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The Kitchen

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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San Diego, California
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315 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Located in a strip mall behind the island's largest supermarket, the kitchen is a little tricky to locate if you set out on foot from the supermarket, especially after dark. It requires a car or taxi to get there and back from either Oranjestad or Palm Beach. The ambiance is not that of a fine dining establishment but more of... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

The Kitchen is off the beaten path, but definitely worth the trip. Extensive menu, including kids menu, reasonable prices and friendly, attentive service. Meals each come with veggies, plus family-style sides for the table. This is our seventh trip to Aruba and we're always looking for new places (I'm so tired of the many places in the high rise hotel... More 

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Plymouth, MA
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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We heard a lot about this restaurant and tried it. Great food and service. This restaurant is part of a culinary school in Aruba. The menu range is from wood-fired pizza to dinners. Prices are reasonable: salad $6.00 (big) house wine $6.00 and dinners teens and low twenties. Great wait staff. A MUST TRY

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MidWest USA
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We had not read about this place on TA before going here for the first time. It was less than a mile from where we stayed. Other guests had recommended The Kitchen as a good low priced location in the area. We were so pleased we ended up going back several times for the food and friendly service. We did... More 

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Dayton Ohio
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Hiding near the back of the Certified Mega Mall on L.G. Smith Blvd, The Kitchen serves lunch and dinner in a glass strip mall location, a sleek new design with a distinctive modern flair. The menu is pretty extensive. Entrees include Aruban-inspired items: grilled meats and seafood; a selection of pasta dishes; and a variety of stir fry choices. If... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We heard about this place from people we met on the beach and we weren't disappointed. Located away from the restaurant row on Eagle/Palm Beach, The Kitchen rewards your persistence with really good, really reasonably-priced food and friendly service. Really tasty. We went twice in a week and weren't disappointed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I stopped in while picking up groceries one day (it's close to one of the large grocery stores). They have an excellent variety of extremely fresh food. I am vegetarian- usually that narrows down my options, but here there was still plenty to choose from. There were also plenty of meat options for those interested. I recall there being several... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

The Kitchen is not in a romantic location but was recommended to us by a couple of Arubians. The food was excellent, service was very good and very reasonable prices.

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Milford, Michigan
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This place is great. The chef is from Brazil and very creative. Daily specials. My wife has a lot do food allergies and he was very accommodating with her. Went out of his way to prepare her dinners with special care and flare. The fresh fish dishes are amazing.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We first visited the Kitchen in 2010 when they were new & doing take out only, great food. We returned in Sept 2013 & were suprised by the growth. Nice dining area along with the take out & still great food, service & reasonable prices. Two visits this time, lunch & diner. We especially enjoyed talking with our waitress Donna,... More 

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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
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?