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Top 5 Restaurants to Eat Local in Aruba

Top 5 Restaurants to Eat Local in Aruba

Looking to eat at the best local restaurants while you visit Aruba? Then look no further, because we’ve compiled a list of our TOP 5 recommended eateries for you to visit to indulge in true local cuisine and hospitality as you explore Aruba through your taste buds.

The One Happy Island is full of diverse restaurants and food options to treat your palate, so we know that at times it can be hard to choose where to take your next foodie adventure.

Check out our TOP local restaurant lineup to help you out!

  1. Patio 15
Patio 15 - Photo by David Troeger

This open-air venue is a true Downtown delight with unique tapas-style dishes that are inspired by Aruban cuisine. It is stationed inside a protected monument that is over 100 years old which adds a special historic touch to the Patio 15 experience. They frequently host special events such as 90s and early 2000s themed evenings as well as Ladies Nights on Wednesdays to name a few of their festive affairs.

Special offer: https://www.arubatopdrive.com/specials/

Website: http://patio15aruba.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patio15aruba/

2. The Old Cunucu House

The Old Cunucu House promises for authentic Aruban cuisine, hospitality and culture when visiting their locally owned establishment. Their delectable menu features a wide variety of traditional Aruban dishes including the following local specialties: Calco Stoba (‘Stewed Conch’), Cabrito Stoba (‘Stewed Goat Meat’), and Keeshi Yena. This 150 plus year old, architecturally rich venue is built in the traditional Aruban style known as ‘Arubaanse Cunucu Huis’ and used to be a farmhouse in its earlier days.

Website: https://www.theoldcunucuhouse.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoldcunucuhouse

3. Nos Clubhuis

Nos Clubhuis - Photo by Nos Clubhuis Restaurant

Nos Clubhuis, which is located in Palm Beach, is a true treat for those of you who enjoy an ocean view, fresh catch of fish, and authentic Aruban food explorations. Local fishermen drop off their latest catch of the day at this restaurant, ensuring that you get the freshest and tastiest meals while lunching or having dinner. They also offer typical local snack foods such as the much-loved cheese balls, bitterballen and funchi fries.

Special offer: https://www.arubatopdrive.com/specials/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NosClubhuisHadicurari

4. Fish House Island Bar & Restaurant

This seaside venue is located at Varadero Aruba Marina & Boatyard and is one of Aruba’s top places for fresh seafood and local cuisine. Fish House Island Bar & Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating next with views of Aruba’s south coastline and the Caribbean Sea. Some top rated dishes off their menu include their fish tacos, snack platter & fresh catch of the day.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fishhousearuba/

5. Taste My Aruba

Taste my Aruba - Photo by Taste my Aruba

Taste My Aruba’s name says it all! This local restaurant thrives on creating typical Aruban cuisine-inspired dishes to indulge diners in Aruba’s culture via their appetizing foodie experience. They take much pride in being a “farm-to-table and sea-to-table restaurant”. Their outdoor garden seating and ever-changing menu of local eats is what makes Taste My Aruba a must-visit restaurant.

Website: https://tastemyaruba.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tastemyaruba/

Don’t tease your taste buds for too long, live your best life and make sure to visit one (or more) of these delicious local restaurants in Aruba! Experience a new version of the One Happy Island by eating local. Wherever you choose to dine, we’re sure you’ll have a unique and tasty foodie session.