Contemporary Cuisine in Aruba

If you find yourself in the mood for contemporary cuisine, don't miss out on an opportunity to spoil yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but you can still find a couple of locations in Aruba serving this kind of food.

With everything from the fine dining backdrop at Aqua Grill to the neighborhood eateries where drinks are just as crucial as the the chef-prepared favorites, you're sure to locate a menu item that tempts your taste buds.

Take time to read up on the few delicious contemporary places that you'll have the chance to visit as you explore. For each of the options, click to read the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Passions on the Beach Restaurant

Eagle Beach | (297) 527-112

Passions on the Beach Restaurant

Located 1.7 miles west-southwest of Noord, Passions on the Beach Restaurant is a part of Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba. It's 1.4 miles south-southwest of Palm Beach. It's worth noting that within the genre of contemporary culinary creations, this place will recommend their best: appetizers and seafood.

While dining on the beach, it seems natural that you would want to order from Passions extensive seafood menu. Still, if you are craving a chicken or steak dish, you will have access to that as well. Their top selling items include the Watermelon and Feta Salad, Eagle Beach Crab Salad, and Aruban Seafood Soup for their appetizers; and Caribbean Shrimp, Seven Seas Parade, Crunchy Tigers, or Filet Mignon a la Ratatouille as the entree.

Aqua Grill

Palm Beach | (297) 586-5900

Aqua Grill is located just outside the heart of Palm Beach. Fresh seafood and contemporary panache both describe the best dishes at this highly praised fine foods restaurant.


Their menu is bursting with fresh seafood, gourmet, well seasoned and beautifully presented.

The Chophouse at Manchebo

Manchebo | (297) 582-3444

The Chophouse at Manchebo is situated near Oranjestad; it's 2.4 miles to the south-southwest of Palm Beach. Determined not to be a "stale" choice, not only does this place offer contemporary delights and particularly seafood, but we shouldn't forget they're also good at steak.

Each menu item will entice you, comprised of fresh ingredients and delicious combinations. Seafood items offered are freshly caught by the chef himself, so you don't need to wonder where your food came from. Fabulous cuts of steak headline the menu. Filet Mignon, T-bone, and Rib Eye are created just for you. There are other options as well, such as the garlic roasted Lamb Rack or the Veal Chop marinated in garlic and Dijon mustard sauce. Don't forget to leave room for dessert, as they offer items like Creme Brulee and Apple Strudel a La Mode.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.

Some of the most unique culinary offerings in Aruba are those that you decide upon spontaneously while walking the streets near your hotel. But of course, it's still a good idea to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To discover more information about the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.


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