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Buccaneer Restaurant

Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 6172
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (49 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (29 reviews)
“plantains” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Caribbean, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend Buccaneer restaurant, seafood delicious, excellent service and very polite staff, nice atmosphere, if you visit Aruba please dine in this restaurant is worthy.More

Thank Lilo G
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Bon Dia Lilo!!! Thank you for the " Absolutely Delicious" review. We work extremely hard and have been for over 37 years to make sure every person is treated like family and that we serve the freshest seafood, steaks, Lamb and pasta dishes available. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was great, the food was excellent. Dinner for 4, 2 drinks each and dessert for $345AWG. The portions were large, flavourful and well presented. Great meal.More

Thank christa S
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Christa, It's always great to see " Excellent Dinner" on a TripAdvisor review. We do serve extremely large potions which is one thing that separates us from all the other restaurants in Aruba. When people order the "Chicken Parmesan", they usually either split the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their were 5 of us and each had a different dish and we all enjoyed them to the hilt. If you like Spice try the Madam Jannette shrimpMore

Thank GCapua
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you GCapua for the " Great Food" 5 star review. I have been in the hospitality business for 37 years and it never gets old to hear that someone loved their meal. I love it, love it, love it!!! We all love what we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here in 97 and had a great meal with nautical ambience and large fish aquariums to watch while eating. Good service. This time, same ambience, excellent Seafood Casserole and terrific service.More

Thank 15gregk
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear 15gregk, I would first like to say " Thank you for your loyalty after 20 years. We have sooo many people who have been coming here every year for 20 to 30 and even 35 years!!! It's soo great to here people like yourself...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by a local tour guide. Very local spot - even a "special local menu" food took about an hour after appetizer was cleared. Waiter never came back to fill water or take drink order. Yet all of the tables filled with locals...More

Thank Jim H
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jim, I apologize for the service or " Lack of". I'm not sure what happened but we do not give any " Special" service just to locals. Everyone that comes through the door is family and we make NO exceptions. Yes, we are a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the buccaneer twice for special occasions. The staff is awesome the food is awesome and the chef will make sure you are blown away with your entire experience. This is not a tourist trap it is a great restaurant ran by...More

Thank Kristie A
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kristie, You are more than welcome!!!! I love what I do and so does the staff. We like to make vacation experiences as wonderful as possible and make these memories last a lifetime!!! It's nice people like you who appreciate great food and service...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buccaneer's was recommended to us. We called in the afternoon to ensure they knew we were coming with a Guide Dog as my wife is visually impaired and navigates with a 60 lb. yellow lab from Guiding Eyes for the Blind. They assured us the...More

Thank CrisandLou
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Chris and Lou for the outstanding review!! I was grateful to meet you and your gorgeous wife!! I was so happy I could make your vacation dining experience a special one. I love creating dishes for special VIP's if I have the time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd time coming to The Buccaneer and we will continue to dine here every year when we come back to Aruba!! The atmosphere is so beautiful with salt water fish tanks as part of their decode ! The service, the delicious fresh...More

Thank Risa F
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Risa for the awesome review!!! We have at least 6 fresh fish to choose from everyday. We sell a lot of Mussels, Clams lobster and all types of seafood and steaks. The locals love the Paella. I am sooooo happy you like the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and have never been disappointed. Chef came out and talked with patrons which makes you feel special. Definitely try the bang bang shrimp, best shrimp I have ever tasted. Side dishes were wonderful, very fresh tasting. Will be back next year...More

Thank Terri K
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Terri. It was nice to meet you as well. Everyone loves the Bang Bang shrimp.. ( They are not on the menu) but when you come back, I'll make sure we make them for you!!! Thanks again and I know we will see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time back in years. We had the pleasure of meeting the new head chef James Rogan. He personally came out and introduced himself. The food was absolutely amazing from the lobster tail, bang bang shrimp, Chilean sea bass and filet mignon. The taste and...More

Thank Nicholas H
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your absolutely amazing Nicholas!!! You told SOOO many people and they all came in and I got to do special Dinners for about 50 people. You should run for mayor!!! I had a great time meeting and cooking for everyone you told. Then they start...More

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Dbeyrodt
20 May 2017|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thank you Dbeyrodt for your question. I wish we had Barracuda, So many guests are asking and with this storm coming in it is impossible with rough seas. I have asked several of our daily local fishermen in the past weeks... More
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77cynthiag
25 September 2016|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thank you 77cynthiag for your question. Our restaurant is not underwater,It is however themed around the 16th century, when the Caribbean was a nest of pirates. The Buccaneer as you park has a huge pirate ship atop. once you... More
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rebeccaserra
I was just wondering why your post is so negative about this restaurant. I truly found the food to be delicious, reasonably priced and the service was great. I had the lobster bisque and I don't know where you got clumps of flour , its to bad your experience at this restaurant wasn't great. The reason I am questioning you is that we brought our family with kids and the waiters gave us a Children's menu and may I add it had lots of great items healthy and delicious. Your complaint about the aquarium was so untrue. My husband has fish tanks in our home and he even commented about the aquariums looking so crystal clear and the colorful variety of fish and coral was absolutely something to rave about. By the way the photo on the website was the Manilla Clams not the Mussels and we tried both and I have to say they were mouthwatering. We will return and have told others about our great experience.
7 June 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes I guess it is the time of day and the staff that is working. We were with a group of 8 and as I said some of the food came cold and we were given the desserts at no charge to compensate so maybe it was just a one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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 as well as specializing in fresh-caught fish and seafood, USDA prime steaks, lamb, duck, pasta's, poultry, vegetarian and gluten & dairy-free upon request, with also a kids menu. The dining area is an underwater cavern man-made restaurant by late father and son (owner) with their version of under the sea pirate style with 18,000-gallon wall aquariums with also a cozy booth 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 a warm welcome & great service. Ask for Chef James, for any dish you desire for a great dining experience. Only 5 minutes from resorts.
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