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$5 - $25
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American, Caribbean, Bar, International
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Went twice on one day. The first visit was solo and while the margarita was very light on alcohol ( I think they might have forgotten the alcohol it was that weak), the service was great. The 2nd visit for happy hour was a total...contrast. Took a while to get our order taken. We specially asked about the happy hour and were told the beer (limited range that it was) wine and top 3 cocktails under one of the cocktail sections were half price. Certainly not the range the bar next door had but we were okay with that was looking for something quieter. When the bill came we were charged full price for the beer. We queried it and we’re told only the coroners were half price. We indicated we had specifically been told all beers were half price. The response was I’m sorry, not do you know who told you so I can follow up, or I’m sorry you were given incorrect information, on this occasion I will hour the pricing you were told etc. Glad we only had 1 round or the error made by the staff would have cost us a lot more.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

What a great place if you are looking for a beach bar. The food and service are the best in the area.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

After a very long overnight flight we wanted something casual and on the beach after suffering through winter. This place delivered results. Great pizza awesome cocktails, good friendly service and very reasonable prices. My wife and I split an appetizer and pizza with a cocktail...each and it was under $50USD.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 25, 2022

Came with a group, placed an order. Our pizza was ok so we ordered a second pIzza, to have to wait almost an hour for that pizza. During all that time the waitress barely even bothered to check up pn our table. And this while...the place wasn’t even busyMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

Best bartender on the island great knowledge about the drinks. Collin served us beer like a boss. His charms and attitude definitely made our day. Food was also good awesome allround experience!!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 18, 2021 via mobile

Visited the Surfside numerous times during our 3 week stay in Aruba. The staff works hard, the food is excellent and not overpriced. 2 times a day happy hour! Watch the planes land and see the sunset!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 16, 2021

Great location after a day at the beach. There was a singer and his singing was good. Enjoyed seeing planes land and looking at the sunset.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

We decided to go here for lunch. Great location watching the planes land just next to the airport. The food was good. You can get a couple of loungers and an umbrella, as well. The beer was cold!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021

We visit this place for about 5 years. At first it was better then good. During the years prices went double and quality and service went down. From drinks and food not properly prepared to staff not paying attention and not even making effort to...set things right. Place gets one star for location not worth visiting anymore. What a waste of a place we loved to visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Alfons, Marketing at Surfside Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. We have discussed your post with each of our team members and confirmed that everyone realizes that guest service, quality food and offering a wonderful experience is our primary goal. Of...More

Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

We visited the Surfside beach bar with the kids. Great pizza, wonderful frozen drinks, cold Amstel bright beer and a nice ambience. We had a blast watching the planes landing and great place to watch the sunset.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

We waited over an hour to get service. Waiters were dismissive and didn’t pay any attention to our table. We needed to go ask the kitchen for service. Do we have to speak Dutch to get the staff’s attention? #disappointed

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

We had dinner at Surfside beach bar. We ordered the shrimps and saté, both were very tasty. The waiter was so friendly and served our diner very fast. The prices are very good for what you get!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

The food and location was ok.But the service was terrible. The waitress forgot to punch our orders correctly and we even let her repeat our orders thats why our orders came very late. She don’t even apologized for her mistake. Instead she went to the...kitchen and tell her colleagues that we complain. We saw them laugh and eyed us at our table. That’s why we went to confront them. We told them that we all worked in the hospitality industry we should never laugh and eye our costumers.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

This is a nice beachside restaurant with a pizza oven. Relatively inexpensive. Perfect spot for watching the sunset. Amazing views. Not my best meal in Aruba, but the drinks were cold! Plenty of outdoor seating.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021

We went today sunday to the Surfside Marina, and found this place that I didn’t know at the end of the beach. First impression was good, once seated things changed quite bit, no happy hour (when most of the places in Aruba around 6 pm...has one) , but at least beers (Amstel Bright) wasn’t expensive (5.50 $). Place’s nice, great location but….The service SO BAD and SLOW, you can die waiting for the waitress to order something, the staff was very incompetent in my opinion, she didn’t even ask for a tip knowing how badly she had served us. Anyway…if you guys wanna relax, and eat something easy this is not a bad place as long you have plenty of time waiting for a beer and the bill (curiously the food was fast).More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Alfons, Marketing at Surfside Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We do offer twice per day a happy hour (12pm - 1pm & 5pm - 6pm). It is our goal to provide you with the best product and service possible and...More

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Surfside Beach Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5