Caribbean Cuisine in Oranjestad

Classic Caribbean fare is lovingly savored by travelers of all kinds, particularly for using exciting spices, ripe veggies and fruits, and some of the freshest seafood worldwide. Fortunately, there's more than enough restaurants just for this type of food.

With options including everything from the very casual destination known as The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar to the lovely breakfast, dinner and lunch at The Islander Grill, there is a choice for every guest and style of vacation.

Restaurants Map

Before your trip begins, you can scan and read details about the rather large selection of Caribbean eateries available. You can click each restaurant's name to view the full article about its hours, location, and other offerings.

Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant

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

Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant is found in the vicinity of Noord; it is a short distance (about three quarters of a kilometer) to the north of Palm Beach. Not only do they have festive fare including Caribbean cooking and their signature staple of sandwiches, but we shouldn't forget they're also dubbed a hotspot for 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.

Mulligan's Golf Cafe

Noord | +297 523 50 62

Mulligan's Golf Cafe, which is on the premises of The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course, is at 93 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard; it is approximately two and a half miles (approximately four kilometers) to the northwest of Oranjestad. Though they're broadly known for Caribbean culinary creations, this local spot serves up an awful lot of desserts and pizza.

Their menu consists of sandwiches, salads, soups, specialty pizzas, pastas, steaks, seafood and desserts.

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Located in Savaneta, near Lagoville, Flying Fishbone Restaurant is a viable choice for vacationers visiting this village or an adjacent area. It is 7.5 miles southeast of Oranjestad. The fresh taste of fish and Caribbean flair are an outstanding combo at this friendly restaurant.

This peaceful, relaxing beachside restaurant has 40 tables, six of which are set right in the water. That's right, guests can actually sit right in the water as they have their dinner!

Bingo! Cafe And Restaurant

Noord | (297) 586-2818

Bingo! Cafe And Restaurant is located toward the western outskirts of Noord. If the idea of Dutch food paired with Caribbean has your mouth watering, plan a meal at this restaurant during your Aruba getaway.

The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

Palm Beach | (297) 587-2302

The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar can be found in the northern outskirts of Palm Beach, in the vicinity of Noord. Fresh fish and Caribbean fare make for an exciting meal at this super casual restaurant atmosphere.

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
Bingo! Cafe And Restaurant Noord, 3.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 586-2818
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
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
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
Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery Downtown Oranjestad Aruban, Caribbean, International (297) 583-4888
Red Fish 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean (297) 280-6666
Ruinas Del Mar Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, International, Spanish (297) 568-1234 ext. 36
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 Chophouse at Manchebo Manchebo, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad American, Caribbean, Contemporary, International (297) 582-3444
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
Tulip Caribbean Brasserie Eagle Beach, 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 587-0110
Twist of Flavors Restaurant Manchebo, 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad Caribbean, Dutch, International (297) 280-2518
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

Similar Food

Pure Ocean

You may crave something slightly different, in which case you may enjoy the distinct yet similar flavor profiles at restaurants below:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Peanuts (297) 583-4343 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Pure Ocean -- Bajan The vicinity of Palm Beach, 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Pannekoekhuis (297) 583-7180 Aruban Downtown Oranjestad
Mojito's Aruba (297) 583-3632 Cuban Downtown Oranjestad
Cafe Maryli (297) 583-1889 Aruban 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
White Modern Cuisine (297) 586-1190 Aruban Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Barefoot Restaurant (297) 588-9824 Aruban 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
Cooks Restaurant (297) 588-4296 Aruban 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best Caribbean restaurants in Aruba are the ones you run into while trekking the town of your choice. That being said, it doesn't hurt to learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To find out more information about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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