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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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  • 320
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    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 34
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  • 14
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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
Happy Hour

Food was very good, wait staff was also very good and friendly. Had dinner there our first night, then had lunch twice during our stay. They have two happy hours that offer two-for-one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Jodyonew
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

While the restaurant is nicely decorated, it is dated and run down. The table was wobbly and the chairs were broken in. The food was mediocre and so was the service. It wasn't that busy and yet our waiter kept disappearing. We cabbed there from the Marriott and it was not worth a cab ride! Also we couldn't get a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, wait staff was also very good and friendly. Had dinner there our first night, then had lunch twice during our stay. They have two happy hours that offer two-for-one.

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Blooming Grove, New York, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent and our sandwiches were very tasty. My husband had the BLAT (bacon lettuce avocado and tomato) and I had the chicken cutlet sandwich minus the parm. The french fries were hot and Delicious. Portions were good and prices reasonable. Nice size can of balashi/two for one. Would definitely go... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The staff is very attentive. They truly do recognize you each year when you return. I thought I had already eaten an exquisite beef carpaccio in ST. Bart's, but Matthew's was even better!,

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Syracuse, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ordered a pizza and two entrees at Matthew's. The entrees were just okay, but the pizza was great. We had it for breakfast for the next two days, so it was very worthwhile. The service was less than good. We waited an hour for our meals to come. Matthew's was, overall, an okay dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stay at Casa Del Mar so we dine at Matthew's several times during our trip. The food is excellent and the staff are so welcoming. They really are like a second family to us when we travel. They make us feel so special. Between the quality of the food and the service of the staff, Matthew's is always one... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lucy- the waitress at this restaurant is very professional, caring and knows how to treat clients. She is the best! She deserves a promotion.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were on Aruba for the day on a cruise stop and we spent the day at Eagle Beach. We meandered into Matthews and had wonderful warm service from Sara. Thank you for a beautiful view, delicious food and great memories.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We love starting our day at Matthews. The breakfasts are great and are a great value. The service is excellent, very friendly and efficient. We eat a number of lunches here as well and the same comments apply. The atmosphere is lovely, right on the beach. Dinners are very good with rib night and Italian night specials. This place helps... More 

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We love it here. Beach front dining at its best . All open air seating but you have the choice of "indoors" or outdoor seating. We always opt for sitting right at the edge of the beach. Book it for sundown time and watch the consistently beautiful sunset while you eat. Food is a little pricey but we are OK... 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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