We ate so much food in Aruba so I thought I’d make a separate blog post on where to eat in Aruba! You can see what I wore in Aruba here.
Our bartender actually told us about Zeerovers and said it was a popular spot for locals. This was hands-down our favorite place to eat in Aruba.. we even went here twice for lunch! The food is so fresh (you can see them taking the fish out of the water), cheap ($20 for plenty of food for two people AND leftovers) and SO DANG GOOD. Not to mention the view is AMAZING. You can see the fish swimming right under you as you eat on the pier. We had homemade cornbread, plantains, fries, and four different types of fish. The cool thing is each day the fish is “the catch of the day” so it’s different every time you go.
I had this restaurant on my list before we even got down to Aruba. It is right outside the hotel we stayed at, and across from Eagle Beach. The food was so creative and unique – I loved it! The cocktail I got was also super strong. We did “dinner in bed” here, which I definitely recommend. You literally sit on a bed (you’re separated by your neighbors by a canopy) as you eat dinner – SO cool!
Eduardo’s Beach Shack
Acai bowls? Smoothies? Eduardo’s Beach Shack. And they are SO GOOD! Plus it’s right on Palm Beach.
Moomba Beach Bar
We had drinks and lunch at Moomba Beach Bar. I wasn’t super crazy about my lunch (crab sandwich), but the drinks were good. Sunday night is supposed to be when it gets crazy and all the action happens!
Passions on the Beach
I LOVED this beach bar for drinks! The Aruba Ariba’s are BOMB. I went back multiple times for happy hour, just to get those drinks lol!
Kini-Kini Pool Bar
This pool bar was on-site at our hotel! I wasn’t super crazy about the food, but the drinks were good and cheap during happy hour! Happy hours were differently daily, but mostly 1-2pm, 4-6pm or & 6-8pm.
The view here is amazing – it’s right on Palm Beach! We got fish tacos here, chips/guac and a margarita drink with two beers in it (it’s their speciality drink.. just can’t remember the name!)
Arashi Beach Shack
Not going to lie, totally went here hungover haha. But the fries are to-die for (so flavorful) and the shrimp was SO GOOD. The boyfriend got chicken tenders, and those were good too. The views are also amazing, it’s right on Arashi Beach.
Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano
In the action of Palm Beach is Gianni’s. We craving Italian one night, and stumbled across this restaurant right next to all the high-rise restaurants. My food was really good! I got a seafood risotto dish with shrimp, mussels, squid and some other things (can’t remember lol). The service was also on.point. here and the seats (at the high-tables) were so freaking comfy!
We just got drinks here (I got a baby beach coolada- a twist on a Pina colada, which was SO yum!) But the view is amazing here. Drinks in an infinity pool overlooking Baby Beach? Yes, please. This was such a cool spot.
Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant
We thought this place was going to be packed, but it really wasn’t. Located right in a hotel, Matthew’s is directly on the beach. We got to sit in these cool chairs and enjoy the view while having some yummy food and drinks. I got the strawberry mojito (GOOD) and the lobster pasta dish. I finished it all haha!
The Dutch Pancake House
We went here on our last day and it was good! We ordered way too much (of course) but loved it all. I’m more of a savory breakfast person, so I opted for the bre & walnut dutch pancake, and the boy got a strawberry banana chocolate one. We also got the little pancakes (which I can’t remember the name of, lol). We were debating between Diana’s Pancake House or Linda’s Pancake house, but the front desk at our hotel recommended The Dutch Pancake house. It’s right in the Renaissance Marketplace, which is also lined with shops with souvenirs and on the way to the airport. There definitely was a line though, so get there early if you want to avoid that!
Where I wish we ate, but didn’t get the chance to:
- Lindas Pancake house
- Diana’s Pancake house
- Flying Fishbone
- Sopranos Piano Bar
- El Guacho
- Madam Jeanette’s
- Gelatissimo Bistro
- Salt & Pepper
- La Petit
- Big Mamas
- Red Fish Grill
- Charlie’s Bar
- Way Wahoo