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

Caribbean Dining in Aruba

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

A holiday in Aruba is incomplete without a dining experience to have a taste of the regional Caribbean food presented on the island. The Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, French, African, Amerindian, and Indian cuisine. This combination is what makes Caribbean cuisine unique.

Aruba is full of Caribbean restaurants and the dining options are endless. Caribbean restaurants in Aruba serve dishes such as fresh fish, stews, Creole specialties, typical fruits and vegetables from the Caribbean region.
Want to experience Caribbean beach dining? Bring a visit to some of Aruba’s most magnificent beaches. Along the coastlines, you’ll find the best Caribbean beach restaurants offering real Caribbean fine dining experiences.

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Que Pasa Restaurant

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

Caribbean Dining in Aruba

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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.

Mussels dish available at Hadicurari

Seafood Dining in Aruba

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

Romantic cabana dinner on the beach at Elements Restaurant.

Dining in Aruba

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

Food presentation.

Steaks Dining in Aruba

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

Food presentation at the Dragonfly Sushi and Asian Restaurant.

Asian, Indian and Thai Dining in Aruba

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

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

Central/South American Dining in Aruba

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.

Mussels dish at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano


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

Food presentation.

North American

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

Lola Taqueria

Mexican restaurants in Aruba

When your feet sink into the warm sands of Aruba, you can almost taste the burst of flavors waiting for you at the island's top Mexican restaurants.

Chicken sate accompanied with lettuce, croutons, and rice


Enjoy international cuisine in Aruba.

Besides the Caribbean cuisine, Aruba also has its own. The Aruban cuisine is influenced by the Netherlands, South-America and the Caribbean. Would you like to experience an extraordinary Aruban-Caribbean 7-course meal? Then you should reserve a table at The Kitchen Table. The restaurant only offers 16 seats, which makes the dining experience very exclusive.

Tip: every October you can join the Eat Local month in Aruba. During this month many restaurants in Aruba serve Aruban cuisine to their visitors. The event is an appreciation of Aruban cuisine.

Classic delicacies such as frogs’ legs and liver join fresh catches of the day on menus, as well as Argentinian 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.

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