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“Excellent food, and great happy hour deals!”

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Derry, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food, and great happy hour deals!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed at the Casa Del Mar and were extremely surprised by the quality of their on-site restaurant. We had lunch a few times, and after trying the Matthews Sandwich, I couldn't be bothered with even trying anything else. One of the most excellent sandwiches I've ever had. I can't wait to try to duplicate it at home! -- We also ventured into the all-you-can-eat-rib deal they had going on one night, and I could drink the sauce it was so good! Great prices, and great food! -- We partook in happy hour several times, and the prices were great, the drinks were excellent, and the staff was awesome. It was nice having the bartenders remember you after only one visit! One of the bartenders hooked me up with some Balashi coasters to bring home for my home bar... stoked! The beach views from every seat didn't hurt either! No matter where we stay in Aruba in the future, Matthews will -definitely- be on the agenda!

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best place to be on Tuesday night”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

For several years running my friends,family and I head to Matthews for all you can eat ribs. It has become the place to go on Tuesday night for a great meal with a great staff and a beach side view of an Arubian sunset. What else could you want. See you next year.

  • Visited April 2014
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North Haverhill, New Hampshire, United States
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Made the whole trip better!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant was amazing! Beach-side tables, great service, great food, and the happy hour bar was amazing! Plus they had free wi-fi, which was incredible as wi-fi was a tad bit hard to come by elsewhere! HIGHLY recommend Matthew's to anyone and everyone!!! William the bartender made the experience absolutely spectacular!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service, and view”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We were gladly surprised by this restaurant hidden inside a 70's hotel. The food was really perfect (we recommend the coconut shrimp), the service was friendly, and the tables have a really nice view to the beach. We'd totally recommend this place.

Visited April 2014
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining at the Beach”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

First time at Matthew's but not the last time. Nice setting of wood tones either inside or near the beach. Excellent food choices and prompt service. Within walking distance of Bucuti Beach Resort.

Visited April 2014
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