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Romantic cabana dinner on the beach at Elements Restaurant.

Dining in Aruba

From traditional Dutch to Asian, African, and Spanish, dining options are as diverse and welcoming as our people.

You can eat fresh fish straight from the sea, share a glass of wine at sunset with your toes in the sand, or indulge in classic Italian in the shadow of a century-old lighthouse.

Aruba’s vibrant restaurant scene is your happy opportunity to sample delicious cuisine inspired by over 90 unique nationalities. To sit at our tables, savor the rich flavors of our keshi yena, and taste an authentic side of Aruba prepared with love.

Dushi Bites

Curry goat is a very popular among the locals.

What's cooking in Aruba? Flip through the latest editions of Aruba's very own culinary magazine and find out now!

Dining in Aruba

World class Cuisine

Food presentation at Papiamento Restaurant.

Local Aruba Cuisine

Discover how the melting pot of cultures contributes to a menu influenced by Holland, South America, and the Caribbean.

Mussels dish available at Hadicurari

Seafood Dining in Aruba

Dine on fresh seafood to your heart's content--it's one of the foundations of our local culinary scene.

Food presentation.

Steaks Dining in Aruba

Dine at one of Aruba's many styles of steakhouses--from Argentinean and Brazilian to American and Japanese.

Food presentation at the Dragonfly Sushi and Asian Restaurant.

Asian, Indian and Thai Dining in Aruba

Satiate your cravings for sushi, Chinese, and Indian cuisine while visiting Aruba--a foodie paradise!

Food presentation at Mexicado Restaurant located at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino.

Central/South American Dining in Aruba

Explore the colorful cuisine of South and Central America while vacationing with us.

Food presentation.

European and Dutch

Savor authentic European flavors brought to Aruba over several centuries.

Mussels dish at Gianni's Ristorante Italiano


Relish traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine presented in elegant fine dining and family-style restaurants.

Food presentation.

North American

Dine like you are home with our numerous restaurants featuring traditional and contemporary American cuisine.

The Caribbean is prepared in Aruba with a special secret Aruban twist

Caribbean Dining in Aruba

Aruba is a food lover’s paradise and home to more than 90 nationalities, which can be tasted through our diverse cuisine.

Lola Taqueria

Mexican restaurants in Aruba

When your feet sink into the warm sands of Aruba, you can almost taste the burst of flavors waiting for you at the island's top Mexican restaurants.

Chicken sate accompanied with lettuce, croutons, and rice


Enjoy international cuisine in Aruba.

Foodies will feel right at home in Aruba. With over 250 eateries on the island, there are more choices than you’ll ever need. Food in Aruba is a big part of the culture, that is why Aruba restaurants are never empty. Whether you’re looking for authentic local street food from our many food trucks or fine sit-down dining in one of the top restaurants in Aruba, we can assure you that you’ll leave the establishment full and satisfied. Hungry yet? The best restaurants in Aruba are waiting for you!

Reflecting the island’s cultural diversity, you'll be able to find every ethnic cuisine imaginable in Aruba. From Italian, Japanese and Belgian to Mediterranean, Brazilian and Peruvian fare. No matter the cuisine, most restaurant menus in Aruba feature fresh local seafood and take full advantage of Aruba’s Caribbean address.

Also, try restaurants in Aruba that serve traditional local food. Typical Aruban dishes include pan bati (cornflour flatbread/pancake), carni stoba (beef stew) and keshi yena (stuffed cheese).

The majority of restaurants in Aruba can be found in the high rise hotel area of Palm Beach, in downtown Oranjestad and alongside the beautiful Caribbean Sea. From upscale indoor dining at a steakhouse to beachfront dining while wiggling your toes in the sand – Aruba’s restaurants offer options for everyone.

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