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Cafe The Plaza

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Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583 8826
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07:30 - 00:00
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Atlanta
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to this place for years. Tradition to eat here our first and last nights of our vacation. We sit outside and watch the live performances at night and the food is sooo good. The kids love the food also. It's more Dutch from what I understand. Everything is flavorful. We had a server who did not provide... More 

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Thank KBGA73
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was a great restaurant for breakfast, especially the dutch pancakes. Sitting outside was a highlight of the meal. Do not miss the bitterballen.

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Thank HighFlyer50
Aruba
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Went there many times every week. Now i think why, food is good for the prices, what funny is.... your plate is every week diffrent. but when u sit down outside you have to listen to music who's playing outdoor. i know many artist, but never play on a playlist. but this couple sing there song from a list every... More 

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Thank Michiel M
Caracas, Venezuela
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The bartender was smoking in a close room with air condition. We ask for Terayaki Chicken (nothing fancy) and they did not have teriyaki sauce and rice. I ordered a Burger and the bread was old, the French fries were cold and also old. The order took more than 25 minutes and the place was half full. It was a... More 

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Thank Luis C
ArubaWineAndDine, Public Relations Manager at Cafe The Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We acknowledge that we didn’t meet your expectations and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. It’s our goal to provide you with the best product and service possible and to offer you a great experience. We are constantly working towards improvement and your feedback will help us reaching higher. We do hope... More 

Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Be sure to try The Plaza Cafe while in Aruba. It's right beside the Dutch Pancake House in the Renaissance Marketplace. For under $10.00 US we thoroughly enjoyed their burger meal. The Dutch potatoes are a must try (burgers come with a choice of side). On our third visit, our server learned it was my birthday and surprised me with... More 

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Thank Virginia M
Clayton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Good food, good service. A waitress had called in sick but the other one did a good job taking care of us.

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Thank bkreed
Waterdown, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

stopped here a few times and have no complaints excellent staff and food very reasonable.. try the dutch potatoes ,

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Thank sshand1
Brooklyn, New York
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I don't know where all the good reviews came from. Or maybe because I ordered a salad and the other food is better? Maybe but a salad should be a standard good choice. Not here though. i ordered a salad and it was rather lame - 5 shrimp, lettuce and a spoonful of tomato, cucumber, onion and like 7 green... More 

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Thank jamiemarie_83
ArubaWineAndDine, Public Relations Manager at Cafe The Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We acknowledge that we didn’t meet your expectations and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. It’s our goal to provide you with the best products and service possible and to offer you a great experience. We are constantly working towards improvement and your feedback will help us reaching higher. We do hope... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Dont't stand in the long lines for the Dutch Pancake House. Right next door is the Plaza Cafe with excellent and reasonable breakfasts. Maaike is an excellent server. Breakfasts are large enough to split. Try the Aruban breakfast. If going on a weekday, say hello to Carlo the greeter -- even better if you greet him in Italian.

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Thank Ted S
Oranjestad, Aruba
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I ate here often . My last visit was not a pleasant experience and I will personally not be going back. There were flies everywhere. Waitress was not friendly and the food was not tasting as it had for many years. It seemed just rushed to the plate.

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Thank quantkimberly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, International, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 00:00
Monday
07:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:00
Thursday
07:30 - 00:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Renaissance Market Place, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583 8826
Description
Café the Plaza is located in the city center of Oranjestad. Café the Plaza is not only the perfect location to enjoy a meal or to have drinks, but also the perfect place to relax and unwind, read the newspaper or to have a swinging night out on the weekends. Café the Plaza has a large outside patio area with daily live entertainment. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone. From breakfast to lunch to a superb exclusive evening meal, or just a little bite to go with your drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?