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“Never had a bad meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marandi - CLOSED

Marandi
Bucutiweg 50 Parkietenbos, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 5820157
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Price range: $23 - $50
Cuisines: Diner, Dessert, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Marandi is Aruba's Sunset restaurant, one of the islands hidden treasures…Dine in a fabulous ambiance right above the turquoise waters on the “Laguna Pier”, either under a giant palapa hut or with the sky as your rooftop. Enjoy a majestic view of the Laguna Bay no matter where you are seated at Marandi, take in Aruba’s breathtaking sunset, totally surrounded by fishes, and later on the sparkling stars right above you… The sinfully delicious international flavored food, with a touch of the Caribbean combined with our attentive and friendly staff makes your dining experience second to none. You may also take a look into our ‘open’ kitchen, to see for yourself how our Chef and his kitchen crew are preparing the most outstanding dishes.The Marandi crew invites you to come, see and taste for yourself Aruba’s Sunset Restaurant, treat yourself to a not to miss dining experience!
West Islip, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Never had a bad meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a jewel on the island that has many excellent restaurants. A little hard to find but well worth the trip. The setting is picture perfect. On the water and great place to watch a sunset. Look over the railing from your table and watch the fish. Great menu and the food is outstanding. The amount of wine you get if you order by the glass is on the stingy side. Order it by the bottle if you want to get your money's worth. Overall, put this on you 'to do' list and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Marandi several times over the years. wonderful food. Excellent....as always.. .
Beats madame janette's by a mile......

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville, Maryland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“3 times--never a bad meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We always go back even though it's a little off the beaten track. It is great to get a 530 reservation and watch the sunset. this year we had pumpkin soup and curried triple tail (like grouper). It was really good and the service was special. They have interns from Holland who spend 6 months there and they are the best servers--always offering to take the picture and just doing a great job.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“an experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had a leisurely, romantic dinner watching the Aruban sunset, fish swimming up to the deck. The appetizers and entrees were delicious, as were the wine pairings. The best part was our server, Daniela, who was gracious, unhurried, patient (as we tried to get the camera to flash). We will most certainly return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Sunset Restaraunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A little hard to find - follow the signs just past the airport. You can have their fresh catch 4 different ways. There were 4 of us and we each thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The staff was great. The setting on the water is beautiful. A great experience!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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