I had heard about Carambola prior to going to Aruba and was checking out their menu online. This was formerly La Petite Café, where I had and average meal. But reading the menu for Carambola sparked our interest. I am so happy we went. They really did a great job with the décor and it was very comfortable. We were greeted by the owner and he sat us. While we were waiting and reading the menu, they brought us a basket of bread, garlic butter, chili oil and pickled onions. We opted for the Sangria, which was really good, but a little pricey ($11.00) For starters I had the French Onion soup and my hubby had the ceaser salad. My soup was good, My husband raved about the traditional ceaser salad as it had anchovies and he wasn't disappointed. For our entrée we both chose the fresh catch of the day which was grouper. You have your choice of sauces for the fish which is presented on the side. We both chose the Aruban Creole sauce. It was presented very well, pan fried. The fish was fresh, flakey and not dried out. It was two large pieces and placed over a lot of fresh steamed veggies along with a side of the best mashed potatoes I have had in a long time. We were so full we opted for no dessert. The meal came to about $85.00 and they do not add the %15.00 gratuity. Our server Juan Carlos was awesome and saw we were well taken care of. They also serve breakfast and lunch. We will be going back again next year. It was a nice dinning experience and I am happy Carambola didn't disappoint.
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