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La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant

California Lighthouse Z/N, Noord 0000, Aruba
+297 586-0786
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Ranked #14 of 30 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
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English first
Mount Sinai, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We've visited La Trattoria many times. The view can not be beat. The food has been consistently good. A touch of rustic Italy in Aruba.

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Margarita
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The food in this restaurant is below average, and so is the service, considering there are great restaurants in aruba I would totally avoid this one and save time and money, food is quite expensive by the way ($25 for a -very bad- carbonara pasta), specially for what you get. The view is beautiful, but you can go, take pictures,... More

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had our wedding reception here on November 7, 2014. Everything was great. The food, service & atmosphere was just perfect. We had the lower patio outside all to ourselves. It was set up beautifully by our wedding planner Edwina Werleman. Arthur the restaurant owner was fabulous to work with & has an outstanding personality. Our DJ his name was... More

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Franklin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Grouper with fresh grilled vegetables was excellent. Service was good. Dining on the patio with sunset view, delightful. Prices in keeping for upscale restaurant.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Husband and I meant to get here before sunset but it just didn't happen. This place is lovely inside and out and I'm sure the view during the day is Amazing but the food was horrible. I've had better Italian food at the Olive Garden. Really a shame. I will say the Pasta fagioli soup was delicious and so I... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My party and I were totally disappointed. We were a party of 15 and arrived early for their dinner arrangements. We arrived at 6pm and had a lengthy wait to order appetizers. The waiter left in a hurry and we didn't finish ordering appetizers. I had to call our waiter back to add an additional item as an appetizer, he... More

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The atmosphere is absolutely stunning. I loved the view just before sunset. If the owner would hire a good chef he would have one heck of a restaurant. I come to Aruba 4x per year and it makes me sad to think that I can't ever take any friends here because the food just into at par with the prices... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

More people go for the sunset than the food but that is a mistake. Go for Happy Hour at sunset then sit on the lower terrace for a romantic meal with the lights of Palm Beach in the distance. Great service, good drinks and Italian food. The linguine puttanesca was the best I have had in a long time along... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

we chose pasta, which was terrific! Other chicken, beef and wonderful fish options. Have been here before. Great view from lighthouse area of much of the island. Service was really good!

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Georgia USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The view is ideal for watching the sunset. The drinks are very good. But we heard from locals that the food isn't good.

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Additional Information about La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant

Address: California Lighthouse Z/N, Noord 0000, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 586-0786
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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