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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxing

A great place to casually sit back and relax for a very good meal. Enjoyed a terrific Brazilian Caipirinha drink. Crab cakes had a welcome nice little zip of spice. Shrimp were fresh and firm as you expect in Aruba. We shared the profiteroles to finish. We always return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Gravity B
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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St. Marys, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great selection on the menu. Excellent service. Food was excellent. Great breakfast selections. Hours of operation are tailored to the guests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to casually sit back and relax for a very good meal. Enjoyed a terrific Brazilian Caipirinha drink. Crab cakes had a welcome nice little zip of spice. Shrimp were fresh and firm as you expect in Aruba. We shared the profiteroles to finish. We always return.

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Batavia, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We followed the recommendation of some friends and went to lunch here. The location is beautiful and the food was very good. The fish sandwich is fabulous and well worth the time. Everything we ate was very well prepared and top quality. The service was excellent as well, friendly staff and attentive. Yeah we had to put up with some... More 

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Kentucky
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Matthews Tuesday evening and it was one if the worse dining experiences we have ever had. You could not enjoy the food for fighting the flies!!! The fish had large, thin bones in it that could have been deadly if not found! We showed the bones to the manager but he was very unconcerned!!! It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Matthew's is located on the beach at the Casa Del Mar resort. There is a bar and a restaurant. The service in the restaurant is excellent as is the food. The prices are a little high but the location is fabulous.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to Matthew's for lunch and it was amazing! The food was excellent and very reasonably priced! Beautiful views and excellent staff! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!!

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nyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant three times during our recent ten day stay. In addition to a delicious a la carte menu, we enjoy the ambiance of the morning beach. The service was always pleasant in the morning also, which was a great way to start the day. The eggs were always perfect and the bacon was crisp. The home fries... More 

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norfolk, va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This restaurant was walking distance from our hotel and we went there three times. The setting is the big draw - beautiful and right next to the beach. The first two times we were there for dinner and the food was good, but not great. The service was also good. We were prepared to give them a good review. However,... More 

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had dinner twice and breakfast once at Matthew's during our 8 days in Aruba and I can honestly say the food was consistently quite good. All you can eat ribs on Tuesday night were a big hit with our foursome - the ribs were yummy. Service was good and you cannot beat the view. If you are okay with... More 

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chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went for their Tuesday night all you can eat ribs. They were really good and would recommend them. We didn't try any of their other food so can only comment on the ribs. They bring you out a full slab of ribs to start, and will keep bringing you half slabs. They even offered to box up the leftovers... 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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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