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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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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful dinner and an overall fabulous dining experience. We had 6:30 reservations which I thought would be too early but it turned out to be the perfect time. We arrived while it was still light out.....watched a plane coming in that felt like you could reach up and touch it (the airport somewhere close by the restaurant... More 

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our fourth time at Barefoot and every time is great. No matter what you order it will be fantastic.. Also, have your picture taken with a beautiful sunset as your background. Make a point of having Barefoot as one of your dining experiences.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to Barefoot with 5 of my girlfriends for dinner. It was by far the best meal we had on our trip. I had grouper pasta and one of my friends had grouper with risotto that was to die for. We made a reservation beforehand, waited 5 minutes at the bar, and then we were seated. The service was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived late to restaurant with no reservation...they squeezed us in and were so friendly! Service was great and the food was amazing! The wait staff really works hard and makes your experience enjoyable...

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New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place you go to have your classic sunset dinner on the beach. We sat down at 5:30, drank our flirtinis which were delicious and ordered a handful of of appetizers and a tenderloin steak. (All the appetizers were great minus the crab cakes!) I highly recommend the escargot and the tenderloin. Soooo delicious! It gets crowded pretty... More 

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Thank spark000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was delightful and on point. I went with a group of 13 ppl and it didn't matter what you ordered, everything was done to perfection.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After stay in Aruba for a few days in an all-inclusive hotel that was horrible!!, Barefoot was recommended and all 13 of us had dinner. The food & service was fantastic!!! Would definitely go there again!

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a restaurant that you want to go to in order to watch the sunset. The wait staff will stop what they are doing in order to take you picture in the sunset. The tables are in the sand and the service is unmatched anywhere in Aruba. This restaurant is not to be missed if you go to Aruba.

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westford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were SO lucky to get a table on the sand and watch the sunset. Food was pretty good. Only downside was my martini, I don't think they put any gin in it, somewhat of a disappointment. Great restaurant...near the airport...just an overall happy night on a happy Island.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, good service and quality food. This is the second time we have been to the restaurant. The first time, last May, was a better meal. I would have rated the food 4.5 this time, but I will give them the benefit of high tourist season. The escargot stuffed mushrooms are amazing! Definitely a great restaurant to splurge on.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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