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Although the name Que Pasa is a familiar Mexican phrase, we are not a Mexican restaurant. Situated in a 100 year old, traditional Aruban building, in downtown Oranjestad. We offer an international menu. There is something for everybody. Besides our menu we are known for our daily changing specials. Our chefs make sure to create unique dinners every night and our attentive wait staff is there to make your evening special. We can accommodate everybody from families to large groups. The Que Pasa crew hopes to welcome you soon!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, International, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been there a couple times over the years and wandered in early without a reservation. The place is filled with what I would describe as eclectic art that is for sale. We were immediately accomidated thought the venue did fill up before we were...done, more of the patrons were locals than tourists. This place is off the beaten path a few blocks from downtown Oranfested ( a few blocks from El Gaucho if that helps). The staff is very friendly. You will not be rushed. The food was very good and original.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is charming and taken a leaf from the past. The service was excellent! They had a wide choice of vegetarian options. We had the truffle pasta, tomato soup. sushi and a few sides. Everything was delicious and had a Caribbean tinge to it....The drinks were great too!! The restaurant was in historic 100 year building and decorated like an art museum. Must visit in my opinion instead of the traditional super touristy places.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a local who went to Que Pasa with my family. We had a lovely evening eating sushi at Que Pasa. The food was excellent to say the least! But, the service was OUTSTANDING. Our server was Deni and he did an excellent job!...I highly recommend this experience to anyone who gets a chance to go! Worth it!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 15, 2021 via mobile

Enumerating the reasons why dinner on Sunday night was the worst meal experienced on the island of Aruba (with accompanying photos): 1) A USD$5.00 charge for 2 cups of barely-hot water with 2 slices of lemon; 2) Stale table bread; 3) A white sangria which...contained large chunks of unripe honeydew and cantaloupe. The fruit, while flavorless in and of itself, was also not steeped in the sangria, so it added nothing to essence of the sangria. In fact, it crowded the glass so that the glass contained about 50% ice and large chunks; 4) A poke bowl which was unreasonably small in size (see picture featuring the dinner fork, for length). The greater insult, however, is that the salmon was not sushi-grade. Understanding that, on a Sunday night, seafood may not be at its best, we should have been reminded or at least steered away from ordering that dish. Additionally, the salmon (a portion of less than 4 ounces) wasn't even dressed - it was rather plainly fanned across the top of the bowl. Yellow corn served as additional filler; 5) The chicken teriyaki was poorly plated and flavorless. Re the plating: The dish is served in a large bowl, with a base of noodles, a deboned breast (but bone-in wing), and an egg roll topper. The problem is that the breast requires cutting. And the noodles are so heavily napped with sauce that the (apparently underseasoned) chicken slides from side to side. The eater finally plated and skinned the chicken, and ate about half before giving up on the dish entirely. Following our meal, and before receiving the USD$60 bill (no dessert, no additional drinks, an additional appetizer of funcho fries, plus the customary 10% Aruba tip), we politely asked to speak with the manager. Our server (who had provided rather lackluster service at a time when the restaurant was less than 30% full) explained that the manager was away, but that the supervisor would be in on Monday, and that she would relay the message. She also later stated (once we reviewed the bill) that she "didn't know what to charge for hot water so she entered 'tea' ".We left our hotel name and room number, but never heard from anyone. Thus, we are leaving this review. We found out later that this restaurant is a tourist trap avoided by locals...so I suppose that the only appropriate answer to "¿Que Pasa?" should be "No mucho", followed by a swift goodbye.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 2, 2021

Patricia was excellent! The food was so good. No one was disappointed. Great variety of food that all in our picky party found something they'd eat and everyone loved it.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

Great food, fair price, amazing service! Had vegetarian options Was served by Kimberly and she was very attentive and nice! Would recommend Thanks!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 25, 2020

Wow !! Maybe the best food on the island. We ran into this resturant by mistake. Service was great and food was great

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 16, 2020

Couple years ago we use to eat with the Jet Blue team at Que Pasa. We were always recognized by the staff and the ambiance was nice. No idea if Corona is the reason for the big change, but I did not even see one...familiar face. It's a pity, we always had ao much fun with the staff. Food was still amazing. Ambiance changed a lot. Maybe I was unlucky this night, but I can tell for sure that it's not the Que Pasa anymore that we liked so much before. Will still return for the great food and hopefully next time the staff will be more willing to create the ambiance where the place is known for.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Alfons, Marketing at Que Pasa?, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2020

Hi Gio, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. We indeed have new staff working with us and they are giving their utmost to feel every guest welcome. However, we discussed your review with our team...More

Reviewed December 8, 2020 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining this evening at Que Pasa. Let me start by saying that the food and ambience were outstanding. We had all three of the platters- a tapas platter, fish platter, and chef’s platter to share as well as an order...of escargot and each dish was delicious. I’m sure you cannot go wrong no matter what you order on the menu. The only downside was the service. We had the nicest young man attend to us this evening. He was friendly, polite, and charming. Service was quite slow, however it seemed there were only two servers for a steady flow of patrons, so that is understandable (though we did see several groups who arrived after us leave before us). We ordered a second glass of wine each before even being halfway done with our first knowing it may take a while to get them with our meals. Our server returned with the bottle of wine and essentially gave a splash in each of our moderately full glasses. We were unfortunately then charged again for two extra full glasses of wine, which we certainly never received. We awkwardly pointed this out at the end and one of the glasses was removed from our bill. Perhaps a little more education on wine service would make this a more refined experience. The food, however, deserves every accolade. I look forward to returning!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

You can't compare the old Que Pasa with the new Que Pasa. We use to visit the place yearly during our vacation. Where did all the nice people go?! Was there a change of owners? It used to be more casual and fun. The food...was still very very nice, but we were very disappointed in the new staff. They did not seem to have passion for what they do and did not give us the attention a guest deserves. We definitely won't return to this place in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Alfons, Marketing at Que Pasa?, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. We have discussed your post with each of our team members and confirmed that everyone realizes that guest service, quality food and offering a wonderful experience is our primary goal. Of...More

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Resort casual is good. Definitely not more dressy.
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