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ARUBA- Restaurant, Grocery and Happy Hour Recs Please!

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Unknown Eater Apr 30, 2006 10:47 PM

Planning first visit to Aruba in the fall. 9 nights at the Bucuti Resort on Eagle Beach.

Any recs for casual lunch? Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads, fish & chips, the usual suspects. Beachfront outdoor joints?

Dinner- This could be casual or not, expensive or not. Steak, seafood (conch & grouper?), Italian, regional favorites.... No Japanese or sushi.
Great food, value, and decent service is always preferred, but a fantastic view, unique setting, or memorable experience scores big points too. Closeby would be great, but not limiting ourselves to that.

Any good lunch/dinner places within walking distance (1 mile RT) from the Bucuti? Any take out joints?

Also looking for recs for nearby or well priced grocery stores and casual beachfront, poolside happy hours, especially those with steel band or island music.

Thank you!

  1. phelana Aug 20, 2006 09:56 PM

    King Ribs - local ribs
    Jamaican Me Crazy - Caribbean fare
    Gasparitos - romantic outside fine dining
    Mirandi - great food
    Cuba's Cooking - mojitos and music
    Flying Fishbones - waterfront romance
    Black Hog Tavern - fun BBQ
    Chez Mathilde - romantic
    Tierra Del Sol - Wed.lunch fashion show

    1. c
      crimsonca Aug 5, 2006 03:31 AM

      Smokey Joes for Ribs
      Madame Janette's best Almond Crusted Grouper(Romantic)
      Texas de Brazil for Brazilan BBQ
      Pincho's Everything is served on skewers (on Beach)
      Flying Fishbone -- Romantic (on Beach)

      1. c
        Cathy in Boston Jun 30, 2006 04:11 PM

        Marandi and/or Madame Janette for a nice dinner. You'll need a car or taxi for both.

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          Ann P. May 2, 2006 07:19 PM

          Dinner
          Chez Mathilde
          Gasparito
          Buccaneer
          Driftwood
          Que Pasa

          Drinks
          Cuba's Cooking for mojitos and music

          Cheap
          Jamaican Me Crazy
          King Ribs
          Black Hog Tavern

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