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“Wonderful food and service”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 267 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 5 weeks ago

We visited Barefoot for our Anniversary meal. This was our 5th annual visit and the food and service were as fabulous as ever. We booked in advance and asked for a table on the water front, which we were lucky enough to get. We had the beef carpaccio for starters and the Beef stew and Beef Tips for mains. All was excellent. The service is attentive but unobtrusive and most of all we were never rushed. Unlike the next night at Pinchos where we were rushed through our meal and the bill presented without being requested and before we had finished our drinks. The staff at Barefoot want to ensure that you have the best time and are more than happy to spend time taking your photo at sun set so that you have a lasting memory of your visit. Nothing is too much trouble. A must visit on any trip to Aruba.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank LynH10
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Nice place with foot in the sand, really nice staff and manager and great service. Nothing really special on the menu but it tasted good.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DianaH1961
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service, atmosphere and food! We had a table on the beach. Our server, Rod, was exceptional! We had the Two Tuna to start and mahi and tuna entrees. All very good. We went back the next evening for appetizers and drinks, getting the Two Tuna again.
The ambience and quality made for a wonderful relaxing evening!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stellabarefoot
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

We had a large group dinner on the beach here and everything was perfect. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Best dinner experience on the island. Don't miss it!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Kathryn L
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Our entire dining experience was amazing! The hostess was able to get us a table on the beach without a reservation! Our server, Sven (sp?), was so friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Ask for him! All the other staff members who delivered our drinks and food was so friendly. The crab cakes, mushroom truffle risotto and seafood romance dinner were delicious. Definitely have a reservation so you can experience the sand in your toes!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank cwhitman610
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