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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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
Must visit!

Beautiful atmosphere, amazing cuisine, excellent service, family friendly...plus the perfect opportunity for Aruba sunset pictures!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Katie E
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere, amazing cuisine, excellent service, family friendly...plus the perfect opportunity for Aruba sunset pictures!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is described as elegant dining in flip flops but I beg to differ. A lot of people including myself had to swat flies away from their food. The few bites that I had from my food were really good but I gave up competing with the flies. I hope they find a resolution for this issue. Perhaps putting fans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous restaurant, wonderful food, superb service. This was a wonderful restaurant for a little Dutch-inspired eating, he seafood was extremely fresh and nothing beats the ambiance of candle and moonlight while eating dinner with the one you love.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect, love the ambiance, the sea, sitting barefoot at the beach just lovely would go again

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food - one of the best restaurants in Aruba. We had a fairly large party and everyone enjoyed their dinner and drinks. Service was painfully slow - took forever to get our orders and our food but other than that the ambience and the seating was great. Definitely make reservations as the place gets booked quickly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were in Aruba for our Honeymoon and made a reservation in advance. Dinner was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful! My husband loved the grouper fish. The service was amazing. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We had a table right by the water and watched the sun go down with our toes in the sand. Loved... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The beach location of this restaurant (sit at tables right on the beach and take your shoes off) is romantic despite its proximity to the airport. Sunsets are beautiful and the food is worth the trip. Service is prompt and very friendly. Nice Bar as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place; the ambient, light's, view, service, food,price, music,location, drinks, workers everything was so nicely. We really enjoy the place And I really say if u come to aruba please visit this place is absolutely romantic. Delicious food.great service.wonder view.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went to Barefoot with the family, kids, grandparents and brother. All with different favorites. Everyone loved their dish, from steak tips to grouper and shrimp. Dessert was excellent as well. Service was typical for Aruba, they kept our glasses filled, but never rushed us. Close to airport, some occasional noise from takeoffs and landings, but also fun to watch.

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Woodbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

would have been 5 star but it start to rain. great place, nice people, very good food. Right on the beach

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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