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“Lovely romantic restuarant”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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!
NY, NY
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely romantic restuarant”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great restaurant with tables on the beach for you to take off your shoes and enjoy the sand between your toes. Prices were above average, not enough to break the bank but definitely for a nicer (but still casual) occasion. Was there for a date night out, there were other couples but also larger groups of family. Seafood is their specialty, much like most of the island, I'm not a super picky eater but I found it quite delicious. Came here as a couple and we were stuffed after ordering one cocktail and one entree each (no appetizers); couldn't say no to dessert but couldn't decide on just one, fortunately they had a great dessert sampler that took care of that problem!

  • Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Underwhelming, a bit expensive and questionable cleaning practices.”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a lot of trip advisor reviewers but I was very underwhelmed by the experience. We didn't have a reservation, which is a must, but we were given a table by the very nice staff after about an hour. It was very nice for them to squeeze us in even though we didn't have a reservation so we sat and waited at the bar. As we sat there, we noticed that the bartenders weren't using any soap to clean the bar glasses before they reused them again. Some glasses were steam cleaned but then put on the back of the bar. The used glasses were just lightly rinsed with water and then immediately reused. I have to say that really turned me off and we decided not to drink anything else from the bar. We still ate there and had a good time. The food was nothing spectacular but the beautiful beach at night was a nice way to have dinner despite the expensive bill. I would say that it was a good experience overall but we were more impressed with the food and service at Gostoso, which I would eat at everyday if I could.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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“yummy expensive food”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Right on the beach, you can eat with your feet in the sand. Amazing food but pricey. My favorite thing to eat was actually the tapenade that comes with the bread!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Consistently wonderful”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Our annual visit to this beautiful restaurant was every bit as wonderful as all our previous visits. Food, service and ambiance all superb. A must!!!

Visited February 2014
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“unique”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Unique experience of eating outside on the beach, where one may dine in flip flops and eat in elegance. Watching the sun set was a treat. Portions were average size, but the ambiance and setting were special.

  • Visited February 2014
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