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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 21
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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
Local fare, good food and friendly service

We ate here last night. I ordered the Keeshi Yeah (baked chicken with sauce, onion, celery, cashew, and raisins topped with gouda) and she ordered skewered beef and chicken with rice, veggies, and sauce. Both meals were delicious. Wine bottle prices were reasonable for the quality of selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
habib_db
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Mystic, Connecticut
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'd read several reviews and was thrilled to check out a place that served local fare that was a bit off the beaten path. I had an amazing week in Aruba, but this was the absolute lowlight and complete waste of 3 hours in paradise that I would have preferred to spend relaxing or doing any number of things. Now... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate here last night. I ordered the Keeshi Yeah (baked chicken with sauce, onion, celery, cashew, and raisins topped with gouda) and she ordered skewered beef and chicken with rice, veggies, and sauce. Both meals were delicious. Wine bottle prices were reasonable for the quality of selection offered compared to other restaurants. Recommended escape from overpriced, low quality tourist... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Took a walk to check out restaurants and make reservations. Decided to look up Cunucu House that was recommended by our bartender. Went back for dinner that night and really enjoyed it! We eat early so sat outside as the sun went down.Had a drink and shared some iguana soup! Tasted like chicken! We each had a fish dish for... More 

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Waiter was more baked up then my entree. They had 1 table when we walked in which should have had me running but i had limited time and it was close to the condo. Food took 40 minutes. I ordered a salad and a stew. 10 minutes later my friends entree came out. They forgot the plantains then said the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Old Cunucu House is neither a secret nor hard to reach. Multiple concierge professionals told us that this local establishment is a "place to visit". Old Cunucu is a US$7 cab ride from the Marriott. The place is quaint and a nice change of pace from the bright places near the high rise hotels. Outdoor seating is the ticket with... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We went to Old Cunucu House after reading about it in a guide book. It is an easy walk from the high rise hotels at Palm Beach - no need to even bother with a taxi. We ordered four very different dishes (three of them traditional Aruba fare) and all of them were terrific. There was even live music the... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were here 2 1/2 years ago and enjoyed it with another couple we traveled with. The food was every bit as good this time around! This seems to be a family run business. Service was good and attentive (refilling water glasses). It's a little inland from the high-rise resorts towards Noord and is in a residential neighborhood. I like... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lived up to the reviews. The fish and the goat stew were both awesome. Kids loved the grouper fish fingers and the fish cakes. The peanut and chocolate dessert drink was a nice experience.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a must visit every trip. If we're lucky we get there twice. It is the best keshi yeena that we have found. My husband found the goat to be the best ever, he claims. The meat fell off the bone and was delicious. The escargot was also quite tasty. If you want a true island experience with local... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were told of this place by some locals as a place they eat. We had walked from the holiday Inn which seems like a long scary walk but really wasn't not long at all. Pay mind of the busy roads and dogs chained and fenced in the locals yards. We had gotten the garlic shrimp and red snapper in... More 

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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, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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?