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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    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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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nova Scotia, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is one of our favourite places to eat, and the prices are very reasonable. There are different specials every day, and every evening they have free entertainment on the outdoor stage. Their soups are delicious, as is everything they make.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went here our first day in Aruba because it was close to the hotel and we were starving after travelling. The staff was super relaxed (almost to a fault) and we had 3 different waiters and waitresses come to our table to take orders, get drinks, drop food off. Not really any consistent server to speak of. The food... More 

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Contributor
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
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
Senior Contributor
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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?