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The Kitchen

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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Norwich
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137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used The Kitchen twice for lunchtime takeaways. This buffet-style eatery is open from 11.30 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of foods for a splendid lunch. The buffet starts with salads aplenty - but remember that price is by weight - so we went for the grilled and fried fish that is only offered toward the end... More 

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Denton, Texas
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At here and have to say it was delicious- lots of different options almost an overwhelming amount of choices! You go through the line and pile up your plate and then pay by weight. Lots of choices would definitely go back just to try them all!

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McAllen, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Please do not expect a Fogo de Chao. The restaurant is very simple. No Guaranas and no caipirinhas. The service was average. I would not go back.

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Noord, Aruba
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Mostly a local place, with small options with proteins for a buffet restaurant (there's not chicken), also the meat was dry. But maybe was a bad day to visit

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Thank Luis G
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233 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by some locals. What a find. Take a big plate, pick from all kinds of salad and sides and entrees, weigh it! Service is good. Food is great. We'll go back!

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Thank 1econ
Barbados
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Got taken here by a work colleague and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. You can choose exactly what you want and how much you want of it - a refreshing idea. Food was lovely and a really great choice available. Service was slick and professional. Salad bar is impressive with a huge choice.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place clean and friendly staff. Your food gets weighed and it can add up very quickly. Not sure we would return

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Thank Arubaman2016
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great concept. They mimic the 90% of the menu if TofB and created a buffet by the pound. The food was good and nice variety. I had the grouper, salmon, churrasco, chorizo, ceviche, curry chicken, salad, rice and peas and many other things. Great lunch for $20. I was down for the count. Service was great and the... More 

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Thank Erick J
Oranjestad, Aruba
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here last week for lunch, we have been here before and liked it. It was busy and that is a good sign. We got our food from the buffet, there is a nice selection but when we had to weigh our food I was shocked about the price of a small amount of food, almost US$20 per person! At... More 

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Thank Toine S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

They have a wide variety of salads, meats and fish. There are also different stews and veggies to choose from. The self-serve buffet is great so you can pick out what you want to eat. After that, you weigh the food and the price is determined. They write it on a card together with everything else you order. They have... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
Description
Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba.
Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food.
Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's.
And well over 30 options of sides and salads.
Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food.
Average spending $12.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?