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The Kitchen

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Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American
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L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick and fresh lunch buffet

Located towards the back of the Certified Market/Delifrance plaza, this food was so good, we came back 2 days in a row! We did take-out each time, which was very simple. There are tinfoil take-out containers stacked right next to the plates for the lunch buffet. There is a wide selection of fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Radiant_Renee
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Located towards the back of the Certified Market/Delifrance plaza, this food was so good, we came back 2 days in a row! We did take-out each time, which was very simple. There are tinfoil take-out containers stacked right next to the plates for the lunch buffet. There is a wide selection of fresh vegetables, grilled fish, seafood, chicken satay, steak...... More 

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Cross River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We came here with our paddle board guide Dennis after we asked for a local place for lunch. It was easy to find, right near the Ling &Sons grocery store. There was a wonderful buffet laid out with lots of choices for both meat, fish, and veg lovers. Prices were very reasonable. They weight your food and the. They serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of our guides recommended this place. It's not a tourist spot but the food is awesome and cheap. Glad we found out about it.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

One of our guides recommended this for lunch & we are glad we took his suggestion! Grab a plate, load up freshly made seafood from the buffet, weigh the plate, & enjoy. Totally a local spot - was fun to watch everyone greet each other as they moved in & out for lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Get a taste of many different local foods buffet style. A must for Lunch, I would definitely go back!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A buffet where you pay by weight. We filled our plates and it was only 13 dollars each. Very tasty dishes with lots of local/caribbean options. We discovered this place on our last day but we would have eaten here every day if we found it earlier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Kitchen is located in the near Certified supermarket. Some taxi drivers never heard of The Kitchen, but if you tell them it's near Certified supermarket then you will find it. The food was amazing! Very authentic Caribbean food. It's a buffet that is pay by the pound. Everything was extremely fresh and was not sitting for long. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After our paddle board tour our instructor swung by here on the way back to our resort. It was a great way to try a variety of different foods at a reasonable price. The service and food were excellent!

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The restaurant is only open for lunch but the buffet is excellent. A great way to taste the many options of food in Aruba. A wide variety of food for all tastes including fresh vegetables, fish, meats and excellent sauces to add more flavor. My daughter had a milky/coconut/chocolate cake for dessert that was devoured.

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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We liked this place so much on last year's trip that I just came on line to be sure it was still open, as we ready for this year's travel. Lovely food. Take what you want and pay by the weight. Great idea. Can't wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American

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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