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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (123 reviews)
“soup” (26 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
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2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
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3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently spent two weeks at Divi village, and came to Matthews almost every day for breakfast, and visited several times for lunch. The service was always friendly, our kids adored the waffles and pancakes, and we generally all loved this place. Beautiful surroundings, great...More

1  Thank JoGreenwood
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great food,Great staff,outdoor seating,Extremely clean,love this place, can accommodate large groups,just call ahead,wonderful margaritas two for one at happy hour was nice.

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate off the lunch menu which is about 1/3 as expensive as the dinner menu. The food was really quite good. The grouper was excellent. The portion size was a tad bit large for us but we expect that pleases a lot of people...More

Thank DeanandTarra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their Happy Hours! The staff are great! Good music, too. Appetizers are quite good and nice proportions.

Thank travelinglov
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop here because it is just a short walk from where we stay. We didn't need a reservation and we seated quickly. We were seated at a table with a great view of the ocean. Our service was great except we had to...More

Thank Gene N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had excellent food and beachy romantic vibes . Prices were reasonable ,service was good but they def recommend to make reservations. If not you can have a drink at the bar and wait like we did . Very popular !!

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the way this restaurant looks in the evening. We sat outside in two large wicker chairs. Food was delicious. I had the largest shrimp I’ve ever seen.

Thank Derussell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten at Matthew's many, many times over the last several years and have never had a bad meal. Always great service and the staff always makes you feel like you're at home and part of the family. They have all you can eat ribs...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here twice and dinner twice and we were very pleased with all our dishes. The view at dinner of the ocean is amazing and this place has it set up very romantic and charming. Service is good but we noticed that each...More

Thank cgrmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go! The staff is great the food is delicious and the drink specials were awesome. Beach view, fun environment, gorgeous building and seating and yummy food! Can’t wait to go next year !

Thank Angie S
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Questions & Answers
Brian C
1 April 2018|
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Response from zenmag28 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing on their menu
Jessica B
12 October 2017|
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Response from Dman01780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are available at the tables
26 March 2017|
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Response from Jennic71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but would be a 20 min walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
  • E-mail
Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
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