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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
297-588-9824
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Ranked #2 of 156 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Sunset, sea, sand, and a perfect meal! As you dine in the sand or inside in the open air, the fresh sea breeze, the perfect view, great service, and a truly enjoyable meal make you want to return again and again. As we dined the sun set, an airplane landed, a cargo ship passed by, sail boats were secured within... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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220 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We saved barefoot for our last night. Went early so we could enjoy a drink at the bar. Met the staff and some great other guests. Good conversation. Food was delightful. I had blackened Mahi mahi and it was amazing. So fresh and such flavor. U must get tuna appetizer and lobster soup both were beyond amazing. Hubby had truffle... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is on the beach, close to the airport! Very nice to see the airplanes passing by while having a nice dinner with a very good service. The choice of appetizers are excellent! There is something for everyone! I had the carpaccio and I tried the mushrooms with escargot and a tuna starter from my friends! Everything tasted so... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the few fine dining places in the Caribbean where you really do dine in a casually elegant atmosphere with your toes in the sand on a beautiful beach under the stars. The wine list is impressive, service is great and the food is divine. I had the Lobster Cappuccino Soup and Truffle Tenderloin ~ amazing. My boyfriend... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Originally, my girlfriend and I planned to go to Madame Janette. However, after talking to a few locals and hearing the food and service quality has suffered there since they took on a new management style of trying to push through as many people as humanly possible, we decided to look elsewhere and stumbled on Barefoot. The atmosphere was incredible....the... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Food was good, service was good. You can see the planes land and take off down the beach by the airport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Best experience on the island. We did not have a reservation but they still allowed us to sit on the beach right before sunset and were very accommodating. It was like being in America because the service was what you would expect at a nicer restaurant. The pineapple chicken dish was amazing it was savory but not too sweet an... More 

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Arvada, CO
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Made reservation for our Anniversary and they put us at the best table with a glass of champagne for the special dinner. Sat up above the beach and had the most beautiful sunset of the trip. Food was to die for. We recommended to others and they were all pleased.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

first of all, the food is good. All dishes were cooked to perfection. The view is nice too especially you sit by the ocean. However, there is a bar right next to the restaurant and they play disco music so that sort of ruins the mood. Also their cocktail was disappointing, mojito was more like a mint soda than a... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The food and service were great. It was great to have a table out on the sand watching a beautiful sunset and then enjoying a great meal. A wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday

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Additional Information about Barefoot Restaurant

Address: L.G. Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-588-9824
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, International

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