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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stews” (2 reviews)
“grouper” (16 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

At here and have to say it was delicious- lots of different options almost an overwhelming amount of choices! You go through the line and pile up your plate and then pay by weight. Lots of choices would definitely go back just to try them...More

Thank MrBrandonL
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Please do not expect a Fogo de Chao. The restaurant is very simple. No Guaranas and no caipirinhas. The service was average. I would not go back.

Thank monica682016
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Mostly a local place, with small options with proteins for a buffet restaurant (there's not chicken), also the meat was dry. But maybe was a bad day to visit

Thank Luis G
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by some locals. What a find. Take a big plate, pick from all kinds of salad and sides and entrees, weigh it! Service is good. Food is great. We'll go back!

Thank 1econ
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Got taken here by a work colleague and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. You can choose exactly what you want and how much you want of it - a refreshing idea. Food was lovely and a really great choice available. Service was...More

Thank 85JonathanP
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place clean and friendly staff. Your food gets weighed and it can add up very quickly. Not sure we would return

Thank Arubaman2016
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great concept. They mimic the 90% of the menu if TofB and created a buffet by the pound. The food was good and nice variety. I had the grouper, salmon, churrasco, chorizo, ceviche, curry chicken, salad, rice and peas and many other things....More

Thank Erick J
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here last week for lunch, we have been here before and liked it. It was busy and that is a good sign. We got our food from the buffet, there is a nice selection but when we had to weigh our food I was...More

Thank Toine S
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

They have a wide variety of salads, meats and fish. There are also different stews and veggies to choose from. The self-serve buffet is great so you can pick out what you want to eat. After that, you weigh the food and the price is...More

Thank Nammiesuriname
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

First day on island and The Kitchen was highly recommended to us. It is clean, nice and staff very friendly. I chose a variety of meat, chicken, salad and my daughter chose other items. Once seated, we tried the food. It was good but the...More

Thank Pat L
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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