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J.E.Irausquin Boulevard 64 | Eagle, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
297 587-6695
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food, Lacking Service.

Only 2 other tables in restaurant. Friendly staff, but she forgot my soup and at that point I didn't need it. I just watched my hubby enjoy his salad.... He asked for extra salad dressing and she brought extra sauce for his fish. We declined dessert and they almost didn't believe we wanted to pass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
angm212
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Chicago
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Only 2 other tables in restaurant. Friendly staff, but she forgot my soup and at that point I didn't need it. I just watched my hubby enjoy his salad.... He asked for extra salad dressing and she brought extra sauce for his fish. We declined dessert and they almost didn't believe we wanted to pass. Just strange. And they kept... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place was great. I would have never ordered "peanut soup" as an appetizer but it was recommended by the owner as the house specialty and it was pleasingly different. The owner said it was an old family recipe from Surinam that his Mom made on special occasions.... I would recommend this restaurant. The food was great and the... More 

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Wall
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The ambience was great for New Years Eve. The service was excellent. However, the food was ok. I had filet mignon, which was rather a fatty end. Others had ribeye, which was not that tasty, although the accompaniements were very good. I would recommend this restaurant, It's in the Paradise Villas, not far from high rise or low rise hotels,... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

carambola is walking distance to our resort so we try to stop by once a trip. The bouillabaisse is always a guaranteed comfort food, really hard not to eat the whole side of rice. This time I tried their home made fettuccini with seafood, so delicious. Hard to stay awake after that. My partner always enjoys the red snapper in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We changed our initial reservations from windows of Aruba per recommendation and it was excellent. We brought our own wine and after a little negotiation owners were happy. I read some of the negative reports here, but i have to say this was my best meal. It was a seafood mixture, but the broth was outstanding.. My son and i... More 

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Dayton,Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went to Carambola for first time, the interior is very nice, but the food was was not very good! The server said the rack of lamb was the best of the best, at market price it was 49.95, it came out almost overcooked with very little meat on the bone, nothing special about the sides with it. My wife had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The interior is very nice, but the food wasn't perfect. The whole fish was dry and the deserts too small. I don't think it worth the many.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The selection and variety of menu items was outstanding. Always the ambience and service is outstanding and the food compliments that. Host Martin is so caring to the customer that you need to experience his graciousness. Our waiter Davy was not only super friendly but gracious as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Great service. Food was just ok. Grouper was a thick fat piece. Not very pretty or tasty. A one time for us.

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Mary Esther, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We've been coming to Aruba for eight consecutive years for ~ 20 days each year so we have been to many Aruban restaurants over the years. We saw Carombola listed as the number one restaurant in Aruba on RestaurantsAruba.com when we made our reservations. After reviewing on-line menus, we decided to make reservations and enjoy the Early Bird menu. Sadly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: J.E.Irausquin Boulevard 64 | Eagle, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: 297 587-6695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 44
  • Cuisine: International

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