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“delightful view and great food” 5 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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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!
Stamford, Connecticut
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“delightful view and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Faces west on the beach - Sunset amazing. Food was great; service reasonable. Make your reservation for at least 1/2 hour before sunset and get there early. Tables on the beach fill up quickly. reservations a must - when we left there was a long line waiting to enter.

Visited April 2014
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Costa Mesa, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Romantic dinning on the beach, great food and excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Barefoot is a great restaurant for those interested in fine dinning on the beach. Service was excellent. The food was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant for those seeking a romantic beach side diner. We went midweek and the place was packed which is definitely unusual for Aruba weekdays. I would definitely recommend making a reservation if you can. We went without a reservation and were lucky enough to be seated within just a few minutes, despite how crowded it was. Definitely try the goat cheese and lobster bisque appetizers, they were amazing.

  • Visited April 2014
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Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A delightful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

The meal was excellent and the sunset perfect.
Ahhhh yes, and having your feet in the sand was a perfect touch.

  • Visited April 2014
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Aruba
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58 reviews
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“Great combination of food and ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Very nice location at the beach, bring flip-flops! Enjoying a nice sunset with your feet in the sand, great menu with with an extensive choice which tastes as good as it sounds. Be sure to make reservations for a table on the beach!

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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Paying for the unique setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had a nice meal, but food quality should have been outstanding, and was just ok. My husband had a fish special and it was great. I had a shrimp and scallop meal that was a 3/5. My daughter's chicken dinner that came in a hollowed out pineapple was sooo sweet 2/5. The setting and staff were outstanding though, so it still gets a 4/5 overall.

  • Visited March 2014
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