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Old Cunucu House

Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
(297) 586-1666
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Ranked #12 of 26 restaurants in Noord
Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Authentic old house with friendly staff and nice atmosphere but the food was so so. Service was slow and food a bit bland. We have been there several times over the past 10 years but this time the quality was not the same.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very charming. Great atmosphere. Wonderful, local food. They have other favorites to cater to tourists but id stick with the local. Just remember, you're on island time when in Aruba so don't expect fast anything. The way it is. Went there with my gf and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would go back and recommend. Oh, try the calco stoba (stewed... More

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Jamaica, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I try to eat locally when travelling and this was the restaurant mentioned when we asked around. As was mentioned in an earlier review there doesn't seem to be many restaurants that serve authentic "Aruban" cuisine. This restaurant is about a 10 minute walk from the high rise area in a residential neighborhood, but is worth the... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came here for an early dinner with a group and the food was all delicious, especially the pan fried red snapper. The food takes a while to get to the table but you can taste that everything is well seasoned and prepared fresh. The meal was so good that we placed an order for delivery for a party we were... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Whether you prefer, like us, to go off-the-beaten-path or not, you should make a visit to The Old Cunucu House for lunch, dinner, or both. Tucked away in a neighborhood in the "high rise" area, the atmosphere is upscale-chill and the food is fresh, prepared with skill and care. Yasmin and Corey are fantastic hosts and ambassadors. Our group really... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Let me start by saying how quite and friendly this place is. This place is off the road back where the houses are and it's nice not to be around all the business of the resorts and the Main Street. We got there at 5pm and where the only ones there which was probably because the Netherlands where playing Argentina... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Some excellent local food. Very friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We would (and did) recommend it to others!

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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been coming to Aruba for 7 years now, and this is our go-to for authentic Aruban cuisine. You don't come here if you're in a hurry - you come here to get to know the island, share stories with the staff, and savor a great meal for 2 hours. I prefer the Keeshi Yena. Others ordered the stewed goat,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We wanted Authentic arubian food. The old cunucu house is the place to go. We ordered 7 plates of food and they were all great. My favorite was the tender goat meat with such great flavor. I was slightly suspicious of goat, but we wanted to try it and it was so good. The price was one of the best... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is an out of the way but close to the High Rises Restaurant. It is a small quaint bar, rustic, but so friendly. The restaurant is small, maybe 12 tables sitting no more than six on some and two on others. The atmosphere was quaint, but they need to get rid of the Christmas looking decorations. they were a... More

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