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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 517
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    Very good
  • 154
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  • 90
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  • 70
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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
A View To Remember

This place is all about the view at sunset. Be sure to arrive early to get best seating. Food is very good but not great. However it is hard to notice with the outstanding patio view of the sunset falling over the island. Good food, good wine, and a great atmosphere make this restaurant a must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andy S
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Chicago
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We heard people rave about this so we tried it. Went our last night. Great views of Aruba and sunset. The lighthouse is being repaired so not much to look at there. Go a half hour before sunset. Go to your table and sit instead of to the bar first. Bartenders are not friendly or interested in making drinks. Wait... More 

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Thank lstahl
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is situated at one end of the island near the lighthouse and perched on a cliff. The views are breathtaking. We booked our reservation for dinner at a time that we would be able to take advantage of the sunset. It was so very romantic and such a beautiful sight. We were seated on the lower patio which... More 

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Thank Cripey
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us made a reservation to ensure we had a table with a view of the sunset. The food is always excellent and service the same. Prices were a little higher this year but comparable to other higher end restaurants on the island. We had a variety of appetizers and entrées. The desserts are homemade and excellent too.... More 

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1 Thank Bankerwon
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spotty food. Slow table service. We had a reservation and had to wait 15 minutes for a table. It took a long time to place and receive drink orders. Food came before the wine we ordered. Excellent cold seafood appetizer. Overcooked chicken pasta dish. Everything else average. I went to the bar twice before we ate at the restaurant. The... More 

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1 Thank trancheNM
New York
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296 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can get away take a cab and have dinner during one of the best sunsets around Aruba. The food is just Awesome. The Manager Owen is top notch, Tell him I said Hi. They have a steel drum playing during dinner is makes for a great romantic evening, -

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Thank Rosario C
Kissimmee, Florida
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is all about the view at sunset. Be sure to arrive early to get best seating. Food is very good but not great. However it is hard to notice with the outstanding patio view of the sunset falling over the island. Good food, good wine, and a great atmosphere make this restaurant a must visit while in Aruba.

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Thank Andy S
Hudson, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cliff dining overlooking the ocean at sunset- hard to beat the view anywhere on the island. Stick to the Italian- my husbands shrimp pasta was excellent but my grouper was terribly bland. The service was average. Really gets the fourth star for the view.

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Thank Beth Z
Chicago, IL
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, the patio is in the style of italian villa overlooking the bay. Food and service are really so so. We ordered two appetizers: octopus and seafood soup. Both came in the same broth. Our served could have told us that! The fresh fish was really uneventful and bland. Desert was good, but we are not coming back.

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1 Thank loveotpusk
Syracuse, New York, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the sunset at this Italian establishment. Try to plan your reservation around the sun setting. The food is tasty but not out of this world delicious. Service is slow but if you aren't in a hurry, it's perfect. Short cab ride from Palm Beach area. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank RunnerGirl224
Eatonton, Georgia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating dinner while looking at the sun setting over the water is the perfect way to end your day. The place is clean and the service is great. The menu is good, but quite pricey. Plan on this place when you come to Aruba.

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?