“If you are looking for a breathtaking beach view, Aruba Beach Cafe is your answer”
Location, location, location. If you are looking for a breathtaking beach view, Aruba Beach Cafe is your answer. Ask to sit at one of the tables along the beach windows - you will have all the benefits of air conditioning along with a fantastic floor to ceiling view of the ocean, almost as if you had the sand in your toes.
Usually a restaurant with a location like this wouldn't worry about good food - but our experience was anything but ordinary. The Bimini Bread with their honey butter is fantastic, and also a humongous portion even in the half. Think brioche Caribbean style.
I had the portabello burger, which is angus beef topped with a huge slice of grilled portabello mushroom. Juicy, cooked perfectly and very tasty. Hubby had the blackened mahi-mahi sandwich, also very tasty. Prices are reasonable considering the location, our bill was about $80 including an appetizer, two entrees, alcohol and tip. Drinks are VERY reasonable compared to Miami prices, less than $10 for a mojito - on the beach!
They have a very unique way of handling a wait - BALLOONS! They assign you a phrase at the hostess stand, which corresponds with a certain balloon color/phrase (actually written on the balloon). You then hold that while walking around the bar area until the hostess finds you when it's your turn.
Highly recommended for beachfront dining.
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