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Old Cunucu House

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Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 1666
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 11:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 4th year to the island and we wanted authentic Aruba cuisine. It's located in a neighborhood not far from the high rise hotels and we decided to walk, take a cab. The house is cute and the menu had some interesting items which we all tried. The food was delicious and the service by Ismael, Eric and Jasmin was... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throughout all the restaurants we've ate at on our visit, this little restaurant was simply the best. The food was fresh, came out in a timely manner, and the flavors were to die for. We almost wanted to lick our plates clean but we didn't. We ordered the garlic shrimp, fried calamari, red snapper, and the poncho chicken and steak... More 

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Thank shortyb1
New Jersey
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch. We were the only people here. Our cab driver would not recommend any restaurants saying that they were all good. Then we got out of him that this restaurant was his favorite, so we had to try it. It was very good and the service was great.

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Thank dnehmad
Stamford, CT
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here actually for the Frank Sinatra impersonator and did not check out the menu. As it was, the impersonator was not good and the food was much better! I had the conch stew (first time) and it was awesome. The chicken and steak entrees were enjoyed by the other couples. In a hard to find location but a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

But the food left a lot to be desired. Old Cunucu House came highly recommended by several locals/Taxi driver's etc. We went there with high expectations and, frankly, they didn't deliver. My girlfriend actually said that someone would have to be "cucu" to eat at Old Cunucu's. I think that the place may need some new motivation in the kitchen.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok, not great. It's pretty hyped up from what we got to eat. It's bare bones which at times is nice but the arubian specials weren't outstanding.

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Thank Marissa M
Aruba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the opportunity of visiting the Old Cunucu House last week, A friend recommended us, and they were right. We had a delicious dinner and tried the "real" local cuisine. I had the stewed conch and it was very moist and good taste. others tried the stewed beef and goat and the meat was very soft and good taste.... More 

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Thank IrenePerezPuy
Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved here because they advertised a Frank Sinatra night. The food was good for the price. The place is very, very rustic and the restrooms are in need of repair. The waitress and waiter were extremely accommodating, however the Sinatra show was a complete dud. There are better places in Aruba to eat.

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Thank Dee L
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food & staff are outstanding!!! Jazmin and Ian were wonderful our last night on the island in Aruba

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Thank Patti B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined at the Old Cunucu House 20 years ago on our honeymoon. We had to go back for our 20th anniversary vacation. We took a cab to the restaurant from our high rise hotel to this quaint country house restaurant. It was just as we remembered it. The food was fantastic. Try the Keesha Yena. Delicious! Our server made... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 11:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 586 1666

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