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Don Jacinto Restaurant and Parilla

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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De la Sallestraat 26, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 585 8769
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Springfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must have taken my son there at least 4 times in the week and a half we were in Aruba. Food was consistently great as well as the service. Helpful to special requests and the food is awesome. Definitely worth a try!!! Coffee was great too.

1 Thank Jetee76
Lakeshore, Canada
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216 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had driven by a few times and saw they had a $7 lunch special. We wanted to go where the locals go so we stopped in for lunch. It was pretty busy with a lot of people coming in for take-out orders. Our waitress was very friendly. We ordered the special which is chicken or ribs... More 

Thank GWing51
New Jersey
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this resturant last year and enjoyed the food. So we decided to go back again this year. We are so glad we did. We shared 2 Columbian empanadas which were out of this world. I had the whole Red Snapper and picked the bones clean! The Snapper came with yummy white rice, fried plantains, and a small Columbian... More 

Thank noname99999
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are always going back because the food is alwayd good in portion and really friendly servers i recomended!

Thank Sandra H
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

They charged me ;49.98 Florines , it was awful experience, I believe if this restaurant is located by the ocean, no problem , I tell you,this because we had a nice dining experience at the barefoot restaurant the night before.

Thank Jose r. f
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for dinner after we found it driving from the airport. Noticed the parking lot was full so made a mental note to check it out. Glad we did. The churruascario steak was amazing. We also got some authentic appetizers which were really tasty. Warning. The grilled steak is wafer thin. Tasted good but glad we were warned.... More 

Thank Christine M
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I read some of the reviews and decided to visit. The place filled up by 7:30. The wait staff were friendly and quick. We ordered the ribs and a grilled steak. After about 25 minutes, the waitress came back and said they were out of ribs, so she recommended a grilled steak (different from the first one we ordered), so... More 

Thank NancyMarie10
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Classic Colombian dishes. I personally love the grilled steak (steal ala parilla) and their potatoes in a creole type sauce. They do have a daily special priced lunch menu, but i'd say going with their regular menu is the best option. Good portion sizes as well.

Thank local i
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My boyfriend and I absolutely LOVED this place! The food is plentiful and delicious. The staff was very kind and attentive to us. We love the salsa/hot sauce they have there!! We wanted the recipe it was so good. The sangria was very nice also. I would definitely go there again.

Thank Preeti M
Lampasas, Texas
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

In my opinion, this was the best restaurant on the island. Columbian fare in a clean place with a great wait staff. Food was great, prices were low. Better than any other place tried during our week in Aruba.

Thank Kevin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
International, Latin, South American, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De la Sallestraat 26, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 585 8769

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?