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Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0053
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Let me begin this review by noting how much I enjoyed speaking to the owner Jose. We spoke of Portugal and food. He was truly friendly. Jose thanks for the birthday hug! The food was delicious! The seafood soup with chunks of fresh fish amazing. The sauces on the filets creative. The menu good. The multiple specials really creative and... More 

Thank Neil S
Oranjestad, Aruba
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gostoso was already for a long time on my list to go back to, we are so happy we did. When we arrived we requested to be seated outside, you hear a little noise from the street (a few cars and some people) but it is always great to sit outside when possible. Shortly after we were seated Jose, the... More 

Thank Toine S
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little restaurant is located out in the suburbs and some cab drivers don't even know where it is (take the website top page for directions and address.) My wife ALWAYS has the Aruban goat stew. She says it is unbeatable. I bounce around the menu. The owner and chef, Jose, greets all of his guests and ensures that they... More 

Thank Richard G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jose the owner is great very nice very excited to serve you. very local feel, doesn't feel like a commercial restaurant. Feels like you are at Jose's house for dinner. The staff is very friendly. I ate here twice the week that i was there because i loved it so much.

Thank John D
Stamford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect Perfect Perfect Food Waiter staff all of them! The chef comes out to each table to see how everyone is enjoying there meals. I just can't say enough about how wonderful of an experience this was. From 9-80 year old 7 of us all thoroughly enjoyed our evening and meals here. I'm just so sad we waited til our... More 

Thank Jen S
Chicago IL
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back and to Gostoso again this year. Our dinners were delicious. This is truly a hidden gem in Aruba. Very small, cozy restaurant that serves some delicious meals. Four of us each had different foods, but all of our plates were totally empty when finished. I had Chicken Mignon, chicken stuffed with Gouda cheese and bacon. My brother had... More 

Thank beachboundJune
New Jersey
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Gostoso since its opening. His creole sauce dishes are the best. We have always found the service and food to be consistently good.

Thank noname99999
Oranjestad, Aruba
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but nicely decorated salon with items from different countries. The waitresses are very attentive and will gladly help in selecting the food of your choice. The food is very tasty and the portion is enough to fill a very empty stomach and foor a reasonable price. The bar is well assorted and the bartender will gladly prepare your... More 

Thank 1956dominico
Flossmoor, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So. We were lost looking for s store It was Valentine's Day and we didn't have a reservation but my wife and I wanted to try a local restaurant that was off the tourist beaten path. We checked out the reviews on Trip Advisor and Gostoso was highly rated for native Aruban food and Portuguese food. We met Jose the... More 

Thank sreich2729
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rocky and chef came out to greet us. Offered the specials! The octopus was delicious! I had the baccala entree which was fabulous!!! We also had the cod cake croquettes which were on point. I will definitely go here again !!!!

Thank Frank N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 0053
Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.

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