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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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1.7 miles from Eagle Beach
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Our family always look for a local place for food and we couldn’t ask for more. Very local vibe and delicious food. The taste was awesome from the first bite, we loved that bread that they give out for starters. A...bônus was the live music when we went there. We did not make reservations but I would recommend, since just a few minutes after we arrived the place got packed.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very confused by all these rave reviews. This place is just ok, at best. The iguana soup is nothing special: picture salty broth, with lots of potatoes, and a couple of tiny bits of something that reminds of badly cooked parts of chicken cartilage; this...is it. The waiter brought beef stew although we ordered goat stew. The rest of the food was perfectly forgettable. Service was slow and passive aggressive. Overall, it’s ridiculously overpriced for what it is. Why it’s wildly popular is beyond me. Needless to say, never going back there.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited after running into a couple at the Ritz who informed us that they visited The Old Cunucu House three times during their visit. It was just off the major roadway near what I call the KFC/Wendy's intersection. At the advice...of the hotel guest I ordered the Oxtail dinner (comes with white rice) which was not on the menu. To my surprise the dinner was very tasty. So much so that I actually enjoyed eating the white rice plain which is rare. My wife suggested that they add rice and beans to the menu, and the owner took her suggestion so much to heart that they offered to add it to tomorrow's menu. Being a foody we returned the next day seeking to compliment my Oxtail dinner with the rice and beans, and they certainly knocked it out of the park. We enjoyed it so much that we stopped there for the third time on our way to the airport to pick up a to go plate of the rice and beans. I can't speak for all of the items on the menu, but the Oxtails are very tasty, the service has a homely fell to it, and the rice and beans sealed the deal. We are scheduled to return to Aruba in early 2020, and definitely plan to make this HIDDEN GEM one of our first stops., My advice is that you call a day before if you want to sample the rice and beans. THE OLD CUNUCU HOUSE; a hidden gem full of flavor.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

This was arguably the best food we had in Aruba. We found it by word of mouth from another traveler and decided to give it a chance. The restaurant does not appear fancy with a home feel. The decor and furniture are not particulary refined...either. However, the food is finger-licking good. Every single thing from the oxtail to the red snapper absolutely delicious. I remember going back her 5 times in the 1 week stay. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2020 via mobile

Hi I love love love this place and can’t recommend it enough If you are able to find it. I had the catch of the day and it was soooooo good!!!! I was told this is the kind of place with Aruban grandmas cooking in...the kitchen:) everything about this place is perfect.More

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

This place was amazing! Thank you to our server who took great care of us! (King Arthur). The live music outside was great. Food was all amazing! Can’t wait to return on the next trip!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2020 via mobile

Our family ate here for dinner during our stay and loved it! Our host and waiter introduced himself as “King Arthur without the crown” He was very friendly and helpful with the menu. We had the Keeshi yena, the snapper and the garlic shrimp. It...was all delicious. Oh, and the iguana soup...very tasty! So glad we went and would definitely go again!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2020

Ate here the first night in Aruba with friends - wonderful food and atmosphere. Also celebrated two birthdays and a marriage anniversary!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2020

unfortunately we found this gem just the last day during our vacation, otherwise we should have been back every day. our waiter Arthur was amazing, friendly, funny and provided outstanding service. the local dishes were fantastic, and big portions. great value for money, and very...wide rangeMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

Food was excellent for a little place. Went there around 12:30pm and it was just us and another couple. Waitress that served us seem to be doing everything, so you had to be patient. But it was worth it . Very tasty stuff. Everything we...ordered we ate. Worth a visit if you are on the island.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Bob S
November 26, 2019|
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Response from Fres T | Reviewed this property |
Parking not a problem
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July 6, 2019|
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Response from GlennG0914 | Reviewed this property |
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Timothy S
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Yes, there is parking and as answered above, even the taxi is easy to get (to and from) and reasonably priced.
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