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“Favorite spot on Aruba” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marandi - CLOSED

Marandi
Bucutiweg 50 Parkietenbos, Oranjestad, Aruba
00297 5820157
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Price range: $23 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Dessert, Diner
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Pleasantiville, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Favorite spot on Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

No annual visit is complete without dinner at Marandi. This gem of a waterfront restaurant is one of the top 3 restaurants consistently in Aruba. Follow the signs just past the airport and you will be treated to a super friendly staff, amazing food, and wonderful location. Get there just before sunset for a real treat.

  • Visited February 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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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best complete package”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A beautiful view, excellent service and a fabulous meal. You just can't beat the full package.

We had a meat dish -- Ossobuco -- and a fish dish -- Tripletail -- both were equally superb.

  • 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A 6 on a scale of 5”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Location beautiful, follow the signs. Service wonderful. Meal delicious.
Everyone waits on you, stops by to see if you need anything, or take a picture of you. All of this without ever disturbing the experience.
Drinks are excellent. We had mojitos, regular and liquor 43. The smoked white fish appetizer was delicious. Looks small but fed two nicely. We had mahi and triple tail. I think we both had Fishermans Choice... sauce was butter & ???. It was great. We finished with sorbet desserts. Really good! An unhurried delightful dining experience, which is what the island is all about.

  • 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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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Great dining experience on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I ate here on the first week of our 2 week trip to Aruba in February, 2014. We had a 6pm reservation so that we could see the sunset over the water. We were seated on the deck right at the water and the view was amazing. Our hostess and waitress were extremely friendly and polite. There were 2 types of fish that were the catch of the day and I ordered one and my wife got the other. One was triple tail and the other I'd never heard of nor can I remember the name of it.The fish was excellent and as fresh as could be. The entire meal was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Marandi is located south of the airport. Once you pass the airport you will see the signs. It is very easy to find.

  • Visited February 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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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of our favorite places to in while in Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We have a few favorite restaurants in Aruba and we always visit Marandi and their sister restaurant "Que Pasa". You will not be disappointed. The food excellent and the view of the sunset while you dine is spectacular as you sit over the beautiful Caribbean. As always everyone is friendly.....remember this island's motto: One Happy Island !!

Visited February 2014
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