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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (26 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

The best Variety, and so Delicious! Funchi hasa was great and the Salad bar has such a great variety and very fresh. this place is where the locals eat!

Thank Arubancritic
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Rarely do you find a place that is good, fast and inexpensive, but this is it. Buffet style, pay by the 100 gram increment ($2/ 100 grams when we visited). This is a locals place and also visited by savvy tourists. The buffet was healthy...More

1  Thank BerryGrower
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I go to the kitchen for lunch once a week. The atmosphere is cute and the food is presented well. They offer a wide variety of choices including some local dishes for people to try along with a huge salad bar. The food is good,...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Eventhough it looks not that nice from the outside it is a nice easygoing place to eat. A lot of different items to chose from served buffet style and paid per 100 grams. You can eat a huge plate full of different dishes for around...More

1  Thank ilovearuba63
Reviewed 3 January 2015

It is truly a hidden gem. We're looking for it, using one of earlier's comments of one reviewer, behind the King Hong Supermarket and we couldn't find it. Then I learned there is more than one King Hong. We took the Arubus and we found...More

1  Thank AdyRO
Reviewed 26 December 2014

My husband & I were fortunate enough to be taken here by a local friend. Wow! What a great place for lunch. It is not open for dinner. It is the best buffet style food we have ever had. Everything is fresh & well displayed....More

Thank mtlqween
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Great selection of items. Hot or cold. You can be in and out here real quick for great value. Buffet style and you pay by weight.

Thank Marcel N
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Small out of the way restaurant with great food and staff. Escargot in a bread bowl is fantastic! They changed the type of restaurant from sitdown and wait staff to buffet.

1  Thank Walt L
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Friendly staff clean setting and easygoing, eat ala carte or buffet, my recomendation for my guest are, this is a good and clean if you're planning a tour of the island or so, you can pass by an pick up some food, snacks or salads...More

1  Thank sugarpot420
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Caution: Buffet did not mean you go back as meany times as you want. In this restaurant it means you have a very nice assortment of different foods to put on your plate. Then you give your plate to the staff to weigh and you...More

1  Thank Patrick Z
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
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Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba. Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food. Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's. And well over 30 options of sides and salads. Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food. Average spending $12.
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