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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 28
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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
Most recent review
A must-visit in Aruba!

We always visit Barefoot on our yearly visits to Aruba and we have never been disappointed. The food and service are consistently good, and with your feet in the sand, under the stars, just steps from the shoreline- you cannot help but have a wonderful dining experience. I look forward to my next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
drdavidg22
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NY
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We always visit Barefoot on our yearly visits to Aruba and we have never been disappointed. The food and service are consistently good, and with your feet in the sand, under the stars, just steps from the shoreline- you cannot help but have a wonderful dining experience. I look forward to my next visit!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was our 2nd visit to Barefoot. We love having the opportunity to eat dinner on the beach at the edge of the ocean. The food is great and reasonably priced. Our waitress was also wonderful. She took care of making reservations for us at a sister property for another night during our vacation. You can walk to this restaurant... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We made a last minute reservation for dinner at Barefoot. It's a little out of the way but worth the trip. The location is great as it is on the beach adjacent to the airport. Looking out on the water and into the sky is a great backdrop for a wonderful dinner. The food was very good and the device... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Be sure to order the Lobster Cappuccino!!! The entire meal was fabulous-great service and amazing food with a view that can't be beat. Close to town so it is easy to get to. We will be back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant on the beach. Very romantic. The staff is incredibly accommodating, the prices are great, the food is amazing. Do not miss!

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Al I can say is don't miss this one! Beautiful beach seating or under the open air tiki, this is a super dining experience. The food is over the top delicious - especially the mango topped grouper. Be sure to save room for dessert.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here last night; the food was delicious and the view was beautiful. We were able to get a table right on the beach and I made sure I made the reservation at 6:30 to ensure we could watch the sunset. It was gorgeous. The atmosphere was great and the food could not have been better.... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Great food. Very romantic if you enjoy beautiful sunsets, sand in your toes and great food. A must for every trip to Aruba!

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We've come here for the past several years now. It's a great place to watch the sunset with your toes in the sand and enjoy a great meal. It is right by the airport, so you can watch the planes coming in as well as cruise ships going by. The airport noise is a little loud, but not too bad.... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We've started to go here every year. Wonderful view of the setting sun, the water, ships etc. You sit on the beach and it's so peaceful very good food, prepared well and great service. Reasonable price. It's a trifecta or fourfecta. It's a bit far from the high rises. Better if you have a car. If not it's worth the... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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