Mediterranean Cuisine in Aruba

Throughout Aruba, you'll be overwhelmed by the diverse set of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. When your preference is Mediterranean food, you will want to visit the restaurants where it's always on the menu. You can anticipate the different ways to enjoy Aruba's Mediterranean food at the dining options detailed here.


From the informal atmosphere at Ike's Bistro to the much anticipated dinner service at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, there is a choice for every person in your party and every style of vacation.

Before your trip begins, you can get more details about the selection of restaurants in Aruba that satisfy cravings for Mediterranean cuisine. On each restaurant's name, click to get further details about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Le Bistro

Palm Beach | (297) 586-7393

Positioned near the center of Palm Beach, Le Bistro is on the same premises as Paseo Herencia Mall, and is a logical selection for vacationers thinking about staying near this town and its environs. Happily identified by tourists as a casual place to eat, it's not hard to see why people come here to "put their feet up".

With such delicious selections at Le Bistro, be glad the menu is not extensive, featuring a few fish entrees, soups, salads and tapas.

Ike's Bistro

Manchebo | (297) 582-3444

Ike's Bistro, which is part of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, is located near the heart of Manchebo, in Aruba; 2.9 miles to the northwest of Oranjestad. Fabulously fresh fish and Mediterranean fare are made for each other at this favorite place.

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.

Caffe Baci

The vicinity of Palm Beach | (297) 586-4466 ext. 59

Situated 1.1 miles west of Noord, Caffe Baci is at 77 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard. It is 0.4 miles south-southwest of Palm Beach. Considered an informal place to have a meal, it's not hard to see why people come here to "put their feet up".

Its vibrant trattoria-style motif creates a festive mood.

Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 588-4711

Located in the heart of downtown Oranjestad, Yemanja Woodfired Grill is on Wilhelminastraat 2 . Looking for Caribbean food, but steak in particular? Then there's no shame in it being the one thing on your list you do twice.

Chef Joyce serves Caribbean cuisine that Yemanja calls "comfort food with a twist." Dishes are prepared using only the best and most fresh ingredients on a daily basis. Popular menu items and signature dishes at Yemanja are the Beef Carpaccio Bombe, Sashimi of Scallops, Filo Dough with Goat Cheese, Tuna Tartar, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and Superfood Salad for your appetizer; Grouper Fillet, Creole Pork Chop, Picanha, Blackened Triple Tail, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin as your entree; and Chocolate Molton Lava Cake, Hot meets Cold and Banana Tarte Tatin for dessert.


Eagle Beach | (297) 587-2725

Located in Eagle Beach, near Oranjestad, Zuzuroh is at 288-F J.E. Irausquin Boulevard. It's 2.0 miles south-southwest of Palm Beach. Not only is this restaurant famed for Mediterranean creations and one favorite, pasta, but we shouldn't forget they're also masters of salads.

Similar Food

2 Fools And A Bull

When seeking variety that doesn't stray too far, you will find similar ingredients and influences at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Ellioti's Ristorante Italiano (297) 593-6319 Italian 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Ruinas Del Mar (297) 568-1234 ext. 36 Spanish 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
2 Fools And A Bull (297) 586-7177 French 0.5 mi. West of Central Noord
Taste of Belgium Restaurant (297) 586-6388 Belgian 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
7 West (297) 588-9983 Dutch Downtown Oranjestad
Salt & Pepper (297) 586-3280 Portuguese 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Tomato Charlie's Pizza (297) 586-0900 Italian 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Delifrance (297) 588-6006 French 1.2 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad
Gianni's Restaurant -- Italian 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord
Bavaria German Restaurant (297) 736-4007 German 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best dining destinations in Aruba are those that you catch sight of - or scent of - while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. Although, it's still smart to have a handful of favorites in mind. To read much more about the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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