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Review of The West Deck

The West Deck
Ranked #15 of 231 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$13
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Bar, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were so lucky to discover this amazing gem. Snuggled in a scenic cove with fantastic views in all directions, The West Deck is now a "must" visit for us in Aruba. You can go for drinks, small-bite apps or a full meal and be very, very happy. The Governor's Bay location is just beautiful. The staff is one of the best on the island and the food is perfect and varied. Make sure you take plenty of pictures from the deck or the beach. Watch the incoming planes. Observe folks using the Linear park. Enjoy the food and drinks and be sure to linger. This place is a treasure with awesome food and ambience at affordable prices. Go and enjoy!

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Atmosphere is tough to beat - found this spot on a recommendation from a fellow traveler. Francisco was our waiter and was top notch. Ordered several tapas to share - plenty of food at a great price. The manager greeted us when we arrived and there was live music which is completely underrated. Request him to sing John Legend's - "All of Me" its impressive. Will definitely go back!!

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3  Thank Steven J. P
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Great food, amazing ambiance, and exceptional service from HUMBERTO! Don't worry about using your hands to eat the most freshest fish you've ever tasted, Humberto will bring you some hot water with lime to wash your hands. My daughter splashed her shirt with some peanut sauce from the sumptous Sate that she ate, not even a minute passed and Humberto came with some club soda. Where do you get that kind of service now? Can't wait for the next visit.

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2  Thank Auafoodie
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Had an absolutely fantastic dinner at the West Deck! Been coming to the Island for over 25 years now and this is one of our newest favorite hangouts!! Owner and Francisco made us feel like longtime friends visiting once again- food was amazing and the ambience- situated right next to the blue Caribbean Sea, well, you just can't put a price on it!! We'll be back again before heading home on this trip!

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3  Thank Csunchaser
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We found this place because we just wanted to eat near the water. Took a look at the menu and decided to stay. Very glad we did. Our waiter explained the menu very completely telling us that everything is "appetizer style" and you pretty much order al a carte. Each of us ordered a "main dish" and one "side". The food was amazing and more than what we would consider appetizers (and we like to eat!). In addition to the very good food, the atmosphere is what we loved most about the restaurant. The cloths through the center of the tables is a very cute idea, there are buckets with silverware wrapped in dishcloth type napkins (this is a great idea because of the wind in Aruba, you don't have to worry about your napkin blowing away). At the end of the meal, your check is presented in a little wooden box which I thought was just the cutest thing. The other thing that's just so impressive is that there is seating up on the deck of the restaurant, and then beside it there is a picnic area with picnic tables and lighting. We just thought it was a very inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

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3  Thank tammyz630
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