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“Gorgeous views!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barefoot Restaurant

Barefoot Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 220 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian 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!
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“Gorgeous views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Beautiful location, appetizers were excellent, dinners were good but not great, desserts were excellent. I would definitely recommend.

Visited August 2014
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“The best atmosphere, food, and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Barefoot provides the whole package. You can choose to dine with feet in the sand or under cover on the deck. Either way the view is fabulous! The service was terrific and very professional. Our fish dinners were not only eye appealing but more importantly delicious. Our server took note of my gluten allergy and had a special "bread" brought to me. The black olive spread is wonderfully different. We particularly relished the coffee flavored creme brûlée. The prices are very consistent with good dining on the island. You won't be disappointed!

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“A must visit for Aruba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

A must see for Aruba. we ate on the beach but a freak storm forced us inside which was also great The appetizers were a real highlight and prices were reasonable (Aruba is expensive. This restaurant is in the middle price wise, about $60 per person with drinks). should be in the top four Aruba restaurants to go to.

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“Elegant Dining in Flip Flops”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Barefoot restaurant has been opened 4 years and has received 4 awards of Excellent Cuisine for those 4 years and Trip Advisor has given them 4 stars. So glad I went here one evening to find out. We dined on the beach with our toes in the sand. The wait staff was very attentive and good, the wine list was also very good and the food excellent. They have kept their prices very moderate considering the other restaurants in the area with similar type of cuisine, but they have their own signature dishes too. This will be added to one of my favorites.

Visited August 2014
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“Great. Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere service to die for. Most all the food is great but very prices . Worthy it. Remember to have a sunset dinner it's great to see the sunset.

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