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La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant

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California Lighthouse Z/N, Noord 0000, Aruba
+297 586-0786
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 115
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  • 73
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding sunsets!

Location, Views and Sunsets are 5 stars. Food is average at best. Had a veal dish and the veal was over cooked and chewy. Others at our table had some good meal, but no one commented it was outstanding. Still recommend this place just for the sunsets alone.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
OTRA166
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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806 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Location, Views and Sunsets are 5 stars. Food is average at best. Had a veal dish and the veal was over cooked and chewy. Others at our table had some good meal, but no one commented it was outstanding. Still recommend this place just for the sunsets alone.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has the best sunsets we had a 6:15 reservation, was seated as soon as we arrived. The table had a beautiful view of the sunset. The staff was so nice, they asked if we would like pictures taken of us with the sunset and catered to all of our needs . The food was delicious had a great... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived early so I decided to confirm with the host (aka register lady sitting) that my party of 2 was here, she not only acted like she was too busy for me, but she even had a little attitude to boot. (Rule #1, First impression is key) Our appetizer; We ordered the fried Calamari that tasted like it came... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My friend and I went here for our last night in Aruba. We wanted to enjoy the sunset and take advantage of their happy hour we heard so much about. Upon arrival the host was very rude and seemed flustered when asked about the happy hour and the mini menu that was advertised on their website. After a long sigh,... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Italian fare very good but scenery is just beautiful. Be sure to make reservations early enough for the sunset. Cab ride over fairly long but well worth a visit. Good wine list.

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We dined at this restaurant on recommendation and was not disappointed. Best view for watching the sunset on Aruba. Service was perfect, as was our table. Food was standard Italian fare - good enough, but not exceptional. Excellent tiramisu for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant. Overall, it was a lovely dining experience. I would, however, go early enough to... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Unfortunately our seating was outside and it started to rain. We where then given a table inside and service was lacking. They sat us at the end of the dinning area and it seemed we where forgotten about. We had a 6:30 reservation and when arriving they where not set up for our group. We where the last party there... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A very romantic spot with great dinner...Wished the lighting had been a bit brighter however!! It still was great..

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Staten Island, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came here for dinner at sunset , the weather was crappy certainly not their fault but that's when we had reservations for . So we always make the best of it and were looking forward to dinner which im sorry to say after be recommended left a lot to be desired . Service was not good as they are... More 

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ny
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was my birthday and instead of celebrating it eating on the beach at sunset, we decided to try the light house instead. The place was very nicely situated with a beautiful view of the sunset. But...basically, that is all. Our meals were just eh....we had to send 2 orders of filet mignon back since we ordered medium and recieved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: California Lighthouse Z/N, Noord 0000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 586-0786

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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