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Madame Janette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The atmosphere has a hint of romance (you're dining on the water in Aruba, after all) but those going solo will feel more than welcome up at the circular bar in the center. — Frommer's

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Gasparito Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

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The Flying Fishbone

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

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 — Fodor's

The ultimate romantic beach dining experience. — Lonely Planet

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

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Elements Restaurant

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

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 — Frommer's

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L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House

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

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

Casinos sporting steakhouses is nothing new as a concept, but L.G. Smith's has the perfect combo of class and style. — Frommer's

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Screaming Eagle

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

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

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

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2 Fools and a Bull

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

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

Guests are assembled and introduced to one another. Then the evening's meal is explained before everyone sits down at the U-shaped communal dinner table for a five-course culinary adventure. — Fodor's

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Charlie's Bar & Restaurant

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

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

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

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Cuba's Cookin'

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

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

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

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Windows on Aruba Restaurant

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

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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Driftwood

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

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

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

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

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The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant

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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

Nestled along the beach in Savaneta, this restaurant makes good use of the shoreline, strategically placing tables along a strip of sand — Frommer's

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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Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant

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

As the central party spot on the busiest part of Palm beach, this open-air bar is famous for its Sunday night blowouts with big crowds of locals gathering to dance in the sand to live bands. — Fodor's

After a long day at the beach, throw on a cover-up, grab your annoying tween, and order up some cocktails and finger foods. — BlackBook

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Zeerovers

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

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

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

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

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

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Papiamento

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

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

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

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

Aficionados flock here to enjoy a wide selection of seafood and one of the largest raw bars on the island. — Fodor's

Designed with a New England look in mind, this classy setting has a young and modern feel—not too stuffy or dated. — Frommer's

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Que Pasa Restaurant Bar & Art Gallery

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

The accent is Spanish but the language is global at this effusive spot — Lonely Planet

This funky eatery serves as something of an art gallery–restaurant. — Fodor's

It grew from a bar to a restaurant – but it stays true to it’s alcoholic roots. The food is pretty good but the shots and ambiance are even better. — BlackBook

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