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“Good food bad service”

Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill
Ranked #27 of 240 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food at iguana joe was very good I ordered the ribs and my husband had a shrimp and rib combination. The service on the other had sucked the waiter was very rude not eve asking us what we wanted to drink and took almost 30 min before we could even get a glass of water.

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Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Unbelieveable, I had a friend of mine tell me to get the ribs. He told they were just as good as Memphis Ribs. He was correct, they were as good as in ribs that I ever eaten. Located with walking distance of the cruise ships. The sister restarant Smokey Joes is located in the high rise area.

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Thank larryw4405
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Managed to get a table on the veranda which we initially planned just to have a drink. We were told if we sat outside we needed to buy food so just had a sandwich and coconut shrimp both really good and reasonable price glad we stayed

Thank Will_Hel
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The story of how "Iguana Joes" got its name is a really unique one, but you will just have to visit there to learn about it for your self. We decided to share a plate of nachos and it was a good thing we did . . . it was huge! We watched other dishes being served to other tables and were blown away by their appearances, and judging by the looks of the other diners, equal to the quality of our nachos. And the local beer was superb.

The restaurant is open on 3 sides and is on the second story right on the main street where you can watch the world go by. They sell a "Oh my god, that's hot!" hot sauce which we bought for our adult son who is great cook and loves hot stuff.

The restaurant is easy to find and is a 5 minute walk form the cruise terminal. If you visit Aruba, you just gotta' eat there, and be sure to read the name's origin on the back of the menu.

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Thank Leigh M
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife and I arrived in Aruba on the Adventure of the Seas. We booked a shore excursion with local company. at the end of the tour we asked Jari (tour guide) for a lunch recommendation. It was Iguana Joe's. It was very busy with two ships in port. However, we were seated within 10 or 15 minutes. We ordered iced tea and chips & salsa, while we reviewed the menu. The chips were served with two heat levels of salsa. We ended up mixing them and it tasted great. We both ordered the jerk chicken sandwich with fries. The flavor of the chicken was wonderful. With two chicken breasts on the sandwich, the fries were hardly touched. We fully enjoyed the lunch.

After some shopping, we had returned to the ship. We did not expect to go ashore again, even though we were not departing until 10 PM. However, at dinner time, we decided to go back to Iguana Joe's and not eat on the ship. For dinner, we ordered burgers with rice & beans. Once again the meal was wonderful. I have since recommended Iguana Joe's to a coworker who flew to Aruba for a long weekend. We highly recommend Iguana Joe's to all tripadvisor readers.

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Thank GWP917
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