Eclectic Cuisine in Aruba

While exploring Aruba, you'll come upon a diverse set of choices with regards to dining. When your preference is eclectic food, you won't want to miss the restaurants that always feature it on the menu. And luckily, guests will have access to a good bunch of dining options that have it on the menu.


With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal destination known as Tomato Charlies Pizzaria to the wonderful dinner service at Papiamento Restaurant, you may very well stumble upon something worthy of multiple plates-full.

The list below allows you to read up on the large collection of eclectic restaurants to be found. For each restaurant, you can click its name to find out more about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.

Pure Beach Restaurant

The vicinity of Palm Beach | (297) 586-6066

Located 1.3 miles west of Noord, Pure Beach Restaurant is located at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, and is a good option for people thinking about staying near this part of Aruba. Palm Beach is about three quarters of a mile (about a kilometer) to the northeast. When you walk in, expect fantastic, fine foods served in an atmosphere that offers a well-deserved break from less formal establishments.

The international menu has everything you could dream of, from nachos and buffalo wings to pizzas, burgers, pastas, and a few jerk items.

Carte Blanche Restaurant

The vicinity of Palm Beach | (297) 586-3339

Carte Blanche Restaurant, part of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, is located in the general vicinity of Noord; it's 0.5 miles to the south of Palm Beach. The style and service here is definitely a step above, which means foodies who want to celebrate or splurge with eclectic prepared meals won't want to miss it.

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.

Gilligan's Beach Grill Restaurant

Palm Beach | (297) 586-6555

Gilligan's Beach Grill Restaurant, a part of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, is found near the middle of Palm Beach. Not only is this restaurant famed for eclectic food and hamburgers, but here they're also masters of pizza.

American favorites like salads, pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches are on the menu at Gilligan's Beach. On Friday nights Gilligan;'s transforms into a Fish market and features fresh seafood.


Palm Beach | (297) 526-6612

Laguna, which is on the premises of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, is situated near the middle of Palm Beach. Affectionately identified as an informal place to have a meal, it's easy to see why people love popping in for their food.

There are a variety of American options like fresh fruit, fluffy pancakes, omelettes cooked to order and more.

Café de Plaza

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-8826

Situated in downtown Oranjestad, Café de Plaza is on the premises of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. When the boisterous crew is seeking a really excellent eclectic meal that isn't fussy in the slightest, this simple restaurant hits its mark.

eclectic Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Eclectic (317) 362-3572 ext. 0
Bo Café 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 places to grab a bite in Aruba are the ones that you catch sight of - or scent of - while trekking the town of your choice. But, writing down a couple of nice-looking restaurants in your daily agenda, is recommended no matter the size of your group. To discover more information concerning the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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