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Gostoso

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Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297)-588-0053
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New Phila., OHio
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is really off the beaten track but well worth the trouble to find. They offer a wide array of dishes with Portugese and Aruban influences which includes great seasoning. The owner is a bit of a micromanager which makes ordering interesting. We have been there a few times and appreciated the addition of a larger outdoor dining area... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This family type restaurant is not very easy to find but well worth the effort. It offers an interesting variety of Aruban cuisine, authentic in nature. The maitre offered the recommendations of the day and he was followed by the chef owner who was very friendly, quite garrulous and proud of the dishes he offered. Our party of 9 ordered... More 

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Oranjestaad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint and very amicable owner. Comes to table, sits right down with you. Explains the menu. Will customize any dish to likes, allergies. Sensitive to your needs.

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Burke, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For 27 years I've been traveling to Aruba. Gostoso's is absolutely the best. The service is fabulous, the atmosphere divine, and the food is better than anywhere else on the island and in the USA. It is my 1st recommendation to anyone that goes to Aruba. You can email ahead and make a reservation or call when you arrive. Try... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place last night on trip advisor and wanted to try it due to the reviews. It truly exceeded our expectations!!! The owner greeted us, told us the specials (which were presented like a story haha) and we were sold on several dishes. The fish soup and cream of vegetable soups were amazing, the octopus appetizer and great... More 

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Thank Petra1028
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hands down the best food on the island!! It's a little hard to find downtown, but it's worth the search! If this place existed in Fairfax, Virginia, there'd be a 3 hour wait!!!

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Thank JoeHer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good was delicious!! Services was excellent. The owner greeted us and was wonderful to talk with. If you are looking for a locally owned restaurant this is the place!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner of the restaurant greeted us before and after the dinner, wanted to be sure everything was good. It was. This was our first night in Aruba and the food was quite good -- got local fish, well prepared ... It is very reasonably priced.

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Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a typical "touristy" establishment. It has a local and quaint feel. Our appetizer was very good (bacalao), and each of of our entrees, goat and red snapper w/ mango were tasty. The owner and chef were very attentive. We did not stay for dessert. We had a great time and we highly recommend Gostoso.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we stepped into Gostoso, we were treated like family!!! The service was phenomenal and the food exceeded our expectations! We had the avocado stuffed with cod, conch, goat, beef carpaccio, mixed seafood and tres leeches for dessert! Everything was prepared to our liking! I have worked in the restaurant business for over 26 years and I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: (297)-588-0053
Description
Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?