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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 #20 of 96 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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English first
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Between my family and I, we tried almost everything on the menu. All the food was delicious and the service was top notch ! ! I found it to be a little pricey but the quality of the dishes, the service, and the atmosphere made it worth it. I do think that next time I will do some cooking in... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were in Aruba on vacation, and went to Matthews for the experience of open air dining on the beach. We were blown away by their food, so much so, we went for dinner twice that week! We had a chicken dish that was amazing, but the Filet Mignon was out of this world, the best we ever had!!! If... More

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Montreal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were two families with four adults and four children. We went to eat breakfast at Matthew's. The breakfast was very good and affordable! We ordered the American breakfast which came with eggs, bacon, sausage , toast , a little fruit and coffee. It was very good. Our children ordered pizza from the kids menu and they enjoyed it. It... More

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant has an amazing view. Located right on the beach. It is the closest you can get to. They dont have too many tables for on beach dining. Food was great, had soup, grouper and desert. Overall a good experience and good hospitality.

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Winchester, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

On the grounds of the Casa del Mar resort. Three of us had lunch yesterday. Nice menu, something for everyone, pricing in line w/ current dining. 2 roast beef paninis and a seafood soup/house salad ... Well prepared, tasty, generous portions. (Watch the hot sauce (side seasoning) for the soup .. will numb your tongue!)

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Weymouth
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

So I do not like do not like writing breakfast reviews. Really what can you do to a fried or scrambled egg. Turns out a lot if your promoting the item as part of a special including another cooked item. The last three times we went to Martins including the last Saturday in July they could not deliver all specialty... More

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was by far one of the best locations to have dinner. While the restaurant is located in a resort, there is public parking right outside. You are literally right on the beach. Amazing sunset views, excellent staff and a great dinner... Overall, a truly excellent experience for all. Will definitely be back here next year. If not twice! 👍😁.... More

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Wayne, Pa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I make sure to visit Matthew's every year we return to Aruba. We love the Wednesday party, and the all you can eat rib night serves some of the best ribs in Aruba. Atmosphere is very nice, the staff is very attentive.

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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

On a recent trip to Aruba I stopped here with some friends as we were 'hopping' around Island sampling a bunch of spots. I had the crab cakes and truly they were one of the worst menu items I've ever eaten. Admittedly others in my party had other items that they said was good but it wasn't the crab cakes.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I have visited Aruba many times and often meant to try Matthews but just never got there. Finally tried it the tuesday of this visit and immediately felt welcomed. Our server Sander was extremely gracious and the sevice was excellent. We both ordered the shrimp/pasta special and were delighted with it. Sander mentioned that the next night... More

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