We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant

California Lighthouse Z/N, Noord 0000, Aruba
+297 586-0786
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 26 restaurants in Noord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

642 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
    307
    151
    83
    60
    41
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view and great food! What else can you ask for? Excellent service - got that covered too. Menu has options sure to please everyone. We go as a family with several teenagers and everyone enjoys our evening at the lighthouse. Profiteroles and tiramisu made for the perfect ending!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, New York, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

this restaurant (at the base of the california lighthouse) offers a great view of the coastline of aruba. not surprising, sunset is a very popular time as you watch the sun dip into the ocean. we calculated when the sunset would be and made our reservation about 15 minutes prior so that we were seated and enjoyed a cocktail as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waterford, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Awesome views. Tremendous food. Delicious and beautiful presentation. You've got to try the Cannolli and Tiramisu. Probably the best all around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynnwood, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

After a beautiful ride out to the lighthouse one afternoon, we stopped in to have a drink at happy hour. We were greeted by a beautiful girl with a wonderful smile. Tatiana is, by far, the best Mojito maker on the island !! We loved the ambiance so much that we decided to make reservations for dinner the following week.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The setting is beautiful and we didn't have any complaints about the service but the food was average at best. Not really bad but certainly nothing exciting...bland and processed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Breathtaking view and staff and food amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant! A must when visiting Aruba! Definitely plan your visit around sunset!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I hate to write negative reviews. However, we were so dissatisfied with our experience here that I feel compelled to share the experience and prevent others from dealing with the same problems. First, the positive aspects: the view. It was gorgeous. We didn't make it over before sunset, but still enjoyed seeing the water and Aruba's lights in the evening.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westminster, Maryland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My group of eight had reservations for 8:00 PM. We arrived at 7:55 and were left standing at the entrance until 8:35. There were a number of tables open on which we could have been seated and at least started with drinks if they were so busy that we could not be seated and have our dinner orders taken. At... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cave Springs, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were so excited when we arrived with the beautiful setting and perfect sunset... We had reservations but still had to wait 20 minutes to get our table. Our waiter was less than interested and seemed put out when we had a question. I am not a fan of Olive Garden but I think there food is better. I had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Went there with all the expectations of a great resteraunt. Very disappointed service slow food ok. Staff let people run all over the place taking pictures of sunset very disruptive for a nice romantic experience. Not a great way to spend 150 dollars.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant also viewed

 
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
 

Been to La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing