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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (114 reviews)
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Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
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2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
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3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner. Always like the open wall setting on the ocean. A wide variety of menu options. Service and dinners were outstanding. The mixed grill is a favorite. They had several large parties that night with but that did not affect our service...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food,Great staff,outdoor seating,Extremely clean,love this place, can accommodate large groups,just call ahead,wonderful margaritas two for one at happy hour was nice.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed yesterday

I had made reservations at Matthew's while planning our Trip. I had read other Tripadvisor reviews BEFORE deciding to book. Matthew's offers dining on the Beach and my Wife expressed a desire to have her birthday dinner on the Beach. Unfortunately Matthew's had a Wedding...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great time and when they have a band at happy hour its a ton of fun Highly recommend it to everyone who visits Aruba

Thank Arubawill
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is right on the beach, with an "internal" covered hall and an external terrace very close to the water, at the Casa del Mar beach resort. We were lucky to find a table without reservation, the place was pretty full but some tables...More

Thank marcellos375
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved Matthew's. We went here our last night and was not disappointed. It was Italian night and we received free dessert.

Thank forschle
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal! We sat outside for a romantic dinner. The staff was very attentive!

Thank Kathleen D
atyourserviceagent, Guest Relations Manager at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your visit. We really appreciate you sharing it with us

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so anxious to go to this restaurant. The menu looked amazing, the view beautiful. Boy, were we disappointed. Our view was ok. We waited forver for mediocre food. Tables all around us were getting their food, our waiter would look at our table...More

Thank deanab92
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect situated at the beach, great view, fantastic food, free WiFi. Happy hour, friendly staff, loved the burgers, not very cheap but worth it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at Matthews for a lunch and ended up spending the afternoon there. We were a group of 8, so tried a variety of dishes. The grouper sandwich was enjoyed by a couple of folks and i really liked the salad and fresh...More

Thank LAL1202
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Questions & Answers
Jessica B
11 October 2017|
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Response from Dman01780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are available at the tables
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jennic71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but would be a 20 min walk.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
  • E-mail
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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