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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here twice. Staff was friendly and food was good but not great - though having been on this island for a week now, it might be a 5 for Aruba. Some dishes were innovative and tasty and others were just okay. Definitely worth...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Fritch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't even get in.... was sushed away by the staff because there was no place available. And the couple behind me was greeted with a smile and given a choice of in or outdoor dining..... There was one difference, I was local and the couple...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank commandantbrwaruba
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, fantastic food. Had the carbonara and shrimp stuffed avocado as an appetizer for the table and the bone in pork chop special with the caramelized onion honey sauce special. Creative menu, top notch taste, exceptional value in price. Set inside the Owners home...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mihalis271
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best and cleanest food on the island. Everything is delicious. Cozy feel. Great for any occasion. The staff is very friendly. Number 1 restaurant

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank M3140NZjohnd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an excellent dinner or lunch in Oranjestad, go to Gostoso! Meaning delicious or tasty in Portuguese, it did not disappoint. The charming and animated owner/proprietor Jose Do Nascimento came to Aruba as a child from the Portuguese island of Madeira....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 118carolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. So small and cozy. My waiter was awesome very nice and attentive. My appetizer was delicious and so was my meal I really enjoyed this place. My drinks were even delicious. Everyone really enjoyed this mom and pop place.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank colleenabbate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first went to Gostoso because of the TA review and it seemed like a local's favorite and in an out of the way location. This is one of those small "mom and pop" type of restaurants that we like so much. After you are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 284TomD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family and kids, owner actually stayed open for us when he was getting ready to close. Had stuffed chicken which was a amazing. My hubby had grouper which was delicious. Kids even enjoyed chicken nuggets and fries.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cbranc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deep fried sushi with plantain instead of nori and rice was amazing! They had a three course set price lunch menu. It was a good value and a lot of food. I tried the goat. It was very tasty. My partner had chicken parmesan which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Compass813340
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from this rest. Service was very good, and my chicken breast had a very sophisticated sauce, served well cooked. Partner had snapper and loved it. I would endorse the review that said to order off the specials, they were hard to choose...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank CliftonParadiso
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Alan H
December 15, 2018|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
THey are open everyday for lunch except Monday.
October 29, 2018|
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Response from Pamela C | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant isn’t that far but certainly need a cab. It’s not in town it’s in a residential area. I’m not sure about reservations I’ve only been there for dinner.
October 21, 2018|
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Response from liliana68 | Reviewed this property |
We have been there 5 times and always made the reseration the same day early afternoon..sometimes we just walked right in....
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