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Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
+297 586 6172
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Houston, TX
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was a group of 6 of us that dined here one evening. Food was fair to below average depending on the dish.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first walk into the Buccaneer Restaurant the decor may throw you for a little bit of a loop. Some night say it is a little outdated or even cheesy but if that stops you from staying and getting a meal there you are making a big mistake. Few if any chefs take care of their guests the way... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited restaurant with the friends for dinner! Very nice unusual decoration! Aquariums with big a small fish all around nearby you seat. Very impressive! Food is good. They have early birds menu &30 fro 3 course. Nice place to spend time with friends!

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Thank sOophiaK98
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review and giving us 4 stars. We are proud and happy to have been serving the public sector of Aruba along with all the wonderful people from all around the world. Our specials are attractive compared to other restaurants and we love to make sure everyone is satisfied. More 

Louisville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! Great family restaurant. Large portions and delicious. The chef took the kids to feed the fish in the giant aquarium. Highly recommend this place.

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BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment and review our restaurant with 5 stars. We are proud to satisfy each and everyone that dines at our restaurant. Thanks for joining us with your family and we hope you enjoyed Aruba. More 

Lebanon, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Service was slow. Be ware when you get the bill, it had 15% added on for a service charge. When we ask the server was that a tip, he said no. He made us think it was part of the bill. So we added a extra tip for him. It was the tip. I feel like... More 

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2 Thank raymondharris
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

I truly apologize for that and as the owner, I did get involved with the waiter who told you differently and all the rest of the staff. It is not the Buccaneer standard. The 15% is absolutely a tip, with that being said it should be noted that the gratuity gets distributed among other employees as well as in the... More 

Ossining, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Another fantastic return to my Buccaneer. From Vasty's welcome as well as all the staff, sets the evening up for great drinks and delicious meals thanks to Chef James. Thank you all for making this another great vacation. See you next September.

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1 Thank ArubaMuffy
BuccaneerAruba, Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there my dear, We were so happy and delighted to see you return to Aruba and at our family restaurant. Every year I look forward to your return to walk through our doors, Your smile says a thousand words of I AM BACK...Glad you love the food , Chef James is a mean cooking machine along with our cooks... More 

Ireland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I urge you not to eat here.... they are serving black tip reef shark, 2 for 1 offer.....SERIOUSLY!!! When the waiter explained the specials to me he did not mention shark, maybe he could tell i was a diver. Unfortunately i had already ordered my food when i heard him tell the next customers that shark was on the specials.... More 

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BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your concern and I hope you enjoyed your filet Mignon Medium rare last night. I don't know where to begin but if you have not noticed in the world we live we have global over fishing around the world. As much as 85% of the world's fisheries may be over-exploited, depleted, fully exploited or in recovery from exploitation.... More 

Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

There were six of us that visited this restaurant. We met James Rogan, the general manager and chef. He was very charming and extremely informative. We started off with appetizers that included escargot, lobster bisque and ceviche. They were all delicious. James told us about the specials, which included black tipped shark. Several of us chose this which was served... More 

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BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review and Buccaneer thanks you for joining us. Glad you had the chance to meet Chef James and the signature appetizers are always winners. Buccaneer is proud to serve the best in seafood, steaks and so much more and as always we love our guests to always be satisfied. Once again thanks for taking the time... More 

Saint Louis
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This isn't really a high end restaurant, but it's awesome! The place is decked out like a pirate ship and lined wall to wall with aquariums. The food was awesome too! I think of all of the dinners I had on the island this place was my favorite. Pricing was pretty good/fair. The staff is also incredibly friendly. Watch out... More 

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1 Thank CSarge1
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your amazing review of our restaurant and the 5 stars. My father had a vision for a pirate theme since it's an island. Why Not!. Welcome aboard as we celebrate 36 years this December, glad you loved the ambiance and delicious entrees. We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience. The pewters were one of the... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Good afternoon. We are very happy to have gone to bucaneer after twenty years! Excellent food, people ..all them !! . Thank you very much !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Caribbean, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 6172
Description
Buccaneer Aruba, over 36-years of tradition, a landmark where the locals love to dine. Buccaneer Restaurant provides Seafood and International dishes The Buccaneer has an undeniable ship-like nautical feel with a menu to match. The 36 year swashbuckling establishment is known for its entrees and reasonable prices, specializes in fresh fish and seafood as well as tender steaks, lamb, duck, pastas, poultry and has a kids menu. The dining area is an underwater cavern and the man made restaurant by late father and son (owner) impress with their version of under the sea pirate style with 18,000 gallon wall aquarium filled with tropical fishes and also provides a cozy booths section with individual aquariums. Buccaneer's commitment & passion for freshness as a way of life - a pledge that everything is 100% fresh. All of the above combined with the warm welcome and service of the staff and the chef always willing to come out for a chat upon request makes this a true memorable experience you can't miss out on. - ONLY 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE HIGH RISE AREA -

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