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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 399
    Excellent
  • 192
    Very good
  • 118
    Average
  • 77
    Poor
  • 60
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Views and Good Food

We spotted this restaurant during a visit to the California Lighthouse and decided to return for an evening meal later in the week. Most all of the dining is outside under the stars which makes for a very romantic setting and wonderful dining experience. We made reservations for 8:00 thinking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Ichabod C
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Bethany Beach
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Terrible customer service. Poor quality of food for a high price. Best thing about this location is the view and sunset! Much better options on the island!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant. We have been coming to Aruba for years and yet for some dumb reason we had never been here before. First the service; We had 2 children with us, one an infant. I had called to see if it was proper to bring such a young child. He said "Of course this is a family restaurant."... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Seriously how this restaurant claims to be Italian is beyond me. Beautiful location, awful food( how one can serve up rubbery overcooked shrimps is beyond me, bad service( kept bringing food that we didnt order) . We took a shrimp home for our resident cat and he wouldnt eat it,says alot. Best part of my dinner was 3 things, 1.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A breathtaking view over Aruba. Best to go around sunset! It is a very romantic spot on the island. Families are welcome.

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Bethany Beach
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We spotted this restaurant during a visit to the California Lighthouse and decided to return for an evening meal later in the week. Most all of the dining is outside under the stars which makes for a very romantic setting and wonderful dining experience. We made reservations for 8:00 thinking that after sunset would be less crowded. We should have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop for a drink to watch the sunset, however we got our best sunset view on the beach the following evening for free! The food was mediocre and totally overpriced. Service was slow. I would not recommend this tourist trap to anyone when there are so many fabulous restaurants in Aruba. Try West Deck instead!

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Myakka City, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was beautiful. The food was very good. Large shrimp great steak. Wonderful place for a sunset. Great view of island and water. Food tasted amazing and had a beautiful presentation.

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boston, mass
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant last time I was in Aruba and didn't have a good experience. Decided to give it another chance on this trip, thinking every restaurant can have an off night but was very disappointed again. Arrived for our 7 pm reservation and was told we would be seated soon. Restarant was half full with many empty tables.... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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158 reviews 158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This place has a lot of potential, but it needs to decide whether it's going to cater to big tour groups and wedding parties or to providet adequate service to individual parties of diners. First, it has a great location - excellent views from the north end of the island, including spectacular sunsets. However, that's not enough to warrant the... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Note: The restaurant took on a large group so perhaps this experience was an anomaly of bad judgement in not being able ot handle and also offering 4 entree choices to a group of 300 people. Great setting and view. No food for 45 minutes. After the appetizers which included inedbible calamari that were inedible hard rubber bands, another 40... 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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