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Sep 09, 2016

Preparations are in full swing for the second annual EAT LOCAL RESTAURANT MONTH

Preparations are in full swing for the second annual EAT LOCAL RESTAURANT MONTH

Starting October 1 and lasting through October 31 2016, the One happy island of Aruba invites guests to explore local culinary delights during the second annual Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month.


Preparations are in full swing for this culinary event, highlighting authentic Aruban cuisine for a full month. The restaurants’ prix-fixe meals allow visitors to enjoy local cuisine for a very reasonable price, with lunches costing $15 and dinners $30-- $40.

No passes, tickets or vouchers are required— attending diners can simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the program dates to enjoy the special menu offerings. Participating restaurants include 62 establishments incorporating authentic local dishes in their menu.

Restaurants that already feature local menus are adding on specials and accenting on the local flavors.


“Based on the local and international participation during our inaugural Restaurant Week, we are pleased to extend the flavor-rich experience this year to a full month.” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. “This important cultural initiative is an opportunity to highlight the most authentic Aruban dishes and local flavors inspired by our 90 on-island nationalities.”

This initiative was developed by the Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) to showcase Aruba’s diverse culinary scene and highlight the island’s flavors by incorporating locally inspired dishes in the menus of participating restaurants.

Visit  to ensure a table at your favorite restaurant!

For more information on the One Happy Island, visit Engage with Aruba via social media at or @Aruba on Twitter and @arubatourism on Instagram. 

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