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    Quote Originally Posted by kgarv View Post
    Thank you! MJ's was on the top of the list for one I was wondering about. What about Marandi, OMATS, Flying Fishbone, Simply Fish? I've never noticed kids, but I don't know if it was because they weren't there, or I just wasn't paying close attention and they weren't bothering me. Although he behaves, we don't really take him to upscale restaurants at home, so I was just wondering if maybe it was more appropriate in an island/vacation atmosphere. I know there are babysitting options, but since he's never been with anyone but family and he's our first, I don't know if we're quite ready to take that step.
    Most of the restaurants you mention have outside tables which may make it more fun for your child than a stuffy, indoor setting and it is less less likely to bother other diners if he lets out an occassional scream. Either way, enjoy your trip and your dinners.



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    Eating in Aruba

    How much will it cost to eat in Aruba for a week for 2 adults, 9yrs, and 17yrs old? I am more into the local food. I am planning to come to Aruba on Dec 17th for one week. I am staying at the Marriott casino hotel, but not on a package. I understand that it is very expensive to eat in Aruba. My friend said I can spend over $1,000 on food alone. I will greatly appreciate some feedback.

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    My guess is $1000 for the 4 of you might be a good guesstimate.
    you'll be at a hotel, likely 3 meals a day x 4 people x 7 days = ??
    But, if you choose local faire, then that could be lower.

    Liquor/wine causes the restaurant bill to rise, as does dessert.

    Some local places to consider and some lower priced restaurants.
    Hot TakeAway great for lunch.
    B55 very inexpensive local food delicious
    Nos Conucu
    Old Fisherman
    Lindas Dutch Pancakes


    inexpensive restaurants

    click the above link.

    also, in the search box to the left of here, type in INEXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS
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    Quote Originally Posted by skole View Post
    How much will it cost to eat in Aruba for a week for 2 adults, 9yrs, and 17yrs old? I am more into the local food. I am planning to come to Aruba on Dec 17th for one week. I am staying at the Marriott casino hotel, but not on a package. I understand that it is very expensive to eat in Aruba. My friend said I can spend over $1,000 on food alone. I will greatly appreciate some feedback.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 07-30-2010 at 09:12 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum

    Additional idea for inexpensive restaurants. The link is deceiving by the way it is abbreviated
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/rest...expensive.html

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    Our food bill last time we were there--Sept 2009. was less then 500.00 for 2 adults to eat out each evening for 6 nights. (breakfast was included in our fee at the Radisson)
    We ate cheap, we ate at nice places.
    If the 9 year old and 17 year old are boys-- then figure 500.00 just for each of them.

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    Check to see if your room includes the buffet breakfast. Usually it does and if so, that buffet is huge and could hold you until dinner. However, if your 17 year old is a boy... you will need lunch!!

    My best recommendation is not to buy lunch or even breakfast for that matter at the hotel as it is very expensive. I do believe you have a fridge in your room so you could buy cereal, milk, etc and eat in your room. Lunch, go for a walk and get cheaper food down the way. You can get good and cheap pizza at the Holiday Inn on the beach. You can walk on the road and go to Dushi Bagels (for breakfast also) and get lunch there. Dunkin Donuts across the street another breakfast place. Again, fridge you could make sandwiches.

    One of the most expensive items is the drinks... not necessarily the alcoholic ones. It is better to go into the store in the hotel lobby and buy drinks when needed as to order them at the pool or beach is too expensive.

    Lots of places to go for inexpensive dinners. The most economical way to come to Aruba is not to stay in a hotel but rather in a timeshare with a kitchen. Quick trip to the grocery store and all the food is readily available to help defray the costs.

    Within walking distance you can eat at Casa Tua, Smokey Joes, Busters to name a few. Check around as some of the many places have early bird specials. One place your kids would enjoy is Blossoms JAPANESE. They have an early bird special if you eat at 6pm. The "show" is fun for the kids. If you eat a big brunch you will be ready for an early dinner too. I think El Gaucho may have one too??

    Week of Dec. 17th, I would suggest that you start making a few reservations especially towards the end of your week. That is the beginning of busy season. Marriott concierge is not always so quick on responding and making your reservations on a timely basis. Do it yourself as most places have email addresses.

    Good luck!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Yeah. My 14 and 12 yr olds will break me. Gone are the days of sharing meals. Now I just need to make sure we find places that they all like.

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    Yami Yami great dutch chinese food. Bubali grill: for 15 florins which is about 8.60 dollars u can get a delicious platter with meat rice potatoes and salad with your choice of sauce. If your going to have a rental car these are nice local spots to check out that wouldn't set you back too much. The restaurants are about 5 minutes inland by car in the Bubali section of Noord.

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    http://www.thekitchenaruba.com/ Expensive restaurant quality food that is very, very reasonably priced. They are located in the strip mall behind the Certified Mega Mall.

    Another fun yet inexpensive thing we do on Sundays is eat like a local. On the road to Paradera is a place called Hot Take Away that serves a huge BBQ meal for $8 or $9. A couple pieces of BBQ chicken, about 1/2 rack of ribs and a gigantic pile of rice. We did not go this year so I only assume they are still there. But places all over the island serve the same meal on Sundays.
    Last edited by jdoll; 11-17-2010 at 09:54 AM.
    Aruba where the toughest question each day is "where to dine tonight".



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