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Waka Waka Safari Restaurant

Schotlandstraat 61 | Lok. 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 5600
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (80 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (27 reviews)
“ribs” (51 reviews)
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Caribbean, International
$$ - $$$
Schotlandstraat 61 | Lok. 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
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1 - 10 of 428 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ABC Jeep Tours included lunch in our excursion in Aruba. At the end of the tour lunch was included at this restaurant. Most in the group had bbq chicken, hamburger or hot dogs. Food was well prepared and hit the spot after our tour.

Thank Debby S
Reviewed December 13, 2017

We ate at Waka Waka after a jeep tour and were pleasantly surprised that the food was very good. The owners were very nice.

Thank Debb607
Reviewed September 29, 2017

BBQ Chicken and Rice & beans - yum. Sat outside under the awning with beautiful trade winds blowing and chickens roaming around the tables and bushes. Very quaint & memorable.

1  Thank Laura O
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Tried to make a reservation here during my vacation and was told they were no longer open. We had eaten here during a previous visit to the island and wanted to go back but unable to at this time.

Thank sglenn2503
Reviewed August 21, 2017

this place had a great vibe and the food was absolutely excellent. Great place for refuel after an awesome adventure

Thank Debra N
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We enjoyed our special evening out at Waka Waka! The food, drinks and the enviornment was nice. Even the boys found something they liked!

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Went here when we were on ABC tours (next door). Had a light lunch before a jeep tour. You don't want to have anything heavy before 4 wheeling through the country. Hit the spot for us.

Thank alandiamond2003
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We went for advertised Paella and were old they no longer cooked Paella on a Friday but they would do it for us. They should not have bothered. It was the worst I have ever eaten, and we had eaten it in this same restaurant...More

Thank Bornbrit
Reviewed May 5, 2017

I had dietary restrictions and noted them, and the server said it was fine. But nicely offered to check with the kitchen, who also said it was fine. But then when we started going through ingredients, realized it wasn't fine. So nicely offered to make...More

Thank MissWattson
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The food and service were both amazing !! We went to this out of the way place on our last night in Aruba ! Only wish we Had found it sooner ! We had the Paella for 2 and Sangria both to Die for !...More

Thank GrandmaHop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$6 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schotlandstraat 61 | Lok. 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 5600
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A small, family-owned restaurant serving hearty portions of local, home-style family cuisine as well as international. "Machi" (Grandma) Betty shares her traditional recipesresulting in excellent meals for any occasion delectable local dishes served with outstanding Aruban hospitality makes for a memorable dining experience at Waka Waka. Eat like an Aruban, and discover why we are "one happy island." There is limited seating, so please call for a reservation. We are locate 5 minutes away from all the major hotel.
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