10 Best Aruba Restaurants: For Those Seeking More Than Just Great Food



"Bolo preto" (traditional fruitcake) at a wedding, baptism or holy communion. "Suls" (seared pickled pork cuts with Madame Jeanette peppers and onion slices) for a Christmas snack. "Pan cu carco stoba" (stew conch sandwich) while playing dominoes and drinking ice cold beer at the beach. "Conserbe di pinda" (home-made peanut candy) for the sweet tooths. Arubans love the good life and food plays an important role on this island, as visitors may have noticed. There are restaurants, cafes, bistros, snack and sushi bars, fast food chains and local food trucks everywhere. But for the best fine dining experiences in Aruba, there's no need to get disappointed by trying your luck. Avoid the tourist traps and consult the continuously updated list of top ten restaurants reviewed by a 10Best Local Expert. Aruba is growing and becoming a food lover's paradise, offering a wide selection of excellent dining options ranging from high-end gourmet to local fare. Looking for an exquisite dinner on the beach? Visit Flying Fishbone and capture the sunset. A casual hotspot with foodie appeal? Amuse Bistro won't disappoint. Gastronomic delicacies, local pinnacles or a combination of both? Try The Kitchen Table by White and be amazed. Indulge your culinary passion by exploring the island's culture and diversity through food. Live the good life and Bon Apetit. (Enjoy your dinner)




This picturesque restaurant was built in 1914 as the home for the California Lighthouse-keeper and apart from the panoramic views of the island, La Trattoria El Faro Blanco's menu features many Italian favorites with a special emphasis on...  Read More


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Downtown


Aruba has several excellent steakhouses, but El Gaucho stands out for many reasons. Not only are they celebrating 35 years of great food, great friends and memorable moments. This recently renovated townhouse in downtown Oranjestad is loved by...  Read More


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Palm Beach


A perfect little place for foodies in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Aruba's Palm Beach. Casual yet romantic, Amuse Bistro offers great food at a reasonable price in a setting that is fun and lively. There are always new and exciting...  Read More


Papiamento


Papiamento is the native language of Aruba, and an authentic, Aruban villa built in 1886. Transformed into one of the island's most cherished restaurants and run by the dedicated, local family Ellis, this historical cunucu house, filled with...  Read More




Want to dine on the beach surrounded by rustling palm leaves, lapping waves and a gorgeous sunset? Then make reservations at Flying Fishbone and be prepared to get sand in your shoes (or your toes in the sand)! More than half of this little...  Read More




Before its current position as a fine dining restaurant, the property served as a physician's practice, a hospital, a clubhouse and a family home. Relive the old lavish days surrounded by revamped Dutch colonial decor and antiques. Or, step...  Read More


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Palm Beach


If you're looking for the ultimate eating experience, making reservations at Carte Blanche promises excitement and a multitude of surprise tastes. Seated at an elegant booth table surrounded by colorful art exhibitions and in the heat of an open...  Read More




The 2 (as they call themselves) Fools, Fred Wanders and Paul Faas, have created a unique atmosphere in a restored Old Cunucu House to give guests the feel of fine dining at home with friends. Taking center stage is a restored, authentic French...  Read More




The Screaming Eagle is an excellent mix between restaurant, lounge and bar, which allows people who want to mingle as well as couples who only have eyes for each other to have it all - an exquisite meal, a good time and an impressive decor. The...  Read More


The Kitchen Table By White
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp


Aruba visitors who are familiar with White Modern Cuisine and Chef Urvin's exquisite creations, will be thrilled by the news of his latest endeavor: The Kitchen Table By White at the Blue Residences. The menu changes every month, but there...  Read More


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Meet Liliana Erasmus

Born and raised in Aruba, Liliana moved to the Netherlands to continue her college education in Marketing. Since 1998 she’s been back on her beloved island, where she is working as a...  More About Liliana

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