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“Food Made With Love”
Review of Gostoso

Gostoso
Ranked #6 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.
Monterey, California
1 review
“Food Made With Love”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant was the favorite of our trip for the group of 6 that I was traveling with from Maine, New York, N. Carolina & California. We all loved Jose, the staff, the food, the prices, the warm atmosphere. Unique, flavorful, fresh Caribbean food that is the icing on the Aruba cake.

  • Visited May 2014
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The Woodlands, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food, great service!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant! Delicious food and personal, attentive service. We enjoyed everything. Fun visiting with Chef Jose. If you go to Aruba, go to Gostoso!

  • Visited May 2014
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Great Falls, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Terrific meal and personal service.”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We met the owner Jose and his wife Rose on our first day in Aruba. It was a holiday and many places were closed, including Gostoso. We both tried to dine at the same place and neither of us had reservations. Jose introduced himself, told us of his restaurant and then proceed to help us find an open restaurant. That personal touch is evident in his restaurant. The food is packed with flavor, well presented and the service attentive without being obtrusive. The beef medallions with shallot reduction and goat were wonderful and we loved the coconut flan and tres leches sponge cake. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, there were many flavorful items to choose from reflecting Jose's international experience. Would go back again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Dariamcg
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ct
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

very good food with lots of choices made consistently well which is hard to find on aruba with wonderful service....out of the way in town but well worth the trip

  • Visited May 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We landed here following the excellent comments and reviews here on TripAdvisor, and we weren't disappointed at all! The place is little and cozy, the appetizers and entrees were delicious and abundant, and the service was kind and friendly, we even had a nice chat with the owner. We specially recommend trying the bacalhau croquettes. Best place we went on the island, by far!

Visited April 2014
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