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Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 234 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 March 3, 2013

We enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere on beach. The food was very good and service great. It was our first time and we will be back on our next visit to Aruba.

Thank David K
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Romantic location with lovely food. I took the menu and my husband and I shared the appetizer and dessert. This made it a very reasonable meal with several interesting choices to share.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Excellent views and food. You sit right outside in the sand on the beach or inside, the sunset was breathtaking. The food was excellect as was the service.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

This restaurant is right on a beach. You have the option to sit outside right on the sandy beach or on a deck. You can watch the sunset and take beautiful pictures, and the waiters are eager to do this for you. Food was excellent, so was their wine selection. Highly recommend.

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1  Thank Ella048
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We ate at a few beach front dining spots while in Aruba, and Barefoot was by far the best. The entire staff was VERY friendly - always willing to take people's picture, tell us where the best place is to take pictures of the sunset, recommendations for food, etc.
Atmosphere is very romantic. My husband and I had fish, lobster, and shrimp, and all of it was very good. The crab cakes were AMAZING. Drinks are good and also well priced. We were not rushed and were able to enjoy our romantic dinner together.
Also, this restaurant has NO service charge, which is nice. Be careful - a lot of restaurants on this island do.
We would 100% go back to Barefoot again.
Also, make a reservation ahead of time either online or by calling them. The place was pretty busy and the only reason we were able to eat beach front is because I had a reservation.

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1  Thank theblondegirl
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