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“Amazing food in a fabulous setting!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barefoot Restaurant

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 220 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
Nesconset, New York
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85 reviews
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“Amazing food in a fabulous setting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The setting at Barefoot takes your breath away, as the tables are placed so you dangle your feet in the sand just a few feet away from the water's edge at this aqua blue Caribbean's beach located in Oranjestad. But as amazing as the setting is, the food and service are even better. The Seafood Ragout and Lobster Cappuccino (a lobster bisque with a twist) are fantastic first course choices; while the Romance of the Sea (a trip of grouper, snapper and Mahi Mahi) and the Burgundy Beef Stew are outstanding main courses. For dessert, try the Dame Blanche (ice cream heaven) or even an Espresso Martini which is rich enough to serve as a dessert in itself

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Last night in paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was our last dinner, and we wanted it to be special. Our dinner on the beach was romantic, the food was great, and the customer service was fantastic.
The tuna duo was my "best bite" of the trip!

Visited September 2012
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Lubbock
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We ate here our 2nd to last night on the island and wow was it amazing. The view is fantastic around sunset. The only downside is that all the beaches in Aruba re public, so there were some people around for a bit, but they left shortly after sunset. The food was fantastic. I had the Chicken and pineapples and it was amazing. So relaxing and the staff was excellent. I'll definitely be going back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Never miss it when we are in Aruba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Great food, fabulous atmosphere, super sunset. My wife and I always make sure we make time to eat here when we visit the Island. Service was really nice with a good balance between being there when you need them and not when you don't. The courses were so impressive that we took pictures last time and posted them on Facebook. Eating with your feed in the sand - can't beat it!

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Houston, Texas
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“Nice setting...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We visited based on a STRONG recommendation from the conceirge, but were not that impressed. The appetizers were very good, but the main course was average. Great setting on the beach, though the airplanes taking off and landing were a bit distracting. The staff was very friendly.

Visited September 2012
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