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“Magnificent atmosphere, great to see sunset on the beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barefoot Restaurant

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 220 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian 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!
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“Magnificent atmosphere, great to see sunset on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

The food was decent, the service and the scenery was outstanding. Prices were on the higher side and the restaurant was too built up for us. One of the cab drivers told us it was the best in Aruba and we didn't quite agree however did love the atmosphere.

Visited February 2014
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Roxbury, New Jersey
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“Perfect in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We made reservations before we left the US and then had to change them 3x. It was a birthday and anniversary trip, and despite the change in plans, the host appeared with flutes of champagne to welcome us and congratulate us.Food was amazing, sunset was beautiful and all the waitstaff stopped to take photos of the guests on the beach. Such a beautiful ambiance and great food. Highly recommend it!

Visited February 2014
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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“Sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Right on the Beach At dinner you can sit at a table on the beach. Food is excellent the Mango Grouper, The Romance of the Sea ( 3 diff Fish), The Escargot are all great. Very attentive service. Just be there for sunset

Visited February 2014
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New York State
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“There's a Reason This is a Top Three Restaurant in Aruba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had booked our reservation prior to our arrival to the Island and it turned out to be a good move. There was a carnival parade going on, and the street in front of Barefront was closed off. FORTUNATELY, we were staying at the Aruba Surfside Marina and were within walking distance of this wonderful place.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess as if we were old friends and longtime customers. We were immediately seated at a great table (I don't think there is a bad table here). Our server was Jennifer, and she attended to our every need.

My Manhattan on the Rocks was perfect. My wife and I each had the Lobster Cappuccino Bisque and it was heavenly. Very light and tastey.

My wife enjoyed her Shellfish Trio and said the meal was expertly prepared. I had the melt-in-your-mouth Burgundy Beef Stew. Fantastic!!!

We ended the meal by sharing a dessert (BananaMisu) which was just OK, and well made Cappuccinos.

While the meal was not inexpensive, it was fairly priced when compared to similar class restaurants on the Island.

Excellent meal. I can't recommend this place highly enough!!!!

We'll be back!!!!!!!

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Charlotte, NC
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“Must go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

There is nothing better than having dinner with your bare feet in the sand. The food was excellent and the service, along with the management, was very very good. Only thing about it that is not perfect is the distance from the highrise hotels - it is near the airport, so it was a $17 cab fare. But, worth it.

Visited February 2014
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