Portuguese Cuisine in Aruba

Restaurants serving Portuguese cuisine

If you've got a hankering for Portuguese food, you might find yourself with a chance to treat yourself. Though not terribly plentiful, you can still find a couple of restaurants in Aruba where you can sample some.

With so much to try, from the informal locale of Gostoso Cafe Restaurant to the restaurants where cocktails are just as crucial as the the dishes they serve, there is a choice for every guest and even for a memorable date night.


The following list allows you to get more details about the limited, though enticing, options for Portuguese places that you'll have the chance to visit during your stay. For each restaurant, you can click its name to get further details about its location, style, and more.

Salt & Pepper

Palm Beach | (297) 586-3280

Positioned near the heart of Palm Beach, Salt & Pepper is at 370 A J.E. Irausquin Boulevard. Does your whole family love tapas? In any case, you might discover that dining here is a done-deal, as far as your itinerary goes.

Many cultures are represented here, especially in the enticing appetizer list. This restaurant specializes in lighter fare like salads and sandwiches and tapas. Some of their best selling tapas include the garlic shrimp, spicy beef, spinach dip, fried brie with mango chutney, and garlic escargo. On the regular menu it is the fish sandwich, grilled chicken wrap, tenderloin pasta salad, seafood pasta, and fresh wahoo filet with local creole sauce that is in high demand.

Gostoso Cafe Restaurant

Oranjestad | (297) 588-0053

Located less than a hundred yards east of downtown Oranjestad, Gostoso Cafe Restaurant is a good choice worth considering if you're going to be visiting this part of the city and nearby areas. For those times when you're looking forward to a delectable Portuguese dish in a setting that makes you comfortable, this casual, breezy restaurant is a perfect fit.

Pick something off their Aruban menu to give a local favorite a try, or go with any variety of seafood you could dream of. Try the shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic.

Similar Food

Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill

For something different in the same ballpark, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Ike's Bistro (297) 582-3444 Mediterranean 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Domino's Pizza Palm Beach (297) 586-0333 Italian 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill (297) 586-2233 Dutch 1.1 mi. West of Central Noord
The Pizza Empire (297) 588-2258 Italian 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Delifrance (297) 588-6006 French 1.2 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad
Mathilde (297) 583-2579 French 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Pizza Now! (297) 586-3600 Italian 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Pizza Hut Oranjestad (297) 582-1818 Italian 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
La Vista (297) 520-6601 Italian 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Café Piccolo (297) 586-1234 ext. 36 Italian 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Noord

Some of the most unique places to try any cuisine in Aruba are those you find unexpectedly while trekking the town of your choice. However, noting at least a few different restaurants on a checklist, means you won't have to settle for something less. To read much more regarding the culinary options waiting for you, check out this page.


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