We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Happy Hour and Nice beachside dining”

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 229 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
Hartford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour and Nice beachside dining”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at Casa Del Mar and enjoyed Happy Hour at Matthews every night between 4 and 6. They serve 2 for one drinks and make a great MudSlide. They also serve very nice warm chips with a great spicy cheese sauce. Its easy to sit there for 2 hours drinking and munching as they're are lots of friendly people there and large screen TVs that have lots of sporting events on. The bartenders are really good. Its a fun place to be. They also do a Karaoke night on Wednesdays. We had dinner there as well. The have several tables along the beach, its very pretty there at dusk. It is open air and was breezy when we were there for dinner. THe food was good, the portions were the right size and it is fairly priced. We had grilled salmon , a sweet talapia dish, ribs and caesar salad with grilled chicken, Everything was very good. Will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank miamisnow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,536 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Dinner on the beach well done”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Dinner on the beach well done. We did dinner on the beach front with 10 people Great food very accommodating friendly helpful wait staff. Thank you.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Michael K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Matthew's is an offshoot of RUMBA'S and is the only credible successor to that great tradition, however, it really is nothing special.It is very convenient for some people in the CASA DEL MAR area and that is alarge part of th reason for its popularity but in reality it isnothing special. The view can be good but you can do much better elsewheres - for food, view, service, and prices. We find it to be mediocre and its offerings to be stale.

Visited February 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food and great location”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We walked to Matthews at Casa Del Mare Resort, for a nice beachside lunch. The tables were all with a beach view. Service was good and the menu had a nice variety. I got the chicken sandwich and it was nicely done. My husband got a burger and it was huge and very tastey. Awsome tropical drinks and the constant ocean breeze helped make this lunch location a good choice. Next visit, we would like to try Matthews for dinner.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Kathleen P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oradell, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fine lunch”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Matthew's is within walking distance of Bucuti and Tara where we stayed (it's a much nicer walk along the beach, of course). Lunch is good; standard fare, yummy drinks.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Shasta C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Matthew's Beachside Restaurant also viewed

Oranjestad, Aruba

Been to Matthew's Beachside Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing