While staying in Aruba, expect to be overwhelmed by the delicious array of places to dine. If you have a taste for eclectic food in particular, then you will want to visit the places where it's always on the menu. Lucky for hungry guests, there's several restaurants serving this style.
With lots to try, from the informal favorite named Café de Plaza to the lingering deliciousness of dinner and lunch at Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, there's something special waiting for each traveler and every dining expectation.
Use the list below to browse the numerous restaurants serving eclectic cuisine awaiting Aruba's guests. Click each option to see the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.
Pure Beach Restaurant, which is part of Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, is located in the vicinity of Noord; it is 0.7 miles to the south west of Palm Beach. Be prepared for fantastic, fine foods served in an atmosphere that's well beyond the informal, quick-service places elsewhere. <p>The international menu has everything you could dream of, from nachos and buffalo wings to pizzas, burgers, pastas, and a few jerk items.</p>
Pinchos Grill & Bar is on the same premises as Surfside Beach Marina Hotel, and is a viable choice for you to consider if you're thinking about spending some time visiting this part of the city and its environs. It's worth noting that within the genre of eclectic cuisine, this local spot eagerly offers their chicken and seafood. <p>Named for the Spanish word for skewered snack, Pinchos has a special section on their bar menu that offers just that. Chef Erwin Loopstok is also working hard to prepare delectable seafood, mouthwatering steak, and juicy chicken dishes.</p>
Positioned in downtown Oranjestad, Café de Plaza is on the premises of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, and is a viable choice worth considering if you are thinking about spending some time visiting this neighborhood or nearby. For those times when you're hoping to find great eclectic cooking in a relaxed atmosphere, this casual restaurant is a pretty good choice.
Situated 1.0 mile west of Noord, Carte Blanche Restaurant is on the same premises as Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, and is a popular choice for you to consider if you're visiting this area of Aruba. It is 0.5 miles south of Palm Beach. From the moment you sit down, you're in for fine cuisine in a setting that's well beyond the very casual establishments in town. <p>Every night is a new experience as Chef Dennis van Daatselaar creates a different menu based on the freshest and highest quality of available ingredients available. To compliment the meal, Carte Blanche has a fine selection of spirits from the bar and a well-known wine pairing. Each of the five courses is prepared in front of the guests, who enjoy banter with the chef while he cooks and they eat.</p>
Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, part of Aruba Blue Village, is located in the vicinity of Oranjestad; it is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the south west of Noord. When your family is in need of a tasty selection of eclectic eats without a big to-do, this mellow, informal restaurant fits the bill.
|Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant||2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad||Eclectic||(317) 362-3572 ext. 0|
|0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord||Eclectic||(297) 586-8259|
|Buccaneer Restaurant||0.6 mi. West of Central Noord||Eclectic, International||(297) 586-6172|
|Café de Plaza||Downtown Oranjestad||Eclectic||(297) 583-8826|
|Carte Blanche Restaurant||1.0 mi. West of Central Noord||Eclectic||(297) 586-3339|
|Gilligan's Beach Grill Restaurant||1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord||Eclectic||(297) 586-6555|
|Kowloon||Downtown Oranjestad||Asian, Eclectic||(297) 582-4950|
|Laguna||1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord||Eclectic||(297) 526-6612|
|Lobby Cafe||1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Noord||Eclectic||297 5 206580|
|Mulligan's Golf Cafe||1.8 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad||Caribbean, Eclectic, International||+297 523 50 62|
|Papiamento Restaurant||0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Noord||Caribbean, Eclectic, International||(297) 586-4544|
|Pinchos Grill & Bar||0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad||Eclectic, International||(297) 583-2666|
|Pure Beach Restaurant||1.3 mi. West of Central Noord||Eclectic, International||(297) 586-6066|
|Savaneta Ice Cream Parlor||1.8 mi. West of Central Lagoville||Eclectic||(297) 584-1748|
|Tomato Charlies Pizzaria||0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord||Eclectic||(297) 586-0900|
|Tropic Ice Cream & Snack||0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad||Eclectic||(297) 583-9659|
Some of the best cuisines in Aruba are those that you happen upon while walking the streets near your hotel. Then again, that doesn't mean you can't plan on visiting specific venues. To learn much more about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.
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