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The Kitchen

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here by some locals. What a find. Take a big plate, pick from all kinds of salad and sides and entrees, weigh it! Service is good. Food is great. We'll go back!

Thank 1econ
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149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got taken here by a work colleague and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. You can choose exactly what you want and how much you want of it - a refreshing idea. Food was lovely and a really great choice available. Service was slick and professional. Salad bar is impressive with a huge choice.

Thank 85JonathanP
Niagara Falls, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place clean and friendly staff. Your food gets weighed and it can add up very quickly. Not sure we would return

Thank Arubaman2016
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great concept. They mimic the 90% of the menu if TofB and created a buffet by the pound. The food was good and nice variety. I had the grouper, salmon, churrasco, chorizo, ceviche, curry chicken, salad, rice and peas and many other things. Great lunch for $20. I was down for the count. Service was great and the... More 

Thank Erick J
Oranjestad, Aruba
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here last week for lunch, we have been here before and liked it. It was busy and that is a good sign. We got our food from the buffet, there is a nice selection but when we had to weigh our food I was shocked about the price of a small amount of food, almost US$20 per person! At... More 

Thank Toine S
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

They have a wide variety of salads, meats and fish. There are also different stews and veggies to choose from. The self-serve buffet is great so you can pick out what you want to eat. After that, you weigh the food and the price is determined. They write it on a card together with everything else you order. They have... More 

Thank Nammiesuriname
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

First day on island and The Kitchen was highly recommended to us. It is clean, nice and staff very friendly. I chose a variety of meat, chicken, salad and my daughter chose other items. Once seated, we tried the food. It was good but the same spices were used on each different type of meat and chicken so the dish... More 

Thank Pat L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It is a buffet style restaurant, with delicious Brazilian food cooking, and everything is super fresh. After you pick what you want, you weigh the food and get it ticket with the price on it, you sit wherever you please and enjoy your meal with no rush. Afterwards you pay. Really great local gem

Thank Laura M
Wasquehal, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a typical brazilian restaurante where you can eat by the weight. They have excellent and different choices of food - big salad bar, fish, meat, lots of options. its a bit expensive for a lunch menu... take care on your choices, they must worth their weight! Good choice for a delicious meal!

Thank Ana paula E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

You are given a very large plate, to encourage large appetites, as they charge by the weight, so don't load up on salad, (sorry Mom), & don't just take what you know & are comfortable with - try some new stuff too!

Thank Ross_in_Indy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 17
Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin, South American
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba.
Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food.
Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's.
And well over 30 options of sides and salads.
Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food.
Average spending $12.

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