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Marandi

Marandi, Aruba

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Marandi Review

This seaside restaurant is simultaneously cozy and chic. Tables are tucked under a giant thatched roof by the water's edge. The emphasis here is on Caribbean-influenced dishes using only fresh fish. Popular options include mushroom risotto and the fresh catch of the day. There's a good selection of wines on offer and the waiter will happily suggest the perfect pairing for every course. This is a popular place for romantic occasions and deservedly so. If possible book an early dinner and have sunset cocktails while watching the sun go down and the neighborhood fish swimming about right next to your table. The location is a bit out of the way but worth it for the view and excellent food. Mosquitos can be a problem depending on the time of year, so bring repellent with you or ask the server.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 03-04-2014

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    A hidden Treasure

    My wife and I had dinner our last night in Aruaba at Marandi. The food was excellent we had the Veal Ossobucco and Grouper Marandi. Both were simply superb. The setting is perfect in everyway and the staff is very friendly and attentive. It is well worth the $25 cab ride from the high rise hotel area.

    by john_merritt, 9/13/09
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    Magical Place for a cocktail

    Go there to enjoy the view and have a drink. Food was remarkably NOT good. We couldn't wait to leave.

    by Carolsn, 3/13/08
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    Impossible to find

    Chose this restaurant for our first night in Aruba and really should have stayed at the hotel until we got our Aruba bearings because we really had a hard time finding this place and had to ask directions several times (its down a dirt road, toward the water, off the traffic circle just before the airport). The food was very good, the service lovely and it was a treat to eat outdoors in February.

    by joannecam, 2/15/07

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