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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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Ranked #10 of 91 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba. Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food. Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's. And well over 30 options of sides and salads. Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food. Average spending $12.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba. Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food. Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's. And well over 30 options of sides and salads. Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food. Average spending $12.
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English first
Franksville, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Two years ago The Kitchen was one of our favorite restaurants. With their new buffet they are now a favorite for lunch as their hours are 11:30 to 3. I think we ate there 8 or 9 times in the month we were in Aruba. The variety is very good with a lot of seafood which I really enjoy. You... More

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Waunakee, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stopped in at the Kitchen to get food to take back to our vacation rental. We discovered a gem with an extensive selection to meet the many dietary needs in our group of 8. Everything was very fresh and tasty.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were so disappointed that The Kitchen no longer has a dinner menu. It's a buffet now and the cost is $2.00 per 100 grams. The only exception is that you can order pizza. The service for drinks was slow. The servers were very friendly. We really miss their escargot in a bread bowl. The food was still very good,... More

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new jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went to restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. Dinner was acceptable . Service was very slow. Best part was that we didn't have to pay for a cab ride.

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new york,new york
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Aruba for over 30 years and have been to all the "top,big name" restaurants, and are always looking for new finds.my sister and her family raved about The Kitchen, but we thought she was being overly exuberant when describing the restaurant.Our family finally made it over to The kitchen, and were we surprised! everything we... More

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Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

How can you not love it? A smorgasbord till 3:00 PM that you pay by the weight. Great variety, good taste & quality

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Inexpensive compared to meals we've had at other places. Escargot to die for...served in a bread bowl, seasoned with fresh vegetables and cheese. So good that we went back the next day and purchased two portions for take out. Soups are superb...between the four of us, we tried all options. Each soup was delicious and could have been a meal... More

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San Diego, California
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310 reviews 310 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Located in a strip mall behind the island's largest supermarket, the kitchen is a little tricky to locate if you set out on foot from the supermarket, especially after dark. It requires a car or taxi to get there and back from either Oranjestad or Palm Beach. The ambiance is not that of a fine dining establishment but more of... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Kitchen is off the beaten path, but definitely worth the trip. Extensive menu, including kids menu, reasonable prices and friendly, attentive service. Meals each come with veggies, plus family-style sides for the table. This is our seventh trip to Aruba and we're always looking for new places (I'm so tired of the many places in the high rise hotel... More

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Plymouth, MA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We heard a lot about this restaurant and tried it. Great food and service. This restaurant is part of a culinary school in Aruba. The menu range is from wood-fired pizza to dinners. Prices are reasonable: salad $6.00 (big) house wine $6.00 and dinners teens and low twenties. Great wait staff. A MUST TRY

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