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The Old Fisherman

Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“fish cakes” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Fisherman has been around since I have been going to Aruba in 1979. You will get very fresh Aruban seafood fare. However, anywhere in Aruba, the seafood is fresh (Take a look at the map, it's an island! LOL).. for my money, I'd...More

Thank Ted K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and very fresh fish perfectly prepared. Not cheap, but not outrageous for island prices. The only other customers on a Monday at lunch were locals. The cruise ship hordes walking by didn’t know what they were missing! Near the trolley line and renovated...More

Thank Travelingfamily15228
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for lunch. We shared a serving of coconut shrimp a side order of fries and my husband had a beer. I had Our lunch with tip was $40. The fries were $5. We were disappointed in the food, the service and...More

Thank flamingomom
Piero P, Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good evening mam sry for your experience Coconut shrimp 9$ Fries 5$ Beer 5$ Totaal 19 $ plus tax would end up 21$ at most

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Good quality, variaty and prices, with a friendy service to match. This is an exellent choice to try local sea food and tipical cuisine. A must if you stay in Aruba. Enjoy

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had a very nice lunch at The Old Fisherman in downtown Oranjestad. While this restaurant specializes in fish, the fettuccine alfredo was also very good. This is a comfortable place away from the bar scene on the main drag. A shout out to Marien,...More

Thank swgershon
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The old fisherman is a good place to eat fish for lunch. It is in the centre of Oranjestad and offers very good fresh fish. The service is friendly and professional.

Thank Piet K
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant serves traditional Aruban foods. A little out of our comfort zone, but the food was all well-prepared and tasty. The Aruban fish cakes are NOTHING like McDonalds! Our wait staff split a salad and entree for us with no extra charge. Service was...More

Thank Ray and Jan H
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Went here after a recommendation from a local and it was excellent. Simple fresh dishes, good quality and good value. A very chilled out place, no pressure no loud music just good conversation.

Thank ShadySteve
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Good local food, huge portions, pleasant staff. We would definitely go there again. We went for lunch, but next time, I'll try dinner, too.

Thank karatelady2018
Reviewed 17 January 2018

A local, who had lived in Amsterdam and New York for years showed us to "The Old Fisherman" restaurant. The place was full in the middle of the afternoon and at one point there was even a line up to get in. The food and...More

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Pamela G
2 October 2017|
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Response from Piero P | Property representative |
We are closed on Sundayz Thnk you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648
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