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  1. #11
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    Jul 2008
    Since 1980, and throughout the many changes, we still love going downtown in Oranjestad.
    Hi Krissys2745,

    I agree with tjsbeer, give Papillon a try.

    I see that Tueday appears to be "protein day". May I suggest El Gaucho. A six day vacation in Aruba means you'll be using up a lot of protein; what with all that laying on the beach, swimming, shopping, eating , drinking and playing in the casinos. Of course that protein needs to be replaced. To put it bluntly, El Gaucho's 16oz Gaucho steak is the best-tasting source of protein on the planet, period. You can thank me later.

    Have a great time.


  2. #12
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    I hesitate to mention Yemanja because it is my favorite and I don't want it to get too crowded! But it is wonderful!! I wouldn't miss it.

  3. #13
    Senior Member jdoll's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaw View Post
    Please consider Barefoot as a choice.
    The best chef on the island IMHO. While M. Jennette's has several fine dishes it is not the same experience or meal Barefoots offers.

    And I would suggest you substitute Passions for Flying Fishbone. It's a better "feet in the sand" dining experience and Streaming Eagle/Flying Fishbone are (I assume they still are anyway) the same ownership.

    Best seafood on the island is Wacky Wahoos; again IMHO.
    Aruba where the toughest question each day is "where to dine tonight".

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    I would add Amuse Bistro to your list. French inspired food done with an Aruban flare . . . a must experience dinner. Michael

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    palm beach, eagle beach, any happy hour
    We loved Amuse Bistro, especially the option of small plate sizes for almost all of their entrees. This gives you a chance to sample so many of their yummy dishes!
    Last edited by jeffnev; 01-08-2012 at 04:29 PM.

  6. #16
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    Costa Linda, Renaissance Ocean Suites, any place where there is a beach and tiki hut I am good 8)
    El Gaucho - a local Argentina steak restaurant. You won't be disappointed I promise, I have never eaten better steak and have lived in Texas my whole life!

  7. #17
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    Feb 2010
    Great choices!!
    Only one that I might change is Flying Fishbone to Passions. Flying Fishbone is quite a drive and the last couple times has been very crowded.
    I recently tried to make reservations for Carte Blanche for the end of February and they are booked with only a few days remaining for March...
    We plan on trying Barefoot this year as the reviews have all been very positive.
    Bon appetit!

  8. #18
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    Nov 2010
    very few mention azzuro, they have an excellent menu, and great food, and great location overlooking the beach...

  9. #19
    Senior Member EHampite's Avatar
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    Gold Coast Villas and Eagle Beach
    Quote Originally Posted by StacyLovesDisney View Post
    I hesitate to mention Yemanja because it is my favorite and I don't want it to get too crowded! But it is wonderful!! I wouldn't miss it.
    I have to agree - Yemanja has climbed to the top of our list and we go several times during our visit. Fabulous food!

  10. #20
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    Eagle Beach, Baby Beach, Arashi Beach Tierra Del Sol golf course
    I would drop Ruths Chris and go to El Gaucho. I can go to RCs here if I want. El Gauchos is an experience for steak lovers.

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