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Buccaneer Restaurant

Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 6172
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Caribbean, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a kid-friendly place to eat to celebrate our grandson's 6th birthday. Thanks to Trip Advisor, we found it! The Buccaneer Restaurant has a pirate/nautical theme, so what kid wouldn't love it, but the staff went above and beyond to make it...More

Thank JMK40
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you JMK-40 for the Awesome review. We all had fun feeding the fish and singing Happy Birthday. Building relationships, having long lasting great memories and serving great food and drinks is what we love to do at the Buccaneer which is what separates us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place but not on the strip had to cab it to the place but overall food was good and staff was nice the Aquarium in the place is cool to see all the fish.More

Thank raaagp
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you responding "Raaagp" and I'm happy to hear that you had a good meal and service and loved the Aquariums like everyone else does. As for as the cab ride, we are 3-4 minutes from the high rise hotels so I'm not sure the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The unique restaurant is off of the main palm beach strip but was worth it for us due to the food and atmosphere. My son loved all the fish tanks - there is one for each booth. The chef came out and spoke to all...More

Thank livrn
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Livrn for letting us know that the food and service was great!!! As far as not giving us 5 stars because of the cab ride and the outside of the building, I do not have the control over your cab dive( But I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic dinner! I heard great things about Buccaneer and couldn't wait to try it. I have 2 boys age 7 and 5 and knew they would love dining while being surrounded by fish! You walk in and there is a fantastic bar shaped...More

Thank debbiedee77
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Debbiedee 77 for the fantastic review. The Buccaneer takes pride in making every meal perfect and we want to make every child's experience a great long lasting memory. Every person who walks through our door IS FAMILY!!!! We hope to see you soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat at the Buccaneer Restaurant at least once every week when I am in Aruba which is every June. We usually arrive early and are graciously greeted by Angela and seated by one of the big fish tanks. The food, prepared by Chef James...More

Thank Dolores G
BuccaneerAruba, General Manager at Buccaneer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments Dolores. It's always a joy to see you and thank you for being such a loyal customer. As you know, we will do anything for anybody as long as it doesn't hinder the service of another customer. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went the other night with our extended family and it was as great as always! We've been coming for years every time we get a week on the island. They were so great with the little kids in our group and even let them...More

Thank spwass16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last month we spent a week in Aruba. Every night we tried a different restaurant since it was our first time in Aruba. The last night we decided to try the Buccaneer and it ended up a delightful evening. Everyone that works there is very...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is tucked back down the road from a few other restaurants and near the high-rise hotels. The first thing you see is the pirate ship over the door. There's plenty of parking so it's not an issue getting in. We were lucky and...More

Thank Brad A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Buccaneer last night with our 2 children ages 6 and 9 and our parents. We had a wonderful time. The enormous fish tank kept the kids (and us) entertained. The food was really delicious. We had calamari, red snapper, stuffed shrimp. Very...More

Thank Nicole O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome night again with the best Mahi Mahi I have had on the island. The fried avocado and the green asparagus with special dressing were great. No matter how busy it is, chef James will always have time for a chat at...More

Thank Enno R
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20 May 2017|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thank you Dbeyrodt for your question. I wish we had Barracuda, So many guests are asking and with this storm coming in it is impossible with rough seas. I have asked several of our daily local fishermen in the past weeks... More
26 September 2016|
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Response from Josef M | Property representative |
Thank you 77cynthiag for your question. Our restaurant is not underwater,It is however themed around the 16th century, when the Caribbean was a nest of pirates. The Buccaneer as you park has a huge pirate ship atop. once you... More
I was just wondering why your post is so negative about this restaurant. I truly found the food to be delicious, reasonably priced and the service was great. I had the lobster bisque and I don't know where you got clumps of flour , its to bad your experience at this restaurant wasn't great. The reason I am questioning you is that we brought our family with kids and the waiters gave us a Children's menu and may I add it had lots of great items healthy and delicious. Your complaint about the aquarium was so untrue. My husband has fish tanks in our home and he even commented about the aquariums looking so crystal clear and the colorful variety of fish and coral was absolutely something to rave about. By the way the photo on the website was the Manilla Clams not the Mussels and we tried both and I have to say they were mouthwatering. We will return and have told others about our great experience.
8 June 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes I guess it is the time of day and the staff that is working. We were with a group of 8 and as I said some of the food came cold and we were given the desserts at no charge to compensate so maybe it was just a one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasparito 11 C | Noord, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba (Formerly Buccaneer)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 6172
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Buccaneer Aruba, over 36-years of tradition, a landmark where the locals love to dine. Buccaneer Restaurant provides Seafood and International dishes The Buccaneer has an undeniable ship-like nautical feel with a menu to match. The 36-year swashbuckling establishment is known for its entrees and reasonable prices as well as specializing in fresh-caught fish and seafood,USDA prime steaks,lamb,duck,pasta's,poultry,vegetarian and gluten & dairy-free upon request,with also a kids menu. The dining area is an underwater cavern man-made restaurant by late father and son (owner) with their version of under the sea pirate style with 18,000-gallon wall aquariums with also a cozy booth section with individual aquariums. Buccaneer's commitment & passion for freshness as a way of life - a pledge that everything is 100% fresh. All of the above combined with a warm welcome & great service. Ask for Chef James,for any dish you desire.Buccaneer makes your dining experience memorable.ONLY 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE HIGH RISE AREA
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