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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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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 513
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Great Passion Creates Great Meals

My wife and I found this gem on this very site. We have come to rely heavily on it for our meal choices when we travel. This place did not disappoint. Located about 20 minutes by Taxi from the high rise hotel area it is well worth the journey. Upon arrival we were greeted by an eager and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
hotraveler69
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new jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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668 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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new jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I found this gem on this very site. We have come to rely heavily on it for our meal choices when we travel. This place did not disappoint. Located about 20 minutes by Taxi from the high rise hotel area it is well worth the journey. Upon arrival we were greeted by an eager and friendly gentleman... More 

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Cedar Key, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

we've been coming to Aruba for 25yrs and never knew about this restaurant. They just started advertising and we are so glad they did! Friendly people,great food,and great service! A little off the beaten path but well worth it.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was very nice but it was not my favorite in Aruba. We ate outside it was very comfortable and the service was great however there was quite a bit of street noise from cars racing by in the street right next to where you were eating we tried most of the appetizers the sushi roll was the best... More 

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Nutts Corner, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice this year because we have been so impressed with the place in the past. Our first meal was a little off - we are not sure why - so we were a bit concerned. We returned about a week later and had some similar dishes and they were substantially improved and more of what we have... More 

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Pluses: food is good, decor is charming, most of staff were nice. It definitely has a "local" and "authentically Aruban" feel to it. Minuses: 1) It's on a very busy, narrow street and there's only parking for 4 cars, and no alternatives nearby. We were fortunate that a space freed up just as we arrived. But I'd recommend taking a... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great fresh seafood excellently prepared. One of the best ever meals we have had in Aruba. Will definitely return this week.

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Windsor, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been wanting to try Gostoso for the past couple of years because of all the positive reviews, and finally got around to eating there this February. We drove around for a little bit trying to find this place, but eventually landed out front. It is a charming little restaurant, with many trinkets and art decorating the wall. The staff... More 

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Williston, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Gostoso's owner chef has great enthusiasm and strives to make all of his patron's have a meal to remember. We had a pitcher of refreshing Sangria with our meal. The local cuisine is fresh and delicious. The seafood chowder was FANTASTIC, with hint of cilantro this creamy concoction was velvet in the mouth. The standards and specials are equally delicious.... More 

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North Reading
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The owner was very welcoming. The food was very tasty. Very good menu. The baccala And goat were delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

great atmosphere, personal attention by the owner himself and staff. Food is delicious. Original items on the menu are offered. Great choice also lots of specials.

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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, Romance, 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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