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Restaurants Near the Cruise Terminal

You have just arrived to Aruba by Cruise ship, and are ready to sample some of Aruba's best culinary delights. Here you will find a selection of restaurants within walking distance of the cruise terminal.

Cuisine Caribbean
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Light woods, stainless steel and soothing blues add detail to the contemporary atmosphere of Aquarius. This new restaurant features an amazing array of choices with a Caribbean flair including some wonderful seafood specialties

Visit Aquarius, a new contemporary restaurant located at the Renaissance Aruba Resort, right in the heart of Oranjestad. Aquarius offers the best in Caribbean fare like delicious seafood, meats and desserts, all in an atmosphere accented with sleek wood, glass and metal. Get all you want with our buffet option, or pick and choose your favorites a la carte. And remember that the fun doesn't stop at dinner: have drinks at BLUE or play in the Wind Creek Crystal Casino, adding excitement to the already perfect night out.

Street Address L.G. Smith Boulevard 82
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine Steak House
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As a timeless signature of Aruba's most thriving downtown district, L.G. Smith's masterfully adds its own upscale flare to the modern steakhouse.

Featuring choice, USDA-certified Angus Beef and sundry, mouth-watering appetizers, L.G. Smith's offers every adventurous epicurean an imaginative fine-dining experience that you'll need to taste to believe.

Already the #1 steakhouse in Aruba according TripAdvisor, L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House is well known for its USDA-inspected, aged-prime steaks and house specialties, including rack of lamb and fresh local seafood. The restaurant has added new appetizers, entrees and desserts to its menu and has taken guests favorites and given them a modern, Americana twist.

Some of the chefs favorite new dishes include Foie Gras Duo, Wagyu Tenderloin and The Dome, which represent his vision, that each dish on the menu is thoughtfully plated to accentuate the flavors of the ingredients, allowing the meats and seafood to be the highlight of the meal. The restaurant's new brunch concept offers guests an all-you-can-eat a la carte menu of cold and hot tapa-style dishes, soups, salads, and desserts and unlimited mimosas. Every Friday L.G. Smith's offers the only Kobe Steak on the island. This famous Japanese steak is known for is flavor, tenderness and well-marbled texture.

Street Address L.G. Smith Boulevard 82
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine International
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Our grill and bar's distinctive outdoor concept has a very inviting, intimate and romantic atmosphere. To enjoy those ideal Aruban sunsets, we await all guests with a tropical cocktail, an outdoor chic living room type setting, and a mix of contemporary tunes.

Located on the pier at the Surfside Marina, all our tables are set over the clear blue waters of the Caribbean amidst twinkling of candle light. Our grill and bar's distinctive outdoor concept has a very inviting, intimate and romantic atmosphere.

Try one of our popular dishes, such as the Dark Rum Infused Blue Cheese Tenderloin or our Pan Seared Caribbean Grouper served with an Apricot & Ginger Sauce. Or stop by for the unsurpassed bar/lounge atmosphere.

To enjoy those ideal Aruban sunsets, we await all guests with a tropical cocktail, an outdoor chic living room type setting, and a mix of contemporary tunes.

Street Address L.G. Smith Boulevard 7
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine Dutch
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Nominated as one of the top 10 bars in Holland and the Dutch Caribbean.

Located right next to the fruit market and the harbor. In Holland we call it an 'Eetcafe' meaning that you can enjoy different popular platters each day in a friendly atmosphere as you savor your favorite beverage. Have a drink at the bar or even sit outside and enjoy the sea view while relaxing on the cozy terrace embraced by the warm Aruban sky.

Street Address L.G. Smith Boulevard 13
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine Cuban
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In the mood for something different.... The charm of old Havana can be found here in Aruba at Cuba's Cookin', where the sights, smells and sounds of a rich Caribbean culture are waiting to be experienced.

Cuba's colorful story is retold through the diverse paintings and black and white photos (over 150 pieces) that line the walls of this intimate eatery, and through the Latin rhythms of a live Trio (available most evenings) and, of course, Cuba's best cooking.

Enjoy authentic Cuban specialties, such as; "Lechon Carrillo Asado" (roast pork) or the "Ropa Vieja" skirt steak sauteed in a rich "rojo" sauce, and accompanied by a new & extremely exciting "Nuevo Latino" menu featuring fresh seafood & fish done with a delicate, flavorful and colorful touch! Continue to enjoy Cuba's best Salsa music with "Son by Three" every Wednesday & Saturday evenings, when after dinner all the tables are moved off the floor to make way for some of the best "Merengue and Salsa" dancing on the island.

Street Address L.G. Smith Boulevard 82
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine Sea Food
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Located in the heart of downtown Oranjestad offering great seafood and typically Aruban delicacies in the rustic ambiance of the natural driftwood dining room. Furthermore all dishes are prepared with an Aruban touch and accompanied by pan bati, our famous Aruban corn bread.

Enjoy the freshest fish, biggest shrimp, or the most succulent Caribbean lobster amid the rustic ambiance of the natural driftwood dining room. Our menu includes a large variety of typically Aruban delicacies including our three star fish soup and our mouth-watering filet of fish served with a mild creole sauce (Aruban Style), a seafood lovers dream come true.

Street Address Klipstraat 12
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine Argentinian
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Undoubtedly one of Aruba's most famous dining spots, El Gaucho Restaurant serves a variety of tempting dishes, featuring quality Argentinean steaks, tender and juicy, charcoal-grilled to perfection, such as the famous Gaucho steak, 18 oz sirloin, Pincho Torro Caliente (the biggest shish kebab ever served) T-bone steak, veal chop and more.

Our professional and friendly staff will pamper you while enjoying the finest Argentine meats and our strolling guitarist duo entertain nightly with romantic tangos and boleros.

We also serve excellent, Aruban flavored, fresh seafood platters. And while flavoring our juicy steaks enjoy one of our exclusive Argentine wines, available only at our Restaurant.

Street Address Wilhelminastraat 80
City Oranjestad
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Cuisine International
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Set in a modern trendy European style overlooking the down town fisherman's pier is Aruba's newest treasure, 7-west were you will be wined and dinned local style by friendly and experienced staff. Enjoy a great selection of wines, world famous martinis and cocktails, while enjoying the panoramic view of the downtown marina, with a cool breeze.

Taste the most delicious local cuisine by local top chefs with international experience. Set meetings with your business associations or meet your friends at 7-West. Come and try our specialties coming from all parts of the world you'll find something here that you like, also boosting one Aruba's sexiest night clubs makes 7-west bar and restaurant a place you most definitely must visit while on Aruba, for here we keep old traditions new.

Street Address Weststraat 7
City Oranjestad
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