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Barefoot Restaurant

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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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About
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
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favorite restaurant of our trip. I had the seafood trio and my partner had the Surf and Turf. Both were amazing and having our toes in the sand was so lovely. We had a cloudy night so no sunset but the staff...was exceptional and very attentive. I would eat here again in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second time at barefoot and great food and service. We loved our waitress Charlotte! We will definitely be coming back!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved eating here. we saw a beautiful sunset as we eat our delicious dinner of fresh fish and shrimp YUM, on the beach. Staff was very friendly and very accommodating. I think this was the best dinner I had during my entire vacation. Highly recommend...eating here.More

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

Their responses via email were always prompt, and even able to accommodate us for our late arrival, thank you! I was told there were no more tables available on the beach for the time I chose when I made reservation, but they reserved one on...the deck by the beach was also perfect! Thank you! Food was awesome! That was our first dinner in Aruba, it was for my son’s bday, the whole trip was for him actually, he loved the food, he loved the atmosphere, we were amazed by the view from where we were seated, Aruba is beautiful! Service was top notch! From the hostess to the server to the bus person, everybody was so nice and attentive. Thank you! And finally, thank you for the surprise bday candle (fireworks? Lol) and singing bday song to my son, he felt like a king lol thank you all for helping us create beautiful memories! We love Aruba, we’ll definitely visit again, and next time, I’ll try to book a table on the beach lol my son really wants to feel the sand at dinner, and won’t get yelled at hahaMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of all the places we went, this from an atmosphere point may have been the best. Eating on the beach, planes coming down not far away, sunset pictures, it was pretty awesome all around. Service was also awesome. But if we are being completely...honest, the food was very very average for an expensive meal. Truth be told, we didnt mind, food was good enough, and atmosphere made it worth it. Its 100% worth going here, but dont expect amazing food, just soak in the experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and ambience were great. We had a fresh fish dinner and variety of deserts. The service and staff were very professional. We also met with Nicky the Manager… who was very personable and caring….excellent customer service.. The key lime pie and snickers deserts...were to die for. Book ahead if you want a table… we were fortunate to get a table because of a cancellation.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a great dinner in Aruba. By far one of the best views of the sunset. I made this dinner reservation online ahead of our trip and mentioned that we would be in Aruba for our honeymoon. When we got to the restaurant,...we were brought to a table right up front by the water and given complimentary champagne. This was such a nice touch that the waitstaff recognized our celebration. Our waitress charlotte was so great. She was so attentive and kind. She made sure that we took our pictures in front of the sunset at the most perfect time. She also was kind enough to call us a cab back to our hotel at the end of the dinner. This was a recommendation from a friend and I will continue to recommend this restaurant to everyone I know going to Aruba.More

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

The view is lovely and the service excellent but the food was average at best. My friend’s steak was undercooked and my scallops were undercooked and cold when they arrived. You can hear planes taking off from the airport and boats often drop anchor close...by and blare loud and annoying music. Don’t waste your money.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to be at the closest table to the water. This is not a feet in the water experience, rather - just close to the edge. Dinner was very good and the service was very good; however, as the sun began to set,...swarms of people came right infront of our table! Next door, there is a loud bar/music scene as well - so if you are looking for quiet and romantic, this is not the place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

Went to this restaurant four years ago and returned there for dinner last night. Got there in time to see the sunset on the beach. The service was good and the server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious and nicely presented. I had...the bartenders drink of the day and enjoyed the refreshing mix. Would recommend to anyone coming to the island for a great atmosphere and meal.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

First time Aruba and of course we booked Barefoot already months ago. We wanted the spot closest to the sea…. What an amzing place. The food and wine are amazing, our waitress Charlotte (and all other staff ofcourse) was so extremely kind, and the sunset….....well, check the pics, it is definitely the best food of Aruba and the upmost beautiful place to enjoy dinner with your loveones.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

We visited with a party of 12 that included family and friends. We were promptly greeted and seated at our reservation time. The service was impeccable even with a large group and multiple checks. We sat outside and it started to rain during our visit....It’s obvious the staff have practiced because we were shuffled inside while the staff attended to the table. After the brief shower each staff member had a clear responsibility which had us seated in minutes. Great job by all.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

Had dinner there the other night with friends who hadn't been here before. Once again, good food and service. A few of us had the mustard soup, which was good, but not the best we've had. Everyone had grouper as an entree except me; I...had the snapper Old Amsterdam. Our friends wanted blackened grouper which they made and my wife had the Caribbean grouper. All the entrees were good. One of our friends only eats gluten free, and they brought out special bread for her. Carla was our server, and was super friendly and efficient, checking back oftern. They did, however, auction off the food. Prices are par for the course for this kind of restaurant on the island and while I was bummed I couldn't get a reservation on the beach,it ended up not being a big dea, since we all spend the winter here. We really had a great time.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022 via mobile

In my opinion, the dinner of the vacation. Our sever, Mario, was incredible. It started with the bread and the garlic butter. Mario smiled and said “you want more bread, don’t you?” Yep, he was right! Warm and fresh. We started with the two tuna...and the goat cheese medallions. Then we went for the fish. I then went for the blackened mahi mahi, my friend the shellfish trio. Both delightful. But it’s the location that makes this a perfect couples destination for dinner: On the water, on the beach. Take your shoes off and enjoy as we did. Oh, and don’t forget to have the bananamisu for dessert, a banana version of tiramisu!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Lus was an amazing waitress. The entire staff worked together seamlessly. Drinks and water were refilled without waiting. The food was delicious. I am a vegetarian and the lasagna was amazing! I also enjoyed the caprese salad and the rose wine! My boyfriend and I...loved the beach atmosphere. Reservation at 6pm is perfect for sunset. I really enjoyed the service and not feeling rushed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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It's right before the airport so allow 20 minutes.
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It was about $90-$100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barefoot Restaurant

Yes, Barefoot Restaurant offers takeout services.

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

Barefoot Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5