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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #2 of 96 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Barefoots for dinner and it was a very enjoyable evening. We went late (8:30) so we did not get to see the sunset but it was still a beautiful restaurant. We sat outside on a small beach overlooking the water. Very serene and peaceful. The service at the restaurant was excellent - attentive but not... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited barefoot last night for a 60th birthday celebration. Not my first time there and not my last. The ambiance is the best on the island what with the sand, ocean and boats in the background and a perfect sunset what else could you ask for. However, the service in the beautiful restaurant is also perfection. From the hostess who... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I had dinner at Barefoot while we were on vacation on the island and all I can say is everything without exception was excellent, the food, the atmosphere, the service, the scenery. Thank you again for such memorable evening.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was the last night of our honeymoon trip so we wanted to have a dinner that we would never forget. I was looking for beautiful setting and romance; my husband wanted delicious food. At Barefoot we got BOTH!!!! The staff was incredible - offering to take our pictures when the sun started setting and they welcome us with complimentary... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Barefoot has all the aspects that make a perfect location to dine. Location: on the beach with option of tables on sand or under cover on a deck/patio, wear sandals. Atmosphere: simple and elegant, attractive bar, interesting and romantic lighting, wonderful hearing the waves come in, the only minor draw back was how close it is to the airport. Food:... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited here twice! Food was a little expensive but excellent! They have a 3 couse special for $44 that is worth it! I had the stuffed grouper! Sit on the beach or inside the big Tiki hut (we liked it insde!) Reservation policy is strange! The first night the said they didn't have anything before 8 but we got there... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Music too loud and clubby. Cant get table on 2nd story facing ocean, easily. Mosquitos were biting me everywhere! Wish it was quieter.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We came here on 8/21/14, to celebrate our 5yr wedding anniversary. The restaurant was beautiful, the scenery was amazing. We watched the sunset it was beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was to die for. My husband had the escargot, and coconut shrimps. I had the pineapple chicken it was delicious. Everything about this place was beautiful.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for our 2nd time and it was just as amazing as the first time. The ambiance is just incredible. We ate on the beach with our feet in the sand. It was romantically lit. The staff were extremely friendly and very attentive. The food was excellent. I had the Mahi Mahi and my wife... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was not so impressed with the food, however I must say that the service was impeccable and friendly. The music plus the sunset made this outing an awesome experience. It was like in the movies.....great music...not shoes ( yes you dont have to wear shoes in this restaurant)...great wine.....an excellent appetizers. Would I do it again, Yes!!! I Would... More

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