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“Sunset with a side of dinner”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 222 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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!
New York
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10 reviews
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“Sunset with a side of dinner”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Made a reservation for my husband and I for sunset (6pm) and emailed in advance letting the restaurant know we are vegetarian. We ordered the vegetarian pasta, and the chef made us something custom ("chef's special"). Our meal was delicious. We had a great table right on the beach/sand and got up a bunch of times to take pictures of the view or the sunset behind us. It was truly breathtaking. The service here is excellent. Highly recommend the restaurant for a formal, nice night out for dinner.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Banana-misu!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

By far one of the best restaurants! Barefoot's ambiance, as well as great service and amazing food is a hard combination to beat! We went on a Saturday night - ten of us, including a 3 year old. Reservations are definitely recommended if you want to sit on the beach with your toes in the sand. If that is not your style, but you want the view, you can eat under a roof as well! Top choices of the night was the zucchini lasagna and the Beef Stew which everyone said was to die for. For dessert, DO NOT MISS the banana-misu! It was the best dessert anyone in our party ever had! This place is great for families or for a romantic dinner!

  • Visited June 2014
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Try The Lamb”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went with a couple we met and must say this restaurant is great. The Lamb was delicious and would highly recommend.

Visited June 2014
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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food, Better Service, Great View”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We made a 630 dinner reservation at Barefoot so we could watch the sunset. Our table was right on the beach. We opted for the three course prix-fixe dinner. House made chicken spring rolls as an app, main course was shrimp and grilled mahi in a white truffle creme sauce, and dessert was a duet of chocolate and vanilla mousse. Spring rolls were awesome, shrimp and fish quite good (had never eaten fish and truffles before), and dessert was tasty, a little uninspired, and rather heavy. Had a nice bottle of inexpensive Argentine or Chilean Chardonnay (under $30). There were several other modestly priced wines on the list that looked promising as well. Our server was attentive yet unobtrusive. Wine glasses were discreetly filled and dishes subtly cleared. My only criticism is that there was too much food, but it was our fault for ordering the prix-fixe instead of just the entree. Sunset was lovely and it was fun to watch the occasional jet appear out of the night sky and glide past us to land at Reina Beatrix.

  • Visited June 2014
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“great setting and location but food just ok”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

the location and setting was amazing. we chose the 8pm time and much better since cooler and more romantic. Forget the crap about the sunset. Go for romance. Dark and lit up!! BUt i have to say the fish was overcooked and rubbery.

Visited June 2014
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