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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
Closed 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Great traditional restaurant

If you're looking for a restaurant with an extensive menu of local specialities in a cosy setting this is the place for you. Set 100m or so from the bustle of the main Palm Beach area the quality of the food is great, I had the Keshi Yena (the local dish of chicken with vegetables covered in Dutch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Craigsloman
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you're looking for a restaurant with an extensive menu of local specialities in a cosy setting this is the place for you. Set 100m or so from the bustle of the main Palm Beach area the quality of the food is great, I had the Keshi Yena (the local dish of chicken with vegetables covered in Dutch cheese -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My friend and I were recommended this place for "authentic" Aruban food (which we wanted to try at least once while on our vacation here). The atmosphere itself is adorable. A very old (former) home in a residential neighborhood of Noord. Beautiful patio seating outdoors with a lovely bar and lighting. Staff was very professional and courteous. We arrived early... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have been on the island for a week now and this is one of the last restaurants we will eat at on our stay. The people are nice even though the bartenders looked a bit thuggish. The food was pricey on the menu, but we ordered anyways since we were exhausted from our ride. When the food came we... More 

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Elmer, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you want to eat classic Aruban food, go to The Old Cunucu House. I have dined there on several occasions over the past few years and I am never disappointed. They have an appetizer assortment of local specialities and the pumpkin soup is delicious and unique. My favorite dish at this restaurant is Keshi yana--a mix of chicken ,... More 

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our first nights dinner brought here, recommended by return visitors to Aruba. A little cut off side street (basically across from wacky wahoo)and you are there. Upon driving up you get the sense this place can be great. We ordered the goat, garlic shrimp, seafood casserole (?) And the chicken with sauce (can't remember the names but all delicious). While... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is truely a locally owned Island restaurant, and we loved it. We will make this be a regular eating place for us in future Aruba visits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went here on the recommendation of the front desk at Manchebo - a taxi ride away, but really worth it! The restaurant is in a 150 yr old house, with both air conditioned seating inside and a lovely covered patio. We chose to sit outside, and it actually felt like being in somebody's house...in a nice way :) Food &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our 3rd visit in 16 years. As always, the food was excellent. All plates are cooked upon ordering so you will be there longer than most restaurants. However, the drinks are good and they have live entertainment.

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?