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Gostoso

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Caribbean, European, Portuguese
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Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297)-588-0053
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, 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
  • 570
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 29
    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 dinner of our trip!

We had our last dinner of the week at Gostos and glad we saved the best for last. Very small restaurant off the beaten path so make reservations. They were very accommodating and had wonderful specials explained to us by the owner. Also options of Aruban cuisine (they let us sample some goat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Psavitz
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had our last dinner of the week at Gostos and glad we saved the best for last. Very small restaurant off the beaten path so make reservations. They were very accommodating and had wonderful specials explained to us by the owner. Also options of Aruban cuisine (they let us sample some goat). Presentation of the kebab dishes was outstanding.... More 

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Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This cozy restaurant is not easy to find, but once you have found it you will surely become a repeat guest! The prices are right and the food is excellent. You can just walk-in and be welcomed with a smile.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Let me say that if you drove by this restaurant you would keep driving. But don't judge a book by its cover. We went without a reservation on a Sunay night and that was a mistake, we were seated right away and in ten minutes the restaurant was packed . It is the middle of no where but if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Was just in Aruba for the past two weeks and thanks to Trip Advisor I found out about this place. Great local food as well Portuguese food! Loved it so much that we went back for lunch two days after we had dinner there! Nice little out of the way spot in Oranjestad, so be sure to call ahead for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Friendly staff with wonderful service. Great food. My boyfriend had the bacon wrapped grouper and I have not stopped hearing about it since.

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This restaurant is a wonderful little place which is a little out of the way and hard to find but worth it. I would recommend making reservations for sure however, they only answer the phone when they are open so try to plan ahead. I had stuffed chicken gostoso which is stuffed chicken breast with a blend of spinach and... More 

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Aruba
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I am a bit of a foodie! And, I don't write reviews! This is my first. I am picky about the food and the ambience of a restaurant! Gostoso nailed it on both!! The food was fantastic! The service wonderful. The atmosphere is cozy, quaint and very local and comforting! Not touristy. If I lived in Aruba this would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I can see why this restaurant has such a high Trip Advisor rating. Very good food and very reasonably priced. Some of the other Island restaurants that are "full of themselves" (you know who you are), could very well take a lesson from Gostoso. The owner and staff take great pride in providing a fine quality meal and great service.... More 

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Braganca Paulista, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

An excellent option in Aruba, a little far from hotels area but you will find espetacular meals for a fair price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This by far was the best restaurant we went to in Aruba. The owner personally greeted us and took our order. Even though we didn't have a reservation, he was nice enough to accommodate us quickly. The food was excellent, the price was reasonable and the atmosphere was very nice and relaxing.

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Additional Information about Gostoso

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

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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, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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