We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #22 of 163 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin
More restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    70
    33
    10
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Aruba
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The best Variety, and so Delicious! Funchi hasa was great and the Salad bar has such a great variety and very fresh. this place is where the locals eat!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mooresville, North Carolina
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Rarely do you find a place that is good, fast and inexpensive, but this is it. Buffet style, pay by the 100 gram increment ($2/ 100 grams when we visited). This is a locals place and also visited by savvy tourists. The buffet was healthy with salads, soups, stews, pastas, vegetables and wood fire grilled meats. The best thing was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oranjestad, Aruba
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I go to the kitchen for lunch once a week. The atmosphere is cute and the food is presented well. They offer a wide variety of choices including some local dishes for people to try along with a huge salad bar. The food is good, the restaurant is clean, and the people are friendly. The waitstaff is not highly trained,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
etten-leur
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Eventhough it looks not that nice from the outside it is a nice easygoing place to eat. A lot of different items to chose from served buffet style and paid per 100 grams. You can eat a huge plate full of different dishes for around 12$.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maywood, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It is truly a hidden gem. We're looking for it, using one of earlier's comments of one reviewer, behind the King Hong Supermarket and we couldn't find it. Then I learned there is more than one King Hong. We took the Arubus and we found the place, it is indeed behind that supermarket if you're at the right one, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Holbrook, NY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband & I were fortunate enough to be taken here by a local friend. Wow! What a great place for lunch. It is not open for dinner. It is the best buffet style food we have ever had. Everything is fresh & well displayed. You take a big plate, fill it with the food you want & then they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oranjestad, Aruba
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great selection of items. Hot or cold. You can be in and out here real quick for great value. Buffet style and you pay by weight.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockland, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Small out of the way restaurant with great food and staff. Escargot in a bread bowl is fantastic! They changed the type of restaurant from sitdown and wait staff to buffet.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aruba
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Friendly staff clean setting and easygoing, eat ala carte or buffet, my recomendation for my guest are, this is a good and clean if you're planning a tour of the island or so, you can pass by an pick up some food, snacks or salads its fast & easy and best of all the prices are fear.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Caution: Buffet did not mean you go back as meany times as you want. In this restaurant it means you have a very nice assortment of different foods to put on your plate. Then you give your plate to the staff to weigh and you pay $2 per pound. I couldn't begin to tell what all they had available to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Kitchen also viewed

Oranjestad, Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba
 

Been to The Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Kitchen

Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 3004
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Average Prices: USD 10 - 17
Cuisine: Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?