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“Let down the second time!”

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 238 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

On our first trip to Matthews it was lovely with great service, however on the second occasion our waiter was rude, we were not offered any bread and we were left waiting for our food for over 45 minutes.

I raised the poor service with the manager who said they were short staffed! A little explanation before we dined about the fact they were short staffed and did not have things on the menu would have helped!

Very poor and we won't return again!

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Chose for location==able to walk the beach back to neighboring resort. Indoors restaurant is very nicely appointed with a warm feeling. Table on the deck outside not recommended: very windy + adjacent to the very small beach area where folks are lounging about to watch the sunse=not very intiamatet. Food was above average with nice selection.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is a great place for breakfast. Highly recommend the Blue berry pancakes. Service is very good and beautiful ambiance for this beach front meal. Afternoon is great for happy hour and viewing your Red Sox or Patriots. The Onions Rings are perfect with Balashi.

1  Thank ANDRE C
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place can't be beat. Good specials (2 for 1 happy hour at 3 different times during the day), good menu and pleasant staff. One of the highlights was the dinner on Tuesday night - they have all you can eat ribs in addition to the regular menu. Sitting at the ocean and watching the moon over the waves reminds you why this place is so wonderful.

Check this place out - William at the bar was AWESOME!

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1  Thank TravelBoomerang
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great food, go during happy hour and sit right on the beach for a great view of the ocean. We went there three times during our visit. It's a little pricey but we had a good meal each time. We had one waiter who was great and attentive. The female waitress's weren't so good.

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2  Thank Johnmyer
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