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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