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“Feels like your in Aruba” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zeerovers

Zeerovers
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Savaneta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zeerovers is a local bar and restaurant situated on the waterfront in the fishermen's town of Savaneta. Here we serve fresh fried fish and shrimps with side orders of fried plantain, french fries, pan bati(local version of cornbread), onions in vinegar and tartarsauce. Everything is served to you in a basket as you sit on the dock overlooking the water as fishermen bring in their catch which in fact could have been your meal if you came a few hours later. That said, this is not a place for fancy dining but rather a place where you are welcomed to kick back,relax and get your hands dirty.
Montreal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Feels like your in Aruba”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very fresh fish and cheap. Right on the sea. A little bit greassy but so worth it if you are in the neighberhood

Visited November 2012
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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“fresh fish and ocean sunset”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

you can watch the fresh caught fish be cut up or you can sit on the dock and watch the sunset while you wait for your meal. limited menu with fish, shrimp, fries and plantains. you wait in line to order your meal, then go to another window for beer. get a large Presidente bottle of beer go sit down on the dock and they deliver it to your table. every thing is deep fried but not over cooked. plantains are excellent. be careful with the hot sauce.

you should spend some time watching them process the fish. the guy on the band saw is amazing!

  • Visited January 2013
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Savaneta, null, Aruba
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2 reviews
“great fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

if you want typical aruba food, just visit zeerover, fresh fish every day. not a fancy restaurant it a place where locals go to buy there fish. nice sunset, not pricy at all.

Visited December 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Local Fare, great setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We asked about purchasing fresh seafood and were given directions to Zeerover. It is a bit of a hike from where we are staying, but well worth the drive. Very laid-back vibe here...mostly locals. They weigh out the seafood and then charge you accordingly. All food is served in baskets lined with newsprint. The fish is fried and served with plantains, french fries, a couple of sauces and a spongy pancake. Seating is on the dock where the fishing boats pull up....you really can't get it much fresher than that!

Prices were VERY reasonable. (a glass of wine for $3) A great experience and wonderful meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Way below par”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Zeerover was recommended by our B and B and being our first night in and hungry we set off
We are very much used to fresh fish places where you are ordering at a window, then sit at picnic tables and await your feast
This was by far the worst ever! Chaotic ordering process. Awful smell at 2/3rds of the Tables. Everything, everything! has to be fried. No exceptions. No tartar sauce, and reluctant to give ketchup packets. Wait, it gets worse. No salt or pepper until we go to the kitchen. The French fries were way underdone (who can't set a timer on a fryer), and the grease, my god, the grease. Perfectly good cuts of wahoo and big shrimp dripping in grease. Shrimp so overdone they refused to be peeled.
Well, lesson learned, now onto the Fish Bone tomorrow night. Here's hoping you get what you pay for and the next meal hits the spot.

  • Visited January 2013
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