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Buccaneer Restaurant

Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 6172
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (56 reviews)
“plantains” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Caribbean, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good local restaurant with excellent service and reasonably priced. Interesting décor including fish tanks at each table. Was not crowded on a weekday night.More

Thank Chip R
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Chip R. and I'm happy to see another satisfied patron come to the Buccaneer and have EXCELLENT SERVICE. We are currently in the slow season but on the weekends and late nights we are busier with locals as the tourists eat earlier than...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try it and made a reservation. Should have known when there was only one other car in the parking lot. Went in and were seated in the dimly lit and dark dining room. The table cloth was stained and my husband's flatware...More

Thank Cynthia W
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cynthia, I'm sorry that your experience was not to your standards. I wish you would have asked for a manager so we could correct any issue you had with your dining experience. I work every day and I'm on the floor in the dining...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unique restaurant with undersea theme. Large aquarium in both dining rooms running the length of the room so you can make friends with your dinner's famity and friends. (I had a great chicken milanese!). Courteous and attentive staff who were very accommodating with all...More

Thank B R
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you B R for the " Dinner was great" comment. Our staff is attentive and always accommodating. I'm thrilled that all requests were met and you enjoyed your evening at The Buccaneer. I know we will see you soon and I wish you and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make it a point to always go the the Buccaneer each time we are in Aruba. Eating local is a sure way to get a taste of the real Aruba.More

Thank Janet K
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Janet K for the 5 stars. The Buccaneer has been here since 1980 serving locals and tourists. I'm happy to read that you visit The Buccaneer each time your in Aruba. We have many loyal families like yourself that stop in every time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little disappointed this visit no more fresh red snapper but other than love the calarmi the grouper is good and the service is greatMore

Thank flygal8603
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear flygal8603, I apologize for not having fresh Red Snapper. We did get fresh Red Snapper in but I did not like the quality so I sent it back. We will not serve fresh fish that is nothing short of 100% perfect!!!! We did have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before. The food is generally good seafood and reasonable for Aruba. The lobster bisque is excellent. Special treat tonight and special thanks to Chef J. Rogan for inviting us to feed the fish. It was very cool. The service was good...More

Thank Brucerap
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Brucerap for the excellent remark on the Lobster bisque. We make every soup from SCRATCH. The lobster bisque, chicken stock, fish stock are all made with fresh herbs, love and patients. Thank you fore the recommendation for families as we have become much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our taxi driver and a bit off the "main drag" but a treasure. The food was well prepared and the service was top notch. It would appear to be one of the areas older restaurants which says it all in the fast paced...More

Thank pecosdriver
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Pecosdriver... Your The Best for giving as such a great review!!! It always makes my day when someone like yourself rates us 5 stars and has a fantastic experience at The Buccaneer. We are one of the older restaurants here in Aruba. We are family...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful! From the ambiance to the food you can't go wrong. I'm a vegetarian and often times can't find anything to eat. Chef James personally came out to great our party and then made me a custom meal which was INCREDIBLE! I...More

Thank toughcritic25
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW!!! Thank you Toughcritic25 for the AWESOME REVIEW!!! It was great to have time to sit and meet you and your father. It's so neat to see a father and daughter spend quality time together as life is too short so these great memories will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went the last day of our trip. We had 10 people, 6 adults and 4 children. We couldn't have had a better experience. The atmosphere was nice with the big fish tank next to our table. The General Manager allowed the kids to go...More

Thank Jim L
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jim for the 5 STAR review. At the Buccaneer, we will do anything for anybody as long as it does not hinder the service of another customer. We take pride in servicing large parties with children so everyone can enjoy the awesome experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a little far to walk to (about 25 minutes from the Holiday Inn Resort) but totally worth it. When the 7 of us we got there at 5:10 pm we were informed that the place does not open until 5:30 pm, but...More

Thank Rich P
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Rich P for the perfect review!!! We love to make people happy and make their vacations dreams an AWESOME REALITY!! Thank you for the " FOOD WAS AWESOME" as we take pride in making everything perfect and making sure the service is outstanding...More

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Dbeyrodt
20 May 2017|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thank you Dbeyrodt for your question. I wish we had Barracuda, So many guests are asking and with this storm coming in it is impossible with rough seas. I have asked several of our daily local fishermen in the past weeks... More
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77cynthiag
26 September 2016|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thank you 77cynthiag for your question. Our restaurant is not underwater,It is however themed around the 16th century, when the Caribbean was a nest of pirates. The Buccaneer as you park has a huge pirate ship atop. once you... More
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rebeccaserra
I was just wondering why your post is so negative about this restaurant. I truly found the food to be delicious, reasonably priced and the service was great. I had the lobster bisque and I don't know where you got clumps of flour , its to bad your experience at this restaurant wasn't great. The reason I am questioning you is that we brought our family with kids and the waiters gave us a Children's menu and may I add it had lots of great items healthy and delicious. Your complaint about the aquarium was so untrue. My husband has fish tanks in our home and he even commented about the aquariums looking so crystal clear and the colorful variety of fish and coral was absolutely something to rave about. By the way the photo on the website was the Manilla Clams not the Mussels and we tried both and I have to say they were mouthwatering. We will return and have told others about our great experience.
8 June 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes I guess it is the time of day and the staff that is working. We were with a group of 8 and as I said some of the food came cold and we were given the desserts at no charge to compensate so maybe it was just a one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 6172
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Description
Buccaneer Aruba, over 36-years of tradition, a landmark where the locals love to dine. Buccaneer Restaurant provides Seafood and International dishes The Buccaneer has an undeniable ship-like nautical feel with a menu to match. The 36-year swashbuckling establishment is known for its entrees and reasonable prices as well as specializing in fresh-caught fish and seafood,USDA prime steaks,lamb,duck,pasta's,poultry,vegetarian and gluten & dairy-free upon request,with also a kids menu. The dining area is an underwater cavern man-made restaurant by late father and son (owner) with their version of under the sea pirate style with 18,000-gallon wall aquariums with also a cozy booth section with individual aquariums. Buccaneer's commitment & passion for freshness as a way of life - a pledge that everything is 100% fresh. All of the above combined with a warm welcome & great service. Ask for Chef James,for any dish you desire.Buccaneer makes your dining experience memorable.ONLY 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE HIGH RISE AREA
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