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Aquarius
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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino | L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino | L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
297-583-6000
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor buffet - great service!

I visited Aquarius with clients during a business trip to Aruba..the Cuban themed buffet was very poor..our lunch was rescued by a descent salad bar, some spicy ceviche and personalized service by the waiter...I cannot complain about the service...the staff is wonderful...I will be back to try the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2014
Tariq W
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Aruba
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Aruba
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I visited Aquarius with clients during a business trip to Aruba..the Cuban themed buffet was very poor..our lunch was rescued by a descent salad bar, some spicy ceviche and personalized service by the waiter...I cannot complain about the service...the staff is wonderful...I will be back to try the a la carte options.

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Omaha
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Please just drive up to palm beach and find somewhere there. We paid $90 American for bad food. We did the dinner buffet.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went in to see buffet and sign said $27.00. I looked at buffet table and the only thing appealing was the fresh seafood being cooked. So I decided to proceed with buffet. The salad bar was nothing spectacular, the lobster tail delicious. I got the check and it turns out that if you opt for seafood as part of buffett... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have been coming to Aruba for 18 years, and have eaten at the Aquarius a few times, however they have almost priced themselves out of business. They focus on their seafood buffet which is a whopping $39.00 a person. They do have a menu, and you have to ask for it. But beware, after you do so, they give... More 

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Waltham,MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We don't usually like or dine at buffets but wanted to try this breakfast buffet. There were all kinds of options and food selections including an omlet bar but the food was 'so-so'!! Typical buffet, not too hot, overcooked and really not enjoyable! Pricey at $18/person! Will NOT go again for any of their buffets.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We eat breakfast at this buffet four years ago and just returned there in April 2014. Each day the wait staff brings you a sample of fresh juice. We ate here a couple of times so tried pineapple, honeydew and papaya juice. The actual buffet is quite lavish- meats and cheeses like one would find at breakfast in Europe. There... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at the Aquarius @ the Renaissance Aruba. Worth the $40.US P.P. The lobster tails and all the seafood is cooked to order as you wait. Lobster was good ,had 5 they were not real big but good eating. Grouper was Very Good. Scallops and shrimp were good size and plentiful. The chef had 4 different fresh... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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199 reviews 199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

For $40, you get a fantastic seafood buffet with many pre-made options, sushi choices, as well as the seafood chef. The raw seafood part had 6 different options (tuna, grouper, wahoo, shrimp, mahi mahi and lobster tails) You choose which one you want and tell them how to prepare it and with or without sauces. I ended up trying all... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The buffet is pricey but if you like fresh fish, crab legs and lobster tails this is the place for you. All the above cooked in front of you at the chefs counter. A nice array of salads and other dishes to round out you choices and you have a feast worth the price.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Aquarius doesn't have the biggest buffet on the island, but they have many unique items to choose from. Everything is fresh and continually stocked.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino | L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: 297-583-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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