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“Our best meal in Aruba”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 239 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, 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 15, 2013

We were seated promptly at our reservation time, and everyone was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is great. Obviously the tables on the sand are the big draw and are great, but even if you get "stuck" in side in the open air bar/restaurant area you will love it. Very nice ambiance all around. They had a special menu with 3 courses for around $45 which was a pretty good deal, which we both opted for. We both chose the chicken spring rolls - they came out quickly and were good. I had the broiled grouper with crab sauce entree - everything was nicely done. My girlfriend had the pork loin which was also very nice, with a good red wine sauce. Dessert was a berry soup with strawberry ice cream - tasty! All around a very nice evening. Highly recommended, but make reservations.

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Thank Don S
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Had a great time with our friends. Ate on the beach atmosphere was superior. Food was good but service was slightly slow. Would recommend if you want to have dinner on the beach.

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Thank maryup
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a great place to eat, with dinner on the beach timed to watch the sunset. The food was delicious and was comparable to the states in cost. We had very good service for the evening, with immediate seating, although our reservations were for later.

Thank Leonard D
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My appetizer was escargot stuffed into button mushrooms with a sauce that I will never forget. After I finished the escargot I kept on dipping my bread in the sauce. We both had grouper and can say it was very tender and cooked to perfection. Great view on the sandy beach with a very attentive and courteous staff. Great ambiance.

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Thank Frank V
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had been hearing rave reviews about Barefoot for the last two weeks during our stay at the Marriott Ocean Club. We made reservations and dined there tonight. What a place! On the beach with a really great menu and good wines as well.

We've been coming to Aruba every year since 2008 and Barefoot is the best restaurant we've been to yet. The service is impeccable and the entrees are absolutely to die for. We had seafood and beef and all were terrific.

All visitors to the island must go to Barefoot. The best so far. The evening manager Claudia is terrific and our server, Britt, was excellent.

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Thank Bernard B
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