Restaurants

Top Choice International in Aruba Resort Area

Madame Janette

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,' a popular grouper amandine, and the decadent…
Caribbean in Aruba Resort Area

Gasparito Restaurant

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. Old family recipes include goat stew and keshi yena (a melted-cheese wonder, filled…
Seafood in Aruba Resort Area

Pelican Nest

Pelican Pier juts out into the Caribbean Sea, offering sea breezes, salty air and – if you time it right – gorgeous sunset views. The full menu of seafood includes such delicacies as local seafood ceviche (a special…
International in Aruba Resort Area

Carte Blanche

It’s like being invited to a dinner party thrown by your foodiest friends. Fourteen seats are arrayed in a sleek open kitchen where you interact with chef Dennis while he prepares a surprise five-course meal. Glen i…
Seafood in Aruba Resort Area

Wacky Wahoo

You'll find some of the freshest seafood on the island at this crowded, colorful joint. The food comes in enormous portions – usually with a side of sass from the server. The strip-mall location is odd: don't mind t…
Cafe in Aruba Resort Area

Bingo

This popular Dutch-run cafe is both a genial bar and a good place for a casual meal. Sit at the bar and enjoy the popular pub fare such as burgers, brochette and shawarma, or opt for more ambitious meat and seafood …
Seafood in Aruba Resort Area

Matthew's Beachside

There's no shortage of beachside restaurants in the resort area, but Matthew's is a good one. In the large open-air pavilion, enjoy ocean breezes for breakfast and sunset views for dinner. In addition to the regular…
Breakfast in Aruba Resort Area

Diana's Pancakes Place

Here's a great spot for breakfast or brunch, serving traditional Dutch pancakes, as well as scrummy sandwiches, fresh juices and rich dark coffee. Look for the restaurant next to the Old Dutch Windmill. And don't fo…
Supermarket in Aruba Resort Area

Ling & Sons

All those kitchenettes demand a good supermarket, and this is it. It has a large deli, salad bar and fresh-made fruit smoothies.
Bakery in Aruba Resort Area

Sunrise Bakery

It's not worth a special trip, but this hole-in-the-wall bakery will become an obligatory stop if you're staying at one of the nearby budget hotels. The counter is filled with sweet and savory treats, while the arom…