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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (123 reviews)
“soup” (26 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
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2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
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3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
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1 - 10 of 1,662 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here for a happy hour drink and some food. The waitstaff at the bar clearly were not happy. They made an okay drink, but the place didn't seem very clean and with the staff being so unhappy, we decided not to even try the...More

2  Thank Valerie O
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great food,Great staff,outdoor seating,Extremely clean,love this place, can accommodate large groups,just call ahead,wonderful margaritas two for one at happy hour was nice.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Some of our group was staying at Casa Del Mar and Matthews was out by the pool there. Wow - 3 happy hours daily. Delicious drinks, great view at pool or beach. Wonderful!

Thank Gretchen C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love Matthew’s. We arrived on a Thursday without a reservation and still got a lovely table. If you make a reservation, though, you can be seated right next to the water. This is such a beautiful setting with the waves crashing and the torch...More

Thank MaryJaneND
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's usually a good sign if we visit a restaurant twice and we did just that at Matthew's. Nice setting with many tables right on the sea front and very good food. Large portions and cold beer. Service was good despite being pretty busy with...More

Thank keredwh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had not been to Mathews in the past. This beach side reastrant sits just off the beach. A little more casual but with excellent sea food, I had the Tuna, it was cooked perfectly. You won't be disappointed.

Thank DickEzo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent two weeks at Divi village, and came to Matthews almost every day for breakfast, and visited several times for lunch. The service was always friendly, our kids adored the waffles and pancakes, and we generally all loved this place. Beautiful surroundings, great...More

1  Thank JoGreenwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate off the lunch menu which is about 1/3 as expensive as the dinner menu. The food was really quite good. The grouper was excellent. The portion size was a tad bit large for us but we expect that pleases a lot of people...More

Thank DeanandTarra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their Happy Hours! The staff are great! Good music, too. Appetizers are quite good and nice proportions.

Thank travelinglov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop here because it is just a short walk from where we stay. We didn't need a reservation and we seated quickly. We were seated at a table with a great view of the ocean. Our service was great except we had to...More

Thank Gene N
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Questions & Answers
Brian C
31 March 2018|
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Response from zenmag28 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing on their menu
Jessica B
12 October 2017|
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Response from Dman01780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are available at the tables
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jennic71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but would be a 20 min walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
  • E-mail
Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
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