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“Sunset Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marandi - CLOSED

Marandi
Price range: $23 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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!
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Sunset Dining”
Reviewed May 3, 2010

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we had an enjoyable dinner consisting of brie in puff pastry and the catch of the day (Grouper) prepared with red peppers over mashed potatoes. I am not a big fan of mash, but it worked well in this dish. Acceptable wine list. Had a traditional Dutch dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream with a thin flat cookie. (Sadly cannot remember its name.) Very good service.

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Thank Veritiero
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  • Dutch first
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  • Portuguese first
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Austin, Texas
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133 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Best waterfront restaurant in Arbua”
Reviewed May 2, 2010

The food was wonderful and the ambiance even better! If you are going to splurge on an evening of waterfront dining, this should be your choice.

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Thank Terri S
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New Jersey
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101 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere and cuisine at Marandi!”
Reviewed April 18, 2010

We had read the reviews of Marandi here on TripAdvisor and so decided to try it for our last night in Aruba. We were not disappointed...the food here was excellent! Definitely the best meal we had in Aruba. The service was outstanding and they immediately greeted us and asked where WE would like to sit. Now that's service! We chose a table by the water with a great view of the sunset. I started off with a Sunset Martini. Delicious! Ended up having three of them throughout the meal. ;-) We began with the goat cheese salad and the brie salad. Both were excellent! For the main course, I had one of the daily specials of grouper, a local fish, and shrimp. It was so tasty! My wife had the "pork two ways" which she thought was "very, very good". For dessert, we had the sampler (see picture). This was outstanding, especially the chocolate desserts. Considering the quality of the food and number of drinks I had, I found the price quite reasonable. Atmosphere was nice and the views of the sunset were beautiful. Marandi would be a first choice the next time we go back to Aruba!

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Thank chocolate4dessert
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere and view”
Reviewed April 18, 2010

Marandi is a pleasant surprise, hidden, and on the water (on a pier). The staff is extremely tentative and pleasant. The food is good, but it's not the absolute best we had on the island.

This is definitely the place to go to watch the sunset, have some romance and some drinks.

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Thank omni81
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Syracuse, NY
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always a great choice!”
Reviewed April 18, 2010

We always get to Mirandi at least once for dinner. If you are looking for a romantic setting, great food and service, all for a resonable price, this is the place for you. We have never been disappointed in the 6yrs we have been going to Mirandi. We always do a sunset dinner reservation. (5:30-6:30) Make sure to ask your waiter to be introduced to Charlie. Charlie is definately entertaining to watch as you eat your dinner.

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