10Best Aruba Restaurants
Catch your own fresh fish for lunch or dinner; there are many charters that offer fishing trips, including meal preparations at a local restaurant.
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Aruba is a great island for foodies from anywhere in the world. But when it comes to local specialties, the menus are dominated by goat meat, Dutch cheese, stew pots and straight-from-the-sea-and-onto-your-plate delicacies like fried red snapper, stewed conch, curry shrimps and minced shark cakes. Traditional side dishes include fried plantain, polenta, hearty pancakes and homemade hot sauces like pica di papaya. Read more »All New & Notable Aruba Restaurants »
Eating out in Aruba is always a challenge. This island offers a wide array of restaurants and eateries to appease every palate and pocket. But for diners seeking something new, casual, cozy, affordable and simply delicious, there is a new kid in town: The West Deck. Added bonus? This restaurant boasts ocean views and a location close to downtown Oranjestad. Read more »All New & Notable Aruba Restaurants »
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Yes, Aruba has many fast food chains spread all over the island, but if visitors want to challenge their taste buds, they can start by exploring a variety of local delicacies and savor their culinary way through Global, Regional, Fusion, Haute and Nouvelle cuisines. The island has come a long way since tourism became the main source of income, offering an extensive list of casual and fine dining options, and every other food tradition or meal idea in between. An American breakfast close to the harbor, Dutch pancakes in an old Aruban villa, a romantic dinner sail at sunset... Find out how to have those vacation-altering meals in Aruba.
- Aruba Expert Liliana Erasmus