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“Great dinner!”

Restaurant Carambola Seafood & International Cusine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$44
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A rising star in the constellation of Aruba's most memorable restaurants, Carambola offers a delightful and elegant ambiance combined with an elaborate menu of uniquely designed gourmet dishes with a Caribbean flair, from our classically trained veteran chef. Daily specials take advantage of what is fresh and seasonal so there is always something new to try, along with our signature dishes. Carambola also provides charming surroundings either al fresco or in air conditioned comfort. You will find after one visit, you will be adding your recommendations for the food, service and reasonable prices. Conveniently located within the Paradise Beach Villas Resort, Carambola is a relaxing stroll from all major Eagle Beach resorts and only a very short cab or bus ride from Palm Beach or the Oranjestad resort complexes.
Lido Beach
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great dinner!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We come to Aruba twice a year and always go to carambola. We always order the whole red snapper, it's amazing! Plenty for two to share. The goat cheese salad was terrific as well, two generous size fried goat cheese more than two of us could eat but I would have liked a little more salad. My grown son ordered sirloin because they were out of the duck breast but he said it was a little chewy. We ordered a pitcher of sangria which we all said was the best we've had!! Unfortunately my daughter ordered dessert which was disappointing. A chocolate trio. A warm tiny brownie which was delicious except for the burnt side. The mousse and ice cream were just ok. For $12 I thought it was not worth it. Otherwise a terrific meal.

Thank SueSLidoBeach
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Summerfield, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great value”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Lots of ambiance here. The dining room is accented with tropical orange napkins and accents against white linen tablecloths. Candlelight glows from every table. The wait staff is courteous and the food is excellent. The mango panna cotta was delicious for dessert. I wanted more and more, but after a sumptuous meal, one was enough. I have frequented this restaurant on several occasions, and have never been disappointed.

Visited June 2014
Thank Judy L
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great restaurant off the grid”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

It was our 24th wedding anniversary and we wanted a restaurant away from our Marriott timeshare. Carambola was perfect. I had the boulibasse, my husband had the sashemi tuna. Both were great. Although the restaurant is off the water, it still has a lovely ambiance. The service was perfectly slow. We would recommend it to any fussy eater!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ms. Beth M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“worth finding....”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We travelled to Aruba on honeymoon, staying at Bucuti Resort. we had booked the Aruba dine around vouchers and decided to give Carambola a try. we asked the hotel to make the reservation and this was a great move as they informed the restaurant it was our honeymoon which led to the restaurant making a special desert for us with a firework included. lovely gesture. we walked to the restaurant na dwhilst the area around is a bit sparse, it was a nice walk though buses and taxis are freely available. the food was delicious and whilst we were on the dine around programme, the rest of the menu looked fab.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank gogorfc
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Elgin, Illinois
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Hidden gem.”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stopped in here since it was close to our hotel and were very pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent and reasonably priced, great service from Amaury. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2014
Thank Robert N
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