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The Plaza Cafe

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Dutch, Seafood, International
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Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297) 583-8826
Today
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat

Had dinner there when they had an all you can eat bbq ribs, good price, came with baked potato and steamed vegetables. Good food at a decent price for the island. If you're staying at the Renaissance Hotels in the downtown area it is just a short, 1-2 minute walk to this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
adisabatino53
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Dayton, Ohio
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had dinner there when they had an all you can eat bbq ribs, good price, came with baked potato and steamed vegetables. Good food at a decent price for the island. If you're staying at the Renaissance Hotels in the downtown area it is just a short, 1-2 minute walk to this restaurant.

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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are in Renaissance just walk to the end of the seaport mall. This little cafe has terrific sandwiches. burgers, nightly specials and tasty soups. After 7 there's live music right outside. Casual, inexpensive and delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Parking is close by so convenient since we left all our stuff in the rental car. This sat am they had no burgers, wings, or eggs. The paninis we ordered were good. Service was relaxed 😄

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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I went to the plaza cafe for a light dinner and we were never so disappointed. We simply wanted some soup and a burger. I ordered the tomato soup and a simple burger. My wife ordered a "plaza burger." Twenty minutes later the tomato soup comes out and it was horrible. It was flavorless and tasted sour.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We should have avoided the restaurant when it was empty and took forever to get seated after employees walked past and didn't acknowledge us. After that the experience only got worse as the service didn't get better and the food was mediocre.

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aruba
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not polite with local guest or the spanish speaking, waiters don't even speak the local language or nothing in spanish, food took almost 40 minutes and there are only 4 tables occupied and when the filet mignon finally came out it was almost welldone while i ask for it medium, so here i'm waiting for my steak and of course... More 

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Cincinnati
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122 reviews 122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Hubby wanted an omelet, so when we saw the sign in front of the restaurant advertising a special on an omelette, we stopped. We were seated at an outdoor table and waited for the one waitress taking care of all the outdoor diners. After a few minutes, she stopped to take our order. When Hubby ordered the advertised omelet, she... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not the best meal nor the worst. There are higher rated places that are really light years below this place. The staff really tries and the food is not a letdown. Need a nice little place to eat? Give them a try.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was our first night and we did not know the area so, we chose the Plaza Café. We sat for 15 minutes before we were recognized. The waitress was nice enough but she could not overcome the meal. We eventually were able to order and it took 45 minutes for it to arrive, even though there were only a... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The very good choice to eat! Good price and good food! If you look something for your breakfast perfect, if is for your lunch good too n your dinner very good!! You can eat and see the sea when you r taste your plate! I really recommend that!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: (297) 583-8826

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Dutch, Seafood, International
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?