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Our Picks for Open-Air Dining Options in Aruba

I think many can agree, a vacation in paradise is not complete without a perfect dining experience! And, what better way to dine, than in the warm island breeze with a breathtaking sunset as your backdrop?

Here are our picks for open-air dining options in Aruba.

Note: There are plenty more outdoor restaurants to choose from, this is just a selection, so be sure to discover more restaurants in Aruba here!

Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

Location: Casa del Mar Beach Resort, Punta Brabo Beach

Cuisine: International

Highlight: Come an enjoy delicious food, two daily happy hours, friendly service, and a beachside view to dine for! PS – the restaurant has just undergone renovations, check out their fresh new look!

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Gilligans’s Seafood Shack
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 Location: Beachside at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Cuisine: Seafood, Local, International

Highlight: An extensive menu, including an array of delicious seafood dishes with a local twist and friendly prices! Oh, and a perfect view of Palm Beach!

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Element’s Restaurant
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Location: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, on Eagle Beach

Cuisine: International, Vegan

Highlight: Location, location, location! You will capture the picture-perfect sunset view sitting directly on world-famous Eagle Beach. The food and wine menu are stellar and it even includes an extensive Vegan selection!

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Sunset Grille
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Location: Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Cuisine: International, Seafood, Steakhouse

Highlight: Their dining patio is situated up high, making for lovely views of Hilton’s lush tropical grounds! Sunset Grille’s dishes are nothing short of extraordinary as their Chef puts extra thought and detail into everything he creates!

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Las Ramblas 
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Location: La Cabana Beach Resort

Cuisine: International

Highlight: Mouthwatering land and sea dishes charcoal-grilled to perfection. Choose from a variety of entrees or small dishes (tapas). Oh, and the sunset view of Eagle Beach is breathtaking!

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Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar
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Location: Aruba Beach Club, on Eagle Beach

Cuisine: International, Caribbean

Highlight: This place is full of delicious food, friendly service, perfect views, and non-stop fun entertainment from sun up to sun down!

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Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
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Location: Downtown Oranjestad, along the Renaissance Marina

Cuisine: International, American

Highlight: Offering a super extensive and delicious menu whether you are coming for lunch, dinner or happy hour! Lucy’s is fun, vibrant and the place to be to chill out and hang out with friends!

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Ruinas del Mar
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Location: Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort

Cuisine: International

Highlight: Situated down below on the beautiful and intimate resort grounds of Hyatt, Ruinas del Mar’s patio looks out onto a scenic pond with a backdrop of lush, tropical plants! Tip: Their Sunday brunch is a must! Tip: Ask to be seated outside as they have both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Pelican’s Nest Seafood Bar & Grill
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Location: Pelican Pier, on Palm beach

Cuisine: International, Seafood

Highlight: Join them for a romantic and fresh seafood dinner on the pier overlooking Palm Beach, or simply stop by for their famous cocktails, fun, and appetizers, either way, you can’t go wrong… Pelican is the place to be!

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Faro Blanco Restaurant
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Location: California Lighthouse

Cuisine: Italian, International

Highlight: Views, views, views! The views from Faro Blanco are simply amazing and so is their food. The restaurant is charming and their Italian and Seafood dishes are delicious!

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Aqua Grill
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Location: Palm Beach area

Cuisine: Seafood, International

Highlight: If you are a seafood lover don’t think twice about making a reservation at Aqua Grill! Their extensive menu is filled with fresh, quality seafood dishes that will have you coming back for more! Tip: Ask to be seated outside as they have both indoor and outdoor seating.

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The Old Cunucu House
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Location: Palm Beach/Noord area

Cuisine: Local, Caribbean

Highlight: Want to experience warm, old-fashioned Caribbean charm? The Old Cunucu House is a lovely place to experience the older, traditional side of Aruba! Indulge in local and international delicacies in an open-air cunucu house that dates up to more than 150 years old!

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Atardi
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Location: Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino, on Palm Beach

Cuisine: International

Highlight: Looking to dine with your toes in the sand all while taking in the beauty of Aruba’s breathtaking sunset? Add top-notch food and excellent wine to the list, and Atardi is the perfect find to complete your dining experience in Aruba! 

Taste My Aruba
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Location: Downtown Oranjestad

Cuisine: Local, Caribbean, International

Highlight: Want a taste of nothing but fresh, local ingredients? Taste My Aruba is the place for you! Enjoy their cozy, quaint and intimate atmosphere in downtown Oranjestad.

Flying Fishbone
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Location: Savaneta

Cuisine: International, Seafood, Caribbean

Highlight: Escape to the quieter South side of the island, Savaneta, and enjoy the picture-perfect scenery. Dine with your toes in the sand or even in the water! The food is top-notch and their cocktails and wine list are amazing!

Quinta del Carmen
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Location: Noord/Bubali area

Cuisine: International

Highlight: Their spacious beautiful garden is breathtaking! Dine under the twinkling lights and enjoy their excellent food, wine and cocktails… you will not be disappointed!

Local Store
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Location: Palm Beach/Noord area

Cuisine: Local, Bar Food

Highlight: Sit on their outdoor patio and enjoy their vast selection of craft beer, wings (dressed with tantalizing locally inspired sauces), juicy burgers and local specialty funchi fries topped with Gouda! They are now also offering a delicious breakfast menu!

Bohemian Restaurant
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Location: Palm Beach hotel area

Cuisine: International, French

Highlight: The perfect night out, whether it be for dinner, or drinks and appetizers. Bohemian’s chic and magical, lush garden provides such a beautiful and unique atmosphere, there’s nothing like it!

The West Deck
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Location: Situated

Cuisine: Local, Caribbean, International

Highlight: At this cute and casual little spot you will find nothing but happy vibes and super delicious food! Serving a variety of seafood and local dishes that will surely have you coming back for more! Also, make sure to try their specialty cocktails.

Yemanja Woodfire Grill
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Location: Downtown Oranjestad

Cuisine: International, Caribbean, Vegan

Highlight: Their menu is unique, extremely extensive, and truly has something to offer for everyone. From seafood to meat, and even Vegan, each dish is a work of art… come see for yourself!

Gostoso Restaurante
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Location: Downtown Oranjestad

Cuisine: Portuguese, Local, International

Highlight: This small and cozy restaurant can be found on the quieter side of downtown and offers a very unique menu! The menu consists of Portuguese and Aruban fusion cuisine… you may just have to try a little of everything, it is that good! Tip: Ask to be seated outside as they have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Remember, this is just a small selection, discover more restaurants in Aruba!