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Barefoot Restaurant

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't beat Barefoot's setting. We sat outside on the beach and loved it, though the covered area looked great too. Outside on a warm night, feet in the sand, gentle breeze...you can't beat it. The food was good but not near great. None of us were especially impressed with what we got (all seafood dishes). Relatively tasty, but nothing... More 

Thank Dick B
North Bellmore, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dining on a beach at sunset in flip flops sounds good doesn't it? Well, this is a truly amazing experience! Food, service and location was awesome! Grouper, escargot, pork chop, beef carpaccio, fresh vegetables and wonderful tiramisu made for a delicious meal. The service could not have been better. Kudos to this great place!

Thank Spamp778
Newport, Oregon
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an amazing restaurant where you could watch the sunset from one of the tables on the beach, or from inside the restaurant overlooking the beach. The food was amazing. The only issue was with the flies that, as promised by our server, went away once the sun was completely down. But they were a nuisance until then. My... More 

Thank Wazzuski
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made reservations for 7pm, a little late for the sunset but still beautiful. Had great service and food. Love eating on the beach. The airport is very nearby and planes takeoff every few minutes which is slightly distracting.

Thank snowwhite999
Tampa, Florida
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560 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was conveniently located at Surfside beach (aka Nikki Beach) close by my vacation apartment (Pega Pega) and was the perfect place to dine watching the sunset. I would recommend making a reservation if you want the perfect seat on the beach. I was happy to be accommodated and it helped being a party of one. I ordered my... More 

Thank Easylivingtravel
Amityville, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I made reservations for my girlfriends birthday at a beach side table. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, yet never made us feel rushed. We started with the two tuna appetizer which was absolute perfection! We followed that up with two entrees, the blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa and the grouper romano. Both were delicate and flavorful and... More 

Thank J-Cans
Centerville, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located down town and close to the airport ... BAREFOOT if a MUST! The tables are set on the beach for added ambiance and romance. We were there for sunset which was just gorgeous! The food was extremely fresh and flavorful as were their creative libations. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive and truly made you feel as if... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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297 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff asked us to wait a little longer due to a possible cancellation and they put us at a table 5 feet away from the surf A+++. the food, the table location, the staff, the atmosphere, the view - the EVERYTHING vanilla sea scallops, Dijon mustard soup, grouper with a mango cream cheese , which I am not a... More 

Thank jaybirdrcky
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Both the food and the service are top notch. This was our 2nd visit and I'm sure we'll be back next time we're on Aruba.

Thank elg820
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a perfect diner. Grouper was excellent. Location is very nice towards sunset. People and staff very friendly. Quality of the food is really worth the price.Surely come back.

Thank MarsRex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
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 Justin, with some of the old school favorites (sirloin with bearnaise, or tuna steak with teriyaki) as well as some original dishes not found anywhere, with unique combinations (smoked salmon & shrimp, grouper & mango or leg & rack of lamb) and wonderful vegetarian 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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