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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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Ranked #16 of 96 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
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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
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Kitchen and 14Biz present themselves as buffet, but not the all you can eat kind. Borrowing a concept from Brasillian Churascarrias, both places make you pay based on weight...not your weight, but the weight of your plate...and in grams. Tell me, as an American, is 200 grams going to leave you satisfied and fulfilled? My lunch at The Kitchen... More

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Killington, Vermont
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Kitchen is a great place to stop for lunch. Buffet has a large selection of salad things as well many hot dishes. You pay by the weight of your plate. Price is very fair. They have both indoor and outdoor seating

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Curacao
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant has a simple but very good business concept...you are charges by the weight of your plate...I had seafood mix,ceviche and chicken pinchos (with peanut sauce)...food was great and so was the service...not expensive at all...reasonably priced

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North Stonington, Connecticut
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a great place to go to get good food to go. You can eat in or fill a container with your choice of entrees that are weighed. Basically, most of the meals are around 10 to 12 dollars. Many locals frequent this restaurant which is located in a strip mall.

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Franksville, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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