1 | Queen's Bar
Queen's Bar and Restaurant was named in honor of owner Varella's mother, who was the "queen" of the kitchen where she worked while Varella was growing up. Now, Varella owns her own restaurant and is quite successful in creating a trendy environment in which guests enjoy an authentic Aruban meal.
This bar and grill is located a short distance (about three quarters of a kilometer) from the center of Oranjestad, and is on the same premises as Palm Beach Shopping Mall.
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2 | Carlos & Charlie's
Carlos & Charlies is a Mexican restaurant with a quirky atmosphere. There are funny sayings and quotes on the menu and in the decor and the servers are known to break out in song and dance.
Guests will find this bar and grill in the marina, a short distance from Queen's Bar and Restaurant.
Additional info is available here.
3 | Nu-Taste Contemporary Cuisine
Travelers can find this restaurant in the heart of downtown Oranjestad, a short distance from Carlos & Charlie's.
4 | Senor Frogs
Senor Frogs has a huge menu of food and drinks. They have salads, burgers, fish n chips, barbecue, tacos, soups and a few pasta dishes.
Visitors will find this bar and grill on Weststraat 3, less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Nu-Taste Contemporary Cuisine.
Full details available here.
5 | Aquarius
Serving both buffet and a la carte options, Aquarius is the newest restaurant at the Renaissance Aruba Marina Hotel offering fabulous Caribbean fare in a contemporary setting.
Found toward the center of downtown Oranjestad, this buffet is a short distance from Senor Frogs.
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6 | 7 West
This trendy and contemporary restaurant is named for its location on 7 Westraat, and features a gourmet menu, friendly staff, and hip vibe. The food brings Aruban and European flavors together in a menu that will amaze anyone who sits down for a meal here.
Found at 7 Weststraat, this bar and grill is a short distance from Aquarius.
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7 | Pannekoekhuis
Enjoy a unique menu that features both Dutch and Caribbean food at this fun, laid back restaurant. The special nights have attracted a gathering among the island, so go and see why Pannekoekhuis, or Pancake House, is local favorite is so popular.
Guests will find this restaurant on the premises of Renaissance Mall, a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from 7 West.
Further info can be found here.
8 | Burger King
A quick alternative to some of the gourmet restaurants in Aruba, Burger King is a casual place to get a quick bite to eat, offering a varied menu that can satisfy both meat lovers and the health conscious. While you may not experience authentic Aruban Cuisine, you can get this meal on the go and not waste anytime between your adventures on Aruba.
Visitors will be able to find this fast food restaurant on Caya G. F. Betico Croes 81, a short distance from Pannekoekhuis.
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9 | Lecca Lecca
This ice cream parlor is within walking distance from Burger King Oranjestad, and is toward the center of downtown Oranjestad.
10 | The Old Fisherman
The Old Fisherman restaurant prides itself is it's regular local customer base. The people who come here come back again and again.
Travel a short distance from Lecca Lecca Italian Gelateria to find this restaurant, which is situated on Havenstraat 36.
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11 | Taj-Mahal Restaurant
Taj Mahal serves fresh and richly flavored Indian food. Starters include pakoras and samasos, They feature lamb, chicken, fish or vegetable entrees.
Situated in the heart of downtown Oranjestad, this restaurant is less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from The Old Fisherman.
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12 | Iguana Joes
With chalkboard menus posted and giant iguana decor, this spot is casual kitsch with island flare. Bring your kids because Iguana's loves kids enough to offer them a child sized portion of ribs and a baby hot fudge sundae too.
Situated on L.G. Smith Blvd. 94, this bar and grill is located a short distance from Taj-Mahal Restaurant.
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13 | Eetcafé
The Paddock is often a fun place at happy hour and no matter when you visit, its vibrant. Pictures are pasted all over the wall of visitors having a good time, so post up in The Paddock and enjoy yourself.
You can find this bar and grill in the marina, a short distance from Iguana Joes.
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14 | L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House
L.G. Smith's menu features plenty of starters like bruschetta and lobster bisque.
Found on the same premises as Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, this steak house is located about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Eetcafé The Paddock.
More information can be found here.
15 | Captain's Corner
Guests of the Renaissance Ocean Suites are invited to awaken every morning to a buffet of breakfast favorites at Captain's Corner, where they know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Interested guests will be able to find this buffet within Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, four and a half miles (seven kilometers) north of L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House.
Complete details available here.
16 | Café The Plaza
The cafe is a casual, laid back spot with a few classic entrees like spaghetti or garlic shrimp and a few local and dutch foods too.
This café is located on the premises of Seaport Marketplace, and is four and a half miles (seven kilometers) south of Captain's Corner.
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17 | Kowloon
Kowloon features an sizable menu with all your favorite Chinese food treats, like chop suey, chow mein and sweet and sour flavored meats.
Found on Emmastraat 11, this restaurant is located just 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of Café The Plaza.
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18 | Casa Tua Barcelona
Casa Tua is a family affair, run by twp generations of Nataf's. They expertly prepare Spanish dishes.
Make your way a short distance from Kowloon to get to this restaurant, which is situated on the premises of Aventura Mall.
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19 | Hung Paradise Restaurant
Hung Paradise is an upscale Chinese restaurant that features family meals and offers an experience you are not likely to find at a take-out restaurant. However, it still serves the famous entrees that have made Chinese food a favorite all across the world.
This restaurant is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Casa Tua Barcelona, and is on the premises of Seaport Marketplace.
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20 | Waterfront Crabhouse Restaurant
The award winning Waterfront Crabhouse Restaurant has pleased both visitors and locals alike for countless nights with their high quality dishes and service. Add your name to those who have tried their tasty and spicy seafood entrees that have made them so famous.
Interested visitors will be able to find this restaurant within the domain of Seaport Marketplace.
Additional information available here.
21 | Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Yemanja's menu is diverse and flavorful. They feature a selection of gluten free foods and cater to other food allergies.
Found near the center of downtown Oranjestad, this grill is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Waterfront Crabhouse Restaurant.
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22 | CILO
City Lounge is a trendy spot with live music serving an all day menu. Get breakfast at night or dinner any time of the day if you're feeling out of whack or whimsical.
This bar and grill can be found a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Yemanja Woodfired Grill, and is on the premises of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.
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23 | Starbucks
A coffee shop with origins in Seattle, Washington, the popularity of Starbucks has exploded over the last several decades making it the most popular coffee chain in the world. There are several locations in Aruba, including this one at Renaissance Marketplace.
Head a short distance from CILO to find this coffeehouse, which is located at 9 L G Smith Blvd.
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24 | Sushi-Ya at Renaissance
Excellent miso soup starts you off right. Then order a few selections of sushi a la carte and share flavors and fun times with your friends at Sushi-Ya.
This grill is located a short distance from Starbucks Renaissance Marketplace, and is on the premises of Renaissance Mall.
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25 | Cuba's Cookin
Cuba's Cookin has a very authentic menu and has been a popular spot in Aruba for almost a decade. Enjoy a great collection of art on the walls and choose from pork dishes, sandwiches or coconut shrimp.
Found in the marina, this bar and grill is a short distance from Sushi-Ya at Renaissance Marketplace.
Further info is available here.
26 | Papagayo
Overlooking Iguana Beach, Papagayo Bar & Grill is an open-air restaurant serving delectable International cuisine.
Visitors can find this bar and grill at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, a short distance from Cuba's Cookin.
More information available here.
27 | Solé
One of the most casual spots in the Marriott family, Solé is a great spot to bring the family.
Interested visitors will be able to find this grill on the same grounds as Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.
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28 | BLUE
Known especially for their blue martini, BLUE serves a wide menu of offerings, from sushi to burgers and fries.
Guests staying at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino can patronize this restaurant whenever, as it's located on-site.
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29 | Café de Plaza
Guests of the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino can relax and unwind over dinner and drinks at Cafe de Plaza.
Those booking their stay at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino can patronize this café whenever they'd like, as it is located right on-site.
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30 | Subway Oranjestad
Grab a sandwich or a soup! You can even choose a build your own salad.
This carry out restaurant is located a short distance from Café de Plaza, and is on LG Smith Boulevar.
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31 | Driftwood
Driftwood is known for serving their fish the way a local Aruban would want to eat it, typically with a mildly spicy creole sauce. The fish is caught fresh daily.
This bar and grill is located a short distance from Subway Oranjestad , and is on Klipstraat 12 .
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32 | KFC
One of several Aruba Kentucky Fried Chicken locales is located in Oranjestad, where guests can drive through and pick up a bucket of chicken, with flavors ranging from crispy to grilled. This fast food chain may not be elegant nor Caribbean, but the low cost and ease has made it a local and global favorite.
Situated in downtown Oranjestad, this fast food restaurant is a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Driftwood.
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33 | Que Pasa?
Que Pasa restaurant features an art gallery and a very eclectic menu with everything from steak to sushi.
This bar and grill is a quarter mile (a quarter kilometer) from KFC Oranjestad, and is at 18 Wilhelminastraat 18.
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34 | West Deck
Set on a gorgeous wooden deck right on the water's edge, West Deck is an elegantly casual restaurant that offers a "small plates" menu served up by a staff that is friendly and always efficient.
Travel a short distance from Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery to reach this bar and grill, which is located on L.G. Smith Boulevard.
Further info can be found here.