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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
297-588-9824
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Ranked #1 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef Gerco and maitre d’ Luc opened up their own beautiful outdoor restaurant! It is called Barefoot Restaurant “Elegant dining in flipflops”. A name that reflects their idea for dining on Aruba, in the breeze on the sand, while enjoying great food, and friendly, yet professional service. Gerco and Luc met a few years ago and quickly became close friends through sharing the same passion for enjoyable outdoor dining.
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went there last night for a family dinner. We had reservations at 6:15, which meant we were there for the entire gorgeous sunset. This was the first time we've been back to this location since it used to be Mirandi's. It's more beautiful now than it has ever been and there is more seating on the beach. We had a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Based upon the reviews on TripAdvisor, my wife and I drove from the Ritz Carlton to have dinner. The decor is quite nice and unique, but the food was uninspired and quite average for the price. Most disappointing was the service. First, my wife ordered a cocktail, and after one sip told the server it was unacceptable. No effort was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Ok, this one was a tough one for me to review but this is my opinion. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and the food was good as well. but... Service was a bit questionable in my opinion. Waitress and waiters appear to be in a track meet constantly running from one table to the next back and... More

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived without reservation but we've been accommodated without problems. The location is absolutely amazing, right on the beach. We loved all the dishes we tried but a special mention goes to their goat cheese medallions and the shellfish trio. They have a good wine list and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Really superb dining on the beach. Despite the wind in Aruba, it was not a problem here. The food was delicious and the sunset was perfect. Then the waiters offered to take pictures of everyone (the pictures were great too, they definitely have practice!) We even brought our children and the place was not so formal that we felt we... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Another lovely dining experience on the beach in Aruba. We had to push our reservation time back twice within an hour of our original plan due to problems with an afternoon activity. We were disappointed when we arrived and the hostess led us to a table in the back of the open air dining room. When we offered to wait... More

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NYC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Staff made my little girl feel so special. Atmosphere is amazing. Food was small portions and not amazing. But still good. I will visit again.

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I just returned from my 10 day honeymoon in Aruba and Barefoot was hands down the best restaurant for ambiance. The cab ride was a little far and $25 from our hotel, but it was well worth it. The main area with the bar and deck is adorable and romantic. We opted to eat on the beach, taking our shoes... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The setting and view are fantastic, so the whole experience was enjoyable. We took our 9 and 11 year old daughters, and did not feel out of place. Some of the kids meals were pricy ($20 for a kids steak) and some were very reasonable ($10 for fresh grouper fingers). The service was very good, but my steak came out... More

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Edison, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely romantic dinner at the Barefoot Restaurant. The food was excellent. The crab cakes were excellent, as were our entrees. My husband had the apple strudel with ice cream and I had the banana tiramisu, which were excellent. The waitstaff were very helpful. They took our picture for us and even called a taxi... More

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