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    Act1966 Ventanas Del Mar November 11 2014

    Okay, I spent a lot of time in Florida growing up and an inordinate amount of time on golf courses (my family are addicts) so I was hesitant to go to a golf course to eat because I'd never really enjoyed club house food in the past... it always seemed to lean on the microwaved side of food prep. But then I read some forum mentions about Tierra Del Sol's Ventanas (I think it was RobO and CindyO) and we decided to give it a shot.

    Fantastic.

    Beautiful setting with a stunning view of the lighthouse and the northern tip of the island. Great service and we dined al fresco with the iguanas... what more could you ask for? Well... just ask for a few of these to make the lunch even better:

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    But on to the food...

    I had the escargot as an appetizer... wonderful, light garlic, good level of parsley, and, hey, what ISN'T good with melted butter?!?

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    And The Spouse had the most creative and tasty Waldorf salad we've seen/tasted.. not sure it was 'technically' a Waldorf salad but, when in paradise, shut up and eat:

    Act1966 Ventanas Del Mar November 11 2014-waldorf.jpg

    The mains were quite good after the stunning appetizers (and a few more "smart ones"):

    I had a caesar salad with shrimp:

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    And The Spouse opted for a burger - massive and good but the fries were just passable but the last thing we need is more fat:

    Act1966 Ventanas Del Mar November 11 2014-burger.jpg

    And we made a new friend... a boisterous iguana! But I've just discovered that the forum limits the number of attachments per post so no pictures of our new friend.

    All in all, a great time and good food - I wouldn't call it "cheap" but we'll definitely be going back for dinner.

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    thanks for sharing
    sounds delicious!!

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    New post with your new friend's picture?
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Booked twice for our December trip!!! Loved it, hidden gem.
    glad you enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    New post with your new friend's picture?
    Your wish...

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    Will call him Slinky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Booked twice for our December trip!!! Loved it, hidden gem.
    glad you enjoyed it.
    Thanks for the review that prompted us to go... definitely worth it. Can't wait to try dinner there later on in the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Thanks for the review that prompted us to go... definitely worth it. Can't wait to try dinner there later on in the trip.
    Glad to share info on this gem of a place.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Your wish...

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    Will call him Slinky!
    Slinky looks like a big boy!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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