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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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
2 for 1 drinks for Happy Hour!

The food was good. The view of the beach was nice. The 2 for 1 Happy Hour was great. We had a quiet meal. I would definitely eat there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Laurie1213
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Pasadena, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was good. The view of the beach was nice. The 2 for 1 Happy Hour was great. We had a quiet meal. I would definitely eat there again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went here on our first night in Aruba at the recommendation of a friend as well as tripadvisor and I have to say we were both disappointed. The service was just ok and the place wasn't busy at all. I had the chicken cordon blue and it was overdone, dry and the outside was burned. My... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Seafood items were excellent but all food was very good. Prices are in line with the US with lunches in the $10-$12 range and most dinners in the mid to upper $20's. The restaurant is located right on the beach. Many tables can see waves crashing and all tables can easily here the ocean. We ate there at least three... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My lettuce floated in water..Not crispy lettuce.(temp that lettuce my friend) I asked for dressing on the side. It was a to go salad. Got to my room..Soaked in salad dressing. Threw it away. Will not eat lunch there again this trip of two weeks plus guests.

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Hapeville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views and breezes if you are out on the patio, but inside (although appears open air) can be very, very warm. Food is average.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Came here once a few years ago and enjoyed it. Went back last summer and didn't care for it. Gave it one last try last week, and it was the nail on the coffin. This place stinks. Service is sub par and the menu/food is simply not good. Flies and birds overtook the table. We gave it one last shot... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Decent breakfast on the water in the low rise hotel area. Good service, reasonably priced. I wanted to go back but we just never made it.

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is our 6th time staying in Aruba and we decided to try all new restaurants...and Matthew's did not disappoint us! After checking in at our resort, this was our first stop after a long day of flying. The food was exceptional, especially the Tilapia and the view was great! The service was a bit slow but remember that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After reading a few negative reviews I have to say the ribs were delicious....even the 2nd serving. The coleslaw was good as well. This was the most economical meal we ate and was great in my opinion,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Can not say enough about this place!!! Food and staff were amazing! The facility is stunning! Super romantic but also fun environment for friends! Make it a must on your list!

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Additional Information about Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Address: Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 588 7300
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: International

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, 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, 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.
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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