Gostoso was recommended by my wife's co-worker and did not disappoint. This local favorite is off the beaten path but still only an $11 cab ride from our hotel, which was near Eagle Beach in the low-rise district. Only warning... If you are looking for a nice ocean / sunset view you won't find it here.
We benefitted greatly from visiting Aruba during the slow season, as we were the only guests in this intimate 15-table restaurant, and we enjoyed attentive service from the entire wait staff.
As other reviewers have noted, the restaurant Director and head chef Jose gave us a detailed description of his favorite menu items, and visited multiple times during our meal to check in.
Drinks- we ordered red sangria, a dry gin martini and a 1/2 bottle of cab... All very tasty and served well.
Apps- Sushi rolled in thinly sliced plantains, and fish chowder, both to die for.
Entrees- Wife got the Golden snapper in mango sauce, I had ribeye with a portobello mushroom glaze. I couldn't decide between the special and the ribeye, and Jose offered to substitute the ribeye into the special. Both delicious and extra points for being flexible.
For dessert we had Tres Leches cake which the wife said was the best dessert she ever had.
Hot sauce- Made with a blend of Aruban peppers... added a nice kick to the soup, sushi and meat. May have been my favorite part of the meal.
Value- Tremendous. All this for $111 USD
Finishing touch was a picture of us with Jose. Overall amazing experience and would return.
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