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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
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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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 29
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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
Amazing

The food was of an excellent quality. And the owner was one of the nicest people I have ever met. All around enjoyable experience, the owner will talk to you while you wait for your food, he is funny and his food is amazing. It is very authentic and has amazing flavors. Definitely a great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
vmpg98
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was of an excellent quality. And the owner was one of the nicest people I have ever met. All around enjoyable experience, the owner will talk to you while you wait for your food, he is funny and his food is amazing. It is very authentic and has amazing flavors. Definitely a great place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is very amazing. Unlike many other restaurants it is much more social. The food is amazing, and with amazing I really mean amazing. The only problem, if you can call it problem is that sometimes when it's a bit busy it will take more time to be done. But that's not a that big problem. Even the ice-cream🍦... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If I could only give this restaurant a six star review, I would. While in Aruba last week I had the privilege of eating at Gostoso with family and friends. The moment I walked into this quaint restaurant I really felt at home. The owner greeted and seated us, then proceeded to explain his menu and all the specials that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A small restaurant where you will you will feel at home . The food is excellent and the service is the best . You will even get to know the owner who is a very nice and funny guy with allot of handy advise . The place is worth visiting .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Family & friends party of 14 & every plate was left empty! Thanks again to Jose & staff for best meal of the vacation! As always

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newyor kcity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

came back for our yearly visit to Gostoso. As usual we were greeted by Jose and we had a lovely dinner. Our favorite start was the mixed sushi which is utterly delicious. We also had grouper served two ways and my son had local dish. Everything was delicious. This restaurant is worth the trip. It is in the middle of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a rental jeep, so drove inland to this gem of a restaurant. It's quaint and the lunch was awesome! From the appetizer plantain role, to the seafood/salad entree, service and dessert, it was really good. I'm glad we made the trip. It's hard to find, and you'll drive right by it without realizing, so get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located within a neighborhood in Oranjestad so taxi is recommended. What a bargain for lunch -- for around $24 you get an appetizer, entree and dessert. I got the cod soup, chicken picada (choice of mushroom or pepper sauce) and caramel flan. Everything was delicious including their homeade hot sauce. Best flan I have ever had. Waitress... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We recently visited Gostoso on our trip to Aruba. We went because they mentioned wonderful things about it. I can't complain. The service was very good. The shrimp croquettes were also very good. I was thrilled with the grouper though, not because it wasn't fresh but maybe because I chose the wrong sauce. It wasn't my favorite. Overall enjoyable experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This was our last dinner of the week and we agreed it was the best. I had the snapper Madeira style and it was amazing!! A banana on fish?? Splendid. Caramel flan was amazing. Rocky our waiter was very friendly, as was chef Jose. This place is off the beaten path a bit but SO worth it!! A must do!

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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, 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, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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