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Barefoot Restaurant

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Carmel, Indiana
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here for our last night in Aruba to celebrate my birthday. We reserved a table at 6:00 hoping to be seated on the beach and we were. Dinner was excellent. The staff is fantastic and our service was amazing. They are so friendly and willing to let you enjoy the evening and not rush you out. We had the... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As you know, it is nearly impossible for 14 people to agree on anything, but Barefoot was an exception. It was our last night in Aruba. And seating 14 people was easy. They put us right on the beach to enjoy a fabulous sunset. Any fish you choose will prepared they way you like it. We didn't find the cost... More 

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Sussex, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time and did not disappoint.. excellent staff... marvellous martinis .. best grouper ever had and fab sunset !!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always had the seafood and it was excellent. I usually had the fish of the day if available. Otherwise the grouper or shrimp was very goood and good portions

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Detroit, Michigan
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended up dining here on our recent vacation to Aruba. We were hoping for a fine dining experience while enjoying the view of the ocean. First off, majority of the fish on the menu and the WHOLE ISLAND is not fresh catch from the waters around Aruba and is brought in from elsewhere. This was a big disappointment. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is always great! They will cook your fresh catch for you. We've been coming to Barefoot for 5 years now...the staff is top notch!

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of dining at Barefoot on our first day in Aruba. Since it's been raining so much, we were praying for a beautiful night. That's exactly what we got and more. The sunset was amazing and the food was excellent. The staff at Barefoot were all very pleasant. We never felt rushed and took our time to... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was lucky enough to watch a sunset at barefoot Restaurant. Lots of people taking pictures and the staff was more than happy to oblige. After all, you go to a restaurant where you can actually eat while your toes are in the sand, you would expect to take a few pictures. The service and food matches the scenery. Extremely well... More 

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New Hudson, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful vegetarian choice--Portabella & Risotto. It was excellent! Everyone enjoyed dinner here but ... Some caveats: 1. Lobster capuccino was like warm beef broth--no seafood flavor at all. Sent it back which I almost never do but was charged for it anyway. When pointed out to the waitress, she apologized and removed it from the bill. 2. Waitress told us... More 

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New Windsor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chicken with vegetables, pineapple and rice WOW. Have the Grand Desert for two. Grouper and pasta excellent.

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
Description
Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!

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