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“Overpriced ”

The Queen's Caribbean Restaurant
Price range: US$19 - US$30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We came here last Sunday night looking for authentic Aruban cuisine. Not many places are open on a Sunday, so we were excited that this was open.
When we arrived the place looked closed. There was no hostess and the restaurant was empty. We wandered in and the cook greeted us. The hostess finally appeared and seated us. The menu isn't big but there were plenty of local selection. They bring out complimentary pan bati which is actually pretty good. We ordered shrimp in garlic sauce and stewed chicken. For $20+ the portions aren't that big. The flavors were good but the prices are definitely steep.
The reason for the low stars are due to the service. The server was nice and we ended up getting into a conversation with her. She made us feel welcomed. However, when we got the check, we were confused because there was a service charge included. We weren't sure if that was gratuity bc in NY some restaurants charge a service charge on top of gratuity. We asked the server and she told us tip was not included. We added a tip and now feel foolish that we listened to her. We realize after a few days here that the service charge was indeed gratuity. Shame on her for misleading us.
All in all, our bill came out to $94 before the additional tip. That's outrageous for 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 kid's meals and no drinks. Definitely not recommended. There are plenty of better and affordable places nearby.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We loved it hear all local food I had a whoefish&soup it was great. Kinda hard to find it's in a mall lol. But well worth looking for it was Great!!!!

Thank keith p
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

What a treat! The Queen's is a perfect place to go if you are interested in trying some local dishes. The Goat Stew is wonderful as well as polenta/pan bati. The combo of the fried corn bread and that sweet onion dressing is perfect.

The service is friendly and the value for the food is good.

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Thank Betsy K
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My friend and I ate at this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Nice cloth napkins, incredible service and awesome food! I had the cheese with chicken dish. It was very unique and very tasty.

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1  Thank Betty M
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This restaurant offered something different in both the food and the atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was incredible, and we enjoyed every bite! With authentic Arabian cuisine (including goat), they had options for everyone from the adventurous eater to the more reserved. Out of all the restaurants we ate at throughout our week long vacation, this is the one restaurant that we would definitely return to in the future. AWESOME!

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Thank Jennifer730
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