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Driftwood Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We are located in the heart of characteristic downtown Oranjestad and offer you a unique dining experience. Enjoy the freshest fish, biggest shrimp, or the most succulent Caribbean lobster amid the rustic ambience of the natural driftwood dining room. Our menu includes a large variety of typically Aruban delicacies including our three star fish soup and our mouth-watering filet of fish served with a mild Aruban Creole sauce... A seafood lovers dream come true. Furthermore all dishes are prepared with an Aruban touch and accompanied by Pan Bati, our famous Aruban corn bread. We welcome you to our intimate and comfortable Aruban seafood restaurant where we will do our utmost to make your dining
$9 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The charter that we went out on was not a Driftwood charter but had a partnership with this restaurant.. as we were able to take the fish that we caught two the restaurant and had it prepared. We ate are barracuda and wahoo which was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WIpaintchip
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Come hungry as the portions are huge. If not a big eater you might consider splitting a plate. The Fish of the Day was swimming that morning - in this case wahoo. I had it Aruba style and it was delicious. My wife also enjoy...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Conveniently located downtown, we dined at the Driftwood twice this stay. Both times, good, fresh, local cuisine reasonably priced. Restaurant is a bit rustic, but the food is worth it. Very friendly staff from the moment you walk in. They will accommodate almost any requests,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DougM581
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. A local tipped us off to it and it was fantastic hands down! The catch of the day, probably catch of the hour, was Wahoo and Barracuda. My wife had Wahoo and I the Barracuda. Spectacular!! Our server(s) we professional and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Squinj69
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We fished that morning on one of the Driftwood Charters and was fortunate enough that my husband caught two Wahoos! That evening we ate at the Driftwood Restaurant where the chef prepared our fresh catch FIVE DIFFERENT WAYS! It was presented on a fish shaped...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pennycut
Reviewed 5 days ago

My lobster was amazing. My boyfriend's steak was filled with grizzle and was difficult to eat. Drinks were good!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pat L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have tried it a few times. Went back again because we were looking for somewhere in the walking distance and two other couples raved about it, so I thought it changed. It did not. Sorry Driftwood but you need to update the establishment or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank edconhd77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here our first night in Aruba. We both had the fresh fish of the day, Tuna and Wahoo, that was caught a few hours before serving... it doesn’t get fresher than that! I had blackened tuna and my husband had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 22snorkel
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 8 of us from 74 t0 10 years old so we had a range of things. VERY crowded and took a looong time for drinks to arrive. WE thought they were very oversweetened. Shrimp cocktail very tasty.. We had the Wahoo several different...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Olderperson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I had drifted right on by of this place, Had heard “what a great place, all the locals eat there” Well they can have it, food was substandard, typical tourist trap .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank david k
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from 382barbaraq | Reviewed this property |
hi, Sorry, we didn't have any crab legs
June 5, 2018|
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Check the Aruba Today paper for Driftwood deals.
August 16, 2017|
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Response from sinecure74 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride. Less than a 10 minute walk from cruise port.
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