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