Aruban Cuisine in Oranjestad

While exploring Aruba, you'll come upon a wide selection of restaurants and other dining options. If you have a taste for Aruban food in particular, then you won't want to miss the various establishments known for this style of cooking. Luckily, there's dozens of options within this cuisine alone.

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With choices such as the informal atmosphere at Driftwood to the tempting dinner service at Marina Pirata, there is a choice for every type of traveler and even for that special night you're planning.

Before your trip begins, you can get more details about the rather large selection of places serving Aruban cuisine awaiting Aruba's guests. For each of the options, click to find out more about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.

White Modern Cuisine

Palm Beach | (297) 586-1190

Positioned in the eastern outskirts of Palm Beach, White Modern Cuisine is on the premises of Palm Beach Shopping Mall. With a following of food lovers, this destination isn't known simply for its Aruban food and appetizers, but here they're also dubbed a hotspot for seafood. <p>At White Modern, presentation is just as important to the chefs as the meal itself. Veal chop, lamb, lobster, pork loin, chicken, salmon. There is something for everyone, and every bite of it will be a delicious treat. One of the best things about this restaurant is that their menu changes three to four times a year, so you can stop by several times and enjoy a completely unique dining experience. Still, there are a few base items that appear on the menu consistently, including the very well-loved tuna appetizer, duck appetizer, corn chowder soup, seabass, veal chops, and chocolate lava cake. To drink, their signature drink the White Mojito.</p>

Arubaville

Oranjestad | (297) 582-0157

Arubaville

Arubaville is a popular choice for guests visiting the island. Fresh fish and Aruban flavors are a great pair at this informal eatery. <p>Set so near Laguna Bay that you can see fish swimming from your table, this restaurant is a truly laid back island-style spot. The decor is bright and colorful, and dining takes place either under the sky or under a palapa hut.</p>

Driftwood

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-2515

Located near the middle of downtown Oranjestad, Driftwood is on Klipstraat 12 . Salty, fresh seafood and Aruban fare go well together at this favorite restaurant. <p>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.</p>

Gostoso Cafe Restaurant

Oranjestad | (297) 588-0053

Situated less than a hundred yards east of downtown Oranjestad, Gostoso Cafe Restaurant is a smart choice that's worth considering if you're exploring this part of the city and adjacent neighborhoods. For those visitors seeking darn good Aruban food that's far from prim and proper, this simple restaurant is a perfect fit. <p>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.</p>

Queen's Bar and Restaurant

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 582-7577

Queen's Bar and Restaurant, which is part of Palm Beach Shopping Mall, is located in downtown Oranjestad, just outside the heart of Oranjestad. Fresh catches from and Aruban flair go well together at this unique place. <p>Queen's features a menu of authentic Aruban fare, making it the perfect place for tourists to try something new. All entrees are served with rice, vegetables, and fried plantain or funchi.</p>

Aruban Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Arubaville 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban (297) 582-0157
B55 4.1 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban, International (297) 585-2111
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
Driftwood Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-2515
Gasparito Restaurant & Art Gallery The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 586-7044
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Portuguese (297) 588-0053
Hadicurari Restaurant The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 586-2288
Marina Pirata Pos Chiquito, 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 585-7150
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
Simply Fish The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.6 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban (297) 520-6535
The Old Cunucu House Restaurant Palm Beach, 3.6 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 586-1666
The Old Fisherman Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean (297) 583-4768
Wacky Wahoo's Palm Beach, 3.6 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Argentenian, Aruban, Caribbean (297) 586-7333
White Modern Cuisine Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban, International (297) 586-1190

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The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

If you seek even more options in this same genre, you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar (297) 587-2302 Caribbean Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Cuba's Cookin (297) 588-0627 Caribbean Downtown Oranjestad
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean Savaneta, 7.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-5365 Caribbean The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar (297) 586-3600 Caribbean Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Aqua Grill (297) 586-5900 Caribbean Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
La Granja (297) 588-5574 Caribbean Savaneta, 7.3 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Pega Pega Beach Bar & Grill (297) 582-3444 Caribbean Manchebo, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Smokey Joe's Island Grill (297) 586-2896 Caribbean Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Ruinas Del Mar (297) 568-1234 ext. 36 Caribbean Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad

Guests often find that the best places to dine in Aruba are the ones you run into while walking around during the day. Then again, you can't go wrong when you plan ahead. To find out more information regarding the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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