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Aruba Beach Cafe


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups

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Caribbean Conch Chowder
Spicy tomato based with conch, vegetables and corn.
Florida Seafood Soup
Shrimp, calamari, scallops, mussels, fish and fresh spinach in a tomato fennel broth.
Half Loaf $2.0
Full Loaf $4.0
Our Famous Bimini Bread with Aruba Glaze
Baked fresh daily 'til we run out! With whipped honey butter.
Baked Escargots
Tomato, garlic and pernod, crusty french bread.
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Wings
Marinated in jerk spices, oven roasted and finished on the chargrill.
Coconut Fried Shrimp
With cool yogurt lime dipping sauce.
Caicos Conch Fritters
Cocktail and tequila remoulade sauces.
Scallop Rumaki
Scallops wrapped in applewood bacon with a spicy teriyaki sauce.
Baked Blue Crab Dip
Cheesy crab fondue, tortilla chips.
PEI Mussels
Prince Edward Island mussels sauteed with garlic, white wine and fine herbs in cream or marinara sauce.
Pot Stickers
Crispy pork and vegetable dumplings with ponzu sauce.
Pizza San Remo
Thin white cheese pizza with mozzarella, pecorino cheese and roma tomatoes.
Vegetable Spring Rolls
With a sweet chili sauce.
Oysters on the Half Shell
Freshest in town! 1/2-dozen or full dozen.
Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna
Seared rare — with wakame, soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.
Peel and Eat Spiced Shrimp
1/2-pound old bay spiced shrimp in the shell.
Seaside Ceviche
White fish, marinated in fresh lime juice citrus juice, red onions, bell peppers, jalapeños and cilantro.
Shrimp Cocktail
With traditional cocktail sauce.
Smoked Wahoo Dip
With crackers and toast points.
"Strawberry Fields" Salad
Mixed greens, strawberries, asparagus, feta, honey pecans, light balsamic dressing.
California Chicken Cobb
Romaine lettuce, chopped eggs, tomatoes, bacon, avocado and crumbled blue cheese.
Tomato Stack Caprese
Vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil with a balsamic glaze.
Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine, shredded pecorino cheese and crunchy croutons.
Goat Cheese Salad
Mixed greens, honey pecans, tomatoes, red onions, pimentos with balsamic vinaigrette.
W/ Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna (Rare) $17.99
W/ Topless Angus Burger $14.99
Athens Greek Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, peppers, olives, feta cheese with red wine vinaigrette.
Seafood Louie
Shrimp, baby field lobster, and surimi krab in a creamy dill ranch dressing.
Tuscan Salad
Romaine, ripe tomatoes, peppers, olives, cucumber, red onions, garbonzo beans, gorgonzola cheese with red wine vinaigrette.
Mahi Mahi
Ahi Tuna (Rare)
Shrimp Brochette
Shrimp Skewer
Twin Cabo Fish Tacos
Grilled cod in a flour tortilla, tomatoes, jack, cheddar cheese, cilantro, chipotle sauce and salsa.
Fresh Catch of the Day
Grilled, blackened, fried or jerked, with fries.
Italian Combo
Capicola, ham, salami, provolone, peppers, tomatoes, sweet onions, mixed greens, oil & vinegar with fries.
Chesapeake Crab Cake
Lettuce, tomato, red onion, tartar sauce and fries.
Lobster Salad Club
Triple decker spicy lobster salad, lettuce, tomatoes on honey wheat with fries.
Traditional Turkey Club
Triple decker on honey wheat with cole slaw.
Classic Burger
Angus burger with fries.
Bistro Bleu Cheeseburger
Angus burger, applewood bacon, crumbled bleu cheese and fries.
"Aruba" Teriyaki Burger
Angus burger, grilled pineapple, monterey jack and fries.
Portobello Angus Burger
Topped with grilled portobello mushroom, mozzarella and fries.
NY Strip Steak — 14oz.
Angus beef, baked potato, and fresh vegetables.
Sirloin Steak & Shrimp Scampi
Grilled sirloin, with baked garlic shrimp, vegetable and baked potato.
Chicken Quesadilla
Flour tortilla, grilled chicken, jack and cheddar cheese, with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
Seafood Quesadilla
Flour tortilla, fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, jack and cheddar cheese, with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
Chicken Pesto Pasta
Creamy parmesan with fresh basil pesto sauce, penne pasta.
Seafood Alfredo
Fresh fish, scallops and shrimp in a creamy parmesan sauce over fettucine.
Key West Fried Shrimp
Corn on the cob, french fries and cole slaw.
Fresh Florida Mahi-Mahi
Broiled or blackened with a roasted red pepper, beurre blanc, tropical vegetables, rice and beans.
Sesame Crusted Salmon
Topped with a teriyaki soy glaze, white rice, tropical vegetables, wakame, wasabi and pickled ginger.
Shrimp Scampi
Sauteed shrimp, white wine, lemon garlic butter, fine herbs, island rice and tropical vegetables.
Blackened Seafood Trio
Scallops, shrimp & fresh catch of the day sautéed with spicy cajun seasoning, rice, black beans and vegetables.
Broiled Seafood Platter
Catch of the day, Atlantic salmon, lobster tail, shrimp, scallops with tropical vegetables and baked potato.
Sponsored by: Aruba Beach Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best ocean-view and dining!
1. Best ocean-view and dining!
"The ocean view is incredible!"
Sarah B
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2. Wonderful Dinner
2. Wonderful Dinner
"I had salmon cooked to perfection."
David P
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3. Nice Lunch
3. Nice Lunch
"This was such a fun place."
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Located Directly on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea fl Award- winning Chef brings you the true taste of the Caribbean, along with American Favorites Fresh Seafood Prime Steaks, Gourmet Salads and burgers and much more. Three Tropical Bars await to quench your thirst. Aruba Starts Jumping island style with live music daily. Causal Dress with seating inside or on the outside deck provides a picturesque view of the ocean. serving lunch and dinner late night dining. One Happy Restuarant!
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews bimini bread seafood quesadilla conch fritters salmon wings fries rice sandwiches live music great location ocean view happy hour valet parking fun place located right fort lauderdale great drinks
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Reviewed yesterday

We got a table on a very crowded Sunday night with no wait and were pleased by the good fish tacos! It’s a huge restaurant...live music...definitely a vacation island vibe!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ctabbott1947
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great spot for both the SoFla local and the tourists. With a great vibe and amazing views of the beach. It is a great spot to go for a nice lunch or dinner to unwind. Valet is available for just $5. The live music is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SoFlanestorz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Okay so we’ve been here like four times. ITS BAD. The place has a perpetual smell of vomit. The Bimini bread is good but it’s just Hawaiian style bread w glaze and sugar butter. It’s not special. The mussels were good on the first trip...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mystic_motion
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for dinner and ate on the patio. The food was very good. I had the Seafood Louie salad, which was delicious and plentiful. Everyone else had the chicken quesadillas and they all liked them. They filled half the large plate. The only suggestion...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cheryllws
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff good service. Four of us stopped in for lunch. We had burgers and seared tuna and will go back

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jaxmaxdad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had heard so many good things about this place and I wanted to like it, but was so disappointed in the food. Maybe I shouldn’t have got the steak, but it was tough as shoe leather and I had it cooked medium. The cocktail...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jbrenz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Aruba Beach Cafe is what one would envision as a beach cafe! It is right on the water overlooking the fishing peers with a casual beach bar atmosphere. Usually live music will entertain you, nice outdoor patio and 3 bars. Food is better than expected....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thenez1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visit Arubas everytime we fly in or out of FLL. The food is excellent , the view of the ocean and pier is memorable and their bread is a must try. WE are looking forward to our next trip.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank steve k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting outside. Breeze in hair. Live music. Friendly service and great food (for the most part. We had the special lobster and crab bisque, escargot and Cobb salad. All amazing. Lobster club was just so so... Mostly tasted tobasco. Margarita w jalepeno was also awesome....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank angelam843
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Lauderdale by the Sea is right on the beach. On Friday's many of the places have entertainment.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from Companion774052 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but we did not use our phones at breakfast
January 28, 2019|
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Sorry just saw and called Aruba. They do not take reservations
January 19, 2019|
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Response from Staff Mgr A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Plunge Hotel or Beachside village resort or high noon
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