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The Old Fisherman

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Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was a great little local place to eat. Very pleasant people and good food. I thought my brother was going to lick his plate after eating his fish.

Thank jelgpl
Central Islip, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was traditional and superb!! Service was excellent. Tables and acutrements were clean. Nice restaurant, dress casual, but neat! Pricing was very reasonable! A Must in Orenjestad. Easy to find at night and local to the cruise ship dock!

Thank Norma T L
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We asked the locals the best place to have seafood and they sent us to the Old Fisherman. Worth every penny! Freshest seafood, excellent spices served just as ordered with rice and veggies. Service is overly pleasant and restaurant was fun. They take credit cards and value is worth skipping one meal from the ship.

Thank Niferlou
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The worst food we had on the island. Not cheap either so was a huge disappointment. My husband and I both felt the food was subpar. Aruba has amazing food.

Thank Joy-Stan W
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small shrimps . Rubber taste calamari , bad smell fish , cold and soft fries . Do not go there . We went there after reading the reviews and where very disappointed.

Thank gadi a
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to try local flavors! Great food and casual friendly service. Never had Shark or Kerrie Kerrie before and they were both yummy. You have to try the yellow hot source... hot and flavorful!! A true gem recommended by DePalm tour guide. She was spot on! Loved it and plan to go back again before we leave the island.

Thank Chris O
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lil hole in the wall but really good food, good service and prices are pretty good as well....Nice atmosphere very friendly staff...

Thank Joycecintron
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the more authentic Arubian meals I've ever had on the island. Be sure to stop in and give it a try.

Thank patquadrel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from one of the locals. Had some shark it was definitely worth it very delicious. The service was good the staff was very funny.

Thank pamela m
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have made this our favorite small local restaurant here in Aruba! Last night Dino made us feel very welcome as usual! The people here make this a great local spot to grab some great local fresh seafood. I had the shark and it was great (if you like shark) . My wife had the mixed seafood sauté and it... More 

Thank Mattyt98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648

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