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“Barefoot is Excellent!”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 222 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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!
Mahopac, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Barefoot is Excellent!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Barefoot is such a nice restaurant. The food is always great, service is super and the staff is so nice and attentive. We always get a table in the sand close to the water, the sunset is nice and I like to watch the planes fly into the airport. We usually take a taxi from the Rennaisance and then walk back. This is a must when in Aruba!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Perfect, in every way”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

My bf and I came to Aruba in early march, and had the opportunity to come to Aruba again in October. We loved barefoot so much in March we came back, twice this time. The food and service is incredible, and the atmosphere is breathtaking.
Highly recommend the tomato soup, and well everything else. You cannot go wrong!

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Rock Hill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“how beachside dining should be”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

one of the most memorable in a long list of delightful meals in Aruba. Perfect from start to finish - feet in the sand, cocktail in hand watching the sun sink into the sea while enjoying delicious fish expertly prepared and served by attentive staff. Comfy, too. M-I-L has difficulty walking but we were still able to sit at a lovely table with soft sand underfoot and a perfect view. Don't miss the three-course chef's special. A new favorite - we will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Westminster, MD
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great views and great food.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This fairly new addition to the many great restaurants in Aruba has become a favorite. The atmosphere is wonderful. The food is wonderful, fresh and a decent variety. The owners are very friendly and often visit the tables to assess your happiness. make your reservation at the perfect time and watch the sun set with your feet in the sand.

  • Visited July 2013
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United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited the restaurant twice during our stay, we enjoyed our first experience so much! We had dinner watching the sun set on both occasions, such a beautiful setting. We asked for a table inside (rather than on the sand) but it still had great views.

Food was fantastic, first visit we ate scallops and Dutch crab cakes followed by Snapper 'Old Amsterdam' and Mahi Mahi and to finish Coffee Crème Brulee washed down with a Sauvignon Blanc. Second time around food was equally as good, we tried different dishes and enjoyed the experience just as much.

Service was good, staff were attentive and friendly and we would highly recommend for the food, ambience and setting. Great restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
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