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“Perfect!!!”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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 team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced 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!
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Perfect!!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Due to a flight mix up, we found ourselves in Aruba. Yes, that sounds like a dream come true, but we were without any knowledge of the area and were on foot. We wandered into this restaurant and did not have reservations. The gentleman at the entrance was friendly, found us a table on the beach by the water, and then became our server. The menu is extensive and the prices are average for a resort area. Our appetizers arrived soon after our Mojito's and both were outstanding. We didn't feel rushed, enjoyed our front row seat to the beautiful sun set, and had one of the best meals we had the 11 days we were in a couple different islands in the area.

The atmophere, service, and food were perfect!

  • Visited January 2013
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Ontario
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101 reviews
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“Great Ambiance But Food Fell Short”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I had high expectations for Barefoot as I'd heard so many "rave reviews". We dined at Barefoot for the first time last week with a group of friends. While seaside dining is a favourite of mine, so the ambiance is wonderful, the food definitely wasn't worth the trip. The scallop appetizer was terrible, undercooked and flavourless. The pamesan crusted grouper was quite good, but the portion was very small and came with about a tablespoon of watery mashed potatoes and a few vegetables. The "beef stew" entree my husband was a good portion, but bland. Many of our groups entrees were very small portion wise.
With so many seaside dining options available in the high rise area where we stay on the island, it is unlikely we will ever make the trip back to Barefoot. Taxi from high-rise is $20.

  • Visited January 2013
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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
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“a good sunset”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

!A good place to see sunset and a good waitress was about the best we could rate this overpriced and poor quality of food restaurant./ we went there last night and started with the escargot and mushrooms at $12.50 which consisted of 2 mushrooms and 4 overly done escargots in a very heavy sauce I suppose they feel if they put enough sauce on the food you won't notice how terrible it is my husband had the rack of lamb duo at $39.50 which was a small portion of inferior lamb in some sauce not even enough for the smallest of appetites it came with about a tablespoon of watery mashed potatoes and the the same size portion of vegetables I had the Romance seafood selection at $29.which was suppose to be grouper, snapper and wahoo you couldn't tell exactly what fish it was you just had some minute portions of overdone fish with again a sauce over it I think they should concentrate on the quality of the product and back off the sauce needless to say it was not good in the 23 years we have been coming to the island of Aruba it has to be the worst meal we ever had.Unless they change their practices I doubt it will last very long but it was a good sunset PS you can get good sunsets at other place which have decent food

  • Visited December 2012
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Gaithersburg
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“Beautiful sunset on the beach with good food.”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

You can eat dinner either on the beach or inside the open air building. The food was good the sunset was amazing.

  • Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Tasty”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Food was great, Place itself is beautiful!
Being able to have a nice dinner in flip flops with your toes in the sand is great !

Visited January 2013
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