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We are a small family business located in a historic location. We only do 20 seating's a night in order to provide comfort and personal attention. We pride ourselves in providing the best of traditional Aruban cuisine as well as real neighborhood ambiance. We serve great wines at reasonable prices. We also provide apartment vacation rentals with gated parking for rental cars. Visit our website for more information. Bon Probecho!
PRICE RANGE
$22 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

This father/son owner/chef combo is a MUST visit in Aruba. You will fall in love with their story and feel like you're eating in their home. Alicia's Fish Soup is worth flying to Aruba alone. Try the specials or get a combo, you can't go...wrong. Save room for a dessert made with fresh eggs from their chickens.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

We dined with a party of six and took advantage of the Early Bird special. The owner greeted us and entertained us with riddles, jokes and stories. The meal started with garlic bread and pan bati, the Aruban pancake bread. We had onion soup and...or Aruban Fish Soup. The soups were tasty, but several of thought they were a little salty. Everyone enjoyed their entrees: two Keshi Yenas (Aruban chicken-cheese dish), three Mahi Mahi (with choice of sauces: Creole, garlic, Menieure) and an Aruban chicken. All were served with vegetables, rice, Funchi (similar to Polenta) and plantain. These sides are common to Aruban style restaurants. Dessert was chocolate cake or cheese cake. Both were delicious. This is the best deal in Aruba! You get to dine in an Aruban Canucu style house, eat good food for an excellent price and interact with a charming host. What's not to like??!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

I can see why others have dinged Gasparito. It’s not a resort-styled Applebee’s/Red Lobster/Sapranos Piano Bar and it’s unapologetic. My wife and I also were among the only diners during our visit but a steady stream of families joined later (7:30-8) which was reassuring. Turns...out, the owner is cashing out and selling the restaurant/gallery so that might explain the current unevenness in other reviews. Perhaps they picked the wrong menu items... We wanted regular food (read: what families might serve at home when entertaining company on a weeknight). I selected the Stoba Di Bestia (goat) and the waiter — bless his heart — tried to encourage me to select one of the samplers featuring it instead. He checked three times as apparently they get a fair share of travelers who’s palates just aren’t game for... well... gamier offerings. For them, I’d recommend the home-made ravioli. I’m sticking with the GOAT! Just wow! Wife and I thought it was the best and most interesting dish we had during our stay in Aruba. Her fish was great (large portions) but the goat was tender, flavorful and sized appropriately. We washed the whole thing down with half-price wine (special) and were thankful we stuck it out at this under-frequented find!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Having seen excellent reviews here and in a respected guidebook, my husband and I went for dinner at 7. We were the only customers in the restaurant, although another couple wandered in while we were having dessert. The best part of the meals were the...appetizer and the dessert. The entrees - ribs and a combination of chicken and gouda, and various fish dishes - all mediocre, in one case cold, and certainly more what you'd expect from a diner than a fairly expensive restaurant. The appetizer, coconut shimp was excellent. The chocolate cake was pleasant. It was even odder when the waiter, clearly the owner, said we'd have to wait because everything was freshly prepared. Maybe the day before.... Can't recommend this when there are so many excellent restaurants in Aruba.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

True Arubian experience. The owner and staff was so friendly and the food was delicious. We went on a quiet night and made friendly conversation with the table next to us. The owner was a hoot at the end of dinner telling us that he...always tells a joke and asking what type of joke we would like - PG or R lol. The patio wasn't opened when we went, but what a nice open area they have. Really quite cozy and tropical. In a Facebook forum, people thought this place was closed. Trust me - it is open and serving delicious food! Away from the touristy area. I really enjoyed that it was a 5 minute ride from Palm Beach and was not so touristy. I wanted a genuine Arubian experience and that what we got! Give it a try! You won't be disappointed! oh and he offered a special of 2 for 1 wine!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

very nice local place, never overcrowded so you can actually talk to people at your table. food is excellent and prices are very reasonable. so good, we went there twice. worth the visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

Dad is the matre de while the son is the chef. Meal was fresh fish and shrimp prepared my way. Fish soup was yummy and our dessert calorie free, not really, but worth the calories. A hidden gem that the tourists haven't found yet.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

While in Aruba, we took a cab to Gasparito’s for a fabulous dinner. Upon arrival, we were seated promptly. Keep in mind that since Gasparito’s has limited seating, reservations are a must! We enjoyed a Cordon Bleu chef’s Carribean dinner. The chef just happens to...be the owner / host son. Owner Senor Raymundo provided the room with some lively entertainment which encouraged guest participation, making dinner that much more enjoyable. You too will enjoy your dining experience at Gasparito’s.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

We phoned to make a reservation and were thrilled to get a table for the 5 of us that night. We were greeted by Raymond (owner) and our memorable adventure began. Unexpectedly we had to answer riddles and if answered correctly we would get free...dessert. We enjoyed great home cooked food and laughter in this quaint family run restaurant. It is definitely worth the trip from where ever you are on the island to enjoy great food, service and with a smile. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

We are SO glad we came to this restaurant! What a great local find...small, operated by the owner...and amazing Aruba cuisine. Make reservations via their website...there are only 7-8 tables in this small converted house, but there is also additional outside seating, albeit it was...not being used on the night we dined. The restaurant also features local art on all the walls, available for purchase. Everything about the atmosphere was quaint with local flare. The owner and his wife waited on us and the menu was amazing...he made excellent recommendations, especially dishes with the Creole sauce. Wish I could remember the name of the dishes to share, be sure to check the Arabian dishes (see photo)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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