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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, 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
Yum! by the kilo...

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
LodiMC
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Libertyville, Illinois
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Libertyville, Illinois
3 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the freshness of the food. The salad bar is ample but lacks a sushi roll section. The food is weighed and priced accordingly. The owner is a nice Dutch-Brazilian couple that are also involved in the preparation of the food which definitely gives this place a homey atmosphere and taste. Advice for guests: - Sit outside, as it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The kitchen is a place with locals and tourists. It is a buffet style where you grab a plate, pile on the food and then it is weighed and you pay. I would recommend this mostly for lunch. They had a lot of selection and ask about the flavored iced tea! I thought was reasonably priced.

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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!

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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, Spanish, South American

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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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