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Gostoso

Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297)-588-0053
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Ranked #2 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean, Portuguese
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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.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good place for local Arubian and Caribbean cuisine. We sat outside because the weather was so nice. A bit slow on service - but that is from an American perspective and I actually enjoyed slowing down for an authentic Arubian experience. Open for very specific hours!

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Me and my family visited Gostoso twice during our Aruba vacation. It's a small establishment, just outside Oranjestad center. Both times we did not have a reservation, but they just made us one on the fly, writing my name on their notebook ... funny. On top of the items on their menu, they have quite a lot of specials every... More

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Assonet
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Title says it all Although it was a little hard to find this place was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door We were greeted by the owner/chef who proceeded to explain his menu with a lot of passion and it showed in the food We all got something different and tried each other's plates all were amazingly... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Last month I was on Aruba for business. For lunch we went with a couple of colleagues to Gostoso. I heard a lot about it, but never had the chance to go. The place itself is very cozy and full of nice souvenirs and memorabilia. The menu is extensive and full of local dishes. I had the fish with creole... More

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Dallas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our return visit to Gostoso was as impressive as the previous. The chef goes out of his way to greet each guest. It is a small intimidate place with incredible food. We started with the sangria and sushi appetizer, which was excellent with the homemade, yet spicy, sauce. We both had daily specials which didn't disappoint. We will be back... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

came here on 6/26 when the chef/owner was sitting at the bar watching tv and there were no patrons we should have walked out; the fish soup was good but when we asked the waiter what fish was fresh he replied all our fish comes from these waters, so we took it as all our fish is fresh which was... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Service here is top notch. Great touch by Jose to come around and speak to each of his patrons - sets Gostoso apart as we felt very welcome. We came back twice this week and had the same experience both times - the staff already knew what our kids wanted (I.e. They brought out the tea box and handed my... More

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LaGrange, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We are glad for a resource like TA that helps us find so many wonderful restaurants. We also recognize TA is an imperfect rating system because of the influences of things like number of reviews and reviewers biased by previous reviews and ratings. And this time we were steered wrong. The restaurant is lovely and clean, and the staff is... More

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Topeka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Gostoso is one of our favorite places to eat in Aruba. I highly recommend Gostoso to anyone who is looking for a great meal while vacationing in Aruba. I like the special touch of the owner coming to our table to visit with us.

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Punto Fijo, Venezuela
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The opportunity to meet with friends, we decided to go for the first time for all the restaurant. Warm, friendly and comfortable. A simple but striking decoration full of natural light and good distribution, very surprised to the visitors. A varied menu full of flavors. They offered a fun and great attention to us we wanted to relax and have... More

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