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“Beautiful sunset!”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 222 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful sunset!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at sunset on the beach. The food was excellent, reasonably priced, and it was fun to be sitting in the sand during dinner. The restaurant is located close to be airport, but the two planes that landed were more fun to watch than distracting. I did pick a table to close to Nikky Beach which is next door and during our fancy dinner, there was soccer on the TVs and one scaggely dog and one yippy dog wandering about. However, the dinner and service will still awesome and you can't beat the sunset.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This restaurant boasts great location for a dinner at sunset! Super comfortable seating, where you can eat "barefoot" or not. The ambiance is very romantic and not loud at all. I would recommend you eat on the inside veranda, just more pleasurable. The food is excellent, not a ton of it, very gourmet portions. The dessert was incredible and so was the service. Pricey location but well worth it!

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“excellent restaurant”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We had dinner at Barefoot for our last night in Aruba. It was excellent. Make sure to get there to view the sunset. It was magnificent. Most of the table are outdoors on the beach so you wear flip-flops which was cool. There was nothing informal though about the food or service. Top Notch.

Visited July 2013
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32 reviews
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“Gorgeous view, delicious food”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a lovely evening at Barefoot Restaurant. The view is amazing and the tables are right on the beach. It is next to the airport, with planes taking off and landing, but somehow this was not a deterrent. They were fun to watch and not too loud. The food was excellent- great seafood. We had multiple dishes, quite a variety including the Lobster Cappucino and Escargot. Everything was terrific and the wait staff was attentive. All in all, a fine dining experience in Aruba!

  • Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

You can put your feet in the sand or not in this giant palapa on the beach. Time it right for a beautiful sunset meal. Great selection of appetizers and soups to choose from. The chef uses many different spices blended together for mouth watering flavor and then works to make a great presentation. Lobster soup, Caesar salad, peppered tuna, parmesan grouper and pork tenderloins were all delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
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