Caribbean Cuisine in Oranjestad

Caribbean culinary preparations are cherished by people of island culture as well as visitors, and renowned for imparting local spice blends, exotic produce, and beautifully prepped seafood. Fortunately, there's an enormous pool of restaurants with this cuisine on the menu.

With many options, from the informal attitude at The Old Fisherman to the fantastic dinner service at Yemanja Woodfired Grill, there's something in store for each traveler and every dining expectation.

The list below allows you to browse the numerous places serving Caribbean cuisine to be found. On each restaurant's name, click to view the full article about its location, style, and more.

Bucuti Restaurant and Sand Bar

Manchebo | (297) 583-1100

Bucuti Restaurant and Sand Bar

Bucuti Restaurant and Sand Bar is a part of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, and is a smart choice worth considering if you're going to check out this section of Aruba. Oranjestad is a short distance away to the southeast. Hoping to have tempting Caribbean eats in a breezy, no-fuss environment? Consider the mellow bites and backdrop here.

Stylish, sophisticated, cool, and collected are how one might describe the atmosphere at Bucuti.

Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant

The vicinity of Palm Beach | (297) 586-5365

Positioned 1.2 miles northwest of Noord, Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant is on J E Irausquin Blvd 230. Palm Beach is a short distance (about three quarters of a kilometer) to the south. Though they're broadly known for Caribbean-inspired cuisine, this potential favorite is particularly known for its sandwiches and seafood.

Set on the beach under a huge palapa, tiki torches light the restaurant at night, while the sun does the job during the day.

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Flying Fishbone Restaurant can be found in the vicinity of Lagoville; it is 7.5 miles to the southeast of Oranjestad. Fresh catches from and Caribbean cuisine both share the spotlight at this chilled-out eatery.

The offerings are gourmet and include grilled shrimp, lobster, salmon and steak. Guests favorites include the Flying Fishbone Seafood Platter which is a cold appetizer for two and includes shrimp, ceviche, calamari, fish cakes, salmon; Lobster Bisque; Shrimp Casserole; their Catch of the Day; and Baked Alaska.

The Old Fisherman

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-4768

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Situated near the center of downtown Oranjestad, The Old Fisherman is a smart choice worth considering if you are thinking about spending some time visiting this neighborhood or nearby. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean panache are a great pair at this noteworthy dining option.

Seafood is clearly the specialty at The Old Fisherman and you can have it anyway you like it, friend, sauteed, grilled or broiled. Also choose from a selection of pastas, meat and poultry entrees.

Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 588-4711

Located near the center of downtown Oranjestad, Yemanja Woodfired Grill is on Wilhelminastraat 2 . Don't overlook downtown Oranjestad if you love Caribbean food, but especially crave steak.

The restaurant holds 12 tables outside, 12 tables indoors in air-conditioned dining rooms. Reservations are recommended, however walk-ins are welcome as well. So are groups.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
7 West Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Continental, Dutch (297) 588-9983
Aqua Grill Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean, Contemporary (297) 586-5900
Aquarius Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 583-6000 ext. 6156
Azull The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 586-4466
Bingo! Cafe And Restaurant Noord, 3.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 586-2818
Bucuti Restaurant and Sand Bar Manchebo, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Fusion (297) 583-1100
Carambola Restaurant Eagle Beach, 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 587-6695
Charlie's Restaurant and Bar 10.0 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 584-5086
Coco Plum Restaurant 0.3 mi. North 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
Fishes & More Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 586-3659
Flying Fishbone Restaurant Savaneta, 7.5 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, European, International (297) 584-2506
Footprints Beach Grill Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 586-1234 ext. 37
Gari & Wasabi 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Japanese (297) 586-0078
Gasparito Restaurant & Art Gallery The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 586-7044
Hadicurari Restaurant The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 586-2288
Iguana Joes Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 583-9373
Ike's Bistro Manchebo, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 582-3444
La Granja Savaneta, 7.3 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 588-5574
Le Petit Cafe Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International, Italian (297) 586-4046
Madame Janette 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, European (297) 587-0184
Marina Pirata Pos Chiquito, 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 585-7150
Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean, International (297) 586-5365
Mulligan's Golf Cafe 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Eclectic, International +297 523 50 62
Oceanside Bar & Grill Palm Beach, 4.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean (297) 586-3600
Old Man and the Sea Savaneta, 7.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 584-3434
Palm Bar Palm Beach, 4.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean (297) 586-3600
Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Asian, Caribbean (800) 554-2008
Papiamento Restaurant Noord, 3.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Eclectic, International (297) 586-4544
Passions on the Beach Restaurant Eagle Beach, 3.1 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Contemporary (297) 527-112
Pega Pega Beach Bar & Grill Manchebo, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean (297) 582-3444
Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-4888
Ruinas Del Mar Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International, Spanish (297) 568-1234 ext. 36
Scala Restaurant Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 586-2277
Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean, Continental (297) 586-3600
Smokey Joe's Island Grill Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 586-2896
Sunset Grille Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 526-6612
Sweet Peppers Noord, 3.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 586-0740
The Garden Cafe The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 586-7700
The Islander Grill Eagle Beach, 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean, International (297) 587-9000
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
The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 587-2302
The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol Tierra Del Sol, 6.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International (297) 586-7800
The West Deck 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 587-2667
Tulip Caribbean Brasserie Eagle Beach, 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 587-0110
Urataka Center Best Pizza Macurima, 3.5 mi. East of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Italian (297) 585-5212
Wacky Wahoo's Palm Beach, 3.6 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Argentenian, Aruban, Caribbean (297) 586-7333
Waka Waka Adventure Cafe 2.1 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 582-5600
Yemanja Woodfired Grill Downtown Oranjestad Caribbean, Mediterranean (297) 588-4711
Zeerover Savaneta, 7.4 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 584-2544

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If you don't mind changing things up a bit, you will find similarly satisfying flavors at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Simply Fish (297) 520-6535 Aruban The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.6 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Cooks Restaurant (297) 588-4296 Aruban 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
White Modern Cuisine (297) 586-1190 Aruban Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Pure Ocean -- Bajan The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Arubaville (297) 582-0157 Aruban 1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Peanuts (297) 583-4343 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Barefoot Restaurant (297) 588-9824 Aruban 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
Queen's Bar and Restaurant (297) 582-7577 Aruban Downtown Oranjestad
Cafe Maryli (297) 583-1889 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Pannekoekhuis (297) 583-7180 Aruban Downtown Oranjestad

Some of the best Caribbean restaurants in Aruba are the ones that you stumble upon while out visiting attractions and tourist hubs. Although, it doesn't hurt to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To discover more about the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.

 

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