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Gostoso

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Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0053
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For me, a must restaurant to visit not once, but at least twice on our annual visit to Aruba. I enjoy the food, staff is very friendly and helpful and chocolate layer cake is to die for. A struggle at first to find the restaurant, but now easy following Google maps. Will not be disappointed.

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Thank herbbaron
Massachusetts
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is memorable because of the friendly, dedicated owner, Jose. He not only greets every party but describes many of the evenings' specials in loving detail. He is responsive to special requests ("no garlic", etc.) and everything arrives as promised and timely. Having said that, the food is good but not outstanding. The highlight of my meal was the... More 

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Thank MattS.24
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Abosutely delicous! We highly recommend this palce for a great and orignal meal. The service was great, we appreciated the chef coming to the table, and the flan was out of this world.

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Thank Catherine B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely lunch here, great variety of food and excellent service. Owner came over to say hello and make sure we were satisfied. Not as expensive as other restaurants in Aruba so it was a nice change of pace.

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Newmarket, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a fantastic dinner at this little local spot with my husband and 2 daughters. I had surf and turf, my husband the Carne stoba, my daugther the penne Alfredo, my other daugher the chicken mignon. All were equally amazing as was the sangria. We finished with the tres leches cake which was delicious. Highly recommended!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was only after reading Trip Advisor reviews that we learned of Gostoso's existence. It is a bit off the beaten path from the areas that we frequent and definitely requires car service in order to get there from either the Low Rise or High Rise areas. But it is well worth the venture. The menu offers unique dishes with... More 

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Thank R_Lubin11
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I looked through reviews and decided to check out Gostoso. It took us 10 - 12 min walk from Renaissance (Marina) where we were staying. It was well worth the trip. It's the best restaurant in Oranjestad, Aruba. The chef, who is also the owner is a welcoming, attentive, friendly person. The service was excellent, and food... More 

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Thank Boris_Fe
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pefekt seafood-dinner. Very special place for eating. The chef look for all the gest with much of love. He tell all the speziall eat before we order. The food was amezing, fresh with e much of arubian-style...we love it

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming and friendly owner and attentive staff. Delightful atmosphere and decor. The food was delicious, beautifully presented in perfect portion size. Our grouper kebab and seafood medley in a green coconut curry sauce were both perfectly cooked. We also had a carafe of white sangria - a pleasant accompaniment to our meals. Easy to find using Google Maps. Highly recommend!

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Thank Jeremy W
Wilmington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten a many many restaurants in Aruba. This one was the best ever. The service was great and very personal. Chef came out and spoke with us. Very friendly. Very clean. Dinner for 4 including pitcher of Sangria, 3 appetizers, 4 dinners and 2 desserts was only $199,00 (US). Can't wait to have dinner there agaian. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 0053
Description
Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?