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“10 Stars”

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 238 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were told that this was a place we must go and truer words were never spoken. A nice walk from the Renaissance hotel set the stage for a fantastic night. Starting with the amazing sunset and sitting just a few feet from the water with our feet in the sand all the way through the delicious meal. The staff was great - offering to take pictures as soon as we arrived at our table and even knew all the different settings for both of our smartphones so they came out just right. My girlfriend ordered the 3 course meal - the Seared Tuna was excellent and her Rib eye was perfect. My appetizer - the "2 Tuna" ( Carpacio and Tartar) was possibly the freshest and tastiest I have ever eaten. I had the Romance of the Sea entree ( Grouper, Mahi and Snapper) and it was delicious. Dessert - she had the Profiteroles which were very good and I had the Banana-misu which was outstanding!!!
The wait staff and manager were very attentive and friendly and the owner even came by and we had a nice chat. This romantic restaurant is a must for anyone looking for the perfect meal in Aruba. Slight negative was the families on the public beach right near us but it was Sunday night and once the sun went down they packed up and left.
Do not miss the chance to go to Barefoot!!!

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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

This was by far the best restaurant we visited in Aruba. Great service, beautiful atmosphere, and exceptional food. We will eat here again! Romance of the sea was yummy!!!

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Arrived at 6 pm for our dinner reservations. Hopped out of cab and hear the loud, really loud booming of a concert practice for later that evening. Poor restaurant owners knew nothing about it even happening. Poor us having our plans squashed for the nite. We ordered cocktails trying to decide what to do. Very kind manager came over apologizing profusely , which was Not his fault. We opted to leave. The mgr comped our drinks and he didn't have to do that. Hates off to a class act by the entire staff. We will be back as it is one of our favs in Aruba!!!!

Thank CynthiaLane
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

My wife and I went back to our favorite restaurant in Aruba last week. The food was great (Grouper), the atmosphere was excellent and we had great service. We would highly recommend eating with your feet in the sand. Our only complaint is that the parking lot or the road to the restaurant is very very poor.

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Thank scotland067
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We are always on the hunt for new restaurants when we are in Aruba. We now have a new "go to" for an excellent meal with a stunning on the water view. If you are looking for a place for a special occasion.... this could be the one for you. Barefoots first impression from the parking lot was unimpressive, but once you walked in the door you knew your were in for a treat. The seating was not a typical chair and table, but was comfortable and inviting. The only thing better than the ambiance was the food. From appetizer to dessert we were on a gastronomical pleasure trip. A definite addition to our dining "to do list"!

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