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Marandi

Bucutiweg 50 Parkietenbos, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 5820157
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Ranked #7 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $50
Cuisines: Diner, Dessert, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Marandi is Aruba's Sunset restaurant, one of the islands hidden treasures…Dine in a fabulous ambiance right above the turquoise waters on the “Laguna Pier”, either under a giant palapa hut or with the sky as your rooftop. Enjoy a majestic view of the Laguna Bay no matter where you are seated at Marandi, take in Aruba’s breathtaking sunset, totally surrounded by fishes, and later on the sparkling stars right above you… The sinfully delicious international flavored food, with a touch of the Caribbean combined with our attentive and friendly staff makes your dining experience second to none. You may also take a look into our ‘open’ kitchen, to see for yourself how our Chef and his kitchen crew are preparing the most outstanding dishes.The Marandi crew invites you to come, see and taste for yourself Aruba’s Sunset Restaurant, treat yourself to a not to miss dining experience!
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Veenendaal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A very special place to have dinner. I was here on my own, but that was no problem at all, because the place and the view was so special I did not miss a partner at my table. The food was fine, but not exquisite; the price quite reasonable. Absolutely a place to go to!

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We recently ate here but we know it as arubaville resturant. It was fun looking for it as we followed the arrows. When we did arrive here, we both looked at each other and thought is this it? Well dont be fooled, you need to walk down the stairs and there is the resturant. Located under a huge hut is... More

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Rochester, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Lovely restaurant on a deck over the bay. Fish were jumping right next to our table! Very friendly staff made us comfortable. My husband had the Caribbean fish soup which was absolutely delicious. I had duck breast for dinner which was cooked to perfection. Cappucino for dessert was wonderful! One of the best places to eat in Aruba.

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Butler, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This restaurant is quite off the beaten path, and costs quite a bit for the cab fare. If you are looking for a quiet dining experience, with a great view of the sunset, and a delicious meal - then it is 100% worth the price!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is not really a review as much as a way to say good-bye to one of our favorite restaurants. We visit Marandi at least twice when we come to Aruba each year. Food is always good and the view is wonderful. Wine list is nice and we have never had trouble with the service. Sometimes it is slower than... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Dine around sunset for spectacular views! This is truly a very romantic, beautiful setting. I'm sorry to say our service could have been better, but our server was distracted by another table that had complaints. This had a negative impact on our dining experience here. Food was very good, nicely presented, but a bit overpriced.

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Roosevelt, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Book a table at sunset. The food is creative, the staff friendly, and the flavors are as varied as the colors in the sunset sky.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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216 reviews 216 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Marandi is located near the airport, on a pier, overlooking a beautiful bay and the perfect spot for a romantic sunset dinner. Driving to this location, there are a few signs but it is tricky driving through a residential neighborhood. There is ample parking and there are stairs that take you down into the beautiful, large palapa hut over the... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food was amazing, but the service was absolutely terrible. I'm usually not a picky customer, but we had to wait over a hour to get our food. What bother me the most was when I politely asked about our meal, since other customers who came in and order at the SAME exact time we did... More

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Noord, Aruba
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Loved this place since I walked in. Such a nice place! Food was very good and desserts were great too. Perfect place for a romantic dinner. Kind of pricey but worth it. Must visit!

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