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Aruba Beach Cafe

1 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3601
954/776-0001
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located Directly on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea flAward- winning Chef brings you the true taste of the Caribbean, along with American Favorites Fresh Seafood Prime Steaks, Gourmet Salads and burgers and much more. Three Tropical Bars await to quench your thirst. Aruba Starts Jumping island style with live music daily. Causal Dress with seating inside or on the outside deck provides a picturesque view of the ocean. serving lunch and dinner late night dining. One Happy Restuarant!
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I liked this place for the attitude - No nonsense service, decent food and live music. And it oversees the beach. We did not spend too much time here and ordered their crab soup and the Aruba dip with home baked bread. The dip and bread is unique but nothing much to write home about as I have had better... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

a great little place on the beach, food was great and price great. we went there twice in the 5 days we were in Ft.Lauderdale.

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Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Over the years I have stopped into Aruba...each time hoping that the food and drinks might catch up to the great location and overall appeal of the place. Sorry to say that is NOT the case. At best, the mixed drinks are average ..and the food is just so, so food. This time was my last time.

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Grayson, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great food and service. Liked being able to walk from our resort No waiting and wonderful ocean view

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Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Aruba Beach Cafe is a cool experience. It is located next to the Lauderdale by the Sea pier on the beach with great view of the beach and pier. We had lunch here today and both of us were very pleased with the food and service and they have seating indoors or outdoors. Nothing wrong with the service today and... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The manager Don was most welcoming at the Aruba Beach Cafe. We were told about this restaurant by friends in Massachusetts. Good news travels. We had a wonderful dinner, a great cosmopolitan, and a fabulous view. The service was prompt but not obtrusive. This is a perfect beach dinner spot. We would definitely go back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Upon arrival, they have valet parking for $5, thank goodness. Arrived at 8 pm and wait time was estimated at 25 minutes. Sat at bar and enjoyed the live music and went to our table after only 15 minutes. Creamy mussels were soooo tender. Crabcakes were soooo good. Did not get to try the Bimini bread as they sold out... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We regularly visit Lauderdale By the Sea. I like to go to Aruba on the first day for dinner because it really puts me in the vacation mood. This time we ate on the beachside patio. Atmosphere and service were great. We could hear the live music from the bar muted enough to be able to converse but loud enough... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dining at Aruba is a pleasant experience, as the staff generally try to provide a consistent experience, which is no easy task, given that they are often beyond crowded. On more than one occasion, we have had to wait longer than anticipated for service and/or items ordered, and we have developed a "cool" vibe that we sometimes employ whenever we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a party of 45 to calibrate four birthday. The view was to die for. Service was on point and we had zero complaints. Management came by and checked on us to make sure everything was ok. We will be back for sure. Thank you Arubas staff for such a good time.

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