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“Amazing meal and service!”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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!
Lima, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Amazing meal and service!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was our third visit to Aruba and each time we like to have at least one meal on the beach at sunset. This time I chose Barefoot based on the great reviews and it did not disappoint. Both my husband and I ordered one of the specials for the night, the grouper and shrimp. It was absolutely amazing! We also had dessert. I tried the bananna misu which was so yummy and the hubby had the ammaretto peach cheesecake was he enjoyed as well. We got lucky and had an amazing sunset also. The staff was super friendly and took several pictures of us. We had tried a few other restaurant's on the beach and so far Barefoot has been our favorite by far, mainly because of the food. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a wonderful meal with a wonderful view.

Visited May 2013
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Barefoot w/Beautiful Sunsets”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Fine dining in an elegant casual atmosphere. Where your flops. Tenderloin steak cooked perfectly to order on a bed of vegetables with a taste of mashed potato. Views of the sunset were beautiful. People dining on the beach with local kids jumping into the waterfront from the dock and planes coming in low made for interesting viewing.

Visited May 2013
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Ferrara, Italy
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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“Grande Cinema! The big movie”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Good dishes and services, like the high level restaurants, but the different, and you pay it, is the ambience: half restaurant is on the sandy beach of Oranijestad. It's better the reservation, above all if you like diner on the sand.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“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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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“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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Thank JoAnnandJohn
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