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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

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Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been here several times and unfortunately it continues to go down hill Had ribs the other night and one of the couples had asked for half a portion was told could not be done when addressed with a supervisor later were told they could have? Not consistent There are so many choices on the island and I believe two... More 

Thank tondicke
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I planned my parents 50th Anniversary party at Matthew's and was not disappointed at all!! Catty the party planner emailed me back and forth and made me feel so comfortable about planning such a large event from so far away. She Skype's and calls and is very accommodating with menu choices. I met with Catty and the manager Jonnique 2... More 

Thank danac1972
Washington, DC
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good, the service is good. On the beach and the atmosphere is relaxing. Open air with the waves adding to the mood.

Thank Helen R
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Matthews is situated right on the beach ... they offer a very reasonably priced breakfast which includes all the staples ... eggs bacon toast fruit and your coffee ... all served with a great smile by their wonderful staff

Thank rleegirl
York, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is our 2nd time at Matthews and was very disappointed in the service. It was exceptionally slow and we actually waited almost 5 minutes before someone acknowledged us. The food however was exceptional.

Thank dianembrennan
St. Michaels, Maryland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are too many very good restaurants on Aruba to bother with this one. The tacky and worn plastic coated menu should have been a give away. It was better suited to an low-level franchise in a mall than an ocean-front dining experience.

Thank Tusitalatale
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for the rib special. Wish I would have gotten something else. The ribs were tough to get off the bone and pretty chewy😢. The beer was very good and cheap for Miller Lite. Service was very good and was in a nice setting

Thank Steve P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting on the beach grouper was great but bread wasn't very good. Next to Alhambra casino. Smokey but one of the few that opens at 10 am

Thank BJ H
Virginia Beach, VA
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the all you can eat ribs. Excellent ribs. My husband had two racks I couldn't finish my first one. Service was good. Enjoy edit.

Thank Golfsunnut
Shawnee, Kansas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Kansas City and are picky about BBQ. Matthew's did not disappoint. The ribs were delicious and just fell right off the bone.

Thank ralynn11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Casa Del Mar Beach Resort J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?