I find message boards like this and sites like TripAdvisor helpful, but every once and a while I find myself with high expectations based on a review, rating, or referral only to be underwhelmed. Thus was the case on Sunday when my wife and I had dinner at Gostoso.
Based on the Tripadvisor rating (#4 on Aruba) and the visual eye-candy of their website, we thought we may have found yet another culinary gem on the island that would be bustling with activity and have our taste buds dancing all evening.
The restaurant was less than 1/4 full (that could be b/c of Sunday being a turnaround day), the food was ho-hum, and the service (while attentive) was awkward - lots of people and we weren't sure who had what role . . . host, server, chef, bus-boy . . .
This is not to say that we completely disliked our visit . . . just based on the Tripadvisor rating (rated ahead of Barefoot, Amuse Bistro, and de Suikertuin) and the expectations set by both the reviews and their website . . . it just fell short.