Aruba’s cuisine is a fusion of global flavours and spices simmered in our kitchens for centuries.
In Aruba’s restaurants you’ll find fresh mahi mahi, red snapper and barracuda pulled from the sea and rubbed with creole seasoning. In upmarket restaurants and small local gems, stew pots bubble with rice, meats and rich Latin and African flavours.
All in the same day, you can indulge in traditional Dutch pancakes, sip ice-cold Aruba Aribas by the sea, and pile your plate high with pastechi—with a dash of spice from our local hot pepper sauce, pica di papaya. Around our tables, everyone is welcome.
Aruba’s dining options are some of the best in the Caribbean. Whether it’s a Balashi beer between friends or the catch of the day pulled fresh from the sea, the options are almost endless. Indulge in traditional dishes inspired by our diverse heritage: from Dutch bitterballen to rich curried goat and dishes from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. If you’re thinking of going to Aruba for food travel, you’re definitely on to something. With more than 250 eateries on island, you could take several culinary holidays here and still want to come back for more. When a true foodie holidays in Aruba, they will have the time of their life. Not only is there a large quantity of food to choose from, our restaurants are dedicated to making your dining experience extraordinary. Good food is a big part of the Aruban culture, and it shows! Culinary travel to an island with so much to offer can be overwhelming. If you don’t know where to start, try going on a restaurant tour with one of the culinary holiday packages. You will leave Aruba feeling absolutely satisfied.
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