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“Zee Rover - real Aruba, really great place”
Review of Zeerovers

Ranked #1 of 3 Quick Bites in Savaneta
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Zeerovers is a local bar and restaurant situated on the waterfront in the fishermen's town of Savaneta. Here we serve fresh fried fish and shrimps with side orders of fried plantain, french fries, pan bati(local version of cornbread), onions in vinegar and tartarsauce. Everything is served to you in a basket as you sit on the dock overlooking the water as fishermen bring in their catch which in fact could have been your meal if you came a few hours later. That said, this is not a place for fancy dining but rather a place where you are welcomed to kick back,relax and get your hands dirty.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

For the last few years we have stayed at Club Arias at the "other end" of the island. But it was only last year that we discovered Zee Rover. What a great place.
It is fun, serves huge amounts of food and has just as good a view as the other (very expensive) restaurants nearby. Just be warned that if you don't appreciate a totally informal, fun dining experience, this isn't the place for you.
When we were there we met the chef and he told us the history of the restaurant and his family - just wonderful.

Date of visit: December 2011
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4  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Very unique, fresh fish. We did not like the food in a carton box. The ambience is very very casual. So, go there during the day, for lunch or to have a couple of cold beers!

Date of visit: July 2012
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

My first impression of Zeerover was WOW!. My last impression of Zeerover was WOW!.
We were told that this was a great place to get the local flavor of Aruba and we were not dissappointed.
Finding the place is not too difficult. As you are driving to San Nicolas (from Oranjestead), you will enter the town of Savaneta. Hang a right at the first or second street, follow it to the sea and look for a bunch of parked cars on the right side. The sign can be hard to see.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't go in and sit at a table to be served. You will be there a long time.
As you approach the place, you will see people in line for a window. You will place your order at the first window. The menu is in both English and Spanish and is posted on the wall by the window. Once she weighs the amount of fish and/or shrimp you purchase, you will be pay and be given a number. Then you can go to the next window to order and pay for your drink. I recommend 'Chill' Beer which is a light Balashi (the local Beer). Next, you simply take a seat and enjoy the view and activities. Soon your food will arrive where you can enjoy the local goodness.
Zee Rovers is a cash only business. They readily accept US Dollars (as do all places in Aruba). The prices make this place very affordable.
We went on a Sunday afternoon where many of the local residents were just getting out of church and were enjoying their Sunday Dinner. On this particular day, I did not see any Americans at the restaraunt. The Arubian people are very friendly and gracious.
I can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: July 2012
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3  Thank Cruiserboy
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Shrimp are fantastic and really fresh! The view is also to die for! Only comment I have is that the fish gets deep-fried as well.

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank Parel88
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you wanna escape the stuffy euro and east coast packed palm beach area and experience a more laid back meal head to zee rover. The food was fresh and delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing and refreshing. Grab a tall presidente and sit out on the picnic tables on the dock to truly enjoy your dining experience.

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3  Thank matt f
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