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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pinchos Grill & Bar

Pinchos Grill & Bar
LG Smith Blvd 7 | Surfside Marina, Oranjestad, Aruba
2975832666
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Ranked #10 of 167 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Moreno Valley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

On our recent trip to Aruba we ate at Pincho for my Son and Daughter-in-law's wedding anniversary and it was absolutely wonderful. Everything--service, ambience, food and setting was beyond reproach. We ate at some really good places but Pincho was by far the best. With their setting they could have mediocre food and still be popular. There was nothing mediocre about anything--I would highly recommend it too anyone.

Visited April 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great atmosphere! The restaurant is located on the water and has a great outdoor concept. It is inviting, romantic, and intimate. Service was somewhat lacking, but the food was very good. If you go try to arrive prior to sunset. It is a great place to have dinner as the sun is setting.

Visited April 2014
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Rio de Janeiro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I went to this restaurant in Jan/14. Made previously a reservation online, arrived early to watch the sunset, and was seated at an excellent table at the corner of the deck with view both to sunset and the beach. Food and service were also great, and price was fair.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jamestown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Spectacular View!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The view is breathtaking, however the food is mediocre. It has the potential to be a top notch restaurant, but it just doesn't quite get there. Something is missing. For the price that you pay, you expect better quality. I had the filet mignon which was over cooked and under seasoned. My husband had the grouper which was tasty, but the portion size was small. Considering the many fine dining locations on the island, I'm not sure that this would be worth a second visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Agawam, Massachusetts
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
“Excellent Food & Beautiful View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Pinchos Grill & Bar is wonderful outdoor dining on the ocean. It is located on the pier at Surfside Marina, located on L.G. Smith Boulevard in Oranjestad and is open from 5 pm until midnight. There is plenty of parking. After parking, walk through the courtyard behind the lodging to find the walkway out to the pier.

We have been enjoying this restaurant for many years now and make a point to eat here every time we visit. On our recent visit in March we dined here twice. Our favorite meal is one of their most popular dishes, the pan-seared Caribbean Grouper, served with a very delicious rice and mixed vegetables. The second time we dined here, they offered a special that included shrimp with the grouper and that was excellent also. This dinner is the perfect portion and is priced very reasonable. They also offer another favorite, the Blue Cheese Tenderloin. Our waiter, Erik, provided excellent customer service with a smile.

This small restaurant cooks all its food on a grill, as it is located on a pier, and may take some time to prepare. While waiting, enjoy the ambiance of this romantic location and a cocktail if you wish and enjoy the freshest seafood and most delicious steaks. Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner in this location or arrive after dark, as it is beautiful at any time you choose to visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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