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.

Gostoso

Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297)-588-0053
Website
Update restaurant details
Ranked #2 of 91 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Caribbean, Portuguese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Write a Review

469 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
    368
    70
    19
    5
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We have been reading about Gostoso for years and finally decided to try it. In town, a little out of the way, Gostoso is run by its owner who was very friendly and told us the history of the restaurant and how he would like to expand in the future. It is a small place but cozy and clean. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, KY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant tonight and had a wonderful meal! I had the surf and turf and the steak was especially good and tender and the grouper was very good as well. We also enjoyed the tres leche sponge cake for dessert. Over all a very nice, small restaurant a little off the beaten path.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Amboy, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great place to eat and reasonable prices. The wife and I fell in love with a homemade sauce they make for dipping. I actually asked the waitress if i can bring some home with us. She had the cook fill two tabasco bottles with the sauce so i could take it home. Great people.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franksville, Wisconsin
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation and they were able to seat us. The service by our waiter, Rocky, was excellent. The food was very good. As we have had so many great meals in Aruba the bar for excellent has been set a little higher. Prices were competitive. I would not hesitate recommending Gostoso. .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My friend and I visited this great restaurant in January and were so impressed: had read good reviews already before trying it out, but must say that still the feel of the place was even better than expected - impaccable sweet service and seriously the best steak medaillon I've ever eaten (and that's saying a lot)..! ;) All-round simply lovely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to Gostoso for the first time on our first trip to Aruba. It was hands down our favorite meal after trying out at least 10 other restaurants. The owner/chef was very friendly and the food was excellent. We ordered the conch appetizer and the plaintain wrapped sushi- both were great. The sushi was a very large portion and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grimsby, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was my favourite restaurant of the 9 or 10 that we ate at while in Aruba. It is a Portuguese restaurant that is so homey and interesting inside with lots of momentos from different contries on the walls. Most of us ordered from the section of the menu that had the authentic Portuguese dishes. I had a chicken curry... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Like the seafood and the friendly staff. Price was not bad for what you get ! you have to try the sushi criollo its to die for! Greetings to the owner from Luis of Orlando.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
356 reviews 356 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Over the past several years, we had been hearing some very nice things about this place. So we set out to find it on our own and failed - two years in a row! Having learned from that lesson and having reviewed the menu with great interest, this year (2014) we simply grabbed a taxi; told the driver where we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waunakee, WI
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a small family owned restaurant. Our family of 8 with a toddler, a vegetarian, and one with many allergies received excellent service. The grouper was awesome. We sampled several of the desserts with the tres leche being the favorite.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gostoso also viewed

 

Been to Gostoso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gostoso, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing