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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
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  • 71
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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
Great dining experience!

This restaurant is a must!!! The drive up to the lighthouse is wonderful and you see another part of the island. When you walk into the restaurant you see a wonderful view of the island (this is up on a hill so a great aerial view). We were seated on the patio and had 6:00 reservations so were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Brickster83
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must!!! The drive up to the lighthouse is wonderful and you see another part of the island. When you walk into the restaurant you see a wonderful view of the island (this is up on a hill so a great aerial view). We were seated on the patio and had 6:00 reservations so were lucky enough... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great food, good service and beautiful views, the online downside is That you need a car or a taxi to go there, but either way it's well worth the trip if you visit Aruba, you will not be disappointed!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has some of the most amazing views in Aruba. We sat outside for dinner and enjoyed a lovely sunset. I thought the service was excellent. As for the food, it was actually better this year than last year. We all had pasta for dinner and each dish was great. We took a taxi to the restaurant - it... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Situated near the Lighthouse, this restaurant has sweeping views of the island that are simply the best. The place was very windy and completely outside; ladies, pack a hair scrunchie for a pony tail. We had drinks at sunset then settled into to what we hoped would be a meal to match the view. We were a party of 10... More 

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Adams, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Neat looking place. Great place to watch sunset. The house wine was terrible though. I had a merlot and my husband had a chianti. They both were vinegar tasting and just awful! The rest of the wine selection was by the bottle and very expensive. I had the ravioli. It was good but it was super expensive and there were... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this dining experience for our Valentine's celebration. We started at the bar for happy hour then we were cordially escorted to our reserved table on the outdoor patio with an amazing view of the island and ocean. The sunset view was spectacular! The service was perfect & food delicious. For Valentine's theme they sprinkled glitter hearts on... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great reason to head to the north end of the island! The sunset view is amazing! The food isn't to die for, but is still a decent meal for the money. The menu has a lot of variety to appeal to nearly anyone old or young!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A neighbor of ours recommended this restaurant. We drove around the entire island and decided this restaurant truly has the best view of Aruba. The service was fantastic, as was the food and the ambience. You must sit on the outside patio and get there for the sunset. It is a great place for a romantic date or a group... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Book our Valentine's dinner before we arrived in Aruba. Ist visit to La Trattoria. Had been to the light house to visit before but not to eat. Gave us the time we wanted. We arrived early and enjoyed a drink at the bar and started to watch the sun set. Our 6:30 reservations gave us the perfect view to see... More 

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Pittsburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great location, good food, good service. Nice spot for a special dinner and the sunset. This was our second visit. We did not find the dinner quite as good this time. We had four different entrees, non were exceptional.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?