Oranjestad Restaurants

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Shopping and eating seem to go hand-in-hand, a fact that is especially evident in Oranjestad, which is home to Aruba's famed tax-free harbor.  Whether you work up an appetite shopping or exploring the other important attractions in town, when it comes time to sit down for a meal you'll find a pleasant variety of cuisine-styles available.  Tourists are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity and select one of the establishments serving local fare, where you'll be introduced to dishes like kechi yena and sate.

Caribbean and Local

Arubaville

Guests will find many chances to enjoy local dishes during their time in Oranjestad. Aruban style dining is definitely a cuisine is a particularly popular choice in these parts, as one might expect. Don't forget that you'll be able to read additional information about each of the options shown on the page by clicking the names.

Arubaville is a dinner spot situated in southeastern Oranjestad. Arubaville's menu takes full advantage of Aruba's sea and international influences with dishes that range from Almond Crusted Mahi-Mahi and Grouper Ratatouille Gratin to land items like Carni Stoba in a Pot and Beef & Reef Mangel Halto. Be sure to take a look at their special $30 - three course dinner menu that includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert for just $30. If you want to know more, call them at (297) 582-0157.

Restaurants Map

Barefoot Restaurant is a nearby dining venue worth thinking about. Served with an international flair, Barefoot Restaurant focuses on Caribbean dishes such as Caribbean grouper (grouper filet topped with mango cream cheese and a light spicy mango sauce) and a beef stew after the chef's grandmother's recipe. In addition to the main menu, there is also a special menu that rotates week to week depending on what is in season and the mood of the chef.

Driftwood offers a few different cuisines to choose from, including Aruban and International. With the fish being caught, prepared, and cooked all by the restaurant, you can be sure that the fish on your plate is some of the freshest being offered in a restuaraunt anywhere in the world.

The table directly below collects the 20 relevant options you can visit inside Oranjestad.

Caribbean and Local Restaurants in Oranjestad
Name Location Type Phone Number
7 West Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Continental, Dutch (297) 588-9983
Aquarius Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 583-6000 ext. 6156
Arubaville 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban (297) 582-0157
Barefoot Restaurant 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, International (297) 588-9824
Cafe Maryli 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban (297) 583-1889
Coco Plum Restaurant 0.3 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-1176
Cooks Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad American, Aruban, International (297) 588-4296
Cuba's Cookin Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Cuban (297) 588-0627
Driftwood Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-2515
Gari & Wasabi 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Japanese (297) 586-0078
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Portuguese (297) 588-0053
Iguana Joes Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 583-9373
Madame Janette 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, European (297) 587-0184
Pannekoekhuis Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Dutch (297) 583-7180
Peanuts 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban (297) 583-4343
Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-4888
Queen's Bar and Restaurant Downtown Oranjestad Aruban (297) 582-7577
The Old Fisherman Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-4768
The West Deck 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 587-2667
Yemanja Woodfired Grill Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 588-4711

European and Asian

Universal Seafood Restaurant

Travelers looking for some European fare will find tons of options to choose from. Alongside Italian cuisine, you can find Dutch and International restaurants, among other options.

E Sushi Shap is a lunch and dinner venue located in northern Oranjestad. Their signature roll is called "Island Maki," E rolls that comes with shrimp temporized inside and on top they add shaved coconut and serve it on their house sauce, "sweet coco sauce." They are also known to be the only sushi place to use and serve Lion Fish. Their most popular roll is called "Buddha," and is a fried plantain rolled up with crispy salmon, fried and topped with a warm crab salad will leave you feeling like a true Buddha.

Gostoso Cafe Restaurant is a restaurant in the area that's worthy of consideration. You have plenty to choose from at Gostoso. They have an entire page of their menu devoted to beef, yet another one for seafood and one pasta too! If you'd like to call before making reservations, do so at (297) 588-0053.

Kowloon: Kowloon opens daily at 11:00 am and takes their final orders at 10:00 pm.

7 West is a great nearby restaurant you might visit. This trendy and contemporary restaurant is named for its location on 7 Westraat, and features a gourmet menu, friendly staff, and hip vibe. The food brings Aruban and European flavors together in a menu that will amaze anyone who sits down for a meal here. The property is located at 7 Weststraat.

Look through the collection down below in order to learn of all the relevant restaurants that you will be able to find in Oranjestad.

European and Asian Restaurants in Oranjestad
Name Location Type Phone Number
14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Chinese, International (297) 588-1440
7 West Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Continental, Dutch (297) 588-9983
Bo Wah Restaurant 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Asian (297) 583-9080
Café The Plaza Downtown Oranjestad Dutch, International (297) 583-8826
Coffee For You 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Italian (297) 582-2906
E Sushi Shap 1.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Japanese (297) 587-2012
Eetcafé The Paddock Downtown Oranjestad Dutch, International (297) 583-2334
Gari & Wasabi 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Japanese (297) 586-0078
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Portuguese (297) 588-0053
Hing Loon Restaurant 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Asian (297) 582-2378
Hung Paradise Restaurant Downtown Oranjestad Chinese (297) 588-5243
King Fung Restaurant 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Asian (297) 583-6399
Kowloon Downtown Oranjestad Asian, Eclectic (297) 582-4950
Lecca Lecca Italian Gelateria Downtown Oranjestad Italian (297) 588-4074
Little Caesar's Oranjestad 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Italian (297) 583-2000
Little Ceasar's Pizza 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Italian (297) 583-2000
Madame Janette 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, European (297) 587-0184
Mathilde 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad French (297) 583-2579
Pannekoekhuis Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Dutch (297) 583-7180
Paris Restaurant 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad French (297) 582-1363
Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace Downtown Oranjestad Japanese (297) 583-9982
Taj-Mahal Restaurant Downtown Oranjestad Indian (297) 588-4494
Tatami Sushi Bar 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Japanese (297) 582-9945
The Pizza Empire 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Italian (297) 588-2258
Universal Seafood Restaurant 0.5 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Chinese (297) 582-3111

International

Barefoot Restaurant

International fare is a particularly popular choice in Oranjestad. This is a region that has lots of cultural diversity, so it's not surprising that there is plenty of culinary diversity too.

14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant can be found at Reina Beatrix International Airport and is a restaurant situated in southeastern Oranjestad. Relax and experience the daily, freshly prepared from scratch, eclectic menu of pastas, Asian dishes as well as grilled steaks, pork and chicken selections at this market restaurant while you wait for your flight.

A nearby restaurant worthy of consideration is BLUE. Known especially for their blue martini, BLUE serves a wide menu of offerings, from sushi to burgers and fries. Customers can contact them at (297) 583-6000.

You might want to consider dining at CILO. They have breakfast platters called the London, New York or Oranjestad featuring local favorites of each. Choose also from hot or cold sandwiches, wraps, soups or salads. You can contact them at (297) 588-7996.

Café The Plaza is situated at Seaport Marketplace and has a couple of cuisines to try, including Dutch and International. The Cafe is a great place to relax for a while and take a break from all your tourist jaunts. Whether you want something cold to drink with a snack or are looking for a little more substantial fare with a full meal, this is the place to go. They're located at 9 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Be sure to go through the table just below if you want to view all the International choices that you will be able to find in Oranjestad.

International Restaurants in Oranjestad
Name Location Phone Number
14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant 1.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad (297) 588-1440
BLUE Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-6000
Baby Back Grill 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 582-4410
Barefoot Restaurant 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 588-9824
Baskin Robbins 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 582-6902
CILO Downtown Oranjestad (297) 588-7996
Café The Plaza Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-8826
Captain's Corner The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.5 mi. North of Central Oranjestad (297) 583-6000
Casibari Coffee Shop Casibari, 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Oranjestad (297) 582-8051
Cooks Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 588-4296
Driftwood Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-2515
Eetcafé The Paddock Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-2334
Fusion Deli 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 588-3588
L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House Downtown Oranjestad (297) 523-6195
Pam Pam Restaurant 2.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad (297) 587-7710
Papagayo Bar & Grill Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-6000
Pinchos Grill & Bar 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-2666
Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-4888
Senor Frogs Downtown Oranjestad (297) 586-8900
Solé Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-6000
Tierras Colombianas Restaurante 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-7916
Waterfront Crabhouse Restaurant Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-5858

American and Other

You will find a large number of restaurants serving American cuisine in Oranjestad. As an alternative, diners will be able to choose between eclectic and Aruban food, along with other options.

Nikky Beach Restaurant can be found at Surfside Beach and is a lunch and dinner spot found in Oranjestad. Nikki Beach is more venue than restaurant, hosting live music sessions, private parties and more. Located right on the beach and with a clean, modern vibe, you can find yourself a shaded bed on the beach to relax with your friends and sip cocktails. To reach them, call 582-0153.

A notable place you could visit is Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant. Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant is open daily from 1:00 p.m. until midnight. Customers can reach them at (317) 362-3572 ext. 0.

Café de Plaza: Guests of the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino can relax and unwind over dinner and drinks at Cafe de Plaza. Visitors can contact them at (297) 583-8826.

El Gaucho Argentine Grill is a top restaurant in the area you might enjoy. Pick from a variety of melt in your mouth meats. Try the shish-kebabs for a little dining fun. The property is situated at 80 Wilhelminastraat.

Take some time to go through the chart below if you want to see the relevant possibilities that you will be able to find in Oranjestad.

Other Restaurants in Oranjestad
Name Location Type Phone Number
Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Eclectic (317) 362-3572 ext. 0
Burger King Oranjestad Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 582-3950
Café de Plaza Downtown Oranjestad Eclectic (297) 583-8826
Coffee House 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 588-4888
Delimar Peruvian Seafood Restaurant 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad South American (297) 582-6139
El Gaucho Argentine Grill 0.5 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Argentenian (297) 582-3677
KFC Oranjestad Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 582-3447
Kowloon Downtown Oranjestad Asian, Eclectic (297) 582-4950
Nikky Beach Restaurant 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad American 582-0153
Starbucks Renaissance Marketplace Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 523-6750
Subway Oranjestad Downtown Oranjestad American --
Subway Paradera Paradera, 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad American (297) 582-1077
Subway Renaissance Market Place 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 583-4177
The Grill House 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 583-1611
Tropic Ice Cream & Snack 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Eclectic (297) 583-9659
Yemanja Woodfired Grill Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 588-4711
 

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