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Madame Janette

94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A low-slung, historic Aruban house with outdoor seating and a tamarind tree with delciious potato-crusted red snapper and shrimp casserole. — Travel + Leisure

This expansive eatery beautifully blends international cuisine with hints of Caribbean flavor thanks to co-founder Karsten Gesing, a European master chef. — Frommer's

An 'international restaurant with a Caribbean touch,' Madame Janette offers an enticing menu of seafood, steaks and schnitzels, such as sweet and spicy 'Big-Bang Shrimp,' — Lonely Planet

You can be sure that a night at this spot will never disappoint when it comes to an over-the-top taste experience. — Fodor's

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Pinchos Grill & Bar

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Pincho's is surely one of Aruba's most romantic spots. — Lonely Planet

Sure, you're in Aruba and you want to catch the sunset. But how about watching the sun dip below the horizon with candlelight flickering in front? No, we're not talking about a black-tie... — Frommer's

Built on a pier, this casual spot with only 16 tables has one of the most romantic settings on the island. — Fodor's

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Gasparito Restaurant

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Dining at Gasparito provides the opportunity to soak up Aruban culture in all its forms — Frommer's

If you can find it, you're in for a treat: at this family-run favorite, you'll get a taste of delectable, down-home Aurban cuisine. — Lonely Planet

This out-of-the-way spot in the cunucu, or countryside, offers a genuine taste of Aruba. — Concierge

You can find this enchanting hideaway in a beautifully restored 200-year-old cunucu (country) house in Noord. — Fodor's

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The Flying Fishbone

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This friendly, relaxed beach restaurant is well off the beaten path in Savaneta, a small fishing town, so you know the fish is seriously fresh, often caught that day. You can dine with... — Fodor's

While it's a bit of a drive from the resorts on the island, Flying Fishbone is popular not only for its tables placed literally in the water, but also for its stellar service and creative cuisine. — Frommer's

The ultimate romantic beach dining experience. — Lonely Planet

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Elements Restaurant

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A stellar new spot with stunning seaside views of gorgeous Eagle Beach, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort's Elements embodies their reputation for promoting green living and a healthy lifestyle.... — Fodor's

Going green is all the rage in the Caribbean, but Elements takes it a step further by going au naturel with its cuisine. This Eagle Beach restaurant sets its menu with clear codes... — Frommer's

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Screaming Eagle

83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The menu is very nouvelle Caribbean, with standouts like ceviche with ginger syrup, artichoke carpaccio...and grilled sea scallops with herb risotto, asparagus, and saffron mayonnaise. — Concierge

Fine dining in bed is one of the options available at this artistic eatery. — Fodor's

In a space that screams South Beach swank, this upscale spot is heavy on the lounge factor, with special attention paid to diners whose ideal night is eating in bed. — Frommer's

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Charlie's Bar & Restaurant

83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The tasty food's just what you'd expect at a seaside bar -- fresh shrimp, fish, and squid. Typical main courses come smothered in garlic, stewed peppers, and celery. — Frommer's

Charlie's serves surprisingly good food for a watering-hole dive. Superb fresh fish and killer steaks have folks trekking out on a regular basis. — Fodor's

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L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House

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Casinos sporting steakhouses is nothing new as a concept, but L.G. Smith's has the perfect combo of class and style. The trendy dining room mixes dark wood décor with stone walls,... — Frommer's

A study in teak, cream, and black, this fine steak house offers some of the best beef on the island. — Fodor's

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Windows on Aruba Restaurant

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Sunset views over the greens to the ocean beyond, live music, and impeccable service make this restaurant in the clubhouse of the Divi golf course one of the most romantic spots on the island. — Fodor's

The name describes this glass-encased restaurant perfectly, with windows and a picturesque perspective on the ocean and golf course at Divi Village. — Frommer's

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Cuba's Cookin'

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Embracing 1950s Cuba, this casual and lively eatery offers a perfect combination of an entertaining evening and delicious cuisine. — Frommer's

Old Havana meets the Caribbean here with authentic music and food from what locals call "The Big Island. — Fodor's

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2 Fools and a Bull

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Friends Paul and Bas have teamed up to offer an evening of culinary entertainment that's more like a fun dinner party than a mere dining experience. Guests are assembled and introduced to... — Fodor's

2 Fools and a Bull is not your typical dining experience. — Afar Magazine

Only 15 people a night are admitted to Aruba's top temple of gastonomy. — Frommer's

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Driftwood

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Driftwood makes up the bar and lines the walls, along with other nautical décor like nets and ropes, creating an atmosphere that feels a lot more authentic and lively than a Disney ride. — Frommer's

Charming owner Francine Merryweather greets you at the door of this Aruban institution, which resembles a series of fishermen's huts. — Fodor's

You can charter the owner's fishing boat and catch your own dinner, which will later be expertly prepared and served up at this casual but classy supper club. — Lonely Planet

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The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant

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Nestled along the beach in Savaneta, this restaurant makes good use of the shoreline, strategically placing tables along a strip of sand. The atmosphere is perfect for a beachside meal,... — Frommer's

Want to escape to your own little piece of paradise? Well dip your toes in the sand and enjoy a delicious dinner at The Old Man and the Sea. — Afar Magazine

Local music celebrity Jonathan Vieira and his artist mother, Osyth Henriquez, have created an open-air restaurant so magical that the food seems almost superfluous. — Fodor's

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Zeerovers

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The tradition continues with fresh seafood sold by weight, along with Aruban sides like pan bati (pancake), banana hasa (plantains), and plenty of fried fare. — Frommer's

Folks come from all around the island to dine at this fisherfolk cooperative by the water. — Lonely Planet

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Ruinas del Mar

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Meaning "ruins by the sea," this scenic spot is the focal point of the Grand dame Hyatt Regency hotel, famous for its gorgeous tropical grounds and water circuit of falls and pools leading to the sea. — Fodor's

This is a favorite among honeymooners for its utterly romantic setting—black swans included—in faux, castle-like ruins. — Frommer's

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Papiamento

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The Ellis family converted its 126-year-old manor into a bistro with an atmosphere that is elegant, intimate, and always romantic. — Fodor's

Papiamento started in downtown Oranjestad before relocating to this old cunucu ("countryside") house and former riding school, in the area where the founder's four children grew up.... — Frommer's

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Barefoot Restaurant

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Barefoot Restaurant brings fine dining to the beach, opening onto the beach and offering beautiful views. — Afar Magazine

In keeping with an “elegant dining in flip-flops” concept, Barefoot is a palapa restaurant with sand on the floor inside, and tables on the sand outside. — Fodor's

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Hostaria da' Vittorio

Italian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Diners can watch the chefs at work in the stunning dining room, with hanging chandeliers and views of the open kitchen, or enjoy the breeze on the outside piazza. — Frommer's

One of Aruba's most celebrated Italian eateries, part of the fun at this family-oriented spot is watching chef Vittorio Muscariello prepare authentic Italian regional specialties in his open kitchen. — Fodor's

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The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol

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Floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample views across the lovely Tierra del Sol golf course and beyond to rolling sand dunes and the sea and the landmark California Lighthouse. — Fodor's

As they say, it's all about location, and this restaurant knows exactly how to capitalize on that. — Frommer's

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Faro Blanco Restaurant

79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Isolated at the top of a hill on the island's northernmost tip, this popular restaurant affords unbeatable vistas. — Frommer's

Located atop of Hudishibana hill and near The California Lighthouse, this resto boasts the best sunset views. Whether you are seated on the upper terrace roof or the lower open garden,... — BlackBook

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