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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (384 reviews)
“seafood trio” (44 reviews)
“crab cakes” (81 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had an amazing night at barefoot! The staff there couldn’t have been more helpful and professional. Nikki treated us like royalty, from taking pictures to informing us on top wine selection! The food was even better then expected from a restaurant that people think...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rgaeta0106
Reviewed 2 days ago

its a beautiful beach and it get more amazing when they have all the tables set up for the night, lights, the sunset, the beach etc, all together come alone to have a very unique and romantic dinner even when I was with my best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elpatiocafe
Reviewed 2 days ago

excellent food & service! along with a beautiful sunset view. a little noisy being near the airport but worth it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank luanneanton
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sure, restaurant is well located and attractive. Bug it fabled crab cakes and blackened mani are only average in taste. Service is excellent. Nice but not a memorable dinner. Go for a drink at sunset, then a try one of the other well recognized Aruba...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richardnj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the best dinner you can have on the beach. The staff is phenomenal. You cannot beat the atmosphere in January coming from the north. It was the favorite restaurant on the trip each of the last two years by totally different group. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pwhite6746
Reviewed 3 days ago

My favourite restaurant in Oranjestad. Not close to our hotel, but a nice walk from central Oranjestad. You can have a romantic dinner during sunset, but make sure to book it in advance as we been twice and only once we ate on the beach....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Anuphi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were dining at Barefoot on January 6, 2019. Beautiful setting, we preferred to sit inside. Appetizers were delicious. A few of us ordered the mango grouper that came undercooked. The Manager Nicky said because of the mango cream cheese on top of the grouper...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a reservation at sunset at Barefoot. We were promptly seated and given a complimentary glass of champagne since it was our honeymoon. We had a table right by the water. Our server was happy to take pictures of us at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TaylorEdwards0403
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have traveled to many places, and had some amazing food and service. But the Barefoot outdid themselves when 16 of us went there for dinner last week. We went to Aruba for our company incentives trip, and for our final night we went to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank allynsparkles
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dutch hostess and service was superb and if you pursue for a nice cosy romantic dining scenery, definitely go for a table on the beach seeing sail boats and landing airplanes. I had fish dishes: Scallops & bacon as starter was ok-ish although the bacon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank blossom28
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December 30, 2018|
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Response from Cindy5568 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know you will need to contact the restaurant. I think you can for some reason I thought I recall someone doing that.
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Very close to the Aruba Renaissance Resort and Casino but waaaay too from from the DIVI!!! Short cab ride suggested!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
  • E-mail
Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
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