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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (16 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hats off to the chef!! Everything we tried had great flavor! The grouper was my favorite as was the serloin skewer. Everything was fresh and you can't beat the variety. Everything from salad, stews ,sushi, beef, chicken, fish, etc ... And everything is already made....More

Thank 1Mujer
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Perfect for lunch, easy free parking, near downtown Oranjestad, near big supermarkt, great atmosphere. Everything fresh made. . You take a plate, choose your food (buffet) lots of fish, meat, salads, Rice, patatoes, lots of choices. The weigh your plate, then you pay for the...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We found this place ten minutes before they closed and it was the only place we could find open for lunch. Given that it was so close to closing time, the food was relatively fresh. My only complaint is that it seemed pricey but #islandlife.

1  Thank docoprofessor
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a quick bite before our flight back home. $50 for 3 of us, we enjoyed the buffet spread.

Thank Dougschick
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We had to grab something to eat before boarding our flight home.You have to try this place everything under the sun is available to eat.A perfect way to end a vacation.

Thank ArubaRick
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Expensive for lunch so be warned We have visited a few times and it was always very busy, this time we were there earlier (12pm) and was almost empty, we thought we were lucky and got there before the crowds! but very few customers arrived...More

Thank cuckoo
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Been going there for a couple of years and like the food. However prices have steadily increased and are very high right now to a point for me to cut down on my visits. Also charging for little things like a little bit milk for...More

Thank WJBPhoto
Reviewed August 23, 2017

This place is great when you are not sure what you want for lunch. No Menu, you just go and pick , weight, eat and pay. There is always something for everyone, which means whole group will be happy. Oww and the food is amazing.

Thank CaffeineJumper
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of 10 (3 generations age range). Chose this place because the buffet style spread made it easier...no menu, just pick what you want and surely you'll find something for everyone. These 'pay by weight' buffet concepts can get really pricey...More

Thank FoodyReviewer
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Great food at this hidden gem (Locals know it is not hidden). This is a pay by your plate (weighed at the end) with various selections. The meat is at the end of the line, so don't fill up with salad and other distractions (salad...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
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Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba. Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food. Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's. And well over 30 options of sides and salads. Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food. Average spending $12.
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