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Best appetizers

Hilmar, California
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Best appetizers

We sometimes like to share an appetizer, rather than ordering a meal. What are your favorite places for appetizers and what are your favorites to order? Also, for sushi lovers is there any good sushi on the island and if so where, and what's your favorite roll to order?

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1. Re: Best appetizers

Amuse Bistro immediately comes to mind because several of their entrées are also available in appetizer portion. I particularly enjoy the escargot and truffle linguine.

Wacky Wahoo's - ceviche

Sunset Grille - crab cakes

Those are just a few that come to mind.

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2. Re: Best appetizers

GOSTOSO has some very unique and delicious appetizers which could well be shared to make a very good meal. The place is highly recommended - be sure to include the salmon/plaintain/avocado sushi rolls and other variations of it.

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3. Re: Best appetizers

Amuse Bistro is my favorite--and also we love Salt & Pepper.

Hilmar, California
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4. Re: Best appetizers

Thanks for the recommendations. We'll definitely check them out. We had already planned a trip to Gostoso. My husband is Portugese and it's not always easy to find Portugese food. We'll have a rental car; is it easy to find?

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5. Re: Best appetizers

GOSTOSO is in a fairly nondescript area and, unfortunately, it is not the easiest place to find. Suggest you use directions that can be found at restaurantsaruba.com (they have a directions page) - they are generally good with their directions and you can put the place you are going to be staying at in and then the place you are going to and get a fairly good set of directions. Being that your spouse is of Portugese heritage, you should find GOSTOSO to be quite good. Suggest you make one reservation there for early in your trip because odds are that you may wish to return for a second meal while you are there. The place is really good and it has some of the most delicious and unique appetizers around. Their entrees are very good too as well as their desserts - you may want to consider splitting some of these offerings as well.

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6. Re: Best appetizers

Here is a map to get to Gostoso's. www.gostosoaruba.com/images/pic_map.jpg

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7. Re: Best appetizers

Because the place where you are going to be staying has not been stated, you might be better off using the following link to find directions from that place to GOSTOSO (or to any number of other places):

restaurantsaruba.com/driving_directions_road…

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8. Re: Best appetizers

desal -

Fusion and Ginger - both in the Alhambra outdoor mall and facing one another.

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Ginger has closed. Hollywood Smokehouse will be opening in their location this weekend.

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10. Re: Best appetizers

The West Deck (same owners as Pincho's) is a good place for tapas.