We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Claimed
Save
COVID-19 Update: Local restaurants need your support! Purchase a gift card directly from them and make a difference. Contact the restaurant for instructions.
Reserve a Table
2
Sat, 6/6
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Visit every year!! Must go
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
pugslee123
See reviews that mention next year
2. Love the ocean view
2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
See reviews that mention Love the ocean view
3. Hidden gem
3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
TomMcDonald
See reviews that mention hidden
About
Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients. Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
Reviews (2,481)
Filter reviews
2,318 results
Traveler rating
1,264
668
246
89
51
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
1,264
668
246
89
51
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ribs grouper sandwich tiramisu soup pasta filet fries casa del mar italian night rib night pina colada shrimp tuesday night our waiter beach side all you can eat lunch or dinner the wait staff
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed March 29, 2020

We had our sons wedding there on March 11. Everything about it was exceptional. The staff was wonderful. They had as much fun as we did. The food was delicious. You cannot ask for a better atmosphere. The beach is right there. I can't say...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2020

We’re thrilled to hear that you guys loved our wedding arrangement. Thank you for your wonderful remarks and for trusting us with your sons wedding! We strive for the best as customer service, food and overall restaurant experience, so it is really nice to hear...More

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

We wanted a meal that had a view of the ocean and ambience! It did not disappoint! The coconut shrimp was delicious! While we were there there was a 50th wedding anniversary with many people so it obviously do things right!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?1  
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2020

Good day! Thank you for this nice review:-) We are happy to hear you guys enjoyed your meal and that the view was as you expected. Moreover..yesssss we have a lot of wedding reservations and party's, we truly enjoy coordinating this. Thank you again, make...More

Reviewed March 25, 2020

We usually have a good experience at Matthew’s. Tuesday’s they have all you can eat ribs, which are very good

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2020

Good day thank you for taking your time to write us a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service at matthews! Fee free to visit us again in the future and please stay safe!

Reviewed March 24, 2020

We were staying at Casa del Mar so Matthew's was a convenient spot for most of our low-effort drink and food outings. We were frequent customers during the three-times daily happy hours with two-for-one drink specials. While we got off to a rocky start with...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Hi Robert thank you for taking your time to post a review. We are pleased to hear that you guys were frequent customers and visited us at Matthews. But honestly the information given is a bit concerning to us, we’re sorry that your experience wasn't...More

Reviewed March 23, 2020

We had a large group of 12 for Matthew's Beachside Resort's famous rib night. Unfortunately much of the island was closing down due to the coronavirus but Matthew's stayed open to serve us a wonderful meal and make our last evening in Aruba special (even...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Thank you Marilyn for your kind words! It's so good to hear that despite the virus situation you still managed to enjoy a good meal and an overall Matthews experience! Thank you for visiting, we hope you had a nice vacation in Aruba..come back to...More

Reviewed March 22, 2020

A Caribbean gem. We recently ate at Matthews and as usual , were delighted with our dining experience. I think most people judge a restaurant by four criteria; quality of food, ambiance, attention of waitstaff and price. Matthews receives high scores in each category. We...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Wow Thank you Massak02 for your kind words and for visiting us at Matthews! We strive to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you in everything! We appreciate our hardworking staff and It is really nice to...More

Reviewed March 21, 2020

The ribs are all you can eat and if you can eat more than two, you won’t have to eat for another day.

Date of visit: April 2019
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Hi Virginia thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our ribs and yes we can guarantee that you will leave with a belly haha. Make sure to visit us soon again, stay safe!

Reviewed March 20, 2020

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant has been a favorite for years - the setting is perfect for watching sunsets on the beach!...This year, we went twice within our visit to Aruba. Both times we had delicious food and excellent service...particularly from our waiter Marcos and his assistants....More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jan S! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with everyone. We agree, Marcos is the best! Unfortunately he is living abroad now, but we have other attentive staff members to take...More

Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

Our server was Marcos and he was amazing. Very respectful and polite. Meats were amazing along with the beach scenery. Favorite restaurant throughout our 8 night stay!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Hi Joseph thank you for leaving a nice review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Matthews's experience. And yess Marcos is amazing, we were very happy with him. Unfortunately he lives abroad now, he is not in Aruba. But it is always great...More

Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

I personally think it use to be better. The view is spectacular. But the food not so much anymore, been going for a long time and can tell the difference. Especially breakfast. If you want to see and be close to the Ocean then I...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
irellj, Marketing at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Hi Jackie thank you for leaving a review! First of all we want to sincerely apologize for your disappointing experience in our restaurant. However, we'd like to learn more about your perspective of changes and how we could make it better. Allow us to make...More

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Casa del Mar Beach Resort
796 reviews
.05 miles away
Aruba Beach Club Resort
390 reviews
.08 miles away
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
3,240 reviews
.15 miles away
Divi Aruba All Inclusive
3,511 reviews
.16 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Senses Fine Dining
209 reviews
.22 miles away
Elements Restaurant
2,125 reviews
.24 miles away
Ike's Bistro
1,399 reviews
.14 miles away
Omakase Sushi Bar
550 reviews
.14 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Eagle Beach
9,925 reviews
.97 miles away
Manchebo Beach
560 reviews
.17 miles away
Druif Beach
157 reviews
.32 miles away
Alhambra Casino
1,092 reviews
.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
cindyw0957
January 23, 2020|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are gluten free options listed on the menu. They do have takeout but I'm noit sure how extensive the takeout menu might be
1
Vote
C8758HEpamelag
August 25, 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from lynnea991 | Reviewed this property |
No idea...we went for dinner
0
Votes
128dream
January 21, 2019|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Irell J | Property representative |
Good evening allow me to answer your question.. Matthews is situated at a relaxing resort in Aruba in the high rise hotel area. We have an amazing scenery, music, we offer a great experience, the resort is beautiful, the... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing