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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (114 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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 yesterday

Adjacent to Divi property, we go here on the night of arrival, it's casual, good food and service, Fridays all you can eat ribs.

Thank warren20172018
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 yesterday via mobile

We’ve been going to Matthews for about six years. This year we felt very rushed even though restaurant was only half full. Food was average at best, especially compared to previous years. The worst thing however, were the bartenders as we came about an hour...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here twice during our stay. Breakfast was very good and fresh. Came back for dinner with a group of 12 people. Great food and some of the best drinks on the island!!!

Thank cvite
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were at Matthews in March of 2015. I have to say it is still the best. I tried the steak sandwich and it was delicious and on another day I had the Tuna Tataki salad agian which was sooo good! The atmosphere is so...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were so pleased to find Matthew’s & a tasty lunch after a long walk to escape the all-inclusive! We were seated in the shade overlooking the beach—a calm & peaceful setting away from pounding music. We both had seafood with salad that was light,...More

Thank Gsbraun
Reviewed 4 days ago

Matthews is a great open air Restaurant with a fantastic view of the rolling surf. The large menu has something for everyone. We shared the blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon. After that filling breakfast we were set for a hard day of enjoying...More

Thank g0rd0n508
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our 5th visit over the 3 years and the service & kitchen staff is still poorly organized. It is disappointing because the sun set in March around 6:45 pm is perfect and they should always be full. Regardless of the amount of guests seated, they...More

Thank S D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner. Always like the open wall setting on the ocean. A wide variety of menu options. Service and dinners were outstanding. The mixed grill is a favorite. They had several large parties that night with but that did not affect our service...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had made reservations at Matthew's while planning our Trip. I had read other Tripadvisor reviews BEFORE deciding to book. Matthew's offers dining on the Beach and my Wife expressed a desire to have her birthday dinner on the Beach. Unfortunately Matthew's had a Wedding...More

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Questions & Answers
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.
24 February 2017|
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Response from Craig K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations for rib night, and it is on Tuesday night, if you don't like ribs the regular menu is also available that night. Oh and by the way their ribs are excelent!
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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