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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (344 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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781 - 790 of 2,929 reviews

Reviewed April 28, 2016

This restaurant in right on the beach. Great place for a beautiful sunset. The food was very good but not great or even memorable. However, the service was outstanding & our waiter was very attentive to our needs.

Thank Sam651
Reviewed April 28, 2016

The location and view is beautiful. We went with a large group of friends and sadly sat inside (/outside under the roofing) but it was still a great experience. The goat cheese appetizer was excellent as well as the grouper. Service was great. We ate...More

Thank Hello420
Reviewed April 26, 2016

I was in Aruba for a week and not only was this the best food, but the most reasonably priced! Obviously you come here to sit in the sand and watch the sunset from your table, but you'll be sure to enjoy your meal as...More

Thank DBJ2012
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had dinner last week at Barefoot Restaurant. The food was great and the service was even better. The Manager was very attentive to our needs along with our waiter. Would recommend this place to all that are in Aruba. Eating on the White Sand...More

Thank Terry Y
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Aruba then you must visit this eatery. You eat out on the sand. They call it elegant dining in the sand. On the night we went there was a nice breeze. The atmosphere is very nice. It's a bit hard to...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Loved this place once again. The food is delicious and different and of course the view at sunset is spectacular. Love the mojitos.

Thank Juliann S
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and it was fantastic. Make sure you get a table at the 6.30 time frame for the sun set. I would suggest you make a reservation so you end up near the shore on the beach (which is the best place...More

1  Thank Basawake
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We just left there. I had the fattest sirloin I have ever had. I rarely complain. Our waiter was SO awesome and I apologize we can't remember his name. He tried everything to help us. Eventually after the manager made me feel guilty, waiter apologized...More

Thank Ginger R
Reviewed April 24, 2016

My wife and I have dined at many restaurants on the island when we have visited, but this was our first time to dine at Barefoot. What an unbelievable experience! First, the setting...tucked away right on the beach between downtown and the airport, Barefoot offers...More

Thank David B
Reviewed April 23, 2016

As frequent visitors to the island we have developed a list of favorites. Barefoot is at the top of the list. The food, service, ambiance and sunset view are all outstanding. The staff is very friendly and engaging.

Thank Vincent G
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American money
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
as far as i know, they never close. but go online and make them
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April 20, 2017|
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Response from jande59 | Reviewed this property |
Very good restrauant great food and service. Since its popular reservations are suggested for larger groups but Usually you would get seated without in a reasonable time. Seasfood seems to be the most popular choice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $40
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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