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“Best food and service!”

Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba
Ranked #17 of 231 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: RICARDO’S RESTAURANT It starts with the perfect location… What does it take to establish the kind of restaurant that both tourists and locals want to come back to again and again? Our winning formula consists of four key elements: Good Food Good Folks Good Fun Good Views. It begins with the perfect location. For Ricardo’s, that turned out to be the Aruba Beach Club Resort, located directly on Punta Brabo Beach between Manchebo Beach to the North and Divi Beach to the South. You simply can’t beat gorgeous sunset ocean views from our deck and on-beach dining areas! But putting together this kind of superior dining venue takes more than the perfect location. It also takes a person with the vision and passion needed to turn dreams into reality, and that is exactly what Ricardo brought to the table in 2014 — vision and passion. The results are right here for you to come see and taste for yourself! A PLACE TO WINE, A PLACE TO DINE Good Food, Good Folks, Good Fun, Good Views! At Ricardo’s Good Food means our carefully crafted menu features the best in Aruban Cuisine as well as a large selection of international dishes to ensure everyone will find something to satisfy their appetite. Monday features our All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Ribs special that has become a mainstay for many One Happy Island diners. The same holds true for our Wednesday All-You-Can-Eat Grouper night with super-fresh, locally caught grouper fillets prepared in a variety of styles. What does Good Folks mean at Ricardo’s? It means bartenders and servers who are quick to smile and go over and above the call of duty to make sure you’re enjoying your time at Ricardo’s. For Good Fun, we offer THREE different Happy Hours from 12-1 PM, 4-6 PM, and 9-10 PM during which you’ll enjoy drink specials and live entertainment from local musicians. But by far the most fun to be had is every Thursday night at 9 PM when we kick off our weekly Karaoke Dance Party. We pull out all the stops to show you how we party on the island! And what can we say about Good Views? Really, you just have to come and see for yourself!
Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I just celebrated our 25 th wedding anniversary, with vow renewal ceremony. We had dinner at Ricardo's. It was fabulous! Ricardo is so friendly and caring. He escorts you to the table and treats you like royalty! My daughter also got engaged, and he helped us to celebrate that as well. I had the most delicious lobster penne one night and coconut shrimp another night! We ended up eating there for many of the nights that we stayed at Aruba Beach Club! The few times we left to eat other places, we felt like we were missing something! My husband, son and future son in law had steak that was incredibly tender and delicious! Don't miss out eating at this restaurant, for breakfast lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

While we were sad to see the Tortuga Grill close, we were eager to see what the amiable, energetic Ricardo would do with the property. We went to "Rib Night" to compare it with Matthew's, his old restaurant.
The service was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. Looking through the regular menu, we thought the prices were a bit high and noted the Service Charge was in place.
The ribs arrived quickly. I enjoyed mine but my wife did not like hers. She stated that this was her first bad meal in Aruba this trip.
So, our feelings are mixed. perhaps we will try again. They have a special grouper night as well. I will not shut the door on Ricardo's, but it remains to be seen if we decide to return this trip.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant is a fantastic addition to the offerings of Aruba Beach Club. From the start when Ricardo personally greets you (in the evening) and accompanies the ladies to their tables, through the atmosphere of the setting right at the beach to the great food which he is offering. We ate steak one day - awesome prices of it, perfectly cooked, and on all you can eat Grouper night on Thursday this well seasoned fish in different preparations. Excellent too.
Recommendation: come right at sunset (7-inish) - you have a great view and the flies disappear right at this time.

2  Thank Tujell1
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a lovely place to have dinner. Great setting and very good food. The owner is very gracious, but be prepared for slow service. Doesn't matter as much when the atmosphere is so nice. Would definitely go back.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are looking for quality food, wine, with an intimate feel and stunning sunset view, then you must visit Ricardo's at the ABC. Ricardo is a wonderful host and along with his staff they will make you feel special while serving you mouthwatering dishes like lamb chops, sea bass, Argentinian steaks, all you can eat ribs(once a week) and pistachio ice cream puff pastry desert. They offer many wines, but I was stunned by how good their house selections were. This restaurant is top notch and made our vacation unforgetable.

Thank you Ricardo and my wife and I miss you!
Andy

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