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“Barefoot in the Sand”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 228 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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!
Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our first restaurant away from the Bucuti and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting with you chairs in the sand and enjoying the sunset. Although the sunset wasn't overwhelming that night it still made for a very romantic evening. Service was great and attentive. If I remember correctly, I had Grouper that was very good. Great location.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very simple don't waste your time!
Any restaurant has good location in aruba!
food was not what was expected.
service was rude
and very rushy!
was in aruba in march 2014 and this month april 2014, we did not go to barefoot. And have not heard good news since!

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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Have been here twice during separate vacations; always left happy. Service is attentive, food is good, and prices are reasonable. I enjoy the view and the sights. The restaurant is on the beach, just before the airport. So you can see the jets landing at Beatrix while you eat, which I always find amusing (it's not frequent enough to be annoying, small airport). Come for the sunset, the beach, the food and leave without feeling like you were complicit in ripping yourself off. Again, prices very reasonable for the island and a great value. Will always be back.

1  Thank JM3RR24
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great location on the beach. Watch sunset, planes landing. The food was good, had 3 different fishes, all fresh and delicious!

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went here as a party of 8 and thy pleasantly accommodated us. Ordered a mix of cocktails and wine and everyone was happy. The specials course was mouthwatering and delicious. I had the asparagus soup and salad (picked over the tuna tartar because wanted to see what it was). Deliciously simple but great. The grouper with goat cheese was melt in your mouth with subtle hints of cheese and smokes salmon. The laughter continued and everyone had a great time. The feet in the sand ambiance unforgeable. Thank you

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1  Thank Elena L
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