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The Caribbean is prepared in Aruba with a special secret Aruban twist

Caribbean

Aruba a food lover’s paradise and home to more than 90 nationalities, which can be tasted through our diverse cuisine.

An excellent dining experience is to have a taste of the regional Caribbean fare presented on the island. Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, French, African, Amerindian and Indian cuisine.

​Caribbean restaurants in Aruba serve fresh fish, stews, Creole specialties, typical fruits and vegetables from the Caribbean region. Caribbean flavors meet Dutch favorites, with South American and European influences along the way.

​Culinary Experience

Couple enjoying a nice sunset dinner at the Moomba Beach Bar and Restaurant in Aruba

Aruba Wine and Dine's seventh Restaurant Week showcases 9 fantastic restaurants.…

Caribbean

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Chicken sate accompanied with lettuce, croutons, and rice

International

Enjoy international cuisine in Aruba.

Food presentation at Papiamento Restaurant.

Local Aruba Cuisine

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

Food presentation at Mexicado Restaurant located at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino.

Central/South American

Explore the colorful cuisine of South and Central America while vacationing with us.

Food presentation.

European and Dutch

Savor authentic European flavors brought to Aruba over several centuries.

Food presentation.

North American

Dine like you are home with our numerous restaurants featuring traditional and contemporary American cuisine.

Mussels dish at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano

Italian

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

Food presentation at the Dragonfly Sushi and Asian Restaurant.

Asian, Indian and Thai

Satiate your cravings for sushi, Chinese, and Indian cuisine while visiting Aruba--a foodie paradise!

Mussels dish available at Hadicurari

Seafood

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

Food presentation.

Steaks

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

Romantic cabana dinner on the beach at Elements Restaurant.

Dining

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


Classic delicacies such as frogs’ legs and liver join fresh catches of the day on menus, as well as Argentinean churrasco, Spanish tapas, Caribbean jerk ribs, funchi, pan bati, and keshi yena, a spiced meat dish cooked inside a cheese wheel.

We have more than 100 resort and hotel restaurants in Aruba. Dine in the popular Palm Beach area or take a short trip down the road to downtown Oranjestad. It has been undergoing a revitalization, and with it, exciting new eateries have arrived.

From top-ranked fine dining to local spots off the beaten path, you’ll get a true taste of Aruba at every meal.

A significant part of the Aruban community consists of nationals from other Caribbean islands. They have shared parts of their rich culture with us, luckily, this includes Caribbean recipes. There is a selection of Caribbean restaurants in Aruba, serving authentic Caribbean food. From curry goat to okra, lots of seafood and much more. Caribbean cuisine is very diverse, and you will find that many Caribbean dishes contain subtle influences from all over the world, while maintaining that authentic signature flavor.