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“One of our Top Favorite Restaurants this Visit”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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!
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of our Top Favorite Restaurants this Visit”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our first dining experience at Barefoot We already have our favorites on the island but try a couple new ones each visit. Trip Advisor reviews did not disappoint. We had four in our group and not only was everyone's dinner wonderful but the wait staff (I think his name was Rod) was great. The tables in the sand are not on top of each other like Flying Fishbone. We all gave it a thumbs up and will return our next visit. It actually bumped out some of our all time favorites.

  • Visited September 2013
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The Villages, Florida
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

First time at Barefoot, but not the last! The ambiance and view are incredible. The food was excellent. I had the tuna and my husband had the blackened Mahi Mahi. Excellent! Portions are good size and the wait staff, especially Lize, and Manager Nick were most helpful. They will customize your dinner to your liking, especially for those of us that are gluten free. I highly recommend a visit, especially at sunset.

  • Visited October 2013
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Caracas, Venezuela
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The place to have an outdoor dinner”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Barefoot is excellent dining in a superb environment. We were celebrating a birthday and could not have picked a better place. You must go early, before the sunset, and stay on.

  • Visited September 2013
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Zug
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Place on the beach”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went for a spontaneous visit.
Penelope was our waitress that evening and did an excellent job.
Starters & Main Course were perfect (Mahi-Mahi & Sirloin)
The Strawberry Ice Cream had a chemical/artificial taste to it.

Recommended: Mosquito-Spray depending of the time of the year.

  • Visited September 2013
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Concierge recommended this based on feedbacks he had been given. It was our last night and we wanted a nice restaurant on the beach. What a great choice. We literally were on the beach. Kick your shoes off and walk on the soft sand to your table. Hence the name of the restaurant. While it was a little pricey, (but hey, we're on vacation), the meal itself was truly superb. the service was friendly and very helpful in making our choices. Will definitely be going back when we return again. It was worth it. Even fun watching the planes land as it is near the airport.

  • Visited September 2013
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