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“Great spot and food”
Review of Marandi - CLOSED

Marandi
Price range: $23 - $50
Cuisines: Diner, Seafood, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Marandi is Aruba's Sunset restaurant, one of the islands hidden treasures…Dine in a fabulous ambiance right above the turquoise waters on the “Laguna Pier”, either under a giant palapa hut or with the sky as your rooftop. Enjoy a majestic view of the Laguna Bay no matter where you are seated at Marandi, take in Aruba’s breathtaking sunset, totally surrounded by fishes, and later on the sparkling stars right above you… The sinfully delicious international flavored food, with a touch of the Caribbean combined with our attentive and friendly staff makes your dining experience second to none. You may also take a look into our ‘open’ kitchen, to see for yourself how our Chef and his kitchen crew are preparing the most outstanding dishes.The Marandi crew invites you to come, see and taste for yourself Aruba’s Sunset Restaurant, treat yourself to a not to miss dining experience!
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Food was excellent and setting was beautiful. Service was a bit slow, but not a problem in this setting. Very enjoyable.

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Thank bbrr218
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

It starts with an incomparable location. The wharf sits on the most tranquil inlet that has beautiful sunsets and twilight. The music that plays in the background accents the atmosphere and puts you in this state of relaxation that sets the tone for a most memorable evening. All of the waitstaff are true professionals that explain the menu clearly, are willing to make recommendations and are always in contact to make sure that you have everything you need when you need it. We visited twice this week, and have made a habit of multiple visits over the past three years as once is not enough. We thoroughly enjoyed the the Carpaccio, Fish and Shrimp Salad, and Caribbean Fish Soup for appetizers. The Crisp Vegetable Salad was good but not as outstanding as the others. They have four ways of preparing the catch of the day which was Wahoo during the first visit and swordfish and amberjack during the second. We had the Oriental treatment with a crust of horseradish, sesame, wakame, served with creamy lemongrass-coconut rice and soy dressing and Bacuti Duo couscous, fennel, puffed tomato, coconut-curry sauce and basil the first night, and were very pleased. The Bacuti Duo was so good I had it again on the second visit. We had the Chocolate Banana Smash both evenings for dessert it was so good. The trip from the Marriott Surf Club was only 22 minutes, just past the airport. Just follow the signs and it's easy.

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Thank Irishlax
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The location of this restaurant is totally stunning, sitting on decking over the water watching the sunset is one of the highlights of our honeymoon.

The food, stunning I had the swordfish first time and it was to die for truly truly stunning. My wife's dishes were stunning.

The staff were great, even had the manger over to speak to us too which is also good.

Price was good for the quality and setting.

It was a drive from the bucuti but worth it.

We ate at carte Blanche which I must say was our favourite but this is a very very close second

Truly amazing, totally romantic, great food, (swordfish amazing)

Would go in heartbeat, this is the best setting for a restaurant on the island.

Amazing.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Last knight my wife and I were invited for a Cart Blanche 4 course dinner. Just one word it was all Great. Great ambience, Great service (thanks Daniele), Great food (thanks to the cooks: Addy and Aard). We loved and we both enjoyed it.
For sure we will come back.

Chantal and Theo

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

After a rather long and winding drive from the Marriott Ocean Club, we arrived at this inviting restaurant on the water. By the way, the signage to and from the restaurant was excellent, so it is easy to find and to return to the main road back to town. The food was superb, as was the service, and the environment truly pleasurable; a unique and secluded location on the water, nice recorded music, beautiful sunset, entertaining fish beside the deck... The only problem with the environment is that the sun was really hot when we arrived, but once it started to set, that became a non-issue. Now to the meal! The bread and the unusual accompanying spreads were delicious. The laguna fish dish I had was one of the very best if not the best entree I have ever had; that's EVER! The fish was prepared perfectly and the added ingredients complemented the flavor of the triple tail fish that was unique and absolutely delicious. My wife's lamb stew was very good, as well. Fortunately, we did not have a problem with bugs as described by another reviewer. A truly memorable meal indeed!

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1  Thank mjrunderwater
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