Throughout Aruba, expect to be able to sample a wide range of options when it comes to dining. When your preference is Aruban food, you should pay attention to the places that always feature it on the menu. This isn't a rare option either, considering there's dozens of options for this style of food alone.
Use the list below to get more details about the several restaurants serving Aruban cuisine throughout Aruba. You can click each restaurant's name to view more information about its ambiance, locale, dress code, and more.
Wacky Wahoo's is located toward the southeastern outskirts of Palm Beach, near Noord. Fresh fish and Aruban fare come together for some great dishes at this chilled-out restaurant. Specialties of the house include the seafood kebab or shrimp casserole.
Arubaville is a good choice for you to consider if you're going to check out the island. It's 2.7 miles southeast of Oranjestad. Fresh fish and Aruban fare share the same plate at this noteworthy dining option. Arubaville's menu takes full advantage of Aruba's sea and international influences with dishes that range from Almond Crusted Mahi-Mahi and Grouper Ratatouille Gratin to land items like Carni Stoba in a Pot and Beef & Reef Mangel Halto. Be sure to take a look at their special $30 - three course dinner menu that includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert for just $30. Also be on a look out for any daily specials, such as the Sunday Shrimp and Chips.
Located 1.2 miles northwest of Noord, Hadicurari Restaurant is on J. E. Irausquin Boulevard 230. It is 0.5 miles north of Palm Beach. Seafood (of course) and Aruban cuisine make for an exciting meal at this enjoyable dining option. Enjoy delicate beachfront dining as you eat under the sun.
Located near the middle of downtown Oranjestad, Queen's Bar and Restaurant is located at Palm Beach Shopping Mall, and is a good option for people thinking about exploring this neighborhood or nearby. Fabulously fresh fish and Aruban food go well together at this crazy tasty eatery. Queen's features a menu of authentic Aruban fare, making it the perfect place for tourists to try something new. All entrees are served with rice, vegetables, and fried plantain or funchi.
Set near the center of downtown Oranjestad, Driftwood is a smart choice for vacationers who are going to explore this neighborhood or nearby. Salty, fresh seafood and Aruban panache are an outstanding combo at this favorite dining option. Resembling a series of fishermen's huts, the Driftwood Restaurant is situated on a side street. Decorated with gnarled driftwood posts, slats laced with ship lanterns and Captain Nemo underwater helmets, this rustic Aruban restaurant exhibits a warm and cozy dining vibe.
|Arubaville||5.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Palm Beach||Aruban||(297) 582-0157|
|B55||7.6 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, International||(297) 585-2111|
|Barefoot Restaurant||4.4 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, International||(297) 588-9824|
|Cafe Maryli||3.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban||(297) 583-1889|
|Coco Plum Restaurant||3.3 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean||(297) 583-1176|
|Cooks Restaurant||3.8 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||American, Aruban, International||(297) 588-4296|
|Driftwood||Downtown Oranjestad, 3.6 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean, International||(297) 583-2515|
|Gasparito Restaurant & Art Gallery||0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean, International||(297) 586-7044|
|Gostoso Cafe Restaurant||3.6 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Portuguese||(297) 588-0053|
|Hadicurari Restaurant||0.5 mi. North of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean, International||(297) 586-2288|
|Marina Pirata||8.5 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean, International||(297) 585-7150|
|Pannekoekhuis||Downtown Oranjestad, 3.6 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Dutch||(297) 583-7180|
|Peanuts||3.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban||(297) 583-4343|
|Que Pasa Bar Restaurant Art Gallery||Downtown Oranjestad, 3.7 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean, International||(297) 583-4888|
|Queen's Bar and Restaurant||Downtown Oranjestad, 3.6 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban||(297) 582-7577|
|Simply Fish||0.7 mi. North of Central Palm Beach||Aruban||(297) 520-6535|
|The Old Cunucu House Restaurant||0.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean||(297) 586-1666|
|The Old Fisherman||Downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of Central Palm Beach||Aruban, Caribbean||(297) 583-4768|
|Wacky Wahoo's||0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach||Argentenian, Aruban, Caribbean||(297) 586-7333|
For something different in the same ballpark, there are similar flavors to be experienced at restaurants below:
|The West Deck||(297) 587-2667||Caribbean||3.9 mi. South of Central Palm Beach|
|Charlie's Restaurant and Bar||(297) 584-5086||Caribbean||13.4 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach|
|The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol||(297) 586-7800||Caribbean||Tierra Del Sol, 2.4 mi. North of Central Palm Beach|
|The Islander Grill||(297) 587-9000||Caribbean||1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Palm Beach|
|Seabreeze Restaurant||(297) 586-3600||Caribbean||0.3 mi. North of Central Palm Beach|
|Ruinas Del Mar||(297) 568-1234 ext. 36||Caribbean||0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Palm Beach|
|(297) 584-2544||Caribbean||10.9 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach|
|Ike's Bistro||(297) 582-3444||Caribbean||Manchebo, 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Palm Beach|
|Gari & Wasabi||(297) 586-0078||Caribbean||3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Palm Beach|
|Sunset Grille||(297) 526-6612||Caribbean||0.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach|
You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best places to try any cuisine in Aruba are those you wind up near unexpectedly while walking around during the day. But, noting a few reliable-looking restaurants on a checklist, may put everyone's minds at ease. To read more details regarding the dining options waiting for you, check out this page.
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