Caribbean Cuisine in Oranjestad

Caribbean cuisine is viewed fondly by people from all walks of life, particularly for including daring flavor combinations, incredible fruits and vegetables, and fresh caught fare. Thankfully there's more than enough restaurants within this cuisine alone.

With choices such as the informal setting of Sunset Grille to the delicious breakfast, dinner and lunch at Aquarius, there is something to suit each and every type of traveler and every style of vacation.

The following list allows you to peek at the wide selection of places serving Caribbean cuisine awaiting Aruba's guests. For each of the options, click to read more 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, a part of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, is located in Manchebo, in Aruba; 2.9 miles to the northwest of Oranjestad. Searching for a great plate of food in an informal, unpretentious setting? Consider the relaxing atmosphere over at Bucuti Restaurant and Sand Bar. <p>The food at Bucuti is always made with fresh, local ingredients. The menu is a variety of local and American dishes, where you will find everything from locally caught seafood to prime cuts of meat.</p> <p>If you're ordering from the Sand Bay, Happy House is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and live steel pan music really brings it home after 9:00 p.m.</p>

Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant

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

Positioned 1.2 miles northwest of Noord, Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant is a good choice for you to consider if you're going to explore this part of Aruba. From the restaurant, Palm Beach is a short distance (about three quarters of a kilometer) to the south. Not only do they have festive fare including Caribbean delights and particularly sandwiches, but it's also quite the favorite for seafood. <p>Local seafood as well as a number of Continental favorites (think Philly Cheese Steaks and chicken wraps) are on the menu at Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant.</p>

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Flying Fishbone Restaurant is located in the general vicinity of Lagoville; it's approximately seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the southeast of Oranjestad. Fabulously fresh fish and Caribbean cuisine go well together at this completely casual favorite. <p>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.</p>

Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 588-4711

Yemanja Woodfired Grill is located within downtown Oranjestad, in the heart of Oranjestad. Hoping to indulge a bit on steak during your stay? If so, make this restaurant a permanent plan in your vacation agenda. <p>Chef Joyce serves Caribbean cuisine that Yemanja calls "comfort food with a twist." Dishes are prepared using only the best and most fresh ingredients on a daily basis. Popular menu items and signature dishes at Yemanja are the Beef Carpaccio Bombe, Sashimi of Scallops, Filo Dough with Goat Cheese, Tuna Tartar, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and Superfood Salad for your appetizer; Grouper Fillet, Creole Pork Chop, Picanha, Blackened Triple Tail, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin as your entree; and Chocolate Molton Lava Cake, Hot meets Cold and Banana Tarte Tatin for dessert.</p>

The Old Fisherman

Downtown Oranjestad | (297) 583-4768

Positioned in the heart of downtown Oranjestad, The Old Fisherman is a smart choice worth considering if you're thinking about going to this neighborhood. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean panache make for a bold combo at this favorite place. <p>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.</p>

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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Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Cafe Maryli (297) 583-1889 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Barefoot Restaurant (297) 588-9824 Aruban 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
White Modern Cuisine (297) 586-1190 Aruban Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Simply Fish (297) 520-6535 Aruban The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.6 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant (297) 588-0053 Aruban 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
Pure Ocean -- Bajan The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Peanuts (297) 583-4343 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Pannekoekhuis (297) 583-7180 Aruban Downtown Oranjestad
Cooks Restaurant (297) 588-4296 Aruban 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
B55 (297) 585-2111 Aruban 4.1 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad

Some of the most memorable Caribbean restaurants in Aruba are those that you decide upon spontaneously while walking the streets near your hotel. But of course, that doesn't mean you can't have a handful of favorites in mind. To read more details about the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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