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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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has it's own personality. Designed to be a dining experience in the hull of a ship. You have your own table side aquarium and the décor of a pirate ship. The food was very good with large portions and very good value. Service very good too. Away from the crowds and a good family restaurant.

Thank peterlaporte61
Hampton, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Restaurant is off the beaten path to say the least, when the taxi driver turned into a residential area I thought he may have been lost, but when we arrived it was well worth it. The Food, Service and Atmosphere were outstanding. I had the catch of the day,which was Barracuda...1st time ever and it was great! Definitely Worth... More 

Thank Kevin B
Houston, TX
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a group of 6 of us that dined here one evening. Food was fair to below average depending on the dish.

Thank KK
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you first walk into the Buccaneer Restaurant the decor may throw you for a little bit of a loop. Some night say it is a little outdated or even cheesy but if that stops you from staying and getting a meal there you are making a big mistake. Few if any chefs take care of their guests the way... More 

Thank Kenneth A
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visited restaurant with the friends for dinner! Very nice unusual decoration! Aquariums with big a small fish all around nearby you seat. Very impressive! Food is good. They have early birds menu &30 fro 3 course. Nice place to spend time with friends!

Thank sOophiaK98
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review and giving us 4 stars. We are proud and happy to have been serving the public sector of Aruba along with all the wonderful people from all around the world. Our specials are attractive compared to other restaurants and we love to make sure everyone is satisfied. More 

Louisville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! Great family restaurant. Large portions and delicious. The chef took the kids to feed the fish in the giant aquarium. Highly recommend this place.

1 Thank sanguine2016
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment and review our restaurant with 5 stars. We are proud to satisfy each and everyone that dines at our restaurant. Thanks for joining us with your family and we hope you enjoyed Aruba. More 

Lebanon, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Service was slow. Be ware when you get the bill, it had 15% added on for a service charge. When we ask the server was that a tip, he said no. He made us think it was part of the bill. So we added a extra tip for him. It was the tip. I feel like... More 

2 Thank raymondharris
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

I truly apologize for that and as the owner, I did get involved with the waiter who told you differently and all the rest of the staff. It is not the Buccaneer standard. The 15% is absolutely a tip, with that being said it should be noted that the gratuity gets distributed among other employees as well as in the... More 

Ossining, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Another fantastic return to my Buccaneer. From Vasty's welcome as well as all the staff, sets the evening up for great drinks and delicious meals thanks to Chef James. Thank you all for making this another great vacation. See you next September.

1 Thank ArubaMuffy
BuccaneerAruba, Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there my dear, We were so happy and delighted to see you return to Aruba and at our family restaurant. Every year I look forward to your return to walk through our doors, Your smile says a thousand words of I AM BACK...Glad you love the food , Chef James is a mean cooking machine along with our cooks... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I urge you not to eat here.... they are serving black tip reef shark, 2 for 1 offer.....SERIOUSLY!!! When the waiter explained the specials to me he did not mention shark, maybe he could tell i was a diver. Unfortunately i had already ordered my food when i heard him tell the next customers that shark was on the specials.... More 

4 Thank Luana763
BuccaneerAruba, Owner at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your concern and I hope you enjoyed your filet Mignon Medium rare last night. I don't know where to begin but if you have not noticed in the world we live we have global over fishing around the world. As much as 85% of the world's fisheries may be over-exploited, depleted, fully exploited or in recovery from exploitation.... More 

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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, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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