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Gostoso

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Caribbean, Portuguese
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Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297)-588-0053
Website
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese...
Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.
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Visitor rating
  • 527
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in Aruba!

Best meal I've had on the island in the last 4 days. The owner is very active in the restaurant making it a very personalized eating experience. The food is incredible! Do yourself a favor and try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Darrell S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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686 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Best meal I've had on the island in the last 4 days. The owner is very active in the restaurant making it a very personalized eating experience. The food is incredible! Do yourself a favor and try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant away from the tourist area. The menu is large and caters to all while at the same time you can try something completely different like the goat stew or sushi made out of fried plantains which was very delicious. The waiters were very attentive and the chef is very passionate about cooking and making sure his... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem in oranjestad just off LG Smith. We wanted something authentic from the island and this place was just plain awesome. The waiters were very attentive and the restaurant owner was very nice checking on us and engaging with most of the patrons of the restaurant. This place does not have a commercial feel and... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited Gostoso and had a wonderful meal. The food tastes delicious, the service was excellent and the ambiance was very cozy and romantic (even with my three year old). I had the seafood special which was wonderful. My husband had the surf and turf which he said was delicious. Jose, the owner, is very kind and will sit at... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Best meal we had in Aruba. The chef was very passionate in his job. The meal and desserts were excellent. The atmosphere was great. Only wished we had another night to return.

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NYC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I reserved a table at Gostoso for our last night on the island and the experience was not disappointing. Ranked #1 in Oranjestad I now understand why: chef that really loves what he does and it shows with every dish. Ambience is simple, with not too many tables in typical island theme. It is very cozy and all 3 waiters... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I visited Aruba on a cruise and wanted to try something different, away from the typical tourist spots. The restaurant was easy to find (1.5 miles walking from the ship) and the atmosphere was really great! Jose, the owner, introduced himself immediately and made us feel very welcome. Jose's entire staff was friendly and diligent on serving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went last night for dinner with my husband. Service and food very good. Will make it a must stop every year

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

the food was simply awesome, the portions were generous and the service was excellent. the best food in town.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The chef-owner obviously loves what he does for a living. He is eager to explain things on the menu and is very patient. Good food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: (297)-588-0053

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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