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Old Cunucu House

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Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
(297) 586-1666
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, just don't be in a hurry!

We visited Old Cunucu after reading that it served authentic Aruban cuisine and it received endorsement from one of our cab drivers. The restaurant is a bit out of the way in a residential neighborhood, but we found the restaurant charming; it felt just like dining at someone's house. Service was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
blacksheep27
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Providence, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited Old Cunucu after reading that it served authentic Aruban cuisine and it received endorsement from one of our cab drivers. The restaurant is a bit out of the way in a residential neighborhood, but we found the restaurant charming; it felt just like dining at someone's house. Service was a bit slow the night we were there -... More 

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Looking for a restaurant for lunch on a Sunday in Aruba can be tricky. We tried three different places, and they were all closed. Our taxi driver took us to an amazing restaurant in Palm Beach called Old Cunucu House. We were warmly greeted by Mayra, and taken care of very well. The service was impeccable, the food was fantastic,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Aruban Food here is fabiolous! Fred de Jong Nailed It with his Sinatra Dinner Show. This is a must do on Aruba on Thursday Nights!

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Arlington, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is in an old farmhouse with the original architecture still visible. Clean and softly lit patio dining is available. Menu is limited, but so many local dishes and superfresh ingredients from the mainland (Venezuela). I started with a simple, fresh tomato salad kissed with a light vinaigrette, followed by moist Bacalao (cod) “Grand Ma Style”. Others at my... More 

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Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my mom and wife one evening for dinner I keep hearing from the locals about this soup, can not mention it, but it was good, my mom had the criol fish that was excellent and my wife the shrimp

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Monterey, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We dined here with famiy that have been enjoying this local restaurant for 20+ years. Don't be put off by the rustic exterior! Upon entering you'll be enveloped in a decor featuring tropical colors and walls decorated with beautiful paintings of the island. Our waitress was pleasant and answered any questions before taking our order. The waiter delivering our drinks... More 

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Galveston
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Walked to this restaurant from town. Look for the twinkly lights within the neighborhood. Pleasantly surprised to see entertainment (keyboard and singer). Food was flavorful and home cooked.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went for the local food and the Sinatra show. My husband's food was okay, but my food was overcooked. I had ordered the coconut shrimp and it was like chewing rubber. The Sinatra singer wasn't very good and the show he performed was too loud for a dinner performance in a small dining area. I did notice a stray... More 

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Toms river
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I ate there 28 years ago and we were happy to return there last week. It is not far from the big hotels on Palm beach and may not look like much from the outside, but don't let that intimidate you. All the food is so fresh and authentic from family recipes. My husband had the goat... More 

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houston, tx
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed 2 meals there... the food was fresh and tasty.... loved the quaint interior of the cunucu style building (first settler farmhouses were cunucus.) Would definitely recommend their chicken breast with mango sauce and the pumpkin soup was wonderful...

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Additional Information about Old Cunucu House

Address: Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 586-1666
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:00 am  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: (297) 586-1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?