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Aruba Beach Cafe

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1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
+1 954-776-0001
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09:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Needham, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a magnet for anyone wanting to eat overlooking the beach and take in the vibe of Lauderdale by the Sea. The best part is that the food is very good too! Fish tacos were large and very good.

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Thank Ehad2
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was crowded and we had a 40 minute wait. We opted to sit in the bar stool area which sufficed. The waitress did not smile. I suggested she should smile when she came back to the table to check on us. She told me she did not like it when customers told her to smile because it was... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sesame crusted salmon was out of this world! The other two dinners (Chicken Pesto and Shrimp Scampi) were also very good. They had special cocktails at $5 which was great. Wish we had this restaurant in PA. Loved it!!

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Thank QtownFarmer
Weston, Florida
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun place! had the blue crab dip and a few drinks at the bar while waiting for outside table. Everyone is so friendly , when the table was ready we sat on the ocean out side, Seafood quesadiila very good, my hubby had a seafood platter excellent. Manager who stopped by to chat a nice touch. Will be back when... More 

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Thank sherlockannabell2
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is decent The wings are good! Atmosphere is great on the water! Great drinks and music some nights!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is in a great spot otherwise it would die. The coconut shrimp was lovely but the scallops appetizer was a real rip off, tasted like bacon dipped in grease and over cooked then masked with a "terriachi" sauce that would have made a Japanese person commit Hari Kari in shame. I think they took one large bay scallop... More 

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch here with my husband and a friend who lives in Fort Lauderdale. It's right on the beach, very lively atmosphere, and had live reggae music when were there. We got a table outside and order a light lunch. The salads were delicious, and big enough to fill you up, but not overwhelm.

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Thank Cyndi A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right when you walk in the door you feel like you are in the islands. There was a guy playing the steel drums. At the entrance you are greeted by smiling hostesses. Very busy place. Was taken to a great table inside on the ocean. The seafood soup was excellent. The many margaritas we had hit the spot. Our waitress... More 

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Saluda, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location on the beach, however drinks were weak and food tasteless and expensive. After a brief rain the restaurant smelled like sewege ,not very appealing for dining. Extremely loud with live entertainment.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband wanted a fish meal and this seemed to be a lIvely restaurant and bar. I'm not a fish eater so the menu was very very limited for me. My husbands swordfish looked amazing and tasted great. It was very noisey and badly lit inside.

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Thank Susan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
09:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 02:00
Thursday
09:00 - 02:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 954-776-0001
Description
Located Directly on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea flAward- winning Chef brings you the true taste of the Caribbean, along with American Favorites Fresh Seafood Prime Steaks, Gourmet Salads and burgers and much more. Three Tropical Bars await to quench your thirst. Aruba Starts Jumping island style with live music daily. Causal Dress with seating inside or on the outside deck provides a picturesque view of the ocean. serving lunch and dinner late night dining. One Happy Restuarant!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?