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The Old Fisherman

Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (44 reviews)
“rice” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (73 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our taxi driver's recommendation for a local seafood restaurant. What a great choice friendly, good service and great food. Had the catch of the day, grouper blackened

Thank helenhelenwade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After asking around for a place to eat lunch in Oranjestaad at 2PM, we headed here. We ordered ceviche and fish cakes for appetizers, we got cornbread w cheese as the free appetizer. As main course, we both ordered whole fried snapper. It’s served with...More

Thank HTPWT24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on our first night on Aruba and I feel like it was the perfect way to be introduced to the island cuisine. The food was very well prepared and the ingredients were fresh, only unfortunate thing is that it took our waitress...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food is simple whole fried fish with plantain, rice, fries and coleslaw these sides come with each meal the fish is fresh caught that day everything was good cost was around $30 each US

Thank Kenneth A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our cruise through the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao) last weekend. The food was very good and very original. The only drawback was they were very busy and the food was slow in coming from the kitchen. There were 3...More

Thank KevinEM
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Old Fisherman has been around since I have been going to Aruba in 1979. You will get very fresh Aruban seafood fare. However, anywhere in Aruba, the seafood is fresh (Take a look at the map, it's an island! LOL).. for my money, I'd...More

1  Thank Ted K
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and very fresh fish perfectly prepared. Not cheap, but not outrageous for island prices. The only other customers on a Monday at lunch were locals. The cruise ship hordes walking by didn’t know what they were missing! Near the trolley line and renovated...More

Thank Travelingfamily15228
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We stopped in here for lunch. We shared a serving of coconut shrimp a side order of fries and my husband had a beer. I had Our lunch with tip was $40. The fries were $5. We were disappointed in the food, the service and...More

Thank flamingomom
Piero P, Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Good evening mam sry for your experience Coconut shrimp 9$ Fries 5$ Beer 5$ Totaal 19 $ plus tax would end up 21$ at most

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Good quality, variaty and prices, with a friendy service to match. This is an exellent choice to try local sea food and tipical cuisine. A must if you stay in Aruba. Enjoy

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had a very nice lunch at The Old Fisherman in downtown Oranjestad. While this restaurant specializes in fish, the fettuccine alfredo was also very good. This is a comfortable place away from the bar scene on the main drag. A shout out to Marien,...More

Thank swgershon
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Pamela G
1 October 2017|
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Response from Piero P | Property representative |
We are closed on Sundayz Thnk you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648
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