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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (123 reviews)
“soup” (26 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
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2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
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3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a party of 4 with a 7:30 PM reservation earlier in April. We were seated promptly in the restaurant where we could see the beautiful ocean. Our waiter came and promptly took our drink order. An assistant came with water and bread. Sounds...More

1  Thank crusinchrissy
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great food,Great staff,outdoor seating,Extremely clean,love this place, can accommodate large groups,just call ahead,wonderful margaritas two for one at happy hour was nice.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for the all you can eat ribs on Tuesdays. Also because of its prime location just down the beach from our hotel. We made a reservation and it was honored on a timely basis. We got a great seat right...More

Thank Astinson
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go there every year while on vacation and we're never disappointed. The service is good and the food is excellent. Love it there.

Thank jmob2910
Reviewed 5 days ago

Location is great with fabulous sunset views, friendly staff and fabulous food. Comparable prices and good portions.

Thank Car0l0227
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were at this restaurant last night. My husband thought the appetizer of the goat cheese lightly seared with prosciutto was the best thing he’s had in years! I had the escargot which was really good. And then my husband had a meat combo plate...More

Thank Nista7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are a shrimp lover, you will love Matthews. We both had shrimp dishes, mine was piña colada shrimp and my daughters was coconut shrimp. I am very particular when it comes to shrimp and in my opinion this shrimp was fresh, crisp, and...More

Thank Foxy2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our table was literally 25 feet from the waves. We had the server, Marcos, very friendly and very efficient. He actually hugged us when we left. I lived the food, the drinks were good, and it was an easy find location...definitely check it out.

Thank JJHerrin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous view. Pretty decent food and atmosphere. The birds were kind of annoying though kept trying to steal our food once it came so we tried to eat quick

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our week stay we had breakfast at Matthew’s. The food was great and the view was fantastic. Will we definitely be back.

Thank Marie J
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Questions & Answers
Brian C
31 March 2018|
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Response from Traceyardolino | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry. we did not have a dining plan in Aruba. Matthew's has an amazing menu!
Jessica B
11 October 2017|
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Response from Dman01780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are available at the tables
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jennic71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but would be a 20 min walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
  • E-mail
Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
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