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Gasparito Restaurant

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Gasparito 3, Noord 000, Aruba
+297 594 2550
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18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Lake Quivira, Kansas, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You feel like you are eating in someone's home at this little gem. The restaurant is owned by "Ray" and his son who is the chef. They limit the service to 14 meals in an evening so it is a great place to converse with other patrons. Ray tells riddles and jokes that keep your mind occupied and conversations going... More 

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Thank Lynn A
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 10 years coming to Aruba it was time for something new. Gasparito did not disappoint. A small facility with a friendly owner with meals cooked to order, you felt like you were in someone's home and not a restaurant. Try the local Aruban dishes/platters: you won't be disappointed. Gasparito is a bit out of the way but worth the... More 

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Blanchester, Ohio
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The owner Ray is a great host and interesting person to meet and speak with. The menu has lots of fresh fish, though I myself felt like ribs that night, and they were good too. We brought our own wine and paid a $10 USD corking fee. A worthwhile dining experience and better than the chain restaurants.

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

So we hailed a taxi to go to a restaurant called Red Fish and when we got there, it was closed. It was a Monday at 5:30pm. It didn't look that good either as it was in the middle of a parking lot. Oh well, things happen for a reason, right? We asked our taxi driver to take us to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I were looking for an authentic Aruban experience off the typical tourist path and stumbled on this fantastic restaurant. The food was exceptional! To set the stage this restaurant serves 15-18 dinners (individuals) nightly (the place seats around 22 I believe) and the food is made to order. We were fortunate to be able to walk in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have eaten at Gasparito on every visit to Aruba, sometimes twice. Over the years the road out front has finally been paved, they finally have a website, and this time we got to see the changes taking place as the family looks to remove the art gallery and put in a wine and cheese taking room. Change is inevitable... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Rated as one of the 3 best restaurants for local Aruban food, this was a unique experience. Within a house that is a few centuries old is this small restaurant (less than 2 dozen capacity) with paintings on the wall. We started with their famous Gasparito chicken prepared in special sauces The fresh fish dishes were equally well prepared and... More 

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Ouderkerk aan den IJssel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

very good, origional Arubaans food. A lot of fish. Super super super..... We will come back soon!! So much better than the restaurants who advertise! This is the place to be! This is Aruba!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited Gasparito on the advice of locals and were not disappointed. This restaurant offers authentic Aruban cuisine. We went with a large family group and were well taken care of. This family run restaurant offers great service and delicious food. I'd recommend one of the sampler plates; it gives you the opportunity to sample different items. Everything I had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

5 of us went to dinner here for the Arubian food experience. Because it is such an intimate setting you must make reservations to ensure there will be seating. The owner Ramone (sp?) was just fantastic. There were 2 other people there and it was comfortable discussions between our tables more laughter than discussion actually. I am a basic eater... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasparito 3, Noord 000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 594 2550
Description
We are a small family business located in a historic location. We only do 20 seating's a night in order to provide comfort and personal attention. We pride ourselves in providing the best of traditional Aruban cuisine as well as real neighborhood ambiance. We serve great wines at reasonable prices. We also provide apartment vacation rentals with gated parking for rental cars. Visit our website for more information. Bon Probecho!

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