A Must Try
If I were just walking/driving around looking for a place to dine in Aruba, I would have gone right past Bavaria without a second thought because my limited experience with German food was not favorable enough to make me seek out a German restaurant on an Aruban vacation. However, after reading all the positive reviews on TA while I was making my list of restaurants to sample, I added Bavaria to it hesitantly partially because we are not beer drinkers.
Since we were staying in the high-rise Palm Beach area, I found out that this place is within walking distance of our hotel (Radisson). Its location is a little away from the main road where all the other restaurants are, but the directions we were given made it easy to locate (near Wendys). When we arrived for dinner, there was no one sitting outside, but we had decided ahead of time that we wanted to sit indoors due to the heat. The décor on one wall was full of German clocks. The tables and chairs made it obvious that this was meant to resemble a traditional beer garden. There was only one other table occupied during peak dinner hours, but shortly afterwards, some other families arrived so it wasn’t too lonely.
As expected, there is an extensive beer and wine list, but we did not feel out of place for not indulging. Instead, we felt very welcome—the server was very friendly and answered all our questions. The owner was very personable and came to speak with us several times. We ordered the potato pancakes as an appetizer and they were seasoned perfectly with just the right amount of crispiness—the best we’ve ever had! Both pork dishes we ordered, Jagerschnitzel and Krustchen were delicious as were the sides that came with them. Portion sizes were sizeable so we didn’t even have room for dessert. This place has changed our impression of German food.
We were hoping that we could have made a second trip to this restaurant before leaving to try other menu items, but our schedule didn’t permit it, so now I’m recommending it to anyone who will be in Aruba. Definitely seek this place out—it is so worth the visit!
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