just Caribbean food and desserts, but here they're also good at pizza.

Their menu consists of sandwiches, salads, soups, specialty pizzas, pastas, steaks, seafood and desserts.

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Situated on the southern edge of Savaneta, in the same vicinity as Lagoville, Flying Fishbone Restaurant is a logical selection for travelers thinking about staying near this village or nearby areas. It is 7.5 miles southeast of Oranjestad. Seafood and Caribbean food make for a bold combo at this laid-back restaurant.

This peaceful, relaxing beachside restaurant has 40 tables, six of which are set right in the water. That's right, guests can actually sit right in the water as they have their dinner!

The Old Fisherman

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-4768

The Old Fisherman is located in downtown Oranjestad, just beyond the the center of Oranjestad. Seafood (of course) and Caribbean style eats are made for each other at this well-liked dining option.

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.

Ike's Bistro

Manchebo | (297) 582-3444

Ike's Bistro, on the premises of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, is located in Manchebo, in Aruba; 2.9 miles to the northwest of Oranjestad. Seafood (of course) and Caribbean flair go well together at this well-liked eatery.

The young chef that heads the kitchen is inspired by Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors, so here they are joined to create a menu of gourmet fusion fare.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
7 West Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Continental, Dutch (297) 588-9983
Aqua Grill 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord American, Caribbean, Contemporary (297) 586-5900
Aquarius Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 583-6000 ext. 6156
Bingo! Cafe And Restaurant 0.3 mi. West of Central Noord Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 586-2818
Charlie's Restaurant and Bar 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Lagoville Caribbean, International (297) 584-5086
Coco Plum Restaurant 0.3 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-1176
Cuba's Cookin Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Cuban (297) 588-0627
Driftwood Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-2515
Fishes & More 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord Caribbean, International (297) 586-3659
Flying Fishbone Restaurant 1.8 mi. West of Central Lagoville Caribbean, European, International (297) 584-2506
Gari & Wasabi 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Japanese (297) 586-0078
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
Iguana Joes Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 583-9373
Ike's Bistro 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 582-3444
La Granja 1.8 mi. West of Central Lagoville Caribbean (297) 588-5574
Le Petit Cafe 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Caribbean, International, Italian (297) 586-4046
Madame Janette 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, European (297) 587-0184
Marina Pirata 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 585-7150
Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord American, Caribbean, International (297) 586-5365
Mulligan's Golf Cafe 1.8 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Eclectic, International +297 523 50 62
Oceanside Bar & Grill 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord American, Caribbean (297) 586-3600
Palm Bar 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Noord American, Caribbean (297) 586-3600
Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant 1.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad Asian, Caribbean (800) 554-2008
Papiamento Restaurant 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Noord Caribbean, Eclectic, International (297) 586-4544
Passions on the Beach Restaurant 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Noord Caribbean, Contemporary (297) 527-112
Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-4888
Red Fish 1.8 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 280-6666
Ruinas Del Mar 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord Caribbean, International, Spanish (297) 568-1234 ext. 36
Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Noord American, Caribbean, Continental (297) 586-3600
Smokey Joe's Island Grill 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Caribbean (297) 586-2896
Sunset Grille 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord Caribbean (297) 526-6612
Sweet Peppers 0.0 mi. North of Central Noord Caribbean, International (297) 586-0740
The Chophouse at Manchebo 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean, Contemporary, International (297) 582-3444
The Garden Cafe 1.0 mi. West of Central Noord Caribbean, International (297) 586-7700
The Islander Grill 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Noord American, Caribbean, International (297) 587-9000
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
The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Noord Caribbean (297) 587-2302
The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol 0.2 mi. North of Central Tierra Del Sol Caribbean, International (297) 586-7800
Tulip Caribbean Brasserie 2.0 mi. South West of Central Noord Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 587-0110
Twist of Flavors Restaurant 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 280-2518
Urataka Center Best Pizza Macurima, Central Aruba Caribbean, Italian (297) 585-5212
Wacky Wahoo's 0.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord Argentenian, Aruban, Caribbean (297) 586-7333
Waka Waka Adventure Cafe 1.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 582-5600
Yemanja Woodfired Grill Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 588-4711
Zeerover 1.9 mi. West of Central Lagoville Caribbean (297) 584-2544

Similar Food

Pure Ocean

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Cooks Restaurant (297) 588-4296 Aruban 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
White Modern Cuisine (297) 586-1190 Aruban 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Pure Ocean -- Bajan 1.3 mi. West of Central Noord
Peanuts (297) 583-4343 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Barefoot Restaurant (297) 588-9824 Aruban 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
Pannekoekhuis (297) 583-7180 Aruban Downtown Oranjestad
Cafe Maryli (297) 583-1889 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Mojito's Aruba (297) 583-3632 Cuban Downtown Oranjestad

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best options for Caribbean food in Aruba are the ones that you decide upon spontaneously while walking the streets near your hotel. But, keeping a handful of viable options on your schedule, will prevent a desperate search for food. To discover more information concerning the types of food available to you, check out this page.

 

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