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“Feb 2013 visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aruba Beach Cafe

Aruba Beach Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located Directly on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea flAward- winning Chef brings you the true taste of the Caribbean, along with American Favorites Fresh Seafood Prime Steaks, Gourmet Salads and burgers and much more. Three Tropical Bars await to quench your thirst. Aruba Starts Jumping island style with live music daily. Causal Dress with seating inside or on the outside deck provides a picturesque view of the ocean. serving lunch and dinner late night dining. One Happy Restuarant!
Denver, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Feb 2013 visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We visited with a party of 4 from Denver Colorado. The food was great and service was A+. Cute little waitress, great attitude and service. We had snapper.

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
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“GREAT FOOD , GREAT ATMOSPHERE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great place!! Food was awesome, live music, great atmosphere, right on the beach. Drinks were reasonably priced..try the "Go Bananas with a Rum floater" yummy!! can't wait to go back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank anne c
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Fort Lauderdale
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

very busy and noisy but friendly atmosphere and good reasonable menu in an exciting oceanfront location

Visited December 2012
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Thank DrZFortLauderdale
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Colchester, Vermont
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Food was excellent.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I had went here last year for snacks....booze and dancing. We had lots of fun so went back.
This time we decided to enjoy dinner. We sat outside as it was quieter and a beautiful night
You could smoke outside so if you are not a smoker that may be something to think about
The food was excellent. All 5 of us enjoyed what we got for dinner
The service was good but no better, definitely would not say very good or excellent.
The bathroom was clean
Unfortunately a bird crapped on me while I was eating as we were sitting under trees so be careful of that
It is right on water so that was nice and you can sit out by the water on a bench if you want
After dinner we went to bar to have drinks and wait for band to start
The drinks were over $5 and very little liquor in them
It is so loud in there that if you want to hear anyone talk this is not the place to go
They usually have decent music on the weekend, but dance floor is very very small
There did not appear to be any security and when we asked the bartender to speak to the bouncer/security they looked at is like we were dumb and walked away
(we had an issue with a drunk guy that was hitting on my friend that was there with her husband)
I would go back there again

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Marion, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best food, service, and restaurant in 4 days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

In early February 2013, I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale on business & also for vacation for 4 days. After several failed attempts at finding quality food in the area, we stumbled on Aruba's on our last day in Ft. Lauderdale. It was great. We sat at the bar and spend the whole hour there chatting with the very busy bartenders. They were very polite & very good at their job. The place was absolutely packed inside & out but the service & food quality was never once compromised. Our flight home was only a couple hours away, so we ate light(er) & also got a few drinks. We ordered the Jamaican Jerk Wings & also a chef salad with grilled, blackened chicken on top. Everything was absolutely perfect. I'm so glad that we decided to walk to the pier, otherwise this little gem on a restaurant would've been missed! It was by far the best food we had out of our 4 days spent in Ft. L & also South Beach for one night.

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