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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
297-588-9824
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Ranked #1 of 97 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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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to Aruba, we were just delighted with the several dine on the beach restaurants. We went to several and Barefoot was our favorite of the bunch. A wonderful setting -- needless to say -- but the food was what made the difference. Wonderfully prepared and with more attention to the flavor than we saw at the... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My goodness! Although we have been to this restaurant in past visits to Aruba, last night's dinner was one of THE BEST! We split an appetizer of escargot in mushrooms with garlic and smothered with a white cheese. OMG! My wife is not a fan of curry. But I am. I had shrimp in a curry sauce. She had shrimp... More

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Powell, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great service, great food and a great ambience with the setup right by, and on the beach. We've great experiences every time we've been at this restaurant, which has been once a year since it opened

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leslewis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The location is second to none. Dine on the beach near the surf with the ocean breeze was wonderful. The food was very acceptable and we would return here to dine when on the island again. Service was a little spotty but this is one of those times that you really don't care due to the atmosphere.

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were so excited to eat on the beach. The service is exceptional and we were tended too almost too much! The drinks and food were prepared with great pride and were plate-licking good! The chef sampler dessert was awesome as well. I was surprised to be enjoying a gorgeous sunset and a romantic dinner while people walked their dogs... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant rack of lamb, best I've had! Go for the greek salad, vinaigrette was fantastic. Also loved the crab cakes!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

July 12, 2014. Drove down when we had a car early in trip. great beach front location, not too windy with a good view of a small harbor. enough seating to make it comfortable but not too big. a young lady from Holland was our server and she was excellent. very friendly and attentive. food was well prepared and hot.... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd visit to Barefoot. It continues to be a favorite dining location in Aruba.The restaurant is very well located and nicely decorated. We had a choice of tables on the sand (or inside), with a sunset view. The food is very good. Nice servers and friendly staff. We had blackened Mahi Mahi and the daily 3-course special... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Ha the title should have tippede off not to wear heels to dinner. There is am option for beach side or overes porch dinning. Staff is friendly. Food is huge portions. I had the crab cake and husband had cheese fritter.. Awesome. Entree portion huge. Beef stew and pork tenderlion cooked to perfection, as the sun set. We shared the... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The place is very well located and decorated. Tables on the sand, sunset view, and since it's close to the airport, you can see a few planes landing while you are eating (not that many, so it doesn't get annoying) The food is very good. We had shrimp croquetes, and shelfish trio (lobster, shrimp, and scallops). All very fresh and... More

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