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Old Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 08:07 PM
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Question What is the best arubian restaurant?

Hello,

I am traveling on vacation to Aruba in July!

What would be the best place to eat? I am going with my family and I want it to be perfect.

I already searched for restaurant reviews and reservations, just couldn't find anything. If you guys could help us out that would be great.


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Larry
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Hello,

I am traveling on vacation to Aruba in July!

What would be the best place to eat? I am going with my family and I want it to be perfect.

I already searched for restaurant reviews and reservations, just couldn't find anything. If you guys could help us out that would be great.


Thanks,
Larry
Hi, Larry. Bon bini to the board and may I be the first to commend you on an excellent vacation destination choice.

As for your question, let me throw a couple back at you. What do you like? How old are your kids? Madame Janette frequently wins the "best restaurant" polls amongst visitors but there are so many restaurants and such a wide variety of dining choices, it is entirely possible that someplace else would be more your cup of tea.

If you can narrow down your likes and dislikes, maybe I can be more helpful.

p.s. I moved your thread to the general Q&A section. It will get seen by more people here and we kind of like to dedicate the restaurant review section to specific polls and reviews.
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laridar, we have a new website that is devoted to restaurants: Aruba Restaurants, Food and Dining Guide - ArubaRestaurants.com . there you will find reviews also and a better division of restaurants according to type of food. hope this also helps you.

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Hello,

I am traveling on vacation to Aruba in July!

What would be the best place to eat? I am going with my family and I want it to be perfect.

I already searched for restaurant reviews and reservations, just couldn't find anything. If you guys could help us out that would be great.


Thanks,
Larry
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Old Thursday, June 11th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Here are 2:
Marandi
Gasparito
And if you like Catch of the Day:
Driftwood
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although a bit far from the hotels, my favorite true Aruban restaurant is Brisas Del Mar.....BEST FISH on the island !

then:

Madame Jeanette
Gasparito
El Gaucho-best Argentine steaks !!!! After eating free range cattle, USDA takes like crap to me !!!!
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Didn't Brisas close???
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It is closed since last year, october....
i love Marandi...best everything...
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I am going to give my vote to either Yemanja or Que Pasa? With a slight edge to Que Pasa? due to value. And I know they are owned by the same person, which is probably why i liked them both so much
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Marandi belongs to same owners than Yemanja and Que pasa... all of them great quality!!!
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Pick one... pick a date in February, and we're on!!

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Marandi belongs to same owners than Yemanja and Que pasa... all of them great quality!!!
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ooooohhh!! i am soooo lucky!!!! Marandi of course...on the water!!!! and u can come and see my house!!!!
do not want to give u a day, yet.... will see in january!!
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I don't have to ride on the scooter, do I??

We have plenty of time... was just kidding, but we're definitely picking a date before I leave home. No excuses this time for not seeing eachother!

Can't wait to see your house!! I'll have to think of some great house gift!! Let me see............... hmmmmmmmmm!

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ooooohhh!! i am soooo lucky!!!! Marandi of course...on the water!!!! and u can come and see my house!!!!
do not want to give u a day, yet.... will see in january!!
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laridar, we have a new website that is devoted to restaurants: Aruba Restaurants, Food and Dining Guide - ArubaRestaurants.com . there you will find reviews also and a better division of restaurants according to type of food. hope this also helps you.
Thanks sherry!
Found a video on you link for a resaurant here called "Blossom."
Chinese and Japanese.
Watching their knifes and cooking skills it looks like the type of thing that my kids will just love? arty: I can't wait to come visit, this place looks great!

I would also like to thank charlie for helping me out here. I have a 13 year old, 8 year old and a 6 year old, I think they will love it.

Thanks,
Larry
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I'd add Wacky Wahoo's to the list if you like fresh fish. If you're downtown, I'd give the Old Fisherman a try. For reasonably priced on-the-beach dining, there's Passions (for romantic) & Matthews. Two of our favorites are Chalet Suisse & Madame Janettes. We go to our favorites every year, but like to add some new places every visit. This June (13th to 27th), new places we'll be trying are Gianni's, Daniel's, Chino Latino, Pam Pam, Ellioti's. We like to plan ahead, but wind up changing things when we get there. We'll have another 2 weeks in Sept, so what we don't get to in June - we'll try do to in Sept.
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Larry... the Bucaneer's another very friendly kid place, and even I get hypnotized watching the fish in the tanks..

Oh, I especially love, love, love the barracuda they have on the menu.

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Thanks sherry!
Found a video on you link for a resaurant here called "Blossom."
Chinese and Japanese.
Watching their knifes and cooking skills it looks like the type of thing that my kids will just love? arty: I can't wait to come visit, this place looks great!

I would also like to thank charlie for helping me out here. I have a 13 year old, 8 year old and a 6 year old, I think they will love it.

Thanks,
Larry
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Real Arubian Restuarant is The old kunukoo house,Gollaso Cafe,Wacky Wahoo,Hadicurari Restuarant
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marc, where is gollaso cafe? do you mean gostoso?

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Golaso cafe is the same area across from Wacky Wahoo,small aruba restuarant mostly serve lunch

Gosotoso is down town also local restuarant
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which do you think is better and why? you live on the island. you will know more about these things than most of us. thanks!!!!

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Golaso cafe is the same area across from Wacky Wahoo,small aruba restuarant mostly serve lunch

Gosotoso is down town also local restuarant
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Gosotoso their specialty is the pincho shish kebab portugees and some local dish such as fish rice and plantain .

Golaso cafe is small they have every day 4 special and its more local flavor,soem of their special is Goat,fish and carni bestia chiquito (sheep)

Nos Kunukoo is local serves ,goat,fish,pan bati funchi,Cocoumber stew (small cocoumber),Beans with pork and salted pork tail and great local fish soup,Carni bestia chiquito,Sopi mondongo (tripe of the pork heavy thick soup)

Wacky Wahoo is local fish in filet or whole fish served with pam bati
and funchi ,ask them if they have the Baracuda fish of the day
exelent taste like sword fish
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thank you marc!

i thought that nos kunukoo recently closed. am i wrong? i hope i am.

i love pan bati and funchi! wacky wahoo is one of my favorite restaurants. everything they serve is wonderful.

i'm sorting out my restaurants. gosotoso sounds like it could be a great place for us.

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Gosotoso their specialty is the pincho shish kebab portugees and some local dish such as fish rice and plantain .

Golaso cafe is small they have every day 4 special and its more local flavor,soem of their special is Goat,fish and carni bestia chiquito (sheep)

Nos Kunukoo is local serves ,goat,fish,pan bati funchi,Cocoumber stew (small cocoumber),Beans with pork and salted pork tail and great local fish soup,Carni bestia chiquito,Sopi mondongo (tripe of the pork heavy thick soup)

Wacky Wahoo is local fish in filet or whole fish served with pam bati
and funchi ,ask them if they have the Baracuda fish of the day
exelent taste like sword fish
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Thanks sherry!
Found a video on you link for a resaurant here called "Blossom."
Chinese and Japanese.
Watching their knifes and cooking skills it looks like the type of thing that my kids will just love? arty: I can't wait to come visit, this place looks great!

I would also like to thank charlie for helping me out here. I have a 13 year old, 8 year old and a 6 year old, I think they will love it.

Thanks,
Larry
Your kids will love it. We ate there on May 29 and May 31. We ate on the Chinese side on the 29th and did the Tepanyaki(sp) on the 31. We did not try the Sushi bar but it was busy both nights.
They have an early bird special 6 pm to 6:30 pm for the Tepanyaki. We paid $17.50 each for sirloin and chicken breast at the earlybird rate. It comes with salad, soup, fried rice, stir fried veggies and desert. You can also get lobster, filet and other choices, but it is higher priced. The show is worth the price we paid and all the kids that were there seemed to be having a good time. The chinese side is excellent for ambience, taste, service and value.
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Hallo the nos kunukoo has new managment i believe the opened in March
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that is great news! thank you marc!

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