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Aruba is a vibrant and culturally rich island known for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and delicious food.
With so many restaurants and cafes to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to go for the best lunch. That's why we've put together a list to highlight the top lunch spots on the island. Whether you're in the mood for a light bite or a hearty meal, you'll surely find something to love in this guide. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to find the best lunch spots in Aruba.
In the mood for food? Here are 10 lunch places in Aruba that will make you never want to leave.
1. Water’s Edge Restaurant & Bar
Let’s start with a banger: Water’s Edge is one of the best lunch spots in Aruba. Located on Eagle Beach, you can sit back and relax with your bare feet in the sand, while overlooking the crystal blue ocean. How romantic? The menu is all about seafood, steaks and international favorites. Bon appetit!
2. Sunset Bistro
Are you visiting Palm Beach and starting to get a little hungry for lunch? Go to Sunset Bistro and enjoy the mesmerizing views over the infinity pool all the way to the sea. From vegan dishes to steak and from burgers to salads: this is one of the best lunch spots in Aruba, as it’s got something in store for everyone.
3. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
Looking for a more laid-back vibe? Stop by at Lucy’s! It’s located in Oranjestad and can’t be missed because of its colorful, vibrant interior. Plus they also organize daily happy hours and weekly specials. Our tip: reserve your spot for Taco Tuesday, a must-try for Mexican food lovers.
4. Cadushi Sunset Terrace
Are you a sucker for sunsets? Then you just can’t skip Aruba’s famous lunch restaurant Cadushi Sunset Terrace. You’ll find the terrace on top of the beautiful boulders in Moko, and are immediately treated to a 3600-degree view of the entire island. The cuisine is globally-inspired and, above all, there’s something for every taste.
Exploring the south of the One Happy Island? Take a break at Zeerovers and enjoy the fresh fish and local sides that they offer. Siboyo (pickled red onions) and pica (hot sauce) are just some of the many options you can choose from. Indulge yourself in authentic Aruban flavors!
6. Elements Restaurant (Adults Only)
If you’re looking for something truly special, Elements Restaurant is your answer. These chefs serve some of the best lunches in Aruba, on the most tranquil and beautiful beach in Oranjestad. The menu entails authentic dishes - and you certainly can’t leave the island without trying them.
7. Passions On The Beach
When in Aruba, lunch at Passions On The Beach. If you love good food at last, but who doesn’t? This is definitely a class A restaurant, allowing you to, depending on your appetite, have smaller or larger portions. Fancy food, a romantic ambiance and breathtaking views over Eagle Beach: this hotspot truly has it all.
8. Pelican Nest
All-day fun on Palm Beach? Have lunch at the Pelican Nest in between! With spectacular views, a relaxed atmosphere and fresh food on the menu, this restaurant is a must-try. Enjoy your favorite drink, great music, amazing people and your own ever-present smile. This is where you create the memories you tell your friends at home about.
9. White Modern Cuisine
If you’d like to have the best fine dining experience on the One Happy Island, go to White Modern Cuisine. The chef is incredibly mastered in culinary arts, enabling you to enjoy the ultimate harmony between food, wine, quality, flavor, and peace. It’s located in the North of the island, so don’t forget to explore the surrounding areas as well.
You can’t list Aruba’s lunch restaurants without mentioning Craft - whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located on Palm Beach, this cafe has charmed the masses with amazing coffee, the best açai bowls, and sumptuous skillet eggs. With daily happy hours, live music on Saturday, and a must-visit Sunday brunch club, Craft truly is the place to be.
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