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The Aruban Chef - CLOSED

Tanki Leendert 247-B, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 587 9300
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Apr 10, 2014
“This place has closed.”
Aug 20, 2013
“Good Local Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Tanki Leendert 247-B, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have been here since February 2014 and the place is deserted. Just this past week they are doing some renovations so who knows whether The Aruban Chef will return or it will be another restaurant/business.

Thank Dreamer W
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stumbled on this place while looking at houses in the area and went in for lunch. Surprisingly good food and service; a little quiet but it was a quick meal. We were impressed enough to try it for dinner a few days later: the...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Small restaurant caters to local, not too many tourists venture out in locale. Good service and local cuisines.

Thank atcnj
Reviewed June 24, 2012

I was there on a special celebration on last sunday and I am deeply dissapointed at the service there. Even thou I reserved in advance for 7 persons and 3 kids with the pre-ordered meal, it still took them 2 hours to even get our...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Away from the resorts. Real local food simply prepared and delicious. The proprietor was engaging. We really enjoyed trying authentic Aruban cuisine. Only about a 10 minute taxi ride from the High Rise Section. Well worth the trip!

Thank stjsnews
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Arroz con Pollo, Seafood Paella, and Fish Filet (I think it was grouper) plus 2 juices, 1 soda and 1 beer. Total came to US $42.00. Great lunch spot in between Philip's Animal Garden and the Casibari Rock Formations. It will be on your right...More

Thank JustAMomOf2
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Their goat stew was delish! It is still on the bones, so you have to work at at it a little, but it is so flavorful! We got an appetizer that I can't remember the name of, but it tasted like an enchilada. It was...More

Thank M P
Reviewed February 26, 2012

The Aruban Chef is a local establishment off the beaten path and has a nice, family-owned feel. The owner personally greets and chats with each table at the end of the meal. My husband and I both ordered the cabrito stoba, or goat stew. We...More

1  Thank expat81
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Call the atmosphere simple, but the rest is what Aruba is all about! The menu is dedicated to local specialties and they have to be tried. The polenta appetizer is to die for. We liked it so much we ordwred more! The chicken stew was...More

1  Thank Westchesternyed
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Want to enjoy some authentic Aruban dishes away from the resort crowds? Then the Aruban Chef is a great choice. We went there at the recommendation of one of the locals and it did not disappoint. Easy to get to and worth the trip. I...More

2  Thank JimJamz2
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tanki Leendert 247-B, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 587 9300
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