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“One of the best meal”
Review of Driftwood

Driftwood
Ranked #21 of 229 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are located in the heart of characteristic downtown Oranjestad and offer you a unique dining experience. Enjoy the freshest fish, biggest shrimp, or the most succulent Caribbean lobster amid the rustic ambience of the natural driftwood dining room. Our menu includes a large variety of typically Aruban delicacies including our three star fish soup and our mouth-watering filet of fish served with a mild Aruban Creole sauce... A seafood lovers dream come true. Furthermore all dishes are prepared with an Aruban touch and accompanied by Pan Bati, our famous Aruban corn bread. We welcome you to our intimate and comfortable Aruban seafood restaurant where we will do our utmost to make your dining experience a most pleasant and enjoyable one. Welcome to Driftwood!
Brooklyn, NY
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of the best meal”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is my fourth time at Driftwood. Never had a bad meal, infact usually it the highlight meal of my vacation. Fish is always fresh. The catch of the day was Wahoo and swordfish. The wahoo Arubian style was excellent.
Driftwood now has a price fix meal well woth the cost. Reservations are a must.

Visited February 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Dinner in Aruba”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The fresh wahoo was excellent. We rarely visit the same restaurant twice when only away for a short vacation, but we loved it so much that we returned three nights later and ordered the same thing again. The atmosphere is average, but the food can't be beat.

Visited February 2013
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Walled Lake, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The wahoo was good, The crab cake appetizer was very tasty. The cornbread was fantastic. The wharf style ambiance was a great feel.

Visited February 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
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“Simply put”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

All around the best meal in Aruba, bar none. It is a little hard to find, just go through the Renaissance mall opening, make a right, go down a couple of streets and keep looking left up the side streets, you can't miss it!. Make sure to make reservations! You'll need them! Certainly a family oriented restaurant as we saw strollers come in as well as couples, (including me) celebrating Valentines Day! You gotta taste the swordfish as the owner and his crew actually owns a fishing charter company and brings in and prepares his own catch! Very nice atmosphere!

  • Visited February 2013
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Grand Island, New York
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28 reviews
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“Will be back.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We travel to Aruba yearly and have heard how good the restaurant was and how fresh the seafood was. We dined there on a busy nite in January. We were seated quickly, the service was excellent. My husband and I both ordered seafood and have to say that we were both very satisfied and full when we left. We definitely will be back again. It is nice to note that there is a deep sea fishing package available where you can pay to fish and come back to the restaurant and they will cook it for you. Worth checking out next time.

  • Visited January 2013
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