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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
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2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
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3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
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Reviewed yesterday

Anniversary Dinner at Matthews was fabulous! The food was fabulous, the drinks were great and the service was superb! It helped that the weather was beautiful! We got there early and watched the sunset, which was spectacular. Jarlins was our waiter and his service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FoJoJo
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I didn’t think much of this place prior to our arrival. Turns out it was one of our favorite restaurants on the island. If you’re going to Matthew’s, I highly recommend going for dinner. The food was fantastic, the waiter was superb, the music was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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atyourserviceagent, Guest Relations Manager at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your review, it made our day! Your message turned out to be what we were not expecting :) See you soon,

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The drinks, the waiter, and the food were all flawless. I had one of the best pasta dishes that I can remember, and my family felt the same way about their meals. The waiter was very attentive and a lot of fun to talk to....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marinak0411
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service was better than expected. Great little restaurant on the beach. Only issue I had was everything I tried to order they couldn’t make because apparently they were out of tortilla shells. Settled for wings and a beer that were pretty good. Not too pricey.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank greyparrotowner
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Matthew's last night (1/18/19), arrived around 5:30, had a drink at happy hour, then sat down for dinner around 6p. Very friendly greeting, super nice/helpful waiter (Jarlins). The view was excellent, I had grouper, cook to perfection. My lovely bride had lasagna,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kent19672014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Felt welcomed on arrival by hostess Precilla who walked us to the table. Food was delicious Had pan fried Salmon as entree. As appetizer calamari. The waiter was Jonathan. Good job. (Sorry if I wrote the names bad)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ZaylonPantophlet
Reviewed 6 days ago

Eating on the deck overlooking the beach, candlelight torches, an absolutely lovely setting. But the food is very overpriced. Over the years we always made it a point to eat here while in Aruba. The menu has changed and no longer includes their fabulous burgers....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janice G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here during two year's of visits for occasional breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We have never been disappointed. The view and food are worth it alone. Subdued, relaxing atmosphere with amazing views right on the beach. To top it off, the wait staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stevecL6724IB
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 11 of us so I got to taste a lot of food and it was all wonderful. Escargot was amazing, goat cheese salad was SO creamy, my father got the red snapper for the third time in 2 weeks. Everyone enjoyed their meals...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 12travelwithkids
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here several times. The food is always good, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of the menu items are described quite vaguely, but the waitresses are great at explaining the dishes if you ask.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank zbara
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Questions & Answers
6 January 2019|
Response from pudge2028 | Reviewed this property |
we ate there 2 times and it was always late with no reservations. If you have a larger party, you may want to call....
6 January 2019|
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Response from atyourserviceagent | Property representative |
Hi Donna, thank you, please call us 5887300. Regards,
26 November 2018|
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Response from slidermuzz | Reviewed this property |
They did have some live entertainment other than karaoke but it was also just ok. Unfortunately it seems there is better entertainment in the area over by the cruise ships. Those places are more organized and seem to have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 7300
  • E-mail
Casual and chic, Matthew's is renowned as one of the best covered open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. Upscale Caribbean, International and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients. Besides breakfast, lunch, dinner, we offer all you can eat spareribs on Tuesday's, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you are a sports fan, you'll be happy to know that there are 3 flat screens at the bar that are always showing your favorite sport.
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