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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

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Pizza, International
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Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air...
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, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 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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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun beach setting

This restaurant on the beach is friendly and busy. Our first visit was for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The food was fresh and good. The server was very friendly though she left out one of the items I ordered. It took a while to get the item but I did receive it. The orange juice was freshly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Becky V
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Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time dancing and singing and getting silly! They are quick to serve and the nicest of people.

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Thank SherS37
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we go to Aruba I end up at this bar at some point in the day and the gravity keeps you there, stuck in place, watching the waves crash and the happy people all around. And when you realize you need to eat something, any meal of the day, the food is great. I recommend the Spicy Chicken Cheese... More 

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Thank Scott S
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant on the beach is friendly and busy. Our first visit was for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The food was fresh and good. The server was very friendly though she left out one of the items I ordered. It took a while to get the item but I did receive it. The orange juice was freshly squeezed and... More 

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Thank Becky V
Arlington, Virginia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seaside dining under a domed paneled ceiling with stunning views of the sea. We were happy to arrive around 6 pm, long before the kickoff of Super Bowl 50 & the accompanying beer specials. Drinks were generously poured, meals were excellent & the sunset a bonus. Plus we had a very attentive waiter. Here for 2 1/2 more weeks so... More 

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Thank Anne P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have had breakfasts here on more occasions. It is a very nice setting, very peaceful, kind servers and with a great view of the beach. You have a wide variety to order from, the food is good and very well priced. Can highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Sara M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go to Matthews almost every visit to Aruba. We usually try to make the Tuesday night "all you can eat" rib evening. This time, the service was very, very slow and the ribs were not great. I think they just couldn't handle the crowd. At $29.00/pp this is no longer a great deal especially given the fact that the... More 

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Thank maddie924
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice for breakfast on our trip. It was hard to find a breakfast spot on the water, which was our goal. The food was good. The first time we were here it was a weekday around 10:30, and we had good service with our good breakfast. The second time we visited was Saturday morning, more people there,... More 

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Thank Tabsy2013
Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved having dinner almost on the beach. The waves crashed on the rocks a mere 20 feet away giving the sunset it's own soundtrack. So beautiful. The wait staff that seated us didn't speak a word of english, but quickly got a waiter who did. The waiter helped us get wifi connected and recommended abetter bottle of wine than our... More 

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Thank Glenn F
Covington, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here a couple of times during our stay at the Manchebo Beach Resort. Matthew's Restaurant is just a short walk from the Manchebo. Breakfast here is very good and you have a wonderful view of the beach. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Our servers were friendly and did a great job. Both times we... More 

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Thank nwpiegirl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Fresh and good portions. Service friendly too. Nice ambiance right on the water. Rice and grouper were delicious

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Pizza, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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