best places to eat in aruba

Jul 30th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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best places to eat in aruba

we are going to aruba next week, any suggestions on were to eat would be helpful. thanks for the advice.
staying at the marriott ocean club
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Jul 30th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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We loved El Gaucho which is located downtown. We went a few years ago and stayed at the Marriott hotel. It was a great trip!
I have seen El Gaucho mentioned so I guess it is still a fav out there.
We also liked Chalet Suisse. The marriott had Simply Fish which is on the beach. It is nice for sunset dining.
Go to for lots of info on Aruba. I used them for the info before our trip.
Have fun!
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Jul 30th, 2007, 02:59 PM
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Our top 4:

Madame Janette
Marina Pirata
Brisas del Mar

Last 2 are a bit of a trip but well worth it.
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Aug 1st, 2007, 07:08 AM
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best meal we had in aruba, was at "ruinas del mar." (sp?) it's the resterant in the hyatt. it was outstanding. and, btw had great cuban food at "cuba's cookin'" inexpensive, really good food, a couple of blocks behind the main strip by the port.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Forgot to mention Driftwood for seafood (downtown near Renaissance & shopping).
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 09:40 AM
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P.S. I just remembered our two favorite Italian places, Hostaria da'Vittorio (near Hyatt) and Sole Mare (Noord section). Both are close to where you're you're staying.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 01:44 PM
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Chez Mathilde serves French food in an elegant setting with absolutely first-rate service. The prices are high -- you will pay $100 per person -- but the quality of the experience is better than any other restaurant on the island. It has a traditional and extremely European feel to it, is set in an older building, a block from the Rennaissance Hotel. The food is perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. At these prices, you expect no less, of course, but it's worth it.

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Aug 4th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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El Gaucho and Driftwood for nice casual dining.
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Aug 5th, 2007, 07:41 PM
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You have lots of dinner recommendations so I will recommend Le Dome for Sunday Brunch - $39pp, wonderful!
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Aug 7th, 2007, 12:05 PM
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I was recently at the Ocean Club, my fav out of the 3 Marriott properties. I also recommend Simply Fish. Great food and great service, make sure you get a sunset reservation.
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