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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
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Caribbean, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit. We were recommended to come by others at our resort. I was a little skeptical when I first saw the outside and the interior decor, but it ended up being our favorite meal of the trip. The Chilean sea bass...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

We've been meaning to try this place. Finally got to it. A bit out of the way but worth the trip. Food was outstanding. The service was excellent and the waiter had quite the sense of humor. The interior is filled with aquariums filled with...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2020

Thank you MZ for the " Excellent Food" review. We have so many loyal guests that recognize our outstanding food and service that these 5 star reviews are showing up more and more frequently.Everyone just loves the large aquariums filled with large and small fish....More

Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Where do I start? Our meals were absolutely amazing. The wait staff went far out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience. The General Manager/Executive Chef , James Rohan, came to our table to greet us and conversed with us for several minutes....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thank you " Warwick Rhode Island" for the " Wonderful Place to Eat" Review. It always makes my morning checking TripAdvisor and seeing these fantastic 5 star reviews. The Land and Sea is one on our most popular local favorite entrees.. We have been serving...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020

This restaurant makes you feel special as soon as you walk in the door and are happily greeted by Chef James. Thank you so much for the great meal, service, and letting our daughter feed the turtles!! The food was very good and very reasonably...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2020

Thank you Jessica for the " Great Experience!!" review. You are absolutely correct... The Famous Buccaneer is famous for their huge potions and we are reasonably priced!!! That's what we have been doing for the past 39 years. Children and adults love to feed the...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

we were warmly welcomed and we were visited at our table by the chef who was fabulous. The food was as good as any we have ever had. from soup to dessert everything was delicious. We have visited there every time we we are on...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you Sharon for the " What a wonderful meal we had" review. It warms my heart when I read these fantastic reviews. Thank you sooo much for taking the time to write this 5 star review. and I know I'll see you again on...More

Reviewed March 4, 2020

On our first trip to Aruba, we have been satisfied but not enough to write a review, until tonight. On a tip from a local while searching for dinner the night before, we looked for and easily found the Buccaneer restaurant. The tipster told us...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you Kellan for the fantastic and " Excellent Food" review. It's always great to meet families that love to share memorable dining experiences and then share them on TripAdvisor. We just got the oysters in at 10"30 am yesterday and they were at your...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020

Our first day full day in Aruba, we decided to go to the Buccaneer. Firstly, the atmosphere was something I've NEVER seen before. It was like eating inside an aquarium. I felt like I was underwater. Secondly, the service was spectacular. How often does a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for coming to the Famous Buccaneer on your Honeymoon. It's always great to meet kind, generous people like yourself. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and I'm glad you enjoyed the deep fried cheesecake. Your the...More

Reviewed February 25, 2020

This place is a short drive from the high rise hotels and it was definitely worth the trip. Several of the tables face large aquariums and you can watch the fish while you eat. The decor is fun but I can see that it wouldn't...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Thank you Rocco for the " Great Seafood review. The Ahi Tuna appetizer is lightly seasoned with cajun seasoning and seared rare served with a Ginger Soy dipping sauce. People just LOVE it so I'm not sure why yours was salty but I will defiantly...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020

First time at this restaurant. First impression was great! It looks amazing and the music is great. We ordered the food. The first course was alright, but the main dishes were terrible. My boyfriend and I ordered main dishes with lots of fish. All different...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2020

Dear Isa, Let's get some things clear. #1 You did not order or eat clams.. They are New Zealand Green Lip Mussels topped with a Lobster sauce.The Mussels and the lobster sauce does not :" Leak Fat" they are baked in a 550 degree oven....More

Reviewed February 21, 2020

Had not been to Buccaneer since the original owner died. Thought I would try it agai. It was excellent! Lobster bisque had chuncks of lobster in it . Grouper was so good and tasty. Glad the restaurant is run like in was 12 years ago....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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restaurantbuccaneer, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you Charles G for the "Great Food and Service" review. We sell a lot of fresh fish including Chilean Sea Bass, Salmon, Swordfish, Shark, Mahi Mahi and Grouper. Thank you for the fantastic review and please don't wait another 12 years again to visit...More

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mitchellb141
July 11, 2019|
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Response from restaurantbuccaneer | Property representative |
Hello Mitchell Our restaurant is known for its unique ambiance and the rustic under the sea cavern in an old sunken pirate ship surrounded by 18,000 gallon Aquariums. Our staff is always satisfying our customers with... More
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Ucifer660
July 9, 2019|
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Response from restaurantbuccaneer | Property representative |
Thank you for your review, I will speak to our Chef about this as we always want our customers to give their comments so we could make changes or listen to what our patrons have to say.
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steveandbarb
May 5, 2018|
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Alaskan King Crab Legs are on our menu and go fairly quickly. We order a case a week and when we run out we have to wait for the next shipment, please call before you come in or make your reservations and request so we can... More
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