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    Restaurants "worth the trip"

    There are some restaurants that are just "worth it!!!"

    Here are 2 that pop into my head immediately.

    O'Neills Caribbean Kitchen and Fish House Island Bar and Restaurant.

    O'Neils is not to far past the San Nic Police station.
    The Fish House is located WEST of the airport at Varadero Marina/Boat Yard.

    If I can get maps posted, I will.....Having difficulty posting photos and screenshots.

    What restaurant(s) do you think are worth a little bit of a drive?

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    Restaurants "worth the trip"-screen-shot-2019-09-14-9-49-41-am-jpgOniel Caribbean Kitchen San Nicolas

    Restaurants "worth the trip"-screen-shot-2019-09-14-9-48-24-am-jpgThe Fish House Restaurant and Bar (near airport)

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    Casibari Café. Great lunch and dinner for very reasonable prices. http://casibaricafe.com/

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    Saco di Felipe in San Nicolas, Petjes at Tanki Leendert and Bright Bakery at Piedra Plat
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchdushi View Post
    Saco di Felipe in San Nicolas, Petjes at Tanki Leendert and Bright Bakery at Piedra Plat
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Andrea, this is a great thread. You are right, sometimes you find these gems that take a little bit of effort to find. They involve an extra bit of driving or perhaps they are largely unknown because they are not in the glossy brochures you find at the airport and elsewhere.

    Dushi, you mentioned Petjes in Tanki Leendert. What kind of cuisine do they serve? Dutch? Aruban? It sounds intriguing. We will be in Aruba in October and we would like to try Petjes.


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    these gems do indeed take a little effort, but so well worth it.

    I am usually the designated driver, not because I don't drink, it is because Paul hates driving (especially in Aruba) and I am a lousy passenger.

    I don't mind schlepping down to San Nic to give Oniels a try in late Nov.

    We did scope out the Fish House when we were in Aruba in May and will add that to our list as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Andrea, this is a great thread. You are right, sometimes you find these gems that take a little bit of effort to find. They involve an extra bit of driving or perhaps they are largely unknown because they are not in the glossy brochures you find at the airport and elsewhere.

    Dushi, you mentioned Petjes in Tanki Leendert. What kind of cuisine do they serve? Dutch? Aruban? It sounds intriguing. We will be in Aruba in October and we would like to try Petjes.


    Glenn
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    https://www.facebook.com/PetjesAruba...type=1&theater

    here is Petjes facebook Page showing the menu.

    I hope that Dutch Dushi can and will tell us more.

    Is this the former location of Amadeus?

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    Petjes is where the Aruban Chef used to be, three or four doors from the former Amadeus restaurant. They serve Indonesian food, the real stuff. Very good quality. It is packed with local people. They did only lunch in June, but I somewhere did read that they started to serve dinner on Friday. They are closed in the weekends. I highly recommend them. They also have some Surinam food that is really good. Oh, and the sandwiches... yum!
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