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Does anyone have any good reccomendations for restaurants in Aruba?

Does anyone have any good reccomendations for restaurants in Aruba?

Old Aug 6th, 2007, 08:51 AM
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Does anyone have any good reccomendations for restaurants in Aruba?

Hello All,

My husband, daughter and I are planning on going to Aruba the end of this month. We are gourmet eaters and love various cuisines. Does anyone have suggestions as to where to eat? Would greatly appreciate it.

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Old Aug 6th, 2007, 11:10 AM
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Oh my gosh - there are so many:
Madame Jeanettes
Chez Mathilde
Aqua Grille
and many many others.
Aruba is a favorite wintertime destination for me and the high quality of restaurants is one of the reasons. Go and enjoy yourself!!!
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 03:07 AM
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You should def. do a site search because this question has been asked very recently with many replies.

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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 04:18 AM
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Chalet Suisse
Chefs' Tables

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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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El Gaucho.

And for a very casual yet DELICIOUS meal and great drinks..Smokey Joes.
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Old Aug 16th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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Madame Jeanette's is the best restaurant on the island by far. The hotel restaurants are all good however, more pricey than some of the other's. Not mentioned was Marandi's which was changing location but look for that too.
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Old Aug 17th, 2007, 06:56 AM
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janillk - I'm sure we would all appreciate your evaluation of the restaurants you went to, when you come back. Thanks
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Old Aug 17th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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I agree with Auntie Mame.. Chef's Table by far is one of the best. Mirandi's owners opened a new restaurant at Casa Del Mar with a view of the water. Getting great reveiws. I believe it is called Matthew's.
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Old Sep 12th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Writing this while sitting at the airport in Aruba, headed home:
We highly recommend Yemanja -
Just a picture. Between 4 of us we had steak and seafood. All excellent and the service was perfect and the prices very reasonable. New building and furniture. The food plating was well done. Also enjoyed the Driftwood, except for the obnoxious table of Americans next to us. Semi drunk and their vocab consisted of mostly 4 letter words. People in their mid forties. BTW I'm from the USA.
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Old Sep 12th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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We are also gourmet eaters so I hope these reviews are helpful.Just remember Aruba is mor casual but we found the service and food excellent.Restaurant I would not miss are ventanas Del mar(probably the best restaurant in Aruba),Flying Fishbone,Screaming eagle,Papiamento.

1.Footprints-excellent food,presentation was somewhat commercial but it was nice to dine on the sand and watch the sunset.I liked this restaurant but I would not choose this for your special romantic dinner on the beach.Pampered in Paradise,Simply fish would probably be a better choice.
2.Le Dome-The food was very good,excellent service and nice atmosphere.
3.Ventanas Del Mar-Excellent meal-the chef from Matilde is now there.The food is almost as good as the view.Highly rec.this restaurant for couples.
4.Flying Fishbone-I now know why everyone loves this place.We loved it and it is certainly worth the trip(25-30 minutes).Definitely try and catch the sunset.Oh and we loved our meals as well
5.Sreaming Eagle-Excellent food and I believe they have the same owners as the Flying Fishbone.Trendy elegant Manhattan atmosphere,great for honeymooners as they have beds in the bar area.
6.Papiamento-Great food with a romantic atmosphere,Ask to sit poolside.we loved this restaurant.
7-Madame Jeanettes-Great food-nice garden with music,great for families.We liked this restaurant but thought the atmosphere was not authentic.Also be sure not to sit under the deck as it can be warm.
8.Mirandi-Casual nice atmosphere but I have to say the food was not good.They are moving so maybe things will improve.
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Old Sep 15th, 2007, 09:45 PM
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Que' Pasa was my favorite restaurant in Aruba..excellent food at a great price!It was referred to us by a local.
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Old Sep 16th, 2007, 04:18 PM
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Do try faro de blanco, that place up by the lighthouse.
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Old Sep 17th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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"Do try faro de blanco, that place up by the lighthouse."

Oh yes. We stopped there and had a lunch of salad and pizza. Very good.
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Old Sep 17th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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I don't recall what we had but it was at dinner time and it was my wifes BD. However she always saves room for dessert and the tiramisu was really good.
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Old Sep 25th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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We just got back from Aruba.... Love, love, love the restaurants....

Madam Janette's- ask for a table outside under the romantic!

Sunset Grille( in The Radisson)- ask for Orlando...the food is terrific!

Aqua Grill-fresh seafood!

El-Gaucho for those huge steaks!

Matilde- french cuisine

Driftwood- fresh seafood!

so many more...those are just a few favorites

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Old Oct 18th, 2007, 08:06 AM
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We must have hit Madame Jeanettes on a bad night; our best dinners in Aruba were at The Dome...
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