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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

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Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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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...
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, Martini night and Karaoke after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays 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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
nice sunset view

We had never dined here before but it was recommended by friends. We dined here with another couple who had never been to Aruba before. The server allowed us to walk around and select our own table. We decided to sit inside- with a view of the beach. There was a bit of a problem with the house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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new york
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had never dined here before but it was recommended by friends. We dined here with another couple who had never been to Aruba before. The server allowed us to walk around and select our own table. We decided to sit inside- with a view of the beach. There was a bit of a problem with the house white wine-... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant is located at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort in the low rise area. This is an open-air beachside restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Walking down the beach it was a great place to stop in for Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6 pm for a special St. Patrick's Day celebration. It was a great... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We love this spot for a leisurely breakfast with a bigger group as the price is so good and the view is nice; right on the beach. Service is always good and menu prices are low

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Matthews is the quintessential beachside restaurant. An open-air restaurant with great food as well! We frequented it for lunch a few times and loved everything we ordered. Beware--the lunches are big and can be shared easily. Dinner was lovely and the food was fantastic. Much better than many of the "downtown" restaurants. I had the filet which was a 10,... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The breakfast and lunch are quite good - thought the menu hasn't changed much. The Grouper sandwich is the bomb and the salads are getting much better. We took the boys to "all you can eat Rib Night" and believe it or not no one ate more than one rack - very good ribs and a full plate of food.... More 

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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136 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Location: In an elevated position overlooking (and with great views of) the beach and Caribbean Sea. Matthew's is a large and airy wooden chalet style restaurant with charm. Service: Our waiter (Angel) was lovely - attentive without being overbearing, which meant we were able to enjoy a relaxing meal. Food: Really good quality - especially the Meat Combo (which was... More 

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Williamsport, PA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is the "hotel restaurant" for Casa del Mar. They have both a "bar menu" of sandwiches, and a dinner menu. Bar menu is very reasonable. Consider the fish sandwich or the pizza. It is open air, right on the water. It is always nice, but really lovely when the sun goes down. Check out their three happy hours daily,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had brunch at Mathews a few times, breakfast has a reasonable price. We had Dinner on our first night, my kids love their Chicken Parm, we ordered the Caesar chicken salad it was awesome!!!. Mathews did the best Karaoke/Party on that Tuesday we were there, of course I did a Karaoke song, Merengue was my choice and that dance... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the atmosphere and location of this Carribean restaurant. The view is gorgeous and the food outstanding as well as pleasant service. They have a wonderful breakfast as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While walking along the beach we came across Matthew's. The manager was extremely friendly - he not only sat us but checked back with us to ensure everything was to our liking. We were only in search of cocktails and appetizers...so we tried the shrimp cocktail, goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto and the crab cakes. All were to our liking...the... More 

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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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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, Martini night and Karaoke after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays 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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