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

Arubaville

For vacationers who like trying out exciting recipes that are particular to the destinations they visit, Oranjestad offers an exceptional variety of local choices to choose from. As one might expect, Aruban cuisine is definitely a popular choice for any tourist looking to eat as the locals do. Don't forget that you will be able read further details for each place on the page by clicking on their names.

Arubaville is a bar and grill situated in southeastern Oranjestad. You won't find a more laid back dining on the experience without sacrificing the quality of service and the taste of the food. Pull up a chair, dig in, and chill out!

Restaurants Map

Vacationers may want to consider dining at Barefoot Restaurant. As you can guess by the name, Barefoot offers beachfront dining. Their best decorations are the nearby shoreline and swaying palms, their music is the lapping waves.

Driftwood has various different cuisines to choose from, including Caribbean and Aruban. 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. If you are looking to call before you go, you can do so at (297) 583-2515.

Be sure to go through the collection below in order to view the relevant choices that you will be able to find 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

If you and your group are looking for some European cuisine, you'll have lots of different restaurants to pick from in the region. Alongside Italian-style cuisine, you will also be able to find Dutch and French options as well.

E Sushi Shap is a lunch and dinner place 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.

A food venue you might try is Gostoso Cafe Restaurant. 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 have questions, call them at (297) 588-0053.

Kowloon has a couple of cuisine options to choose from, including Asian and eclectic. Kowloon opens daily at 11:00 am and takes their final orders at 10:00 pm.

7 West is a pleasant restaurant in the area 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. You can find them at 7 Weststraat.

View the collection right below to find specifics about related choices within 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
Amuse Sunset Restaurant 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad French (297) 586-9949
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 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 cuisine is never very tough to find in Oranjestad. This is an area with lots of cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that it has a lot of culinary diversity as well.

14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant can be found at Reina Beatrix International Airport and offers a couple of cuisine options to try, including Chinese and International. 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. If you want to call in advance, do so at (297) 588-1440.

BLUE is a eating establishment you might like. Known especially for their blue martini, BLUE serves a wide menu of offerings, from sushi to burgers and fries. For customers who want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (297) 583-6000.

CILO is another restaurant in the vicinity you might enjoy. City Lounge is a trendy spot with live music serving an all day menu. Get breakfast at night or dinner any time of the day if you're feeling out of whack or whimsical. You can call them at (297) 588-7996.

Café The Plaza is situated at Seaport Marketplace and is a local café located in downtown Oranjestad. 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 at 9 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

See more information on these types of eateries in Oranjestad by taking a look at the table just below.

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

There are a large number of establishments that offer American meals in Oranjestad. In addition to that, visitors will be able to pick form eclectic and Aruban meals, among other options.

Nikky Beach Restaurant is situated at Surfside Beach and is a local lunch and dinner possibility located 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. You can call them at 582-0153.

A dining venue worthy of consideration is Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant. Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant is open daily from 1:00 p.m. until midnight. If you'd like to call ahead of time, do so 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. If you're looking to call before making reservations, you can do so at (297) 583-8826.

El Gaucho Argentine Grill is a nearby restaurant you might enjoy. Pick from a variety of melt in your mouth meats. Try the shish-kebabs for a little dining fun. You can find them at 80 Wilhelminastraat.

The chart directly below will show you the 16 relevant choices 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 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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