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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 - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Kathleen E
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Sanford S. W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant!! We got great service. The owner explained us the recommendations on the menu with passion. Beautiful seafood and meat that falls apart when you cut into it. Good service. For couples this is the place to be, to have a romantic night out! We loved it and we sure to come back.

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Thank Valedy S
Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit hard to find in town, but worth the cab fare. Food and service excellent. The owner is on hand to insure this. Reasonable price for Aruba

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Aruba. Food is always good, exceptional! Service is attentive, Jose makes sure he comes to the tables and chats with customers. Parking is very limited, but most people taxi there!😂

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Thank bacchus6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recently vacationed in Aruba and texted us to tell us we MUST dine at Gostoso's... He highly recommended the pork chop... my us and, daughter & I each ordered off the specials menu and each dish was deliciously prepared! Pork chop, surf & turf, and a mixed seafood plate - each one better than the next!!

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Thank Evelyn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Gustoso because of their write up in Menu magazine and Trip Advisor reviews. We knew the stewed goat was highly rated and my husband loves goat, but who knew that they would have excellent beef carpaccio and the best red snapper I've had since I've been on the island? We've already eaten at a lot of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a small cosy restaurant in Aruba,with the mix of Aruban,Portuguese and Venezuelan influences,you can try a unique apetizer like the creole sushi's or the different way that they make saltfish,(bacalao,or bacala)and the espetadas,to name a few good stuff,i am a local musician and i alway's recommend this place to my guests

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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