Restaurant Options in Oranjestad

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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

Barefoot Restaurant

Visitors will have plenty of chances to enjoy trying local flavors and dishes during their stay in Oranjestad. Caribbean and Aruban dishes are among the more popular options found in the area. Be sure to remember that you'll be able to read additional details on each restaurant on the page by clicking the names.

Barefoot Restaurant is a dinner place found within Oranjestad. 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. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before booking a room, do so at (297) 588-9824.

Restaurants Map

A pleasant restaurant in the area to consider is Driftwood. Driftwood is known for serving their fish the way a local Aruban would want to eat it, typically with a mildly spicy creole sauce. The fish is caught fresh daily. Visitors can reach them at (297) 583-2515.

Dutch Pancake House is located at Renaissance Mall and offers a couple of cuisine options to try, including Aruban and Dutch. While the pancake house features a large menu, the most popular items are the dutch pancakes. You'll find them at 9 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Use the chart just below to get specifics about related possibilities within the area.

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
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 0.4 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-1176
Cuba's Cookin Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Cuban (297) 588-0627
Driftwood Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-2515
Dutch Pancake House Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Dutch (297) 583-7180
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
Mojito's Aruba Downtown Oranjestad Cuban (297) 583-3632
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
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

Anyone looking to enjoy some European fare will find a number of different options to pick from. Alongside Dutch-style cuisine, you'll be able to find International and Aruban restaurants as well.

E Sushi Shap is a lunch and dinner place situated 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 has a couple of cuisines to choose from, including Aruban and Portuguese. 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.

Kowloon is a good eating establishment you might like to visit. Kowloon opens daily at 11:00 am and takes their final orders at 10:00 pm. To reach them, call (297) 582-4950.

You can use the collection down below for specifics about these kinds of choices in the area.

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
Café The Plaza Downtown Oranjestad Dutch, International (297) 583-8826
Dutch Pancake House Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Dutch (297) 583-7180
E Sushi Shap 1.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Japanese (297) 587-2012
Eetcafé The Paddock Downtown Oranjestad Dutch, International (297) 583-2334
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Portuguese (297) 588-0053
Kowloon Downtown Oranjestad Asian, Eclectic (297) 582-4950
Madame Janette 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, European (297) 587-0184
Papagayo Bar & Grill Downtown Oranjestad International, Italian (297) 583-6000
Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace Downtown Oranjestad Japanese (297) 583-9982
Universal Seafood Restaurant 0.5 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Chinese (297) 582-3111

International

Pinchos Grill & Bar

International food is extremely popular in Oranjestad. This is a region with tremendous cultural diversity, so it's not surprising that there's a lot of culinary diversity as well.

14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant is situated at Reina Beatrix International Airport and is a grill found 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.

BLUE is a good restaurant in the vicinity you could visit. Known especially for their blue martini, BLUE serves a wide menu of offerings, from sushi to burgers and fries.

Travelers should think about trying Café The Plaza. The cafe is a casual, laid back spot with a few classic entrees like spaghetti or garlic shrimp and a few local and dutch foods too. They are situated at 9 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Just below are the 16 places serving this kind of flavor.

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 0.5 mi. East 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
Café The Plaza Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-8826
Casibari Coffee Shop Casibari, 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Oranjestad (297) 582-8051
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
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
Rose Lounge & Restaurant 2.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad (297) 587-7710
Solé Downtown Oranjestad (297) 583-6000

American and Other

You'll be able to find several locations that serve American cuisine in Oranjestad. In addition, diners will be able to choose from eclectic and Aruban dishes, along with other options.

Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant is located at Aruba Blue Village and is a local lunch and dinner option found in northern Oranjestad. With an ever changing menu of daily specials, and a full bar just waiting for you, Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant is a favorite of guests at the Aruba Blue Village. Customers can reach them at (317) 362-3572 ext. 0.

Café de Plaza is located at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and has several different dishes to choose from, including barbecue and salads. There is a variety of food options here, including delicious local favorites and Dutch culinary influences. Items such as smoked salmon sandwich, Grouper fillet, and the surf and turf celebrate the aquatic lifestyle found in the Caribbean.

El Gaucho Argentine Grill: The smallness of El Gaucho's reads as cozy and the authentic Argentine menu is full of flavorful, well seasoned meat options. Leave your vegetarian friends at home for this one, but bring your kids; El Gaucho has a kid's playroom with an arcade. Find them at 80 Wilhelminastraat.

Yemanja Woodfired Grill offers a couple of cuisines to try, including Caribbean and Mediterranean. 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.

The table below shows the 13 different possibilities you can visit while 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 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) 527-0996
Kowloon Downtown Oranjestad Asian, Eclectic (297) 582-4950
Starbucks Renaissance Marketplace Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 523-6750
Subway Paradera Shiribana, 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad American (297) 582-1077
Subway Renaissance Market Place Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 583-4177
The Grill House 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad American (297) 583-1611
Yemanja Woodfired Grill Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 588-4711
 

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