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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (109 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We looked forward to the nice outside dining experience but the food was so-so. I ordered the chicken which came with rice but it was just a ball of rice simular to what to get from a chinese restuarant at home in a white box....More

Thank Hamradio1957
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been there for dinner at our last night on Aruba. The location is excellent, you can't imagine better, because it's literally on the beach, few steps from the surf. We were a quarter to 6 pm, so we caught happy hour and had Long...More

Thank Californian09
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tried Matthews, after hearing of the all you can eat rib night on Tuesdays. The service was lackluster, and a bit disorganized. The ribs were good, however the ‘All you can eat’ part is only for the actual ribs! When I asked for more fries...More

Thank Misst1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here since it was the only place that would accommodate 8 people for dinner. I must say that the service was spot on! But the food was very disappointing! I had the Caribbean Shrimp and I really could not eat the shrimp it...More

2  Thank 1979Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at Matthews are very friendly and helpful. The drinks are unique and the food delicious. We had breakfast and dinner here. The portions were plentiful and tasty. Rib night was enjoyed by my husband. I had filet mignon that was amazing.

Thank LadyVamp58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful meal at Matthews. The staff is great and very accommodating. Even with a huge menu they adjusted a couple of things to please the vegetarians in our group. The fish was fantastic. Kids menu is large and varied and reasonable. The setting is...More

Thank suz4travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located directly on a very small beach, and is part of a timeshare hotel property. The setting itself is very elegant (in an Aruba sort of way - feel free to wear your shorts and sandals). Staff is dressed up, attractive decor,...More

Thank bjhotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying anywhere on or near Eagle Beach in aruba you must take a walk up the beach to this friendly joint! Beautiful views of the water - excellent staff - very good menu - two happy hours: one from 12-1 and the...More

Thank Lisette-Windsor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the view was absolutely breathtaking. There were 2 couples with our party each getting something different off the menu. Nothing disappointed us. I recommend the restaurant especially in the evening for a sunset mill.

Thank mardae1993
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good - went twice and had different things and great on both occasions. Service is good as well. But the best part has to be the views!! Beautiful place to watch the sunset

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Jessica B
11 October 2017|
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Response from Dman01780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are available at the tables
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linda267
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jennic71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but would be a 20 min walk.
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traveldogxx
23 February 2017|
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Response from Craig K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations for rib night, and it is on Tuesday night, if you don't like ribs the regular menu is also available that night. Oh and by the way their ribs are excelent!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
  • E-mail
Description
Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
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