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Yemanja Woodfired Grill

Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 4711
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Ranked #5 of 96 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Brazilian, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Yemanja is relaxing and welcoming, with a passion for tradition and excellence. Serving innovative Caribbean cuisine. Seating is either inside (air-conditioned) or outside on a cozy terrace.
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Brooklyn, NY
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We selected this place based on the Trip Advisor rating and reviews. The food is very heavy so bring your appetite. Also it has outdoor garden seating and the flies were a bit of an issue. Not sure if it is the time of year or that it rained earlier that morning. If this is an issue, sit inside. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good food, good service, and good atmosphere. One of the better places we have eaten at so far. Given how expensive most places in Aruba are, I felt Yemanja provided value in its portions and quality. The drink menu isn't absurdly expensive either... Comparatively....

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We go here every time we are in Aruba. It's the best food ever! It even tastes better then it looks. Great atmosphere and the food is each a work of art. You must go here and see for yourself.

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Powell, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cool menu...I'd recommend one of the CF (Chef favorites) choices. Love to see the owner of the company working to satisfy customers. Bartender is an artist with his trade...!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went here as a last minute decision with no reservation. They seated us, no questions asked(party of 5), with no issue. Service was great and the food was even better. It was our first time here and will not be our last. The steak was great as well as the vegetarian dishes(for the wife). Indoor and outdoor seating, good atmosphere... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Just wow. Phyllo dough with warm goat cheese and honey. Stuffed portabella- raving over. Steak, ribs , the red sangria, impeccable dessert. I have been doing the regular favorites for years- Argentinian steakhouse, wacky fishplace, dining with submerged chairs, and the romantic ones. THIS PLACE- my new favorite. My. New. Favorite. Five stars. Hands down.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yemanja is located in downtown Oranjestad (right behind the Renaissance Resort). It's not a big place and you may not think it's an ideal location for outdoor dining, but once you walk in it's like being transported to an oasis. The decor presents a natural wooded setting with a quaint atmosphere that's perfectly suited for island fine dining. And that's... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing meal, fantastic service. We didn't have reservations and they were very accommodating. I had an amazing flounder (?) that was wrapped around Boursin cheese. Wish we went back a second time especially given a disappointing meal at Madame Janette. Cannot wait to be back!

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Aruba. Food service and all around friendly people. We alwasy save this for last.

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food & service were superb. Quant litlle restaurant with indoor & outdoor dining. Food is exceptional from the appetizers, main menu, & desserts. The Grouper Italiano is superb.

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