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“Good value, and above average food for the airport.”

14-Bis Marketplace Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 222 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Price range: $15 - $35
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Aruba's first marketplace restaurant located on the airport. Fresh, fast and fair. Serving Lunch "Por kilo" us $ 2.50 (100 grams/3.50 oz) Eat in or take out No more waiting, visit us to enjoy our buffet with different dishes everyday Free parking with consumption of us $ 9.00
Willemstad, Curacao
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good value, and above average food for the airport.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

They do a buffet that includes some local foods for lunch. The services is always very good. It definitely beats eating a cheeseburger before you sit on a plane.

Visited February 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“MISPLACED CONCEPT”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This seems like a tremendously misplaced concept. A restaurant at the airport - why? It is not part of the food court and is a distraction for travelers either coming or going and is not really an attraction for anyone who has arrived and is in the middle of their vacation. The food is mediocre and the service is poor. We hope that someone will re-evaluate what they are trying to do here.

Visited February 2012
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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352 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“AN AFFRONT”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Normally, we get to ARUBA once a year but this year circmstances were such that we made a second short trip partially motivated by a desire to see if we had missed something at this place and because of certain information that we had received about the place.

Unfortunately, we did not miss anything on our prior trip to this place and the information received was simply that the concept of the place was more for the airport staff than travelers. That concept may have some merit to it. However, we do not see how that diminishes our other concerns that the food, service, and ambiance of this place do not warrant a visit to it. Nor do we see the POR KILO concept as anything that is especially new. It essentially simply is a make your own salad or buffet type of presentation - for which you are paying roughly $8.50+ a pound (which is roughly what $2.00 per 100 grams translates to) and, as reasonable as that might be, one can do better. And, again, do you really want to go to the airport to partake of that type of deal!

We have additionally learned that the founder of RUMBAS was joined by the founder of YEMANJA to establish this place and we continue to believe that their expansionary objectives have adversely impacted upon their current other operations. We have dined at YEMANJA from its opening and have generally been satisfied there (so much so that we used to eat there twice each time we visited ARUBA). It has only been in the last two years or so that we have noted an inconsistency in their performance and we noted it without knowing that its founder had branched out (now, as a result we only eat there once each trip and that is subject to review depending on our next few experiences there). Whenever one spreads oneself too thin quality invariably suffers and this is what seems to have happened to YEMANJA and the other related ventures

Our visit this time was similar to that experienced by larawill - poor service and mediocre food. It is not a place for travelers or tourists - it is for the airport staff and we should all honor that position by not patronizing the place. There are far too many better eating venues around.This forum is for Travelers and Tourists - it is not for local airport employees (who are, nonetheless, welcome to read and take what they will from the forum). And advertised free parking and WIFI are not and should not be inducements to dine here - what type of silly inducement is that anyways? "We have free parking and WIFI so you should eat here" - REALLY, when is the last time you ate free parking or WIFI and what did it taste like? As we have said before of this place BE SERIOUS because this place apparently isn't! We would recommend to the founders that they return to their roots and spend their time attending to their other restaurants before they decline beyond repair - ARUBA is a very competitive restaurant market, every customer should be regarded as a precious gem and every effort should be made to retain them. Lose them and you lose the game.

  • Visited November 2012
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Before your flight home”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is inside the airport area, but before you enter to check in for your flight it's to the left, outside. It's a combo of buffet style, plus cooked while you watch. Good food, and quick, so great place to catch a meal before your flight. Better & calmer atmosphere than inside the airport.

Visited December 2012
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huntsville
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bad service”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Give you tree because food was ok, bad service was terrible a guy short hair, about 5'9" tall male took my order we start w/water, never came until he brougt all the meal, we ask for extra plates never came, we need more ketchup he never came to ask us if we need anything else, I asked for my check he send somebody else nice because we wanted see his face again. I have a restaurant in USA I know how bad is affecting a bad service to the business people wouldn't come back that's I will do next time when I have to live Aruba never ever in my life stop in this place I saw other reviews on this restaurant owner look he doenst care bad for you guys

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank larawill
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