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“One of our favorite Aruba restaurants”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 227 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food and ambience are superb. A very nice restaurant and always consistent. Service is very good.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had our wedding reception here around Thanksgiving for a group of around 60 people. The restaurant has a beautiful setting with a great view of the beach. The food is of very high quality. We had scallops, crab cakes, grouper, and lamb racks. All very good. Luc and his staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding turned out great. It was the best night for us. The restaurant has outdoor seating right on the beach, but we chose to sit inside under the palapa during dinner. After dinner, we moved the tables outside where people can relax on the beach, and others danced the night away in the "sand-filled" area inside. If you are a foodie and love great food plus a rustic chic environment, choose Barefoot! We highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The dinner excelent.
The tables on the beach with good lighting are the best option. The inside is also good but not so special.
The food was great, I had Calamaris as starter and a perfect Tuna as main course. The Tuna was very fresh and cooked on perfection. As desert I had a tiramisu with banana, definitely different.
It has a good wine selection with reasonable prices.
The cocktail selection is intersasting.
The only bad thing was the waiting. I made a reservation for 8.30 pm and I have to wait for half an hour for my table. That seems to be a common problem in Aruba, at least during Carnival...

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very good food and the best view I've ever had during dinner! It was beside the scuba shop that we used during our visit (Dive and Fly) and recommended by their staff. We had a wonderful evening dining on the beach after diving all afternoon.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Beautiful setting out on the beach (you can sit inside). The service was fair, not super. The food, however, was excellent. We highly recommend the crab cakes and the escargot appetizers. For dinner, we enjoyed the seafood trio (lobster, shrimp and scallops) and the lamb dinner. Very yummy. We will definitely go back next time.

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Thank melissa B
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