Aruba has so many different dining options for such a small island. I’m excited to tell you about 10 amazing restaurants in Aruba that you should try! No matter what cuisine you like, you will definitely find some incredible restaurants on this happy island.
While I was visiting the island, I tried out a variety of options, and I can honestly say that the food and atmosphere were consistently great throughout the happy island.
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Passions on the Beach
Passions on the Beach was probably my FAVORITE restaurant in Aruba for breakfast because it was RIGHT on Eagle Beach. The address is J.E. Irausquin Blvd 252 Oranjestad, Aruba. I ate breakfast with my toes in the white sand on the beach and it was PERFECT!
The cocktails are delicious, the presentation is beautiful, and the atmosphere is a MUST EXPERIENCE! I think Passions on the Beach is one of the best Aruba restaurants you can try. You won’t be disappointed at this popular spot, but be sure to make a reservation if you plan to eat dinner on the beach.
TripAdvisor ranks Passions on the Beach #30 out of 126 restaurants in Eagle Beach.
HOURS: They serve breakfast (7:30 am – 11:00 am), lunch (11:30 am – 5:30 pm) and dinner (5:45 pm – 9:00 pm). The last seating for dinner is at 7:00 pm.
The menu is made up of fresh island food and there is something for everyone. They have meat, seafood, fresh fish, and vegetarian options at Passions on the Beach. Children 3 and under eat for FREE.
This is a great restaurant to enjoy a Bellini with your breakfast on the beach or a casual lunch at Passions Beach Bar. Passions goes from serving lunch under the palm trees, to serving a romantic dinner by the Caribbean sea. At dinner, the tables are set up out onto the beach, closer to the water.
In the evening the dining area has Tiki torches that light up and enhance your romantic meal. It’s a perfect place to see the sunset along the beautiful beaches during dinner or to watch the ships that are out on their sunset cruise adventures.
Asi Es Mi Peru
Asi Es Mi Peru is a real deal Peruvian restaurant located at J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 64 Eagle Beach, Oranjestad Aruba. It is ranked #8 out of 126 restaurants in Palm – Eagle Beach on TripAdvisor.
I never had Peruvian food before so this was a really fun dining experience for me! The atmosphere was really cute, and the service was AWESOME. I can’t eat spicy foods so to say the waiter was accommodating with the typical spicy Caribbean flavors, would be an understatement!
HOURS: They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 10:30 pm. The inside dining is a semi-formal intimate setting and the outside, al fresco dining, is a little more casual.
If you love Peruvian food or if you are looking for a new experience then Asi Es Mi Peru is the restaurant to try. There’s even a little Peruvian marketplace set up inside the beautiful restaurant where you can buy traditional crafts. The proceeds from the sales are donated to Aruba’s Cancer Foundation.
Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant is located at Bernard van de Veen Zeppenfeldstraat 56, San Nicolas, Aruba. In my post Ultimate Guide for Things to See and Do in Aruba, I shared about an area that has a mural tour. Charlie’s Bar is located in that area so make sure you see the murals while you are there!
TripAdvisor ranks Charlie’s Bar & Restaurant #3 out of 16 restaurants in San Nicholas. Not only is it one of the top restaurants, but it is also a local favorite.
HOURS: Monday through Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
This museum/restaurant/bar is a LEGEND in Aruba. Enjoy the delicious Caribbean food while your eyes feast on 70 years worth of interesting trinkets, that cover the walls and ceilings.
Check out this video for a little tour inside.
The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and down to earth. It is a laid back family owned restaurant. There is a wide variety of menu items to choose from. Don’t forget to ask about the catch of the day.
Dining at Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant is definitely a unique casual dining experience!
Flying Fishbone is located at Savaneta 344, Savaneta Aruba. They serve fresh seafood and filet mignon with Caribbean cuisine style and a European flair.
In my post, Ultimate Guide for things to See and Do in Aruba, I shared about the big red anchor, the lighthouse, and Baby Beach. This restaurant is in that same southern part of Aruba so make sure you check them out when you are over that way.
HOURS: open daily from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm. The tables in the water can only be reserved for 4:00 pm.
Unfortunately, I was not able to dine at this restaurant on my trip because you have to make reservations WELL in advance. It gives me a good reason to go back!
The seating is very limited if you want a table with your feet in the sand. Check out their website or TripAdvisor to see their stunning pictures! Make sure you wear your flip flops because your feet will get wet while you dine here.
It ranks #1 out of 17 restaurants in Savaneta on TripAdvisor and #8 of the 21 BEST beach restaurants around the WORLD! It’s one of the best seafood restaurants in Aruba.
Dushi Bagels & Burgers
Dushi Bagels & Burgers is located at J.E. Irausquin Blvd #87, Noord, Aruba. It’s a great restaurant where you can enjoy happy hour, eat good food while you sit outside, and listen to live music. In my post Ultimate Guide for things to See and Do in Aruba I wrote about an awesome area to go shopping. Dushi’s Bagels and Burgers is RIGHT in that area so it’s a popular spot to grab a bite to eat while you shop.
FUN FACT: In Aruba the word Dushi means “tasty” or “sweet”.
On TripAdvisor, Dushi Bagels & Burgers ranks #54 out of 126 restaurants in Eagle Beach.
HOURS: open every day from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Las Ramblas is located at J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 250, Oranjestad Aruba. It is right across the street from Eagle Beach. You can see the ocean while you are eating.
HOURS: open Monday through Saturday from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
The food and the service were amazing at Las Ramblas. On TripAdvisor it is ranked #29 of 195 restaurants in Oranjestad. This dinner service only restaurant not only has local Caribbean cuisine and seafood, but they also have vegetarian and vegan options! Since it is right next to Eagle Beach, it is one of the best locations to grab some great food after a long day on the beach. Cheers to another delicious dinner in Aruba!
Bochincha was hands down my FAVORITE nighttime place in Aruba. It was actually recommended to us by our tour guide on the island tour excursion. (That’s one of the many reasons why I love taking tours… you can get so much advice from the locals.)
It is located at Rockefellerstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba, and is close to the Renaissance Resort. (That’s where you get access to flamingo beach.)
Bochincha ranks #99 out of 195 restaurants in Oranjestad on TripAdvisor.
HOURS: open every day from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
We ordered a charcuterie board to enjoy a wine pairing on the rooftop and it was amazing!
It is made up of 11 shipping containers that are converted into different kitchens! (It’s a creative take, similar to food trucks, but on a larger scale.) They are arranged in a circle with a fully stocked bar in the middle. There are tables spread out all around… including on the rooftops.
Bochincha is an ideal place to hang out with a group of friends, drink, and listen to music. You are guaranteed to have a good time!
There are so many different types of international cuisines. You will definitely be able to find something for everyone here! Out of my suggestions for 10 amazing restaurants in Aruba, this is one of the best places to go because it is the best way to sample a variety of food or please a large group of people who like different things!
Check out this video for a quick tour…
If you are looking for a fun night out then this Nightlife Barhopping Tour with DJ and Dancing on a Party Bus is for you! One of the stops on this 4 hour excursion is at Bochincha. I love doing bar crawls when I’m visiting a new place because it’s a safe way to go out and have a fun experience at night.
Faro Blanco Restaurant
Faro Blanco Restaurant is one of the great romantic restaurants in Aruba. Italian food is my FAVORITE! Here you can enjoy fine dining with delicious Italian food and stunning views! It’s a perfect place to go and celebrate a special occasion.
Faro Blanco Restaurant ranks #17 out of 72 restaurants in Noord on TripAdvisor.
HOURS: Monday through Saturday lunch is from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm and dinner is 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
In my post Ultimate Guide of Things to See and Do in Aruba I shared a really cool lighthouse. This restaurant is RIGHT by the lighthouse so you can plan to see it while you are there.
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Yemanja Woodfired Grill
Yemanja Woodfired Grill is located at Wilhelminastraat 2, Oranjestad, Aruba, and is within walking distance of the Renaissance Resort. It ranks #12 out of 190 Restaurants in Oranjestad on TripAdvisor.
HOURS: Monday – Saturday from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
Yemanja Woodfired Grill serves Caribbean food, seafood, and international food. I LOVE that they have healthy options. There’s something for everyone here. Although there are lots of menu items for meat lovers, there are also vegetarian and gluten free options! We loved our food when we ate there.
Papagayo Bar & Grill
Papagayo Bar & Grill is located at L G Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad Aruba on the private island at the Renaissance Resort. This casual restaurant is a great place for lunch with an ocean view. You can enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or pizza from the wood-burning oven.
HOURS: Monday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
TripAdvisor ranks Papagayo Bar & Grill #44 out of 190 restaurants in Oranjestad. Ranked Travelers Choice in 2021, it is the BEST place to eat if you are visiting Flamingo Beach or Lizard Beach!
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