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Faro Blanco Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was my brothers 20th birthday and 8 of us had a reservation for 7:30. We were rudely greeted when asked to sit if our table was ready, and did not get seated till 7:45. We sat down and ordered drinks… they did not come....30 minutes later my brother noticed and told the waiter… the drinks came. At 9:10 my dad stood up to say something after sitting for an hour and a half with no food, and when he came back there was no sympathy. Nobody gave a duck, and pretty much ruined a nice birthday dinner. At 9:30 we walked out and payed for our 4 non alcoholic drinks. Screw this place go to popeomento instead. Literally went to dinner and did not get to eat, very sadMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view!!! Amazing food, wonderful wine selection. Outdoor seating with the best views on the island. Super romantic, great for kids.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the northernmost point of Noord, Aruba by the California Lighthouse is Faro Blanco. Most people have dinner here for its incredible evening coastal view of Noord. You definitely need reservations. There are tables in an A/C room; most people opt for the overhang area...or the sun-filled balcony especially for the phenomenal sunset. Friends recommended dinner here, but we opted for lunch. Not many frequent Faro Blanco for lunch; it's worth it. The manager said that they stay open for lunch more for the reservation calls than for the lunch. She was running the bar, tables, and phones. Amazing! We had their Insalata Faro Blanco with almonds, cranberries, apples, and balsamic and their Insalata Caesar Vegano Bowl. Both were super. The 13" pizza with their thin crust and shaved parmesan was delicious as well.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this place. Not sure why it’s not higher rated. The view is unbeatable and the atmosphere is just so special. The breeze is just enough to make you perfectly comfortable and relaxed all night long. Great sunset picture opportunities as well. Food...is very consistent. Veal Ossobuco was fabulous. Penne Vodka was really tasty as well. Never had a bad meal there. Getting a cab back sometimes takes patience but it gives you time to take some beautiful pictures of the lighthouse at night. Always on our list when we visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved based on recommendation from a friend and so glad we did! The view is spectacular (definitely try to get a reservation at sunset), but the food was also authentic Italian cuisine. The lobster ravioli was the best I’ve had (usually don’t like it)...with a fresh herb cream sauce, and the Osso Bucco delish. Recommend the arincini de riso appetizer, perfectly done. We will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful beautiful Views of the entire LG Smith boulevard Go at sunset (like everyone else) Be prepared for groups to stand at the wall at sunset and be in your perfect picture but go anyway! All you see above you in every direction is...sky. What must the sailors of old thought when they looked up in every direction and just saw sky… I digress. The dinner left a little to be desired but was decent. Cocktails were good. Did I mention it was beautiful?More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

We lucked into a reservation while checking out the lighthouse. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was the best part of our evening. The open air restaurant, the steel drum entertainer, the Italian patio vibe…it was wonderful. There were 5 of us for dinner. My...husband had beer, I had wine, the kids had waters. We had Calamari and 5 entrees for $250 including the tip.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset while waiting for your meals. Great view of the island . Nice music too

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

We saved this place for our 45th Anniversary dinner. Make reservations well in advance as it is very popular and busy all the time. The service was excellent and so was the food. There is quite a breeze while eating so be prepared for that.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

This is our third time at Faro Blanco. As always the food was excellent and the views were amazing. Service is very good and helpful. They always offer to take pictures during the sun set and when dinner is done they all you a taxi....Prices are reasonable and portions are fine.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

So disappointing. Yes the view is spectacular. If you don’t care about the food then you should definitely go. The food was similar to what we could get at a Sbarro at home. My first glass of wine was awful (and not cheap). Second glass...upon my request for a better selection was much better. However the food had much to be desired. I was very excited to eat here but was disappointed. The bartender BTW was very nice and friendly our waiter however seemed bothered by us. Again, go for the view but not the food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Short and simple…. Every bite of every course was beyond delicious. The view was beautiful! And last but not least, Sherwin and Teo provided top notch, first class service. I will go again and again!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

The views are incredible! We had a reservation for outside seating and did not have to wait for our table. The service was absolutely phenomenal and the food was full of flavor. We both ordered specials, the seafood pasta and the ribeye. Can’t wait to...come backMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

Very poor food, great view. I tried to play it safe and ordered penne vodka, I could not eat it. Husband gave me a taste of his chicken parmigiana, didn’t like that either. I will not be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Ok as you can see I have reviewed this restaurant many times. I had great reviews and poor. Last time, I said I wouldn't be back. Well I gave it another whirl because of the awesome view and setting. Because and only because of this...we tried it again. I wanted it so to work. WRONG. Our reservations were at 6:30. Waited....no issues ...waited to get a drink. The menu is on your phone now. Covid ruined this. Geez you have to be glued to your phone more now. Service was HORRIBLE. We waited 1 hour to get our dinner. We had a Caesar salad. Vodka chicken pasta and lamb chops. The mood for desert was gone. Took half of the food with us. Probably good that we didn't eat it because we both had issues....if you know what I mean without saying the words. It must have been the Caesar salad because we shared it. It tasted good but it messed us up!! Take you view...THIS time I mean what I mean I WON'T BE BACK!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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You can email them thru trip advisor. Go the review and there is an area to email them. I believe they are closed until further notice due to covid19
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Hi kaylal986. No show charges are only applied to reservations of 10 people or more. The charge is $28 per person. If you are going to cancel please do so through the confirmation email that you received from us or by... More
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Faro Blanco Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5