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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 588-7300
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Ranked #21 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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Johnson City, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate here while in Aruba and enjoyed it very much. My hubby had the seafood pasta dish and it came wrapped in tin foil shaped like a bird. He said it was delicious and I had the grouper which was also very good. We would eat here again.

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our night at Matthew's very much. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. The view and ambiance is spectacular. We were not rushed and we also did not wait too long to be served. Portions were generous and our grouper and steak were very well prepared. We will return again on during our week here.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We ate here for our first night in Aruba since it was right at our resort, Divi Golf and Beach Resort, just across the street. The food was very good and we had good service. We ate at a table by the beach and watched the magnificent sunset. No complaints!

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arrived early for our reservation and the staff were accommodating as well as let us choose the table we liked with beach/ water view. Service was great, including all the additional service staff who helped throughout our meal. The female waitress we had provided excellent service. We enjoyed how the staff was personable, made conversation, and talked about Aruba too.... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went here twice recently, June 24th (Tuesdays are all you can eat ribs) and June 26th (Thursdays are italian night). Both nights dinner was absolutely delicious! You have to go!!! I didn't make it through my first set of ribs, but my husband did, plus some! He said rounds 2 and 3 were even more tender than the first... More

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Boston, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a wonderful meal there with about 30 other people in our party and the staff executed everything perfectly. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing and the service was fantastic. Great spot right on the water, too!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed recently at a resort close by and visited this place 3 times for breakfast and twice for dinner. Overall you will love the breakfast here because you get the most bang out of your money. The price is reasonable and the quantity is HUGE. We always had hard time finish everything that we ordered. Everything are freshly made and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at Matthews for a late lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. We were the only people in the restaurant. We had great service, a table with a great view, and a very tasty lunch. All was wonderful; I would have rated it a 5 if that was our only experience. But we decided to come back for breakfast on... More

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Dinner on the beach is always at the top of my list on vacation, Matthews did not disappoint. The Lobster Bisque was excellent to start the night. We ordered the Seafood pasta and the Grouper and my wife was a little disappointed with the pasta. All in all a enjoyable night on the beach.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife's favorite restaurant on Aruba! We had 3 guests down this 2-1/2 week trip and we dined at Matthew's four times. Food was delicious, service was outstanding (Marcos, Alex, and Natalia!!), and the waterfront ambiance just can't be beat! Steaks, PC Shrimp, Escargot, a talented bartender (!!!). Two of our friends were first-timers to Aruba and asked to go... More

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