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“Incredible!!!!”
Review of Marandi - CLOSED

Marandi
Price range: $23 - $50
Cuisines: Diner, Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
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!
New Jersey
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Incredible!!!!”
Reviewed April 21, 2009

I've been to Aruba 3 times and have eaten at about 12 different fine restaurants and in my mind this is the best. Amazing food (especially the seafood), fantastic service (thank you Luke), and terrific ambiance (gorgeous). Plus the prices were reasonable in comparison to the other fine restaurants. The only downside is it's located near the airport and far from the high rise hotels ($60USD round trip cab ride).

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1 Thank atkahuna
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Massachusetts
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
Reviewed April 21, 2009

Beautiful setting, great service, excellent food. It's our fourth time to Aruba and our first time to Marandi. We will definitely return. Great with kids, too!

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1 Thank PearlieGirl
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rochester, NY
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The sunset - Wow!!!”
Reviewed April 17, 2009

This was by far the best location of the restaraunts we visited. I recommend calling ahead for reservations for the sunset seatings. It was busy. The location and atmosphere are incredible. The airport is near by however with the direction of the wind, we did not hear any of the planes. The food was excellent and the service was great. This was a romantic must do dinner! Do not pass on this experience.

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1 Thank PeterG15
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Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Food and Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed April 15, 2009

The upper deck at sunset is wonderful. The food was fine and the service was too.

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1 Thank love2govirginia
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Hillside
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Quality Food and great view”
Reviewed April 12, 2009

My wife and I went to this restaurant on April 10,2009. We had heard all the hubub about this restaurant and all the press was correct. Marandi was a 20 minute cab ride away from our beach resort. Once there the food was great. The first thing you noticed right away is the breath taking view. We ordered an appetizer along with an entree. I would recommend that you add this restaurant to your list as a "must see". The only problem was that it appeared that they didn't have enough wait staff so service was a little slow. I will add pictures when I have a chance.

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1 Thank Videoman
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