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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great dinner at a beautiful place. This restaurant is outside on the sand next to the ocean. Hard to see the ocean as we went at 8:30. Dinner was for six. We got seated quickly for our reservation. The food was very good. Many had...More

Thank AvidTraveler88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made a reservation for 8 the day before we wanted to go. Luckily they had beach availability. We did not know the shopping nearby closed early so we were 45 minutes early for our reservation. We inquired about things to do nearby with 4...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were here celebrating my 50th and reserved a table at the Barefoot. This was a nice surprise for us as we’ve been coming to Aruba for decades but have never dined here before. Everything was great. Great service. Great drinks. Great...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner here several weeks ago while on vacation with my family. It was our 2nd time eating here and it was even better than the 1st time. On our first visit we sat back underneath the roof and this time we had a beach...More

Thank Bill_New_Jersey_04
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw this in the “places to go” magazine provided in hotel and it was within a short walk, 10 mins or so, down a nice boardwalk. Can eat right on the beach if you want, we were still getting used to the sun so we...More

Thank jfrederick52016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Right on the beach!! Wonderful service. We had Vanessa. She truly enhanced our experience. Food was fantastic as we watched planes land leading up to the main event. Sunset was gorgeous as people posed for pic after pic in between bites. Restaurant is right on...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great restaurant, once we got there. We stayed a the Holiday Inn so it was a bit of a cab ride. Seemed a little shady going in (not in a nice location) and close to the airport so a plane did fly...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sit on the covered deck or the beach, either one is a front row seat to a spectacular sunset and a great meal. Food and drink excellent, view amazing, service outstanding, prices in line with the value received. Outside dosen't look like much, inside is...More

Thank gxm01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our travel group of 14 loved this restaurant. After touring Aruba all day off of our cruise ship, Barefoot was the perfect end to a fantastic day. The staff is excellent, the drinks are incredible (the Roadrunner my personal favorite), the food is delicious and...More

Thank JoeCruize
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first stop of three islands on a cruise. We had 16 in our group, which for most beachfront restaurants is a huge challenge. We were seated as soon as we arrived and the service was outstanding throughout our meal. Menu selection was...More

Thank Weather27712
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cynthia c
14 April 2018|
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Response from Beth P | Reviewed this property |
You can google this very easily. There are a few sites that can tell you. Right now it’s around 6:45 pm, but will be later in May.
18 March 2018|
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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes and so is The Flying Foshbo ne and Ricardos. Look for the time of sunsets. Barefoot was fabulous at sunset.
Bianca J
27 December 2017|
Response from sasems | Reviewed this property |
We dined at the Barefoot Restaurant in October. I don't know how Aruba celebrates the New Year but, dining on the beach with my wife (best friend too) and warm sand between my toes sounds about perfect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
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Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
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