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Chef's Tables

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Bubali 16, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 587 8140
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in late June, hoping to visit one of our favorites, only to see it has closed. So sad, it was one of the best.

1 Thank Juno0621
Rhinebeck, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Night 1 3/26 Chefs table Cheese Grouper tasty crisp boursin and parm cheeses very nice and cheesey although fish purists would feel fish is lost seafood with garlic sauce Shrimp/snapper and grouper very nice steak w/ pasta just OK shrimp tempura app excellent very warm inside dining warm red wine

Thank mjregan
Darien, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This place has special tropical ambiance, very quiet and great for romantic dinner or family dinner where you want to avoid the crowds. I recommend sitting outside, the breeze was very refreshing. We tried the grouper cheese, daily special grouper and shrimp, port tenderloin and everything tasted great. Service was very good too. We loved the dessert choices and tried... More 

Thank Chav M
Long Grove, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was the first year I didn't make reservations for dinner every night - I thought we would take our chances and pick the brains of other guests at our time share for suggestions. We called at the last minute and were able to get in within 30 minutes. Not sure what was going on but we were one table... More 

Thank Lilyonthehill
Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We have been to chefs table the last 3 times in Aruba - great food - nice atmosphere - they serve a fish chowder - that is the absolute best soup I have ever had - it's the first place we goto each year - had a grouper and shrimp in white sauce special - that was outstanding - their... More 

Thank Chris K
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a very charming restaurant. It was the best meal we had during our week in Aruba. I loved my chicken meal and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his seafood plate. Everything tasted fresh and was good quality. We really liked the tapas sized desserts to end the evening. I would definitely go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jersey City, New Jersey
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146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant many times over the years and we've always had a decent meal. Knowing that they are never super crowded, and having a group of 10 on a Saturday night, we booked here because I figured they'd be able to handle a group of our size. Well, when we walked in for our 8:00 reservation, we... More 

Thank JC4Ever
Long Island, New York
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Good seafood prepared more towards the Arubian side and the Scandinavian side. leave room for the tapas desserts.

Thank Stuart P
Ottawa, Canada
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Service was a bit quicker than prior years but not rushed. We sat in the outside area and could feel the gentle breezes. She had the shrimp tempura and I had the apple/walnut salad. Both were good and would have again. We shared the 'Trio' of snapper, grouper and shrimp. The snapper and shrimp were OK but the grouper was... More 

Thank Heathercrest
Orefield, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Chef's Table is a bit out of the way and was pretty quiet for such a busy time for Aruba. If you go be sure to ask to sit outside, it is much cooler than inside. My wife had the Goat cheese salad which was very nice along with the stuffed chicken that she also enjoyed. I had the Shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bubali 16, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 587 8140

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?