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“Barefoot w/Beautiful Sunsets” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barefoot Restaurant

Barefoot Restaurant
LG Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
297-588-9824
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Ranked #1 of 96 restaurants in Oranjestad
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef Gerco and maitre d’ Luc opened up their own beautiful outdoor restaurant! It is called Barefoot Restaurant “Elegant dining in flipflops”. A name that reflects their idea for dining on Aruba, in the breeze on the sand, while enjoying great food, and friendly, yet professional service. Gerco and Luc met a few years ago and quickly became close friends through sharing the same passion for enjoyable outdoor dining.
Quincy, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Barefoot w/Beautiful Sunsets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Fine dining in an elegant casual atmosphere. Where your flops. Tenderloin steak cooked perfectly to order on a bed of vegetables with a taste of mashed potato. Views of the sunset were beautiful. People dining on the beach with local kids jumping into the waterfront from the dock and planes coming in low made for interesting viewing.

Visited May 2013
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Ferrara, Italy
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Grande Cinema! The big movie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Good dishes and services, like the high level restaurants, but the different, and you pay it, is the ambience: half restaurant is on the sandy beach of Oranijestad. It's better the reservation, above all if you like diner on the sand.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sweden
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“Great views and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here in May, sitting by one of the beach tables at sunset with views of the bay. The food was very good, and the service friendly and attentive. The restaurant has a great location and can be highly recommended for special occasions!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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“The best dinner of our vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

By far the absolute best dinner we had while in Aruba. Of course the atmosphere was beautiful, the service was very good, but the food was delicious! We had the escargots & mushrooms and the scallops for appetizers, fantastic. For our main course we had the Romance of the Sea and a dish with grouper and shrimp, they were both outstanding. I would certainly make sure this was on my list of restaurants to go to while visiting Aruba!

  • Visited May 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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Southend-on-sea, England
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“Final Night Brilliance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

After dining at Barefoot earlier on our honeymoon we were impressed enough to chose it as our place to eat on our final night if Honeymoon in Aruba. It did not disappoint.

On both occasions we were blown away but the quality of service & food.

Tonight we went for a bottle of wine, starters each, mains each & a shared dessert coming in at a little over $100 - fantastic value especially considering the quality.

Starters; Roasted duck salad - delicious especially with the cranberries sauce. My wife had crab cakes which were "oh my god so good".
Mains; I had blackened Mahi Mahi with a pineapple salsa which again was fantastic. My wife had Snapper 'Old Amsterdam' & it's the best fish she's had in Aruba. Finally we finished with a fresh fruit salad - lovely.

I'm so pleased we returned to Barefoot to give us a great final night of Honeymoon. Great setting, great food, great atmosphere & service

We have eaten out nearly every night of our 2 week stay in Aruba & Barefoot is the best.

Love it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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