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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving...
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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  • 11
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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
Fresh and light lunch

This is basically a hot and cold salad bar. The vegetables were very fresh and diverse and the hot portion included several different fish options as well as other things. You take what you like and pay by weight. Beverages are brought to your table. The atmosphere was very comfortable and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jeri W
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is basically a hot and cold salad bar. The vegetables were very fresh and diverse and the hot portion included several different fish options as well as other things. You take what you like and pay by weight. Beverages are brought to your table. The atmosphere was very comfortable and it was clear there were many locals dining during... More 

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Thank Jeri W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really love this place! Very good variety and great salad bar. Everything is so fresh. Went three days in a row to purchase food for dinner. Located at the end of the driveway to the right of the Kong Hing Supercenter. Nice people working there. Open 11:30am to 3:00pm. Eat in or take out. Will be here for a few... More 

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Thank Rose L
Aruba
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at The Kitchen it was ohh soooo super delicious I was surprised that they served such a good quality food here but I am glad Iran into this place so I can go and visit more often.

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Thank Berlinda E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Divi reports for the last 4 years. We have always seen this place hidden off the road back by Ling & Sons but it has never been opened the times we have passed by. On our last trip we made a point to go at lunch time. What a cute little buffet style spot. Gorgeous food... More 

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Thank Paleomomrx
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I don't really like Buffet style places. The food is usually mediocre at best and I can be a picky eater so it can be tough to make a decent meal. Not Here! They had me at the salad options. The food was delicious, the variety wasn't overwhelming, and everything was fresh. It was worth the money I paid for... More 

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Thank Sbeale929
falmouth, ma
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I found the Kitchen the other day after wanting to go there for several years! My wife hates buffets but I like to get off the beach for an hour or so and wandered over for lunch. Glad I did. The place was very busy with locals mostly and there is a bit of a line that moves quickly. There... More 

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Thank nigelbulldog
Oranjestad, Aruba
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We go for lunch at least once a week to the Kitchen and it's always been good food. The service is good, no complaints. Never had an issue with anything at the kitchen. Love it in general.

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1 Thank Onceloved
New York City, New York
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161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We joined local friends for lunch here. it was packed with locals and after we ate here we could see why. Wonderful. large variety of food and all of it was very good. Wait staff was helpful. Will definitely return. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank diBiella51
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

fantastic place for a quick lunch, and the perfect amount because you get it yourself. food is always fresh and a very wide selection. will defiantly be back

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1 Thank petervanslooten
Oranjestad, Aruba
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a very cozy restaurant closed to the small hotels area in Aruba but 15 minutes from the Highrise ones. It is a buffet style but with a wide variety. You can be vegan or eat whatever you want. And with a very good price. Excellent service

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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