Dive into Fresh Seafood: Fabulous Lobsters, Shrimps and Aruba-Style Fish Shacks

Trying to find the best Seafood in Aruba? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and local experts search the capital city of Oranjestad and suburbs apart from the popular high rise area for the top places. Then, we showcase favorite restaurants like Driftwood and Zeerover, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Wacky Wahoo. 


We also help you find areas where Seafood are prominent - the Southeastern Coast area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat out, you may as well do it right and take advantage of this premier destination for fresh and fantastic catches. Complemented by breathtaking beach front views, local friendliness and the best selection of seafood are unique places such as The Old Man and The Sea and Marina Pirata. 


From large game fish such as mahi-mahi and marlin to the smaller grouper and red snapper. A vacation to the Caribbean means the opportunity to enjoy some of the regional seafood dishes like conch stew or “Kari-kari” (fish croquettes) of minced shark meat served with “funchi” (cornbread), “pan bati” (Aruban hearty pancakes) or “banana hasa” (fried plantain). With so many options, the only challenge will be deciding which one you like best.

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If you want to eat where locals have dined for decades, try Marina Pirata. This fishing pier restaurant has been serving fresh fish, seafood and a variety of Caribbean and international dishes to tourists and residents alike. Its comfortable...  Read More

A visit to downtown Oranjestad just isn't complete without a rendezvous with The Old Fisherman, which focuses on local seafood and Aruban dishes, but also includes international options like US Black Angus Tenderloin and Seafood Linguini with...  Read More

Daily Fish
Photo courtesy of Liliana Erasmus

As much as some of us need our daily bread, there are quite a few who can't get through the week (or even the day) without a good portion of freshly caught fish, or seafood. Daily Fish, located in the Super Food Plaza, is happy to oblige with a...  Read More


Zeerover means Sea Pirate, but for locals it's synonymous with ice cold beer and seafood at reasonable prices. With fresh off-the-boat fare, a laid-back atmosphere where you order from a window and eat outside, this cozy seafood shack in the...  Read More


Since 1986 Driftwood is a reliable seafood-driven restaurant, hidden behind the main street of downtown Oranjestad. Traditionally prepared, super-fresh seafood is the draw here - the owners catch their own every day. Broiled Caribbean lobster is...  Read More

L.G.Smith Boulevard

This family-owned beach bar and grill is situated on one of the gorgeous beaches along the L.G. Smith Boulevard, called Governor's Bay – the Governor's house is right across the street. Being part of Aruba's buzzing Linear Park, The West Deck...  Read More

The Old Man and the Sea
Photo courtesy of Osyth Henriquez

Perched right on the beach, this seafood restaurant, named after Ernest Hemingway's most acclaimed novel The Old Man and the Sea, is one of Aruba's most atmospheric oceanside spots. With new chef Christian and his culinary team, not only the...  Read More

There are a lot of high-end restaurants in Palm Beach these days, but Wacky Wahoo's is one of those places at which you can have a satisfying meal without dressing up for the occasion. This small, intimate and very welcoming restaurant, owned by...  Read More


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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