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Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
+297 586 6172
17:30 - 22:00
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Erts, Andorra
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here several times since it opened and Buchi still amazes me with his great service. He is always smiling! And a thanks to the the owner for checking on us! I will be back again for sure, love the food!!

Thank 23avc
Bucharest, Romania
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176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think we had the best seafood ever in this place. Let alone that the interior is just great (fish tanks all over the place), the food is stunning. The service was also great...

Thank gutzanu
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommened to eat here from ABC Tours (9hrs). It was very close to our rental house. Nautical theme as though you were under the sea and swimming with the fish. and fish was excellent. We compared it favorably from Aqua Grill, where we ate a few days ago, The food was comparable, but the atmosphere was much more... More 

Gilbert, AZ
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

First let me say this restaurant's interior is very unique. It is filled with built in fish tanks which were very entertaining. The food was about average. The Flan was delicious, my favorite part of the meal. Service was very good.

Thank roses8
Central Florida, Florida
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have always gone to this restaurant but this time we were a little disappointed in our meal, The steak was not as good as it had been in years past and the service was a little lax. We will go again next time to see if it has improved. This is a nice restaurant and we hate to see... More 

Thank worldtraveler810
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The food there is so excellent, the best sea food I've ever had. With the views of the fish tanks and the view outside is amazing. The service was very nice and I would recommend everyone that goes to Aruba for vacation, go to the Buccaneer Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Our friends told us about this restaurant who come to Aruba every year and 3xs during their stay. This was by far the best seafood restaurant in Aruba and guaranteed to come back.We started with the lobster bisque which was the best I ever had, you could taste the real broth of lobsters and chunks of meat and also the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went today with the whole family. The food was great, the service was great. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. The only issue was that alcohol beverage is ridiculously expensive. A simlpe bacardi coke is 21 guilders which is over $12. Everywhere else including high rise hotels you will pay average between $6 and $8. If you want... More 

Thank Gilia C
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Gilia for your review. I’m happy you rated the food and service as great. I do have to note that our Bacardi & Rum is $9.00, not $12.00. I spoke to your waiter and he mentioned to you that evening the Beverage specials which were only house brand beverages which included all beers, house brand drinks and wine... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The restaurant is unique since it portrays an old ship with fish tanks next to the tables. I had barricuda and it was ok. I think they put some kind of lemon sauce on it. I don't like lemon. The twice baked potato looked reheated. My husband totally enjoyed his linguine and seafood pasta. It was very tasty. If we... More 

Thank MJS93
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Your view on our establishment is spot on as the owner wanted to give that Pirate feeling sunken ship on a tropical island. I apologize you did not care for the lemon sauce atop your grilled barracuda, great choice in fish. I have spoken to my wait staff and asked them to... More 

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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband loves aquariums although he has not replaced his broken one. I thought this would be a great place for his birthday dinner. He enjoyed the decor although the food wasn't impressive. I'm just glad he liked it. What I recall most as I type this it that myy soup (bisque?) was super salty. I ended up taking my... More 

Thank KatWomanNYC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
Seafood, Mediterranean, Caribbean, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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