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Old Cunucu House

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Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
(297) 586-1666
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5:30 pm - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 22
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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
Authentic local food

This is a charming little place.....the food is pretty good, Skip the Italian kind , like the lasagna, but instead go there for some local dishes, especially the fish .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went to The Old Cunucu house on our last night in Aruba and it was hands down the best meal we ate in 7 days. My hubby had the Seafood Palm Beach and I had the Keeshi Yena, which is like Aruban Lasagna. Both were excellent! The pastechi and meatballs were also very good and the service was fantastic.... More 

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Bedford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As others have said, this is an authentic Aruban restaurant owned and operated by a very nice family in a traditional Aruban home. I really wanted to love the food, but it wasn't anything special. We opted to eat outside. It was very quiet this particular Saturday night with only two other parties there. The main course took a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food was delicious and the proprietress was very nice. Best dining experience of our 7 day trip!! . Try the authentic Aruban dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a charming little place.....the food is pretty good, Skip the Italian kind , like the lasagna, but instead go there for some local dishes, especially the fish .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We arrived to this restaurant and we were treated really nicely by the hosts. They modified the menu for us a bit just because my mum was sick of her stomach. The plates took a while to come and though they tasted great, I felt it wasn't anything really special. I would call it simple. I felt they were missing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very welcoming staff, making us feel right at home. Very quaint Aruban farmhouse. They served a complimentary pan bread that was much like a pancake. Very nice. I had the marinated seafood which was okay. My entree of traditional Keeshi Yena was very good, and rich. My husband had the tomato salad which he enjoyed, and the coconut shrimp which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I am so glad we ate here for dinner. Food was absolutely delicious if you enjoy "homemade" Aruban cuisine. Our dinner was incredibly fresh, authentic and individually prepared. I have read that some people do not like the slow service but for me that was a benefit because each dish is individually prepared. It also allowed us to eat slowly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Place very nice food test very good the average price per person is $40 with the tip the price is in U.S. Dollar it is a local Resturant it's fresh and tests

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As a New Yorker I wasn't trying to find the Italian restaurant in Aruba because quite honestly, I can eat that at home. So when my wife and I were in the Palm Beach area, we asked the locals about an authentic Aruban food restaurant. They all recommended this place. It is tucked away from Palm Beach (5-10 min walk)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Make sure you get the name right or cabbie will take you to another location like ours did. We ended up walking and finding this restaurant due to signage.

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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, Doing business, 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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