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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our travel group of 14 loved this restaurant. After touring Aruba all day off of our cruise ship, Barefoot was the perfect end to a fantastic day. The staff is excellent, the drinks are incredible (the Roadrunner my personal favorite), the food is delicious and...More

Thank JoeCruize
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first stop of three islands on a cruise. We had 16 in our group, which for most beachfront restaurants is a huge challenge. We were seated as soon as we arrived and the service was outstanding throughout our meal. Menu selection was...More

Thank Weather27712
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews on beachfront restaurants Barefoot had excellent reviews and menu options for all in our party so decided to make a reservations. We were not disappointed had a table on the beach and service was impeccable! We had dinner reservations for 6:15 but...More

1  Thank Dianne V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re always sure to hit Barefoot at least once every year. We have a few favorite restaurants, but Barefoot is #1 when you consider all aspects: food, atmosphere, service, price. This year was as impressive as always. Our visit was enhanced by our waiter, Sander!...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited Aruba for the 2nd time in 9 years! I did some research to find some new restaurants and found this one on TripAdvisor. We were soooo happy with our meal, the attentive service & the beautiful setting. My tuna appetizer was one...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diversified menu with quality ingredients and preparation. Comfortable indoor or oitdoor seating. We'll be back.

Thank George S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating a good meal barefoot on the beach. Something you don’t get to do every day. Wonderful communication with the staff to secure reservations before we arrived on the island. Sat on the beach and arrived at 6. Watched the sun set into the ocean...More

Thank JW214
Reviewed 1 week ago

What could be better than having dinner on the beach with the stars shining, sounds of the ocean, great service and incredible food? Nothing! Best meal we have had in Aruba. Lots of very creative choices, wonderful wine list. We actually had two servers. One...More

Thank meadowdale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time we visit Aruba, we always make a reservation at Barefoot. This restaurant never disappoints. Between the atmosphere, food, and service, it is one of the best places on the island! We always sit under the giant palapa, but you can also sit outside...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sevice here is top notch and the menu selection has many options. All our dishes were delicious and they called a taxi for us and came back to the table to advise when our taxi arrived. My only drawback was the sunset view had...More

Thank endlessquest
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cynthia c
14 April 2018|
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Response from Beth P | Reviewed this property |
You can google this very easily. There are a few sites that can tell you. Right now it’s around 6:45 pm, but will be later in May.
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Geeman3
18 March 2018|
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Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes and so is The Flying Foshbo ne and Ricardos. Look for the time of sunsets. Barefoot was fabulous at sunset.
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Bianca J
27 December 2017|
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Response from sasems | Reviewed this property |
We dined at the Barefoot Restaurant in October. I don't know how Aruba celebrates the New Year but, dining on the beach with my wife (best friend too) and warm sand between my toes sounds about perfect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
  • E-mail
Description
Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!
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