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“Lovely evening and meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard #51, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 588-7300
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Ranked #27 of 159 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual and chic, Matthew’s is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday’s, Champagne brunch on Sunday’s and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely evening and meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed our night at Matthew's very much. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. The view and ambiance is spectacular. We were not rushed and we also did not wait too long to be served. Portions were generous and our grouper and steak were very well prepared. We will return again on during our week here.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful Food on the Ocean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here for our first night in Aruba since it was right at our resort, Divi Golf and Beach Resort, just across the street. The food was very good and we had good service. We ate at a table by the beach and watched the magnificent sunset. No complaints!

Visited July 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Great service, good food, but annoyed by flies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arrived early for our reservation and the staff were accommodating as well as let us choose the table we liked with beach/ water view.

Service was great, including all the additional service staff who helped throughout our meal. The female waitress we had provided excellent service. We enjoyed how the staff was personable, made conversation, and talked about Aruba too.

We enjoyed all the food: Ceasar salad, spicy shrimp appetizer, grouper entree, meat combination entree, and both mousse (chocolate & passion fruit) desserts.

The only problem we encountered was when our dinner was served, at least 20 flies started swarming around our food and us. The staff quickly responded with bringing and lighting a candle that sent the flies away. We visited Aruba last July and never encountered this problem. The staff explained how the flies arrive before sunset then after sunset disappear. After sunset, they did disappear. Therefore, we would recommend eating here and recommend planning a meal time after sunset.

We read previous reviews and thought the restaurant was close to the Radisson. The front at Radisson even instructed walk to the Westin and we'd see the restaurant straight ahead. We walked past where the Westin was, turned the corner curve, stopped at the Divi, found out it was about a 10 minute walk further, then took a taxi from Divi. We ended up taking a taxi back to the Radisson too. It's a lot further than we expected from the Radisson and thought it was worth the $9 each way taxi cost.

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Massillon, Ohio
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“Go here!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went here twice recently, June 24th (Tuesdays are all you can eat ribs) and June 26th (Thursdays are italian night). Both nights dinner was absolutely delicious! You have to go!!! I didn't make it through my first set of ribs, but my husband did, plus some! He said rounds 2 and 3 were even more tender than the first round of ribs! We both ordered off the italian menu (it was delicious) and we each got a free tiramisu (also delicious)! It was a great deal! We were highly impressed with everything - service, setting, food. It was all perfect! You're super close to the water. So pretty! And the prices weren't bad at all. I think this was the cheapest restaurant we ate at all week (other than Pizza Bob's one night). You have to go to Matthew's!

  • Visited June 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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Boston, MA
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“Great service, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a wonderful meal there with about 30 other people in our party and the staff executed everything perfectly. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing and the service was fantastic.
Great spot right on the water, too!

Visited June 2014
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