European Cuisine in Oranjestad

If you've got a hankering for European food, don't pass up an opportunity to satisfy your hunger. Even though you may find your options somewhat limited, there are a couple of restaurants in Aruba within this category.

With plenty of variety, from the informal favorite named Madame Janette to the welcoming brunch, dinner and lunch at The Promenade Restaurant, there's something in store for each person in your party and style of vacation.

Below, you can read up on the small handful of European places that you'll have the chance to visit as you explore. Find the one that makes your mouth water and click its name to find out more about its location, style, and more.

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Savaneta | (297) 584-2506

Flying Fishbone Restaurant

Flying Fishbone Restaurant is found near Lagoville; it's approximately eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Oranjestad. Lovely, mild seafood and European food get along famously at this relaxed favorite. 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!

Chalet Suisse Restaurant

Eagle Beach | (297) 587-5054

Chalet Suisse Restaurant, which is on the premises of Eagle Beach, is located in the vicinity of Noord; it is approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest of Palm Beach. Do you just have to have steak during your visit to Aruba? Then you should think of this place as the one thing everyone will harmonize over. The dishes at Chalet Suisse are made with the finest quality of ingredients with good selection to favor everyone’s tastes. The combination of the appealing banquet and ambiance, this 15-year-old set-up is certain to take you on a journey to antiquated days of pomp and circumstance.

Madame Janette

Palm Beach | (297) 587-0184

Madame Janette is found in the general vicinity of Oranjestad; it is 1.4 miles to the south west of Noord. While more generally known for European-inspired cuisine, this place will recommend their best: desserts and seafood. Madame Janette is the place for those who prefer to dine in a casual atmosphere. The outdoor pebble garden presents a pleasant picture complete with tree cover and the soft glow of tabletop candles. You can dine beneath the starlit skies on the patio or even in the shelter of reed-mat awnings.

The Promenade Restaurant

Oranjestad | (297) 583-8899

Set toward the western outskirts of Oranjestad, The Promenade Restaurant is a logical choice that's worth considering if you're going to check out this part of the city and adjacent areas. Fresh fish from Aruba's coasts and European panache make a nice pair at this noteworthy place. The Promenade Restaurant offers a well-rounded dining experience. Be sure to order a seafood dish as they are always fresh and pleasing to the palate. Regardless of what you order, it will be plentiful and filling. Sundays are a great time to dine here as the brunch is popular. Plus, you can partake of the mimosas or even a glass of champagne!

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If you're willing to step just outside the box, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Yemanja Woodfired Grill (297) 588-4711 Mediterranean Downtown Oranjestad
Avallone's Ristorante -- Italian Macurima, 4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Espanola Way (297) 586-7177 Spanish Palm Beach, 2.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Pizza Hut Oranjestad (297) 582-1818 Italian 1.7 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Ike's Bistro (297) 582-3444 Mediterranean Manchebo, 2.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Lekker Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-2770 Dutch Sabana Lider, 2.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Oranjestad
The Pizza Empire (297) 588-2258 Italian 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Sbarro Palm Beach (297) 586-4755 Italian Palm Beach, 3.4 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Gostoso Cafe Restaurant (297) 588-0053 Portuguese 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
Sciue' Sciue' (297) 586-0169 Italian Palm Beach, 3.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad

Oftentimes, the best cuisines in Aruba are those that you catch sight of - or scent of - while walking the streets near your hotel. However, keeping a handful of dining options on your itinerary, will keep your mind at ease. To find out even more about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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