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Buccaneer Restaurant

Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 6172
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“seafood” (70 reviews)
“shrimp” (55 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Caribbean, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this adorable place 5 years ago on our honeymoon and vowed to eat here every time we come back! We're came back for our 5 year anniversary and HAD to eat here again! Service was great again as well as the tasty...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank morgans0315
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Morgans315 for the " So Yummy" 5 star review. Belated Happy Anniversary!!! It' makes my day when we get these awesome reviews. It's people like you, who come back every year, that keeps us #1 on the list for # family friendly restaurants...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Aruba for years and we always make a stop at Buccaneers. We love it and the kids love it even more. The whole idea of eating in a sunken ship with the fish swimming around in the tanks is entertaining...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 922dlp
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you 922dip for reviewing the Buccaneer. We are #kid friendly and we do a lot of large family parties with children and teenagers along with dedicated loyal customers including many, many locals. We pride ourselves serving fresh locally caught fish, fresh seafood and Chicago...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef James is truly wonderful! He loves his job and works the room......hard to find this anymore in the biz and backs it up with great food! I strongly recommend a visit!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank randallr60
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ranellr60. Your Awesome for writing this Awesome review. You are correct... I love what I do and I love to cook great fresh food and make people like yourself happy and 100% satisfied before they leave " The Famous Buccaneer" I know I'll...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to the Buccaneer years ago and somehow forgot about this Arubian treasure, gravitating to other eateries over the years without returrning back to Buccaneer... Big Mistake... on the recommendation of our Arubian friend, we decided to try it again... Great decision... Great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 124lloydg
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you 124lloydg for the " Best Meal of our vacation review." Thank you for giving us another chance to " WOW" you as we have an entire new kitchen staff and a new American Chef from Connecticut. Americans love Grouper as this is our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited the Buccaneer on each of our yearly trips to Aruba. We love the food and experience. James makes you feel special and spends lots of time. I love the Sea Bass but all the meals are excellent. We are...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bobstoys98
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tina and Bob for the kind words. It's always great to read people like yourself have such great things to say about the Buccaneer. Dining here is like no other place on the beautiful Island of Aruba. I can't wait to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my wife and my third trip to Aruba and each time we make a special point of visiting Chef Rogan at The Buccaneer. From the moment we enter the restaurant to the moment we leave we are treated like VIPs and regardless of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank viscusn
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Viscusin and THAT IS A GREAT PICTURE OF " The Big Labowski AKA....."THE DUDE!!!!!!" I had a great time making your special meal. It's great to see you and your wife every time you come to " The One Happy island." It warms...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went down to the Buccaneer on our second night in Aruba. We saw it only had 4 stars on Trip Advisor, but we had seen a lot of good recommendations recently. We came to understand that the restaurant had recently undergone...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jterogan
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you J.T. for the great 5 star review. It was great to see you and your beautiful wife!!!!!!!! I love what I do and I take great pride in making every dish perfect I know I'll see you and your wife again real soon....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so good. My steak was perfect. My wife had the seafood compo and she love it. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vicki R
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Vicki for the 5 star review. Even though we are known for Local caught seafood, we also sell a lot of Chicago steaks, filet mignon,. New York Steaks and T-Bone Steaks along with the largest Rack of Lamb sold on the Island. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've eaten here several times, usually once each time we've been in Aruba. The food is always very good (I always get a red meat, my wife gets a fish dish) and the service has always been good. They automatically put a 15% service charge...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tajmahauler
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you tajmahauler for the 5 star review. It's always great to read awesome reviews from loyal repeat guests. Thank you for commenting on TripAdvisor and I know we will see you again on your next trip to " The One Happy Island!!!" James W....More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

we were treated very very well, the chief came out and talked with us and with my daughter having a birthday, she gave her a special treat and all the food was excellent. I understand it wasn't so good before, but got this new chief...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Farside426
Josef M, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you Farside426 for the great review and the kind words. I'm glad your daughter had her special" 29th" birthday here at " The Famous Buccaneer" Many Tourists and Locals come here to celebrate special occasions every night and we welcome everyone with open arms!!!...More

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steveandbarb
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thanks Steveandb, Yes we have Alaskan King Crab Legs, Split and ready to eat.
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steveandbarb
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Good Morning steveandb The Crab Legs are not on the menu as of yet since we are making changes to our previous menu but Alaskan King Crab Legs are a hit at our restaurant. Ask for Chef James and he will please your palette
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vaca32
February 2, 2018|
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Response from BuccaneerAruba | Property representative |
We do not have Early Bird on the menu anymore but if you request it they will happily ask the chef and we will gladly accept it from 5:30 to 6:30. We try to satisfy all our guests especially for our repeat guests who always... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $35
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 6172
  • E-mail
Description
Buccaneer Aruba, over 38-years of tradition, a landmark where the locals love to dine. Buccaneer Restaurant provides Seafood and International dishes The Buccaneer has an undeniable ship-like nautical feel with a menu to match. The 36-year swashbuckling establishment is known for its entrees and reasonable prices as well as specializing in fresh-caught fish and seafood, USDA prime steaks, lamb, duck, pasta's, poultry, vegetarian and gluten & dairy-free upon request, with also a kids menu. The dining area is an underwater cavern man-made restaurant by late father and son (owner) with their version of under the sea pirate style with 18,000-gallon wall aquariums with also a cozy booth section with individual aquariums. Buccaneer's commitment & passion for freshness as a way of life - a pledge that everything is 100% fresh. All of the above combined with a warm welcome & great service. Ask for Chef James, for any dish you desire for a great dining experience. Only 5 minutes from resorts.
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