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“Sensational setting!”
Review of Marandi - CLOSED

Price range: US$23 - US$50
Cuisines: Diner, Seafood, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Marandi is Aruba's Sunset restaurant, one of the islands hidden treasures…Dine in a fabulous ambiance right above the turquoise waters on the “Laguna Pier”, either under a giant palapa hut or with the sky as your rooftop. Enjoy a majestic view of the Laguna Bay no matter where you are seated at Marandi, take in Aruba’s breathtaking sunset, totally surrounded by fishes, and later on the sparkling stars right above you… The sinfully delicious international flavored food, with a touch of the Caribbean combined with our attentive and friendly staff makes your dining experience second to none. You may also take a look into our ‘open’ kitchen, to see for yourself how our Chef and his kitchen crew are preparing the most outstanding dishes.The Marandi crew invites you to come, see and taste for yourself Aruba’s Sunset Restaurant, treat yourself to a not to miss dining experience!
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Dine around sunset for spectacular views! This is truly a very romantic, beautiful setting. I'm sorry to say our service could have been better, but our server was distracted by another table that had complaints. This had a negative impact on our dining experience here. Food was very good, nicely presented, but a bit overpriced.

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1  Thank MaryEllen22
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Book a table at sunset. The food is creative, the staff friendly, and the flavors are as varied as the colors in the sunset sky.

1  Thank Mark Z
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Marandi is located near the airport, on a pier, overlooking a beautiful bay and the perfect spot for a romantic sunset dinner. Driving to this location, there are a few signs but it is tricky driving through a residential neighborhood. There is ample parking and there are stairs that take you down into the beautiful, large palapa hut over the water. The lighting is very romantic and the views are beautiful.

This has been one of our favorite restaurants and we look forward to dining here each time we visit the island. We were warmly greeted by staff that welcomed us back and seated us immediately. The white painted tables and the nautical theme with tiny white lights all around was perfect, with a beautiful view of the water accented by the white lanterns around the deck.

We enjoyed the Caprese salad which was quite a large portion with fresh tomatoes and delicious mozzarella. We loved our dinner of perfectly cooked jumbo shrimp that were so delicious, over homemade pasta. The wine list was ample and very pleased with the wine by the glass that was suggested by our server. This is fine dining at its best.

At the completion of our dinner we were informed by staff that Marandi, at "some point in the future" would be replaced by something called, "Arubaville." We were shocked and can't even imagine what that is, but so disappointed to find that the restaurant probably will have changed hands the next time we visit Aruba. After loving this location for many years it is hard to believe this demise.

My recommendation is to enjoy Marandi while it still is in business--this really is an excellent restaurant. I think it is fair to say that Marandi will be truly missed by many!

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1  Thank Loves2Research
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Don't get me wrong, the food was amazing, but the service was absolutely terrible. I'm usually not a picky customer, but we had to wait over a hour to get our food. What bother me the most was when I politely asked about our meal, since other customers who came in and order at the SAME exact time we did and they were already finished dessert and we haven't even had our main course, the manager was completely rude. For the price people pay for that food, I would expect better service.

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3  Thank Jenny B
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Loved this place since I walked in. Such a nice place! Food was very good and desserts were great too. Perfect place for a romantic dinner. Kind of pricey but worth it. Must visit!

Thank A-Petit-foodie
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