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Central/South American Cuisine

Explore the colourful cuisine of South and Central America while holidaying with us.

Aruba's close proximity to Latin America has had a direct influence on the island's culture, deliciously impacting on our culinary scene.

The grilled meats, soups and stews of Colombia and Venezuela will warm your heart and tummy. The stuffed arepas and patacon sandwiches found at some of our food trucks are a decadent, ten-napkin affair!

Central/South American Cuisine

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Caribbean Restaurants

Aruba is a food-lover’s paradise and home to more than 90 nationalities, which can be detected in our diverse cuisine.

Aruban Restaurants

From traditional Dutch to Asian, African and Spanish, the dining options are as diverse and welcoming as our people.

Local Aruban Cuisine

Discover how the melting pot of cultures contributes to a menu influenced by Holland, South America and the Caribbean.

International

Enjoy international cuisine in Aruba.

Italian Cuisine in Aruba

Relish traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine presented in elegant haute cuisine and family-style restaurants.

Best Asian Restaurants in Aruba

Satisfy your cravings for sushi, Chinese or Indian cuisine while visiting Aruba – a foodie paradise!

Steakhouses in Aruba

Dine at one of Aruba's many styles of steakhouses – from Argentinian and Brazilian to American and Japanese.

Seafood Restaurants in Aruba

Dine on fresh seafood to your heart's content – it's one of the cornerstones of our local culinary scene.

European and Dutch Cuisine

Savour authentic European flavours brought to Aruba over several centuries.

North American Cuisine

Dine just like at home with our numerous restaurants featuring traditional and contemporary European and American cuisine.


Many in our community have Latin American roots, which has led to quite a few authentic family restaurants offering traditional dishes from their homeland.

The grilled meats, soups and stews of Colombia and Venezuela will warm your heart and tummy. The stuffed arepas and patacon sandwiches found at some of our food trucks are a decadent, ten-napkin affair!

Argentinian cuisine, heralded for its juicy beef, sausage and other grilled meats is featured at many restaurants and a visit to a Brazilian churrascaria will fill your plate with endless cuts of meat carved at the table by roaming gauchos.

Oh, and the ceviche – you must try our ceviche! Brought to us via Peru, a ceviche on Aruba is as fresh as it gets – with our local fishermen bringing in their daily fresh catches that are used by our chefs to produce several unique versions of this dish.

Central and South American restaurants in Aruba are abundant. The restaurants have become so easily integrated in our culture because Central American and South American cuisine resemble Caribbean food in preparation and presentation. There is a distinct difference in flavour that is unmatched. Aruba hasn’t been the same since the introduction of patacon and ceviche!