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bstnldy
05-05-2008, 02:56 PM
Is Carlos and Charlies closed?

momof4
05-05-2008, 03:09 PM
When we were in Aruba in April our taxi driver told us it was closed and we went to Senior Frogs instead.

bstnldy
05-05-2008, 03:12 PM
ohhh..maybe they changed the name.

momof4
05-05-2008, 03:18 PM
Not sure since it was my first trip to Aruba! We love Carlos n Charlie's and try and make it there every time we vacation in Mexico. You guys have a blast!! I can't wait to get back there!!

pkornnh
05-05-2008, 03:46 PM
http://www.carlosncharliesaruba.com/
Google search brought me to this web site that says they are closed.

Tom and Karen
05-05-2008, 04:03 PM
In January they were closed & remodeling & changing to Senior Frogs. Were not open when we left late Feb.

It had to be planned well in advance as I just noticed that Senior Frogs is listed in the new Aruba phone book (issued in January). It took Setar 2 years to get our name in the book.

tds-ken
05-05-2008, 04:22 PM
They are now Senior Frogs and moved next door. The old building is closed!

Cindyo was just there, I think!!! She said it had a water slide in the middle of it!

JRfan
05-05-2008, 08:05 PM
I just returned on Saturday. Carlos and Charlies is closed. Senor Frogs is open and we had a blast there. There is a water slide that goes through the club and ends on the front deck.

cindyo
05-05-2008, 09:12 PM
yah, the water slide was a pretty cool thing...though, once was enough for my teen daughters. We had kids aged 3-16, and we lookied like a circus coming in, and then we saw the groping waiters and I felt it was time to get the kids outa there.

Mike
05-05-2008, 09:31 PM
Was in Aruba in March, and was told by a local friend that the Carlos and Charlies bar was closed and re-opened under a new name, Senor Frogs. The speculation is to escape the name that has been in the media.

cyclone promotions
05-05-2008, 10:37 PM
there is a new sing at there tequila that the new place name at the same building

JRfan
05-06-2008, 08:39 PM
I would agree that kids shouldn't be in Senor Frogs, especially at night. There are lots of drinking games and the waiters are a bit touchy.

Digger0713
05-07-2008, 12:03 AM
I was just going to say that maybe the name change was due to the whole Natalie Holloway incident and how their name was right in the middle of it. Just speculation, but it makes sense. I will definately have to check out Senor Frogs when I am visiting. I always wanted one of those T-shirts anyways. I always saw kids from my high school coming back from spring break with those shirts and I wanted one. I was never lucky enough to get a spring break trip :(

cindyo
05-07-2008, 06:44 AM
Actually, the Carlos and Charlies gift shop( if thats what you want to call it, ugh) is open and around the other side of that strip mall building it was in. It faces the other street. Same kinda stuff, T's, bandanas, shot glasses...
IMOP again, it was the Holloway thing that did it in, so to speak.
Senor Frogs has the same staff, IMOP same mentality, but is down the end of the building vs. where Carlos and Charlies was kinda in the middle of the building. Yes, they have t shirts, the usual stuff...cindyo

bishop
05-17-2008, 11:57 AM
from may trip, senor frog is same owner as carlos and charlies. senor is open NEXT to old C&C's. the C&C's location is being restored to become a Tequila's. Infamous dancing stage is to remain in there. hope we don't have more problems in there.

Tom and Karen
05-17-2008, 04:05 PM
I was just going to say that maybe the name change was due to the whole Natalie Holloway incident and how their name was right in the middle of it. Just speculation, but it makes sense. I will definately have to check out Senor Frogs when I am visiting. I always wanted one of those T-shirts anyways. I always saw kids from my high school coming back from spring break with those shirts and I wanted one. I was never lucky enough to get a spring break trip :(


Actually, the Carlos and Charlies gift shop( if thats what you want to call it, ugh) is open and around the other side of that strip mall building it was in. It faces the other street. Same kinda stuff, T's, bandanas, shot glasses...
IMOP again, it was the Holloway thing that did it in, so to speak.
Senor Frogs has the same staff, IMOP same mentality, but is down the end of the building vs. where Carlos and Charlies was kinda in the middle of the building. Yes, they have t shirts, the usual stuff...cindyo

Would the Natalie thing also be why the Windham (now Westin) and Aruba Grand (now RIO) also changed their name?

We were in Carlos & Charlies in Jan. 2007, and it was in need of a major remolding then in my opinion, not the Natalie thing.

Arubalisa
05-17-2008, 04:52 PM
Hmm, was curious to know the difference so looked it up...

http://www.grupoandersons.com/ (http://www.grupoandersons.com/) Operadora Anderson's S.A. de C.V. - MEXICO (Grupo Andersons')

http://www.grupoandersons.com/uploads/resources/ico_frogs.gif "Señor Frog’s grew out of the need for a place where high-spirited people of all ethnicities, countries, and economic backgrounds could hang together, dance together and generally “cut up” without rules and regulations.

Music is a universal language and the primary language at Frog´s. Technology has made the world a global village and today´s youth are familiar with the hot rhythms and hip singers of many cultures.

The idea behind Señor Frog’s is not just to get people dancing; the idea is to create a “Musical Event”. Señor Frog’s celebrates music with live bands, staff shows, choreographed songs, and trademark routines. It is pro-active and interactive and everybody gets in the act.

Señor Frog’s is visually impressive from the giant façade marquee and its colossal, personable amphibian, to the funky, funny out-of-place objects, graphics and phrases of the interior. Black light produces a hypnotic effect that momentarily obscures an interior of different levels and environments.

There are nooks and crannies, stages, and lots of bars. Guests may join the main celebration, or slip into a complementary scene. Señor Frog’s’ dynamic, multi-faceted interior is irresistible and what keeps the restaurant vanguard.

After reading below, and having been to neither, I can only say that if I want a Mexican restaurant, there is one on every corner here at home in Georgia :( or we can cook it just as well at home. :rolleyes: JUST mho. :cool:

http://www.grupoandersons.com/uploads/resources/ico_carlos.gif When we think of an Anderson´s restaurant we think of somewhere casual and fun to eat, and if we add a family atmosphere then a Carlos’n Charlie’s begins to take shape. But there’s really much more to it than that. Carlos’n Charlie’s is also entertaining, visually provocative and 100% Mexican. The essentially Mexican menu includes international favorites as well as regional dishes.

Mexican culture is varied and dynamic, and at Carlos’n Charlie’s we are Mexican and proud of our heritage. But we´ve also added a strong dose of good humor, fun loving, sometimes-silly service, and a menu based on the best Mexican food. Our restaurants are geared toward families and the 25-and-over crowd. We feature music ranging from the 70s to the Golden Oldies to today´s hottest hits.

Carlos’n Charlie’s atmosphere and service are upbeat and attentive. Details matter. The trademark humor and sense of fun are very much in place, paired with great food and drinks. You never know what´s going to happen next, but you´ll always be glad you came."

glectic
07-29-2008, 09:16 PM
yah, the water slide was a pretty cool thing...though, once was enough for my teen daughters. We had kids aged 3-16, and we lookied like a circus coming in, and then we saw the groping waiters and I felt it was time to get the kids outa there.

groping waiters?

rob o
07-29-2008, 09:47 PM
groping....?

groping - adj., feeling about, searching by feel, using hands excessively.....

danadog56
07-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Okay, I know this is going to be a dumb question,,,,but, if Senor Frog is so popular then why did the original one close ?? I was behind the Seaport mall in the square....We were there many years ago and of course my husband was not impressed...of course if they don't have Italian food on the menu he is usually not interested...(guess what nationality he is...), but I liked it and so did my stepson and his wife. Then we can back the following year and it was all boarded up....could it have been the location ??? Coz I'm sure the food and music is the same....

cindyo
07-30-2008, 09:06 PM
Yep, you're right. Same place boarded up for some time, and next thing ya know it's back again, new location, same mentality.....Hello out there...Why in gods name is it back ???

Arubalisa
07-30-2008, 09:47 PM
For anyone wondering the difference as I did:

SF's and C&C's are two of the four restaurants in Grupo Andersons' "collection".
http://www.grupoandersons.com/MMX_Conceptos.asp?Cnt=WA_Conceptos (http://www.grupoandersons.com/MMX_Conceptos.asp?Cnt=WA_Conceptos)

"Señor Frog’s grew out of the need for a place where high-spirited people of all ethnicities, countries, and economic backgrounds could hang together, dance together and generally “cut up” without rules and regulations.

Music is a universal language and the primary language at Frog´s. Technology has made the world a global village and today´s youth are familiar with the hot rhythms and hip singers of many cultures. The idea behind Señor Frog’s is not just to get people dancing; the idea is to create a “Musical Event”. Señor Frog’s celebrates music with live bands, staff shows, choreographed songs, and trademark routines. It is pro-active and interactive and everybody gets in the act.

Señor Frog’s is visually impressive from the giant façade marquee and its colossal, personable amphibian, to the funky, funny out-of-place objects, graphics and phrases of the interior. Black light produces a hypnotic effect that momentarily obscures an interior of different levels and environments.

There are nooks and crannies, stages, and lots of bars. Guests may join the main celebration, or slip into a complementary scene. Señor Frog’s’ dynamic, multi-faceted interior is irresistible and what keeps the restaurant vanguard.



When we think of an Anderson´s restaurant we think of somewhere casual and fun to eat, and if we add a family atmosphere then a Carlos’n Charlie’s begins to take shape. But there’s really much more to it than that. Carlos’n Charlie’s is also entertaining, visually provocative and 100% Mexican. The essentially Mexican menu includes international favorites as well as regional dishes.

Mexican culture is varied and dynamic, and at Carlos’n Charlie’s we are Mexican and proud of our heritage. But we´ve also added a strong dose of good humor, fun loving, sometimes-silly service, and a menu based on the best Mexican food. Our restaurants are geared toward families and the 25-and-over crowd. We feature music ranging from the 70s to the Golden Oldies to today´s hottest hits.

Carlos’n Charlie’s atmosphere and service are upbeat and attentive. Details matter. The trademark humor and sense of fun are very much in place, paired with great food and drinks. You never know what´s going to happen next, but you´ll always be glad you came."

If I had to guess, Grupo Anderson changed the brand in Aruba due to adverse publicity.

glectic
08-12-2008, 02:56 PM
groping - adj., feeling about, searching by feel, using hands excessively.....

the definition of the word was not what I was looking for. but what I was looking for is an understanding of the situation where a waiter felt it appropriate to "grope -adj., feeling about, searching by feel, etc..." a patron.

danadog56
08-12-2008, 06:54 PM
Okay, I will give SF a try again in November, of course it probably will be without my husband, but my girlfriend and her daughter and her friend (both around 22) will go for sure....it will give me a chance to see it all first hand.:D:D:D
As for a waiter feeling it is okay to do whatever......there are several ways to let the waiter know that that kind of behavior is not acceptable....you must use your imagination.....!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

cindyo
08-12-2008, 06:59 PM
Gelectic,Yes, groping waiters, and I am not being a jerk. I don't think its approp. to have teen girls in there while waiters, yes waiters, were grabing butts, boobs....Do you? That was the point of the post.You were the one who questioned.... to quote "groping waiters"? Alcohol does crazy things ya know...I shall assume you wern't trying to be antagonistic....correct? This is a nice board, and no one is trying to be a jerk.:) ...

rob o
08-12-2008, 09:28 PM
......there are several ways to let the waiter know that that kind of behavior is not acceptable....you must use your imagination.....!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

As I have very little imagination.....please provide a definition of what you mean! :):)

danadog56
08-12-2008, 09:35 PM
Now that will spoil all the fun.....just think about a knee to an undisclosed area, serious openhanded slap across the ear....you know, use your imagination......

Andrea J.
08-12-2008, 09:37 PM
i am interjecting here.............. my definition: to interfere ;)

let's try to keep our eyes back on the topic and i too am not being a jerk, well maybe i am.

danadog56
08-12-2008, 09:39 PM
sorry, you are absolutely right...mybad....:doh::doh::doh:

glectic
08-13-2008, 09:20 AM
Gelectic,Yes, groping waiters, and I am not being a jerk. I don't think its approp. to have teen girls in there while waiters, yes waiters, were grabing butts, boobs....Do you? That was the point of the post.You were the one who questioned.... to quote "groping waiters"? Alcohol does crazy things ya know...I shall assume you wern't trying to be antagonistic....correct? This is a nice board, and no one is trying to be a jerk.:) ...

I agree it is not appropriate. Thanks!

merishka
09-10-2008, 11:31 AM
So anyone got a link to the new SF's in Aruba? I'd like to check it out, esp. this waterslide! :D


Thx!

Arubalisa
09-10-2008, 11:44 AM
http://www.senorfrogs.com/aruba/index.htm (http://www.senorfrogs.com/aruba/index.htm)
http://www.aruba.com/forum/f12/senor-frogs-30856/ (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f12/senor-frogs-30856/)

CindyO has some photos in her gallery
http://www.aruba.com/vbgallery/browseimages.php?c=3&userid=9015 (http://www.aruba.com/vbgallery/browseimages.php?c=3&userid=9015)