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    Restaurant Reviews from my 26th trip

    Below are the restaurants/bars I went to on my latest trip from April 22-May 1.

    • Passions – great food as always with the "toes in the sand" dining experience. Still love the watermelon salad!
    • Screaming Eagle – One of my favorites and has never disappointed. Chef Erwin is great!
    • Mango’s – they updated their dinner menu so I was anxious to try a few new dishes. Had the dish called "East Meets West" which was spicy shrimp and noodles and it was great! They have also updated their breakfast and now feature an expanded breakfast station/buffet with eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, waffles, fruit and fruit smoothies, juice, coffee, etc and a made-to-order grill for omelets, etc. – something for everyone and very good. It was $14.25/person.
    • White – LOVED this place. Had a wonderful ahi tuna with mango salad that was a work of art – and tasted like one, too.
    • 2 Fools and a Bull – I went with a friend and it was the two of us, another couple, and a group of 4 friends the night I was there. We started out having a welcome drink on their back patio (kind of like being at someone's house) then had 5 wonderful courses with wine pairings for dinner with breaks in between the courses. We usually went back outside on the patio with our glass of wine and chatted with everyone. Very fun, nice experience - great hosts (2 Fools!) and great food. It’s a concept similar to Carte Blanche but in a more relaxed atmosphere since you mingle more with the other guests like at a dinner party.
    • Amadeus – Can never go wrong with dinner here. Atmosphere is always so relaxing and their goulash soup is my favorite (along with the Lost Symphony drink.)
    • Barney’s – A great new, casual bar and restaurant that is owned by a couple of my favorite people (who shall remain nameless but dragged me out one night for a movie and shots/drinks at the Pijp until the wee hours – don’t ask! LOL!) But regardless of that, their food is very good and very reasonably priced - had a very nice tuna entrée there. They have a different special each night (one night is an all-u-can-eat ribs night). Very nice bar, too – good place for a nightcap with friends.
    • Ginger - Dinner was good but we talked to the owner afterwards (he stopped by our table) and told him he needs to add some "heat" to the dishes. They really lacked some good spice so we suggested maybe being able to choose mild, medium or hot so that he can cater to everyone. I would try it one more time since the food was good and prepared well but they need to spice it up a bit. It was a nice change of pace to the usual steak/fish places.
    • Bugaloe – this is required stop every trip for lunch (love the wraps) and a number of ice cold Brights! Staff is always fun and we always meet new people at the bar.
    • Le Bistro – Had lunch here one day after reading their menu online and it seemed right up my alley. Had a great pita/salad with chicken, feta, and olives. Nice service. Will try a dinner here next time.
    • Bingo - always the perfect place to go for drinks, a light bite, or a full dinner. Their service, friendly wait staff and bartenders, and food are always top-notch – and so are the drinks!
    ~Amy~® - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    Such a diverse collection of eateries! Something for every taste and budget...

    Off to check out Mango's new menu

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    Thanks Amy...... now I'm hungry again!

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    With so many restaurants on the island now, it's always hard to choose just a handful - and they're all so good!

    Lisa - I love the new additions to Mango's menu - it was just what they needed!
    ~Amy~® - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    The menu makes me want to stay at the Amsterdam Manor and maybe just try their all inclusive plan. A major complaint at many all inclusive resorts is lack of variety. Mango's dinner menu is very diverse as are the beach bar lunch menu and Passions' dinner menu.

    Some Brights on the beach and a nice salad for lunch washed down with a fruity drink at happy hour and then a nice dinner at Mangos or Passions. Yup, I can picture it in my mind.

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