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“Great views and ambience”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
Sweden
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“Great views and ambience”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here in May, sitting by one of the beach tables at sunset with views of the bay. The food was very good, and the service friendly and attentive. The restaurant has a great location and can be highly recommended for special occasions!

  • Visited May 2013
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Connecticut
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“The best dinner of our vacation!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

By far the absolute best dinner we had while in Aruba. Of course the atmosphere was beautiful, the service was very good, but the food was delicious! We had the escargots & mushrooms and the scallops for appetizers, fantastic. For our main course we had the Romance of the Sea and a dish with grouper and shrimp, they were both outstanding. I would certainly make sure this was on my list of restaurants to go to while visiting Aruba!

  • Visited May 2013
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Southend-on-sea, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Final Night Brilliance”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

After dining at Barefoot earlier on our honeymoon we were impressed enough to chose it as our place to eat on our final night if Honeymoon in Aruba. It did not disappoint.

On both occasions we were blown away but the quality of service & food.

Tonight we went for a bottle of wine, starters each, mains each & a shared dessert coming in at a little over $100 - fantastic value especially considering the quality.

Starters; Roasted duck salad - delicious especially with the cranberries sauce. My wife had crab cakes which were "oh my god so good".
Mains; I had blackened Mahi Mahi with a pineapple salsa which again was fantastic. My wife had Snapper 'Old Amsterdam' & it's the best fish she's had in Aruba. Finally we finished with a fresh fruit salad - lovely.

I'm so pleased we returned to Barefoot to give us a great final night of Honeymoon. Great setting, great food, great atmosphere & service

We have eaten out nearly every night of our 2 week stay in Aruba & Barefoot is the best.

Love it.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Barefoot”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We try to find a new restaurant (for us) each trip to Aruba and we were very satisfied with Barefoot. Located at the site of Mirandi we ate on their beach and I noticed most people had removed their shoes/sandals and were barefoot in the sand! Excellent fish selections and a most enjoyable waiter from Holland who discussed her educational ambitions as she was an intern on the island. From start to finish a wonderful evening and we will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great spot and food”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Excellent. service. Very nice spot and overall very enjoyable. They were missing a few items at 8pm and their "best" pinot noir was not that great. That said, all the food we had was simply excellent.....well prepared and presented.

Visited May 2013
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