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Taste My Aruba

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Updated 09/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/30/21 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. The best service in the Island
1. The best service in the Island
"goes above and beyond to make each guest feel taken care of"
marissao643
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2. The True Aruban Experince
2. The True Aruban Experince
"The staff is amazing and the food even better."
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3. An unforgettable Experience!
3. An unforgettable Experience!
"Excellent service and great food."
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About
Welcome to Taste My Aruba! We are an authentic, family-owned, farm to table and sea to table restaurant. We believe that food is culture. When you take a seat and enjoy a meal in our outdoor garden, you will be able to enjoy the flavors that are unique to the island alongside friends, family, and loved ones. Each day brings new food, and with that our menu is never the same. Everything here is from Aruba and for Aruba. All of the meals that we serve consist of only fresh, local ingredients. Join us for dinner and experience the culture and soul of our beautiful island.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Dining bars
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are not enough stars to rate Taste My Aruba! What a fantastic dining experience! We came to Aruba finally after several postponements due to Covid and pregnancy and wanted to try the restaurant we had heard so much about. They did not disappoint!!!! The...atmosphere as soon as you come in the door is warm and inviting like coming for dinner at the home of a friend! The dining area is open and very unique, loved the courtyard style setting! The staff was very friendly and provided great suggestions on beverages, appetizers and entrees. I tried barracuda for the first time on Andres advice, it was delicious, good call! The food was fantastic, so good I’d walk there on crutches! I actually did cause of bad directions from the map app. I had knee surgery not long before vacation and am still on crutches so when the map app sent us to their old location ( not Taste My Aruba’s fault) I made a hike just short of a mile on my crutches! For a dining experience like that I would do it again in a heartbeat!!! I just cannot say enough about Taste MyAruba! The other staff paid attention to our daughter they carried her around, played with her, and generally kept her so entertained (I believe she met everyone in the whole place, they wore her out so much that she fell asleep before we got home and actually slept late in the morning!) Her mommy actually got a break from a one year old and was able to eat in piece! That was worth a million bucks right there! Such a fun place with amazing food and a wonderful staff Taste My Aruba has to be a stop on your dining itinerary!More

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

We just love the ambience. Small but sophisticated in its own way. It reminds me of some restaurants in Europe and Greece. The food was so fresh and done to perfection. Presented very well . Staff was engaging and really pleasant. Again one of our...goto places. Decor was the best.More

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

We reserved for Valentine’s Day before we even had our flight to Aruba booked! We had gone in November 2021 and really fallen in love with the family feeling and great local fresh food. The service was great (hey Shareen) and the owner seems like...a beautiful person! We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked it here. Off the beaten path. We sat in the outdoor garden. Food was amazing. We will return.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and attentive service. We sampled many different dishes and everything was stunning. The mojitos we had were delicious and were made with freshly-picked mint from the courtyard garden- wow!! Make sure when you make a reservation to request for courtyard seating- this made our...experience romantic and special. The owner made sure our experience was special and had us try their homemade limoncello- a delicious way to end our meal. The octopus fantasy appetizer was gorgeous and the lobster noodles were rich and well-seasoned. Absolutely stop here for a memorable Aruban dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food. We ate the snapper and tuna. My son had the lobster with dark noodles. Very delicious. Will be returning.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service My octopus appetizer was amazing. We loved the fish dishes. One of our favorite restaurants on the island

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the flavors of all the food we tried. My husband ordered the amberjack fish and I had the drunken noodles. Although my food had amazing flavor, my pasta came out cold, the ceviche clearly lacked flavor (we couldn't find a single leaf of...cilantro in it). Also, the ginger ale had run out of syrup and it was off-putting. I didn't expect such a mediocre experience from such a highly-recommended restaurant. I would be hesitant to return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful evening with good food and ok. service. When the bill came the fun was over. I said it could charge an extra $10 tip. According to the waitress, the tip is 15% of the amount. In our case, that would be...$30. I believe that I can decide for myself how much to tip and I don't think it's fair that the customer is obliged to pay 15% of the total amount. I'm sorry because everything else was to your liking.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance created by the owner and staff complement the amazing dishes served. Don’t miss the cashew cake. In addition, we had the Octopus Fantasy, 2 lb lobster, black ink pasta and lobster, and the Aruban meatballs. We informed them that we were told it...will be our best meal in Aruba, and without a doubt, the open-air seating combined with all of the other elements mentioned above made this our best dining experience! We almost felt like family.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the small courtyard we ate in! It was peaceful and felt like eating at home. The menu is available when you arrive, not online. At the moment it consists of fresh caught seafood appetizers, entrées, salads, soups & pasta dishes. We had octopus, fish...cakes, (the best) funchi w/ homemade tomato jam, barracuda & the dessert assortment. We were treated to a homemade chili pepper relish with our entrée that was as hot as they warn you it is- it was delicious! We had a glass of their homemade limoncello too, also delicious! Andrés was our server that evening and he was great. Nathaly came by everyone's table to greet them, very nice. Everyone there was friendly, attentive and as their tee-shirts state: unpretentious! We very much enjoyed our evening there and our surroundings. Highly recommend trying to get a table in the courtyard rather than on the street, it's just very cozy & cute. We will be back the next time we visit!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

The staff is amazing and the food even better. From the moment we walked in they were so welcome and sitting in the outdoor courtyard is awesome

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

This is the second time we visited Taste My Aruba, because we really enjoyed the first time we went about 1-1/2 years ago. Since then, they moved to a different location, but it was still walking distance from our hotel, Renaissance, and beautifully decorated inside...and outside. They have lots of local fish that they catch that day. I had Squid ink pasta (like Venice cuisine) with local lobster. The lobster was so sweet and meaty, and the pasta was perfectly al dente. My husband had Grilled Red Snapper and it was simply grilled right. The service was very friendly and attentive. Our server, Andres and his helping staff, Sam and Shareen were very attentive and friendly. And the last but not least, the chef and all the kitchen staff were fantastic! Thanks to them all, we enjoyed the wonderful my b-day dinner! P.S. Homemade Limoncello was delicious, too!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

Wow! My wife and I went to Taste My Aruba in May of 2022. I had the smoked old fashioned which was one of the best whiskey drinks I've ever had along with a wonderful smell. We moved on to an octopus appetizer which was...the best thing we ate in Aruba over the 5 days we were there. We finished with the Amberjack fish and squid ink pasta with lobster...both highly recommended. Our servers were attentive and available and we would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone, especially if you can sit outside in the back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

Awesome ambiance, great food and staff!! Love this little hidden gem. Authentic Aruban hospitality! It’s a must. ❤️💯❤️💯

Date of visit: April 2022
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Josiepug
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Response from nathalydemey | Property representative |
I would say an hour and a half
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steveandbarb
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Response from nathalydemey | Property representative |
Hi we only have outdoor dinning
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By bus or cab. We are downtown
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Yes, Taste My Aruba offers takeout services.

Yes, Taste My Aruba is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Taste My Aruba is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5