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Marandi

Bucutiweg 50 Parkietenbos, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 5820157
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Ranked #6 of 92 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Roosevelt, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bedford, New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Food and wine still excellent. Service was so prompt and courteous. We are glad to visit here every year. Loved the watermelon and goat cheese appetizer. Terrific presentation on the mahi mahi and the grouper. Prices were reasonable and the view soothing. Would go again if it is still hee next year.

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We took 18 people to dinner at 6:30 for sunset and were not disappointed about anything. Service was awesome, food was incredible(I had the grouper with mango salsa, and could eat it night after night it was so good). The atmosphere was everything we wanted for hosting people. Would highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went to the Marandi for our last night in Aruba, expecting greatness....it was our worst experience on the island. Food overdone, poor service! Poor seafood choices and out of the "special." Bad wine choices. The only positive is the quiet meal that is over the water. It was probably quiet because the food was awful. We had reservations at... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently had dinner at Marandi and were beyond impressed with our dining experience here. The service was excellent. They were so attentive, friendly and spoke English well (as opposed to other casual restaurants in Aruba). Don't be fooled by the cab ride to the restaurant, as it seems like you are driving through a residential area.... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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356 reviews 356 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Reports of the potential demise or change of this restaurant come as no surprise. It was inevitable given the decision to move several years ago to their current location in a difficult to find area that required descending a rather steep set of stairs to get to and was totally not handicap friendly. The area was also frequented by mosquitoes... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Marandi has been one of our favorite restaurants in Aruba. We usually make 2 trips to eat on each vacation. The food is excellent , service is great and a reasonable wine selection make this a keeper. We recently learned from the staff that the fine dining is going away and it will be replaced by "Arubaville" ya "cheese burger... More

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