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The Kitchen

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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Willemstad, Curacao
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the options to chose from are extensive and you pay by the pound, there are choices for every lifestyle, vegetarian, meat lovers, so yo will surely find things in the buffet that you can fulfill your eating needs.

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Thank sergej
Gloucestershire
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195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting lunch buffet restaurant in Italiestraat, on the western outskirts of Oranjestaad. Open from 11 until 3 except on Sundays. You pay for your buffet food by weight. Very good selection of food and good value for Aruba. As well as salads, there are meats, fish, chicken dishes, hot vegetables, etc. And good value ice cream and other desserts.... More 

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Thank Neil C
Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you want to see and choose what you eat and have a great assortment of food go visit the Kitchen. Great food, great variety and delicious. We love it. Open for lunch only.

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Thank 358mildredn
Norwich
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We used The Kitchen twice for lunchtime takeaways. This buffet-style eatery is open from 11.30 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of foods for a splendid lunch. The buffet starts with salads aplenty - but remember that price is by weight - so we went for the grilled and fried fish that is only offered toward the end... More 

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Thank Sox299
Denton, Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

At here and have to say it was delicious- lots of different options almost an overwhelming amount of choices! You go through the line and pile up your plate and then pay by weight. Lots of choices would definitely go back just to try them all!

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McAllen, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Please do not expect a Fogo de Chao. The restaurant is very simple. No Guaranas and no caipirinhas. The service was average. I would not go back.

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Thank monica682016
Noord, Aruba
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Mostly a local place, with small options with proteins for a buffet restaurant (there's not chicken), also the meat was dry. But maybe was a bad day to visit

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Thank Luis G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by some locals. What a find. Take a big plate, pick from all kinds of salad and sides and entrees, weigh it! Service is good. Food is great. We'll go back!

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Thank 1econ
Barbados
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Got taken here by a work colleague and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. You can choose exactly what you want and how much you want of it - a refreshing idea. Food was lovely and a really great choice available. Service was slick and professional. Salad bar is impressive with a huge choice.

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Thank 85JonathanP
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place clean and friendly staff. Your food gets weighed and it can add up very quickly. Not sure we would return

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
Description
Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba.
Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food.
Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's.
And well over 30 options of sides and salads.
Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food.
Average spending $12.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?