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Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill

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Mexican, Barbecue
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Royal Plaza Mall | L.G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297) 583-9373
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9:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 pm - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 5:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 178
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  • 38
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Out of respect for the chef, five stars

I had the ribs "original" the first time we went. Then I went back just for the ribs, had a half/half with the other seasoning which just was a bit more Carribean styled. But delicious nonetheless! My wife had Keshi Jena twice and both times delicious. But you HAVE to try the Oreo dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Gilles L
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious. The grouper with cajun rice phenomenal. Service was non existent. The to top it off they included a 17% gratuity on the $350+ bill. Again food great service ☆--

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for dinner while the show in the plaza on Thursday's was going on. A great vantage point if you can get near the balcony. The appetizer queso is not like in the US, it's just nacho cheese. Quesadilla was plain and tasty, the enchiladas were a bit off. The rice was plain and passed on it. Drinks were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had the ribs "original" the first time we went. Then I went back just for the ribs, had a half/half with the other seasoning which just was a bit more Carribean styled. But delicious nonetheless! My wife had Keshi Jena twice and both times delicious. But you HAVE to try the Oreo dessert, basically Oreo beignets and they raped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I'm guessing this place does some hopping business at night when it likely morphs from a bar/restaurant to an open-air nightclub...but don't discount this place for a lunch or dinner spot. The food here is more than respectable...and the drinks...well, they don't call it rum "punch" for nothing. These blended beauties will knock you back if you're not careful! While... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It looks like an average bar but the food is great. I had the French onion soup (named St Maartin Onion Soup). It was fantastic. I had the Iguana Ice Tea (like the Long Island Ice Tea). It comes in a carafe. It has five shots of alcohol. A great value. The food was better than I expected.

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Braintree MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great for a quick bite and cold bear for lunch. Sit at a table on the street side....watch all the activity of the downtown area. Food is good and very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

we ate Iguana Joe's Aruba on several occasions while in Aruba and the food was out of this world! We will be back for more next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Wow These really are the best ribs on the island plus very reasonably priced. We ate here a few times even though we were all inclusive. Great views & service. Thumbs up from us........

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Convenient location and the food was really good. Enough variety for everyone in our group. Restaurant is upstairs, and overlooks the street with shops and other restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Since it was cloe to the cruise ship dock we decided to give this place a try and were impressed by the quality food, service and atmosphere. We would go back to this place in a heartbeat. First we started with drinks the Pink Iguana and Hurricane Joe were excellent choices. Our appetizer of Island Patties were very tasty with... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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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