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Spaans Lagoenweg 4, Savaneta, Aruba
585 7150
Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
As enjoyable as 2 years ago.

We were here 2 1/2 years ago with friends and enjoyed Marina Pirata very much with friends. This time we were by ourselves and still enjoyed it. As someone else mentioned, it is very dark after dusk. We enjoy the open deck over the water and are entertained by the fish loitering around for food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
mdrehm
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Not among the best that Aruba has to offer. There are many other better choices on the island. Easy to find and a bit off of the beaten path.

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were here 2 1/2 years ago with friends and enjoyed Marina Pirata very much with friends. This time we were by ourselves and still enjoyed it. As someone else mentioned, it is very dark after dusk. We enjoy the open deck over the water and are entertained by the fish loitering around for food. There are no railings around... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were staying near Marina Pirata and the owner recommended this restaurant. Our waiter was a soft spoken gentleman that gave excellent service. It's a bit pricey but worth the price for a special dinner. We went there on our last night in Aruba and felt we had saved the best until last!

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manchester
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was a quick stop on Valentines day. The restaurant was fully booked for the evening, yet they found space for us to have a quick meal and drink. The prices are good, the meal was freshly made, and delicious. The location is excellent, safely tucked away on an inlet, facing west for the sunsets, with seating inside and outside... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love this place. It is a little out of the way however it was worth the long cab ride from the Marriott. The set us up right by the water and doubled up the chairs for the kids. Very child friendly. It was great watching fish as you eat. I loved the bathroom and the grotto. I preferred this... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As we drive up they were literally unloading the fresh catch from a boat on a trailer out front of the building that had just come back from the docks. Doesn't get fresher than that! Most of the tables literally sit out on a pier/deck over the water with no railings so watch your step! The sun goes down (nice... More 

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California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This waterfront restaurant is visually appealing in the evening--casual but attractive. Among our group, some dinners were quite good, others not good at all. Hard to know exactly how to order in a new place but what you order does seem to make a great difference. Would definitely suggest avoiding fried seafood and opt for something grilled without a lot... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everyone raves about the sunset! But that is not what makes a good restaurant. We arrived long after dark because our friend, who was driving, could not find the restaurant. By the time we found it, I was experiencing motion sickness, which wasn't helped by the shaky boards over the water or the plastic chairs which wobbled. The service was... More 

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St Clairsville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a little hidden gem. The food was prepared well, simple flavors aruban style. Moderate pricing. It's lovely to sit on the water watching the sun set and at dark seeing the fish swim around the dock. Service is slow but we did not mind. Take time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Very friendly staff.

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We met friends at Marina Pirata that came down from the low-rise area and we came up from Savaneta, since we were trying to stick with the more "local" dining experiences. Marina Pirata did not disappoint... The usual Aruban sunset waterfront dining was superb, and the staff friendly and attentive. Food was very tasty and plentiful.. A pretty good value.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spaans Lagoenweg 4, Savaneta, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Savaneta
  • Phone Number: 585 7150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?