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Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill

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Royal Plaza Mall | L.G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297) 583-9373
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9:00 pm - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 273
    Excellent
  • 340
    Very good
  • 148
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Spareribbs are unbelieveable

We ate some lunch there. The spareribbs are unbelievable and the portions are really huge! big variety of food and drinks. Staff very nice and helpful! if you are in Oranjested you should not miss this!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Fjellsiden
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Wetzikon, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Wetzikon, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We ate some lunch there. The spareribbs are unbelievable and the portions are really huge! big variety of food and drinks. Staff very nice and helpful! if you are in Oranjested you should not miss this!!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed some very nice mojitos here on late afternoon, while we watched the cruise ship tourists mill about downtown. We were fortunate to be staying on the island and didn't need to be in a hurry to leave the fun happy hour at Iguana Joe's. Our servers were all very good and took great care of us. My wife... More 

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Fairfax
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Right in the middle of town ...out door dining with a great view of the town. Right across the street from the cruise ship landing

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VA Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant is on the second story of a building in downtown Oranjestad. It has a great view from any seat and overlooks the large gift emporium that greets the visitors that arrive by cruise ship. It is also along the harbor and views of Norwegian Marine Vessels, sail boats, cargo ships and the huge towering cruise ships are very... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During this trip we stopped in twice for lunch and enjoyed it both times. When the cruise ships are in it gets very busy but we think it is worth the wait. The portions are large and every thing we ordered was very enjoyable. I will stop again next time we visit the island.

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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There was a group of 8 of us at this restaurant. We had the pleasure of eating with one native born Aruban and his North American wife (who had lived in Aruba for 12 years) advising us. Lots of sharing and tasting happening...all was great. The drop on the five stars was only due to messing up a couple orders,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We cruised to Aruba and my fiancee had read about the Pink Iguana drink at Iguana Joe's. Stopped in to have one.. tasty!! $8.00 for a drink was a little high, but it was a "must do" on our agenda. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff!

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Bogota, Colombia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

So after getting several recommendations to visit this restaurant we went. The service in the half full restaurant was slow and as we ate we watched the waiter watch us eat. As more patrons arrived we saw the waiter less and less. The food was a D- at best. The ribs were flavorless and the vegetables were mush. The highlight... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very casual atmosphere at this little spot on the second floor overlooking the Main Street of the maintenance of Aruba. Nice little menu and creative drinks. I think this is THE place to grab lunch if your are in the city. Cute t-shirts are available there as well.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I like this place! It's a fun Mexican chips and salsa type of place. The servers are respectful and the food is good. The drinks are fun and strong. The prices are economical and this makes for a great lunch place if you're just wandering around the downtown area. The bathrooms are clean, too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Plaza Mall | L.G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: (297) 583-9373

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 pm - 5:00 am
Saturday
9:00 pm - 5:00 am

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