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Barefoot Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, International
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L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
(+297) 588 9824
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great...
Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Once in a life time romantic dinner

Service could not have been any better. Started with crab cakes, very unique made with curry, yum! Had the grouper, wife had the beef tenderloin, both good not exceptional. Wife loved the goat cheese salad. Dessert sampler was a great finish. Let's be honest, other restaurants probably have better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service could not have been any better. Started with crab cakes, very unique made with curry, yum! Had the grouper, wife had the beef tenderloin, both good not exceptional. Wife loved the goat cheese salad. Dessert sampler was a great finish. Let's be honest, other restaurants probably have better food but the view and ambiance is everything.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great service at Barefoot. My wife ordered the shrimp and I had the blackened mahi. Both were outstanding. Beautiful evening under the stars and watching a few planes come in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with friends who visit frequently. Beautiful sunset, wonderful service and delicious food. Can't say enough....loved it and will definitely be back next year!

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Thank lainies0610
Massapequa, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with friends for a dinner on the beach. The meal was delicious. Everyone had a meal that was just perfect in every way. Drinks were well made and some interesting touches. Highly recommend for that special end of vacation meal before you head home.

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Thank Lois T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beautiful restaurant has become a fav of our family because of its great feed and sunsets! It is wonderful to feel the sand under your feet as you sip another mojito! Food was excellent with seafood options winning our votes for freshness and preparation. Very close to Marriott Renaissance!

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Thank Helen B
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful sunset dinner on the beach... Food and service were spectacular.. Barefoot is a proper name as eating with your feet in the water is truly a romantic experience...

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at Barefoot one evening during our honeymoon to Aruba and were seated right on the beach which was really nice. Our reservations were for later in the evening, so we didn't get to take advantage of the amazing sunsets, but we'll remember that for next time! The most fun thing about Barefoot was that it it right next... More 

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sea isle, N.J.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the location to the desert, this was a wonderful evening. We both enjoyed our entrees and the service was exceptional. We chose to sit under the huge hut instead of on the beach. The view was still wonderful for sunset. My husband had Grouper Ramon and I had grouper with shrimp. Bother were outstanding. His salad was a little... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant is pretty good but the sides are a little small for the price. Other than that, this is a must visit if in the area for the great service and amazing views of the sunset while dining in or outside of the restaurant!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service, food and location. We both had one of the 2 specials. Portions were large enough to enjoy the next day for lunch. Awesome sunset!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: (+297) 588 9824

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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