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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Lovely dinner at Matthews
1. Lovely dinner at Matthews
"We stumbled upon Matthews a few years ago in Aruba."
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2. All you can eat ribs Tuesday’s
2. All you can eat ribs Tuesday’s
"We’ve come to Matthews all you can eat ribs Tuesday’s "
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3. Hidden gem
3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
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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 and daily happy hours noon to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm and Fridays wine and tapas from 5pm to 8pm. 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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my families first trip to Aruba and our first meal out on the town. We ate at Matthews and everything was perfect. Two for one happy hour, great food, great views, and our waiter Alfredo was kind and very attentive!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2020

We stumbled upon Matthews a few years ago in Aruba. Love the ocean view from the restaurant. Hubby and I decided to have the surf and turf dinner, it was excellent! Perfectly cooked and presentation very nice. Our server was MARCOS, he was very attentive...to our needs, made sure we were comfortable . His suggestions of dinner and dessert were very helpful. Would definitely go back again. Post note you feel very safe there, they have strict protocols because of COVID 19.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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atyourserviceagent, Director General at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I are on our first visit to Aruba and decided to go to Matthew’s for our first dinner on the island. Our server, Alfredo, provided quick and great service to us. Everything came out relatively quickly and the food was delicious. Thanks...again Alfredo!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best meal we had all week in Aruba plus’s top notch service from Dineen and her team. Had the all you can eat ribs and they were well cooked, fell off the bone, with just the right amount of sauce. Came with fries and slaw....First slab was so meaty and large, that I couldn’t eat more, but was offered more. Wife had pasta and salad, and both were great and salad had very fresh ingredients. Been here many times and they maintain consistency.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Matthews is a beach bar located inside the Casa del Mar Beach Resort. It's a great facility and the bar has lots of fun happening. That in itself provides energy and enthusiasm. I'm looking at some of the reviews as I'm writing this and they...are trumpeting the greatness of the food. Honestly, I can hardly believe that. Now, maybe they are talking about dinner and we had lunch. The menu is uninspired. There is nothing special or complicated. I doubt anything is made fresh, but bought from a food service company and prepared. That said, the tomato soup was good - our youngest had that. My wife had the tuna salad and it was pretty subpar. The quesadilla was very skimpy and ordinary. The burger was a burger - but nothing special. The fries were good. The service was very good. The staff was attentive and professional. I would give the food one or two stars. Overall, I give it three because it's a great facility and on the beach - amazing location and views - that elevates the overall to average - three stars.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant was recommended to us as a "must go to" by our children. Our dinner at Matthews was our BEST meal we had while on our vacation. The atmosphere was absolutely breathtaking and so romantic. Listening to the ocean while sipping our wine...was so relaxing. Doreen was our server and she couldn't have been any nicer, friendlier, funny and helpful with our meal choices and questions. We can't wait to return to Aruba and dine at Matthew's.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a zillion & 1 dining options in Aruba, for the quintessential beachside or on the beach experience, with true hospitality, delicious food, and heavenly ambience, you must visit Matthew’s. Our celebratory 25th wedding anniversary dinner almost didn’t happen. After a glitch with our reservation,...our hostess Valentina took the time to really listen, and then rallied her team around, and everyone very graciously responded, and saved the day! Our Romantic Sunset Dinner was the highlight of our entire Aruba trip. Having dined well in Paris, New York, Hawaii, and other places, none can compare to the staff’s care we received here. Our delicious food was expertly prepared, and served with pride. Service pacing of the courses by Rovena was leisurely, attentive, and personable. I cannot say enough good things about our time there. Come to Matthew’s, and you’ll see, taste, and experience it all for yourself.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, atmosphere, view, and especially the service at Matthew’s keeps us coming back year after year. I especially enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer, which could have been a meal by itself, but definitely shareable was fresh and delicious. I ordered the Covina fish for my...entree- never had it before- and it was delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals as well as dining right on Eagle Beach! A special shout to our server Valentina, who truly knows how to make a guest feel welcome and satisfied.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and to die for!! If you get there 30 minutes before sunset, you are really in for a treat!! Reservations are advised since it is the best place to eat on the beach. It is priced in the mid-range-about $25 per...person.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Matthews tonight! We had an excellent experience with Alfredo! He was very attentive and funny. Overall a great night.

Date of visit: June 2021
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cindyw0957
January 23, 2020|
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Response from Azi 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
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August 25, 2019|
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Response from lynnea991 | Reviewed this property |
No idea...we went for dinner
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128dream
January 21, 2019|
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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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

Yes, Matthew's Beachside Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Matthew's Beachside Restaurant offers delivery services.

Yes, Matthew's Beachside Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5