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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Great view, ok food, and lots of bugs.

We ate outside with a great view of the Island, but there were tons of flying insects that kept landing on the food and us. The food itself was good, but not as good as you might expect for the somewhat high price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We ate outside with a great view of the Island, but there were tons of flying insects that kept landing on the food and us. The food itself was good, but not as good as you might expect for the somewhat high price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Simply put: you CANNOT beat this restaurant's view anywhere on the island. It's located a couple hundred feet from the California Lighthouse, which sits atop a hill overlooking the entire island. Once the sun begins to set, that's when the view becomes really spectacular. The colors in the sky, the way the ocean looks... It's one of a kind. Aim... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped by for lunch while visiting the lighthouse. The view from the patio is absolutely incredible, and we had an enjoyable lunch. Nothing to write home about, but the lunch prices were reasonable, and our server was friendly. Probably a bit pricey for dinner, but the sunset might make it worth it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Go for the view, have a drink, but go somewhere else for dinner. The food is kind of expensive and very average. It is a great view down the coast and we usually will go for a drink, and a salad... but then go somewhere else for dinner...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visit Aruba about once a year, have eaten here several times and always disappointed. View is amazing, food average at best, service average at best. However this last visit in July I asked other people around the pool and several said they had been and liked it. So maybe it is better. I only caution, enjoy the view, bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate here after discovering the restaurant on our trip to see the California Lighthouse. Our kids enjoyed the Pizza and we were able to order some nice Italian meals while taking in a gorgeous sunset view!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We didn't eat at the restaurant but had a drink at the bar and enjoyed the most amazing view from up there. You MUST go and see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Most Beautiful Place in Aruba!!! Our dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect !!!! Definitely a place you wouldn't want to miss out on while in Aruba !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had an amazing dinner here. The view from the tables is a million dollars alone. Both my wife and I were extremely pleased with our meals. Huge portions, may want to share. Excellent, and the owner couldn't be nicer. A must if info to Aruba

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ok this evening in April usually our first Restaurant was great, it is also very predictable. Service will be slow, That's ARUBA, food is usually good if they have not run out of what you ordered That's ARUBA . This small island does its best to service and sometimes runs into shipping or staffing or storage problems. That's ARUBA. Been... More 

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
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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