European Cuisine in Aruba

If you've got a hankering for European cuisine, you might find yourself with an opportunity to indulge yourself. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, you can still find a few locations in Aruba serving this type of food.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the very casual atmosphere at Flying Fishbone Restaurant to the tasty dinner and lunch at Elements Restaurant, you could encounter a dish worth fighting over.

Take a moment to get more details about the small handful of European eateries that you'll have the chance to visit during your stay. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to view the full article about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Located in Savaneta, close to Lagoville, Flying Fishbone Restaurant is a good option for vacationers thinking about going to this village or the immediate area. If you're curious, Oranjestad is approximately seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the northwest. Fabulously fresh fish and European flair are an outstanding combo at this laid-back establishment.

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!

Chalet Suisse Restaurant

Eagle Beach | (297) 587-5054

Chalet Suisse Restaurant, which is on the premises of Eagle Beach, is situated near Noord; it is approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest of Palm Beach. Does your whole family love steak? If so, there's no shame in it being a priority on your agenda.


The dishes at Chalet Suisse are made with the finest quality of ingredients with good selection to favor everyone’s tastes. The combination of the appealing banquet and ambiance, this 15-year-old set-up is certain to take you on a journey to antiquated days of pomp and circumstance.

Madame Janette

Palm Beach | (297) 587-0184

Madame Janette can be found close to Oranjestad; it's a mile and a half (two kilometers) to the south west of Noord. Speaking of delicious, specialty European culinary creations, this place likes to suggest its desserts and seafood.

Madame Janette is one of those rare places where you can relish a combination of two different cuisines- northern Europe and Caribbean. Make sure you try the delicious lamb or beef rotisseries with one of the special sauces. There are some tasty salads for those who prefer to eat light. You could seal your meal with a mouth-watering sundae that threatens to spill over the edges of a massive champagne glass. Their bar is famous for the most extended Craft Beer selection on the island and the delicious fresh homemade mojitos which include the Breaking Bad Heisenberg and the refreshing Mango Moijto.

Thanks to the extensive menu, there are a number of popular choices, including Madame's Lobster Raviolis and Madame's Termidor Gratin as a starter the original Almond Grouper which was invented by Madame Janette herself in 1999, Le Filet Mignon, and the Old Butcher Lamb Rack as an entree. For dessert you definitely won't want to miss the homemade Austrian Apple Strudel served with unique honey cinnamon ice cream.

Elements Restaurant

Manchebo | (297) 583-1100

Elements Restaurant, which is on the premises of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, is found near Oranjestad; it is 2.3 miles to the south-southwest of Palm Beach. As soon as guests hear about it, they're already here for a beautiful, formal menu that's a world apart from so-called beach eats.

Located right on the beach, this restaurant offers romantic views of the ocean. Blue light emanates from the deck, creating an intimate and relaxed environment.

Similar Food

Screaming Eagle

If your heart's not set on this cuisine in particular, perhaps you'll want the familiar flavors at establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Screaming Eagle (297) 587-8021 French 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Ike's Bistro (297) 582-3444 Mediterranean 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Cafe Rembrandt (297) 586-4747 Dutch 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
La Creperie de Paseo (297) 586-3200 French 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Le Petit Cafe (297) 586-4046 Italian 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Linda's Pancakes & Pizza's (297) 586-3378 Dutch 0.4 mi. West of Central Noord
Gianni's Restaurant -- Italian 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Taste of Belgium Restaurant (297) 586-6388 Belgian 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Ellioti's Ristorante Italiano (297) 593-6319 Italian 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Lekker Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-2770 Dutch 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Noord

Sometimes, the most satisfying culinary offerings in Aruba are the ones that you didn't expect to find yourself craving while journeying to and from your hotel. But of course, it's still a good idea to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To learn more information about the dining options available to you, check out this page.


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