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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 588-7300
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Ranked #29 of 164 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual and chic, Matthew’s is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday’s, Champagne brunch on Sunday’s and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Two annoyances that management should address. The only restaurant we visited during our stay that had the 15% charge. I'm sure it sucks for the waitstaff and that contributes to a crappy experience for everybody. The flies were ridiculous - who would want to return?

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Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We have just gone here for breakfast. The food is very good, service is fast and friendly. All open air with lovely ocean view right next to the beach. They also serve other meals and have a bar but I have not experienced those.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I endjoyed our dinner at Matthews. We sat at a table closest to the beach and had to move due to sand bowing around. We had reservations for 6 pm and we were seated promptly. We ordered the sesame crusted tuna and the mahi mahi. Both were very good and portions were just right. The wait service... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We go to Matthews every year. We went last week for rib night and there wasn't one complaint about the food...it was very good. The service was not good. I hate saying this because I like Matthews and maybe something was going on that we weren't aware of, but the service was not good. We were not asked if we... More 

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Willington, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

had an enjoyable meal here with an awesome sunset. Coming from Connecticut in the middle of winter, we can really appreciate the outdoor seating at most of the restaurants. Great service, food was good to excellent. Highly recommend especially if you are staying in a low rise and can walk on the beach to dinner.

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Port St Lucie, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great view of the ocean right. On the beach. Food and service was excellent. We all had the ribbs.nothing to complain about.

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Bosque Farms, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The service was great, the portions were enough for two, the desserts divine, and the sunset--spectacular.

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Lakeland, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Matthew's last night for dinner and it will not happen again. My wife had the "early bird" grouper dinner, The crab cake appetizer was nothing more than dough and the fake crab (sea legs). Her grouper was dry. I ordered off the menu, my calamari appetizer was good, my grouper was dry. So much for the food.....we... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For last 2 years have recommended Matthews, but the restaurant need to update the menu, improve the service and become friendly again.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The photos of this place are nicer than the actual venue. We stopped in for lunch and the food was average at best. You will also be bombarded by small birds as they fly all around you looking for food and the flies are atrocious and constantly on your food. Yuk !

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Additional Information about Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Address: Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 00297 588-7300
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: International

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