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Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
+297 586 6172
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Gilbert, AZ
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank janeadkins
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Dina0973
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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
Highland Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Enjoyed a fine evening of friends and good food. The staff was outstanding and could not have made us feel more welcome! Ordered a steak, that was cooked just perfectly and was large. Would return to this establishment.

Thank Pngnone
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We arrived to an almost-empty restaurant, and were seated beside the only other occupied table. Not a classy move - if there is room, spread your customers around for privacy and peace and quiet. We ordered only one item each, and they messed up the bill. Tried to overcharge for an item we didn't order, then argued about the fact... More 

Thank Dawn R
Saratoga Springs, New York
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Maybe at one time it may have been a good restaurant but not in the past several years. Food did not taste fresh and the inside of the restaurant is dark and gloomy. Don't waste your time or money.

Thank newyorker1781

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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