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Barefoot Restaurant

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Wayne, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful! Don't go home without at least one romantic dinner with your feet in the sand! ( ok, you can also sit at a table on the deck for those not wanting to shed their shoes.) The sunsets are splendid as well as the food being consistently good. The seafood is extremely fresh and the red meat... More 

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Massachusetts
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So the folks at Renaissance told us it was a 5 to 10 minute walk. Wrong. More like 25-30. Worth mentioning since the waitperson told us that many customers stagger in after a surprise long walk. Be warned. Now for the good news. Wonderful place. Probably best Caesar salad ever, and evrything else matched that. I had snapper, my wife... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. I had the grilled fish combo. It was incredible and service was great. Highly recommended - my wife is gf so we had the coffee creme brûlée- awesome

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Thank ezdraft
Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Barefoot is very nice located at a small beach and you can enjoy the sunset from most of the tables. The service was really good and we ate the best fish! I had the mix of snapper, grouper and mahi mahi which I really recommend! The desserts were also really delicious. Book in advance and ask for a table on... More 

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Thank Tiffany N
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We could not have been happier the first night on our honeymoon. The food was wonderful, the service was excellent, and the view could not be better. Wonderful local seafood. I'd highly recommend the romance of the sea. The apple strudel was the perfect paired with their coffee and espresso. My husband even got an coffee martini and would stop... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Holy cow! What a place! We walked in without a reservation and they could not have been kinder. They gave us a table right on the beach! We immediately took our shoes off so we could feel the soft sand with our toes. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! Dinner for 2 with appetizers, main course and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arrival at the restaurant my group of friends and I were told to wait for our reservation which was fine because we were early, but when we sat down they had put us in 2 different tables which is unacceptable and instead of putting us together the head manager said she was NOT going to help us because someone... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for both romantic outing or for the whole family, the atmosphere at Barefoot was unparalleled. As if being seated on the beach in front of the sunset weren't already incredible, the manager was walking around the beach ensuring that every table was taken care of, and his staff were amazingly attentive and knowledgeable. Although the Caesar salad dressing was... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

one of places we visiting at least twice every visit for last 6 years. they still offer very good food, very good hospitality. We like this place. Will visit again.

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous dinner our family enjoyed - celebrating our daughters birthday - digging our toes in the sand - amazing fun service from Mario (and team) - extra yummy dinner! We simply felt so welcomed and so appreciated! A special night made even more special! Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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