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    Quote Originally Posted by OneHappyTraveler View Post
    We went to the truck a year ago...waited over half an hour and never even got to order. Other customers even asked if they took our order we said no . We waited at the counter alitte while more no one acknowledged us so we just left. Really wanted to try it cuz we had heard it was really good. Diane

    We had a similar experience in Hawaii. We went to a local joint for authentic Hawaiian food. It was one of those places where you order at the counter. We were treated like we were invisible. It was obvious by looking at us that we weren't locals. They waited on everyone else before they took our order. We waited it out and it was worth it, but it was very uncomfortable.


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    We stopped by there once to look at the menu. The people were very nice and said they would pretty much accommodate whatever it was we wanted.




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    someone made a posting on the Lacabana FB group page about their great experience at the Food Truck.
    I made mention of this thread here on aruba.com/forum and got a couple of responses.
    Here is one:

    I believe that the story was correct, as the same thing happened to me.The difference was that I wasn’t offended.

    I politely told him that this was our first time and he started to explain what he makes. He then noticed for loca
    ls they’re on their lunch hour. Ask them in Papiamento What they wanted, and they responded. He started their food cooking their food and then turned around and spent five minutes describing his lunches.

    When he handed us our food he said that the pork is delicious too and gave us a few strips for free to try.Could not have been nicer, more polite, or generous.

    We sat at his picnic table and he came over to ask how we liked it. Sat down I am told us his life story. Once we realize that we both had a history in motorcycles the talk went on for 45 minutes.

    I could have been offended , but I realize that workers only have a certain amount of time for lunch. We had all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    someone made a posting on the Lacabana FB group page about their great experience at the Food Truck.
    I made mention of this thread here on aruba.com/forum and got a couple of responses.
    Here is one:

    I believe that the story was correct, as the same thing happened to me.The difference was that I wasn’t offended.

    I politely told him that this was our first time and he started to explain what he makes. He then noticed for loca
    ls they’re on their lunch hour. Ask them in Papiamento What they wanted, and they responded. He started their food cooking their food and then turned around and spent five minutes describing his lunches.

    When he handed us our food he said that the pork is delicious too and gave us a few strips for free to try.Could not have been nicer, more polite, or generous.

    We sat at his picnic table and he came over to ask how we liked it. Sat down I am told us his life story. Once we realize that we both had a history in motorcycles the talk went on for 45 minutes.

    I could have been offended , but I realize that workers only have a certain amount of time for lunch. We had all day.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    I agree 100% with Andrea's copied post. I have visited the food truck on Eagle Beach many times and very early on felt that we were being ignored. I originally thought "Island time, they'll get to us when they can" then decided I really needed to speak up and just throw my order out there. My order was heard & acknowledged and she took the time to explain what they had to offer. I also realized that had I bothered to learn the language and had I been able to order in it I would have been golden! I was annoyed with myself for feeling entitled - like they owed it to me to explain their food in my (foreign) language. Totally knocked myself down a well deserved notch.



    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ
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    We just got back from Aruba and I’m happy to say the food truck was very accommodating this year. I did notice that there was a new team on board I did not see the lady that had ignored us last year. We ate there several times during our two week stay and was very please with the portions and quality of food. They open at 11 and stayed open till almost 4 everyday (some special items sold out early so best to get there at/near 11am).
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