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Quinta del Carmen

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Monumental Courtyard Dining
PRICE RANGE
$24 - $48
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Dutch, Seafood, International, European
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not have a reservation for dinner and decided to see if we could get in to Quinta. They had nothing to offer for outside dinning so we opted to eat inside. The Martinis 🍸were quite good. The service was spotty 🤷‍♂️ 2 meals...excellent 1 meal just fair and the snapper & Brie special not good at all. The waitress did remove that meal from our bill 🥴 maybe an off nightMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here in the tapas garden on our last night in Aruba and it was the perfect ending to our trip. The restaurant is so beautiful with several different outdoor sitting areas and a small interior. The staff were all friendly...and helpful and the tapas garden was casual and comfortable. The selection of tapas was great and they even had some specials that were recommended by our waitress. They had a fun selection of cocktails and a great wine list. I was so pleasantly surprised by this place and will definitely return if we ever end up in Aruba again!More

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

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge as delicious and off the path. We had to take a taxi to get there. We are so happy we did. It’s a hidden gem! The grounds and home are lovely and a piece of...history. You can read more about it on the last page of the menu but they even have pieces circa the early 1900s incorporated in their decor. You can choose to eat outside or in and they have done a spectacular job making you feel like either way you are in your own universe. The food was absolutely worth the 10 min taxi drive and leaving the main strip. It was delicious. I had the grouper and my husband had barrimundi. Both perfectly cooked with vegetables different than we got the rest of our week trip. You can bring kids as there was a large party with children. We went as a couple and most were couples. The pricing is about the same as any nice restaurant in Aruba. Now I get to the most above and beyond part, while everything here is spectacular, the wait staff are just beyond anything I’ve ever seen! They are all happy and hospitable but they seem to be like one big family and you are part of it! Never did my cup run dry or did I want for something. They all worked together and were on top of it! I felt like royalty and yet comfortable because they were all so kind and at ease. A meal to remember and a dining staff I will certainly never forget! Thank you all! And to the chef!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are repeat visitors due to the garden ambience, the fabulous service, and of course the delicious food. Our meals were fantastic! We shared the crispy shrimp for appetizer. Our dinners were the Seafood Paella and the Truffle Pasta (I requested they leave off the...chicken though). Everything we had was prepared as requested, served expertly and a delicious experience. For us it is a must visit when in Aruba.More

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

Wow wonderful service with amazing food, all the salads are delicious. The soups are homemade and full of flavour. The surf and turf was exquisite the steak melts in your mouth and the shrimps where fresh and huge.

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

This was the best we’ve eaten so far. The steak had amazing flavor and made you want to keep eating even when you were full. Everything from the appetizer to the main course to the dessert were just phenomenal. I had the Skirt Steak A...La Parilla and the BBQ sauce was probably the best I’ve tasted. The pineapple carpaccio tasted like red hots to me and I thought it was great too. Finally the aioli butter served with the bread as a starter was amazing and I just wanted to keep eating it. Would definitely visit again on our next trip.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 28, 2022

We made a reservation last minute at the recommendation of some other couples. The short rib special was delicious as was the grouper with mushrooms and truffles. The pumpkin pie didn’t live up to the hype.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2022 via mobile

Best meal experience so far this trip. Ambiance was beautiful. Zulay was our server and she was bubbly, knowledgeable, fun and efficient. She provided great suggestions. They even have gluten free bread and other food options. The menu had great selections. Food was fresh, original...and tasty. Highly recommend and wish we had come here before.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2022 via mobile

We started with a maker’s mark Manhattan, a orange cosmo, and the ceviche appetizer. Drinks and appetizer were very good. For our entrees my husband had the grouper filet over pasta with mushrooms and truffle sauce. I had lobster shell with chunk lobster and shrimp...with shrimp garlic sauce, mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. Both were delicious! We shared the brownie dessert with caramelized nuts and vanilla ice cream which was really good. Josh was our server and he was great, gave us a couple recommendations and was very efficient. We like sitting in the back garden area, it’s so pretty and romantic. One of our favorite restaurants on the island!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Ambience, decor, service, cuisine, and beverage- this restaurant has it all and does not miss a thing with their execution. Josh was our server and he was spectacular and very kind. Our meals were fantastic! We started with the croquettes and cerviche. The croquettes were...warm and the raspberry sauce was a unique and perfect touch. The cerviche was just right and clearly fresh. Dinner was seafood paella and stuffed lobster shells. The rice was warm and perfectly seasoned and there was plenty of seafood on the plate. The lobster was actually a light creamy combination of lobster and shrimp filled into half a lobster shell. It was beyond expectations with flavor and quantity. I wanted more. We ended with stoopwaffel dessert and you must get this. Their wine list is extensive and with pairings made easy to make. The courtyard is beautifully appointed and made the night memorable.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022

From our amazing dinner to the beautiful ambiance to the wonderful waitress and manager, this was our favorite restaurant of the trip! I only wish we discovered it at the beginning of our trip as it would have been a repeat! 11 out of 10!...🙌More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

We were impressed with the menu’s variety. My Snapper & my husband’s filet mignon were perfectly prepared and served piping hot. The ambience in the garden is nice but there are insects about at this time of year. Our server told us about the new...area out front set up with a different menu of tapas do we will try that when we return in January.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. It’s now my favorite restaurant in Aruba. There were 6 of us and all of us raved about the food. Will def be back. Our server was Zulay and she was excellent

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner in this beautiful Caribbean courtyard. The staff was very kind and the service was good and accurate. Food was really good: we had skirt steak a La Parrilla and scandinavian salmon. Prices were in the average for Aruba. Must try!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022 via mobile

We had eaten here a few years ago and loved it,so decided to try the tapas garden. Very disappointing … we ordered 8 tapas plates and were not impressed by any. Our server Sherry was great though

Date of visit: September 2022
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Quinta del Carmen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5