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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (340 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous sunset. Food was wonderful. Drinks were amazing. Wonderful environment! Only thing I would change is the beach goers; I'm sure it's a public beach, but it was hard to hide the coolers from my prestine sunset photos.

Thank joybraxton
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice on the beach restaurant. Got there a little early and sun heat and glare were intense. Recommend getting to the restaurant about 6 for a more comfortable experience. Food was and service were good. Next to the airport but it was not too distracting.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed yesterday

Service could have been better. Food was ok. The fish (I think grouper) tasted a bit spongy but it was edible. My husband got the steak, he enjoyed it. The server attending us seemed to be in a rush and did not check on us...More

Thank Marta P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere is delightful- eating on the beach or right off is very nice and quite relaxing. The menu was quite plebian and the steak was very mediocre, both in portion size and flavor. Dessert (apple strudel and a banana tiramisu) were meh. If this...More

2  Thank coachmikec
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great restaurant! Service was brilliant, we mentioned it was our honeymoon and they made us a special dessert. Food tasted amazing and the setting is just perfect! Make sure to book your table before the sunset!

Thank Charlotte W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food but the atmosphere was the most attractive part about this restaurant. It really is a fantastic concept.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has to be on the Aruba holiday tick list! An evening meal on the beach surrounded by twinkling lights with the quiet chatter of other diners adding to the ambience. Food is really tasty with a good selection to choose from! Staff are really...More

Thank Sadie L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had Resrvations here for my birthday dinner. It was my favorite restaurant in Aruba. We had great service. The food was great. The sunset was breathtaking. Check out my full review and pictures along with other restaurants to eat at in Aruba at TravelDiariesofaYoungMom.com

Thank chassybaby
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good service, reasonably good food, atmosphere was great. Romantic beach dinner under torch light. Drinks also good. Price was relatively high. Considering cost/performance in Aruba, I'd go again.

Thank EarlhamSam
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our 3rd time to this restaurant. The food and service were both great again. We’ve had a number of the seafood dishes here and all of them are fantastic. And the views at sunset make for a great setting. I would highly recommend...More

Thank myrickbrian
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What money do you use in Aruba in Aruba euro dollar
29 May 2017|
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Response from Clairewalecka | Reviewed this property |
American money
My husband and I are going to be on the island for Christmas and New Year and wondering if I could book for Christmas Day if you are open. Love your reviews! Look forward to hearing from you.
20 May 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
as far as i know, they never close. but go online and make them
My husband and I will be coming there with another couple for the week of May 20-27th. We are celebrating my husband 60th birthday and this looks like a great place for dinner. We are coming from Chicago IL area. Do we need to make a reservation ahead of time and is calling the only way to book a table?
20 April 2017|
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Response from jande59 | Reviewed this property |
Very good restrauant great food and service. Since its popular reservations are suggested for larger groups but Usually you would get seated without in a reasonable time. Seasfood seems to be the most popular choice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
  • E-mail
Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
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