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“Good but not Great”

Restaurant Carambola Seafood & International Cusine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $44
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A rising star in the constellation of Aruba's most memorable restaurants, Carambola offers a delightful and elegant ambiance combined with an elaborate menu of uniquely designed gourmet dishes with a Caribbean flair, from our classically trained veteran chef. Daily specials take advantage of what is fresh and seasonal so there is always something new to try, along with our signature dishes. Carambola also provides charming surroundings either al fresco or in air conditioned comfort. You will find after one visit, you will be adding your recommendations for the food, service and reasonable prices. Conveniently located within the Paradise Beach Villas Resort, Carambola is a relaxing stroll from all major Eagle Beach resorts and only a very short cab or bus ride from Palm Beach or the Oranjestad resort complexes.
Reviewed May 18, 2013

After reading the reviews we finally decided to try Carombola. It was good not great. It was very loud inside as they had 2 large tables. We ordered the peanut soup which was not bad. Then we ordered the Bread Cake oops crab cake. It was 75% bread and the rest crab. The taste was not bad but mostly bread. The whole red snapper was good but what a rip off....$40,maybe they should charge market price like most other restaurants .I think some of the reviews are tainted!!!!!!!

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Thank jasper48
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We went to Carambola as one of our first dinners during our visit to Aruba. It largely underwhelmed us, the restaurant was pretty empty at dinner (I counted three seated tables including us) and the food was just so so. Compared to the dinners we had later in our trip it just didn't measure up.

Thank HotelHopper25
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

They have an early bird 3 course meal that includes a free glass of wine. We sat inside the beautifully decorated dining room and was in awe of all the fancy woodwork. They have a large screen playing music videos which was the only thing that seemed odd but appreciative!
The food presentation and taste was the BEST we experienced in Aruba. The attention to detail of the staff was first class.
An experience in fine dining not to be missed!
We'll be back!

Thank tobahunter
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Eat there and you'll see why. Daily special is a good bargin. Desserts are out of this world. Great table service.

Thank orange78Pa
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. The owner Martin is amazing along with all his staff and food. This is defiantly a place you should go to make your stay a little bit better

Thank Z-Regz
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