I am in Aruba now and have dined at both of these places. Old Man & The Sea is by far a better culinary experience than Passions. We were disappointed with the food at Passions but we liked the setting better. The wine list at TOMATS is impressive with many more choices than Passions.
If you are considering one over the other, I would highly recommend going to Old Man & The Sea.
What we had at Old Man & The Sea:
Shrimp cocktail for 2 - The biggest shrimp I have ever seen! Very tasty and presentation was perfect.
Scallops Duet - Very good!
Escargot stuffed mushrooms - We loved these.
We each ordered the lobster tails and they were cooked to perfection.
What we had at Passions:
Caesar salad - This is probably the worst Caesar I have ever had. It tasted like iceberg coated in mayo. It had boxed croutons that tasted stale, no lemon or anchovies and no parmesan cheese. It tasted a bit better when the server brought over limes (didn't have lemons) and parm.
Garlic soup with carmelized bacon - tasted like canned cream of mushroom soup with bits of bacon in it.
Prosciutto with honey melon - Okay, this was just plain weird. There was no melon. The prosciutto was served on a skewer with golf ball sized rounds of goat cheese on a plate covered with honey. Maybe the honey was a substitute for the honey melon?
Grilled shrimp with a mango passion fruit chutney - this dish was decent but didn't knock our socks off.
Grouper with creamy spicy shrimp - this was actually a great dish!
Both of the mains were served with a small dish of a potato casserole that tasted very processed, almost like the poatatoes were coated in a powdered cheese product. Neither of us ate this.
I am glad we tried out both of these places but if I had a choice between the two I would easily choose TOMATS!