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Chalet Suisse

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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 246, Oranjestad, Aruba
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old fashioned quality food

Old school service but not stuffy at all. They have the early bird special until 6 and its a great value. Ask for a seat by the front of the restaurant. Great view of the sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Old school service but not stuffy at all. They have the early bird special until 6 and its a great value. Ask for a seat by the front of the restaurant. Great view of the sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Truly a great experience..... food was delicious. A bit formal... but very pleasant atmosphere...the schnitzel was fabulous.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been coming to Chalet Suisse since our honeymoon 18 years ago. It's one of those places that we look forward to dining at each time we're in Aruba, and this time, as always, did not disappoint. Our service and food quality were both excellent. There were five people in our party and everyone enjoyed their... More 

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Lakeview, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Tried a new place for us here in Aruba for our Anniversary. So glad we did. It will be one of our favorites to visit often. The food was absolutely delicious and the service beyond perfect. I had a crab cake for my appetizer and it was one of the best I have ever had. My husband and daughter had... More 

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Martinez, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The décor is old- the lady who took our drink order was so RUDE it was unbelievable. The drinks were old fashioned. I am all for traditional food but there IS a way to make it exciting for 2015.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was absolutely our favorite experience in a restaurant ever in Aruba. The service was exceptional and consistent with a very fine establishment. I highly recommend visiting if you haven’t. It is located across from Eagle Beach and has a parking lot. For this visit there were 5 of us that had never eaten at Chalet Suisse. On a side... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Recently, my wife and I and another couple had dinner at Chalet Suisse.. I know that the restaurant has a very good reputation, but I am afraid it is not deserved. My wife and I had a less than satisfactory experience several years ago, but we decided to give it another chance....with the same result. One of my guests requested... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Excellent food, we highly enjoyed this restaurant. Steak and lobster were our choices. Near Eagle Beach, easy to GE to.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I ate here three years ago and had the Madagascar Steak; I simply remembered it being one of the best steaks I had ever eaten. Upon returning in 2015, I set up a reservation for my group and I. The restaurant’s food and service did not disappoint. The steak was as good as I remembered it and was again cooked... More 

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Whitestone, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I think I've eaten here on past trips, but this time around, the atmosphere was reminiscent of a Germanic IHOP. The decor, while part of their charm(I guess), is outdated and reminds me of a buffet is some back water town. The food choices were ok. The food tasted ok. It was a mediocre meal for too much money.

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Additional Information about Chalet Suisse

Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 246, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Swiss, European, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 246, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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