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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

After a disappointing meal the night before at another restaurant, we were really hoping for a great dining experience and Barefoot Aruba did not disappoint!! We called last minute to change our reservation to an earlier time so we could catch the sunset and they...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great food, great ambiance. Food selection, service, and quality exceeded our expectations. You can eat "barefoot in the sand" or open air indoors. We plan to make this an annual visit and have added Barefoot to our list of favorite restaurants.

Thank LindaA155
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A great location very good food and very good service. Always an enjoyable place to go. It is really nice barefoot in the sand!

Thank Spike2209
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Local food in a cool atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. Get there by 7pm to see the sunset!

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Barefoot restaurant is a friendly and delightful place to eat, not to mention the view is spectacular. Mario our server was very pleasant, and made it a point to make our dinner on Father's Day enjoyable. Nikki, the manager was gracious and made his way...More

Thank Donna713
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Barefoot Restaurant is definitely a must, the atmosphere, ambiance and food was to die for. Besides our food being great; Mario our waiter definitely made us want to come back.

Thank Sakinah T
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Spend 7 nights in Aruba June 13-20 did not have one bad meal but this was clearly the best!!! The location, the service and the food combined for a magnificent experience.The most discriminating member of our party declared it the best meal he had ever...More

Thank sfisher609
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We sat on the beach and enjoyed the sunset while we ordered cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert. It was a very relaxing and romantic atmosphere, and the service was superb! Our waiter (as well as other staff) came over to check on us, refill drinks,...More

Thank kwetherby
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

It's right on the beach, not far from the airport. The food is great (try the Tomato Soup appetizer). The fish is always fresh and the service is always impeccably good and very friendly. And you're right there on the beach. Go at sunset and...More

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 24 June 2016

1st of all ... Amazing ! the sunset view is breathtaking , food is outstanding and the willingness to accommodate you is top notch ! We are not smokers and you can smoke at the tables there , when they noticed that the people next...More

Thank mike t
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What money do you use in Aruba in Aruba euro dollar
30 May 2017|
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Response from Clairewalecka | Reviewed this property |
American money
My husband and I are going to be on the island for Christmas and New Year and wondering if I could book for Christmas Day if you are open. Love your reviews! Look forward to hearing from you.
20 May 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
as far as i know, they never close. but go online and make them
My husband and I will be coming there with another couple for the week of May 20-27th. We are celebrating my husband 60th birthday and this looks like a great place for dinner. We are coming from Chicago IL area. Do we need to make a reservation ahead of time and is calling the only way to book a table?
21 April 2017|
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Response from jande59 | Reviewed this property |
Very good restrauant great food and service. Since its popular reservations are suggested for larger groups but Usually you would get seated without in a reasonable time. Seasfood seems to be the most popular choice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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 team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced 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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