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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

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Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 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, 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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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
Great burgers

We ate lunch here twice for the delicious burgers and pina coladas! At lunch they serve two for one happy hour and right on the beach!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jill J
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch here twice for the delicious burgers and pina coladas! At lunch they serve two for one happy hour and right on the beach!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went there for dinner with friends twice during our stay. Blackened Mahi Mahi, Encrusted Tuna & filet were all great. Also had goat cheese wrapped & broiled in prosciutto which we enjoyed as well. Great breeze. Unfortunately it was too overcast both nights so there were no sunsets.

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South Arm, Maine, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went to the restaurant as it was a short walk from our resort. We had hurt it was good for happy hour and lunches. The dinner that we had exceeded expectations, My wife and I both had a delicious ahi tuna steak, one of the best I've had anywhere. We had a romantic booth looking out over the water... More 

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Tampa, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The setting of this restaurant is perfect to enjoy an Aruba beach side dinner. The setting A+, the food not so much. First we had 2 Sex on the Beach drinks. No buzz and they tasted like Hawaiian Punch mixed with no alcohol..yuk. They give you 4 round rolls that could have been used as floating beach toys. Hard and... More 

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Toronto
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything in Aruba is expensive. This a good example of a very mediocre restaurant that is nevertheless quite expensive. The setting is pleasant if you get a table close to the beach. Otherwise you are under a large thatched roof with no spectacular views. Service is friendly although slow. We found it is more worth ones while to spend a... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Interestingly after we were seated and looked at the menu we had second thoughts as the menu mirrors that of neighboring restaurant Ricardo's. This restaurant is loud, has almost a TGI Friday's feel to it. Tables are close together and the wait staff seems stretched too thin. Food was good, not great, which was disappointing after all of the fabulous... More 

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East Hampton, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love the food, wait staff and beach front dining..Made a last minute reservation and they were very accommodating

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Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were staying at the Divi Divi, which is an "all inclusive" resort (and very nice, by the way), but we were just in the mood to travel outside Divi confines for a nite. We chose Matthews because it had good reviews and was just a short walk. It was a good choice - the casual beachside setting was just... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at the Casa del Mar for a week, visited Matthews quite often. The first night of our stay, after flying all day, grocery shopping, we were famished, Walked across the pool area, and greeted by a friendly face. Sanders our waiter,was quite attentive, took our orders right away. We all ordered the sautéed grouper,, Outstanding! we ate breakfast... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This has a nice setting right on the beach. The food was decent. Nothing outstanding. The fish was good. The salad warm and soggy

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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: 00297 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, 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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