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

For those who enjoy finding interesting foods that are specific to the places they visit, Oranjestad offers a wide range of genuinely local choices to pick from. Aruban style dining is an especially cuisine is very popular in these parts, which shouldn't be a surprise. Be sure to remember that you can read more info about each of the options on the page by clicking on them.

Arubaville is a seafood option located 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.

Restaurants Map

You might enjoy visiting Barefoot Restaurant. 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. You can reach them at (297) 588-9824.

Driftwood offers various different cuisines to choose from, including Aruban and Caribbean. 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'd like to call in advance, you can do so at (297) 583-2515.

Learn more on similar types of options within Oranjestad by viewing the chart down below.

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 find yourself in the mood for some European fare, you'll find many different restaurants to pick from nearby. Alongside Italian cuisine, you can choose from Dutch and International options as well.

E Sushi Shap is a lunch and dinner possibility located within 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 you might like. 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. To contact them, call (297) 588-0053.

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

A restaurant in the area you might consider visiting is 7 West. 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 can be found at 7 Weststraat.

Take some time and look through the table down below if you want to view the relevant possibilities that can be found 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 food is especially popular in Oranjestad. This is a region that has lots of cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that there's plenty of culinary diversity as well.

14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant is located at Reina Beatrix International Airport and is a local grill located 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. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (297) 588-1440.

A nice nearby food place you might like is BLUE. In addition to its signature Blue Martini, BLUE offers an international menu for lunch and dinner. Or try their tapas. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (297) 583-6000.

CILO is a nice restaurant in the area you could try. 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. If you're looking to call ahead of time, you can do so at (297) 588-7996.

Café The Plaza is located at Seaport Marketplace and is a café located within downtown Oranjestad. 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. You can find them at 9 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

The table down below shows the 22 different choices you can visit while 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

There are tons of establishments that serve American food in Oranjestad. Additionally, diners will be able to choose between eclectic and Aruban food, among other options.

Nikky Beach Restaurant is located at Surfside Beach and is a local lunch and dinner possibility 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. Guests can reach them at 582-0153.

Hungry travelers should consider dining at Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant. Blue Dolphin Bar & Restaurant is open daily from 1:00 p.m. until midnight. Customers can contact 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. Customers can reach them at (297) 583-8826.

Hungry guests might want to think about trying El Gaucho Argentine Grill. Pick from a variety of melt in your mouth meats. Try the shish-kebabs for a little dining fun. You will find them at 80 Wilhelminastraat.

Learn more about these types of places in Oranjestad by scrolling to the table just below.

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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