Spanish Cuisine in Aruba

Restaurants serving Spanish cuisine

If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Spanish cuisine, you might find yourself with a chance to treat yourself. Though not incredibly abundant, you can still find a few restaurants in Aruba where you can sample some.

Your plate will be full of choices, from the informal atmosphere at Ruinas Del Mar to the much anticipated dinner service at Espanola Way, there is something to suit each and every person in your party and any style of dining desired.


Below, you can get a taste for the small set of popular Spanish places you could try as you're out on the town. On each restaurant's name, click to see the full article about its dress code, food, or even nearby attractions.

Las Ramblas

Eagle Beach | (297) 520-1100 ext. 6154

Las Ramblas can be found near Noord; it is approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest of Palm Beach. Tourists who desire tapas will fully enjoy stopping here during a trip to Eagle Beach. Though it specializes in tapas, Las Ramblas also grills up a selection of seafood, chicken, and meat entrees.

Salt & Pepper

Palm Beach | (297) 586-3280

Located in the heart of Palm Beach, Salt & Pepper is a logical choice for you to consider if you're thinking about staying near this town and nearby areas. People that want tapas will fully like dining here during a trip to Palm Beach. 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.

Ruinas Del Mar

Palm Beach | (297) 568-1234 ext. 36

Ruinas Del Mar, which is on the premises of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, is located near the heart of Palm Beach. Considering this is a casual dining option, it's convenient, plus great for quicker, quality meals. Rustic stone walls and understated décor lend a tranquil, romantic feel to the restaurant's lovely setting.

Espanola Way

Palm Beach | (297) 586-7177

Espanola Way is located close to Noord. Head on over to Palm Beach when you're feeling like a knock-out serving of tapas.

Similar Food

Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill (297) 586-2233 Dutch 1.1 mi. West of Central Noord
Linda's Pancakes & Pizza's (297) 586-3378 Dutch 0.4 mi. West of Central Noord
La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant (297) 586-0786 Italian 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Tierra Del Sol
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
Amuse Bistro (297) 586-9949 French 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
La Vista (297) 520-6601 Italian 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Le Petit Cafe (297) 586-4046 Italian 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
Madame Janette (297) 587-0184 European 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Caffe Baci (297) 586-4466 ext. 59 Mediterranean 1.1 mi. West of Central Noord

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best kitchens, cafes, and dining rooms in Aruba are the ones that you casually come across while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. At the same time, it's still a good idea to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To read more regarding the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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