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“Unique Decor ....French flare.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
L.G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583 2100
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Ranked #72 of 167 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, Dessert, Pasta
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Kitchener
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Unique Decor ....French flare.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

While we were vacationing in Aruba we made reservations at a fairly new place called Carpe Dieme. The decor is fabulous. I felt like it was right out of "Alice in Wonderland". There were chandeliers, large tables with unique chairs, different sizes and styles. Absolutely beautiful and right at the pier. Gorgeous views of the water. The food was good. Their menus offer a lot of seafood caught that day. But be aware if they have a bad day fishing for menus items...they will not be available for dinner. We happened to be there for one of those evenings. There was no lobster, crab or certain fish due to a bad day out on the water.So, we a had many limitations for ordering. The food we did get was good but we were there specifically for the seafood. I would recommend this place especially for the ambience. Management is very friendly as well as the staff. Thumbs up!!!

Visited March 2014
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Cochrane, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Not worth the stop”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I loved the restaurant... beautiful decor and wonderful view, but the food was cold and very overpriced!

Visited April 2014
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“Stunning visual and taste experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The setup is breathtaking, the eclletic decoration is amazing and has something special In every corner , it is better than many contemporany art exhibits, combine this with a Great location, Great view and very Nice Staff and you hardly can get a better moment, the name of the restaurant is most appropriate. Oh and by way the food is also great.

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Seattle
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“An Unexpected Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

As we were walking along the waterfront, we came upon this restaurant with an all white interior and beautiful chandeliers throughout. The food was outstanding and the presentation gorgeous. Their cocktails were marvelous. Would definitely go again!! A must do for visitors to Aruba- The Happy Island!

Visited May 2014
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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“a living room feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Recently went to aruba and had dinner at this restaurant that was not like anyplace i have been. The decor makes the place. All in white - two swings hang from ropes - each table is a different type - no matches - crystal chanderliers - open air - views of the harbour are just steps away. I highly suggest you make a night of it. Enjoy the food and midic and take it all in.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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