I was researching for a friend and pulled up all the threads thru search, and realized how old most of those threads were. before I opened any of the threads, the first thing I thought was I wonder if any of these places are still good or even open.......and then wondered why we don't have a sticky for affordable options.
When we were there last time I absolutely LOVED La Granja. The food was very affordable and it was really good. this is a link to their menu
http://www.lagranjarestaurants.com/menu.php Off the beaten path but well worth the trip.
We also enjoy a tapas like dinner at Salt and Pepper. They also have a pretty affordable breakfast. http://saltandpepperaruba.com/
Scott's Brats right on the beach, breakfast or lunch is ALWAYS a good option!
I could go on and on......Lets put an updated list together.