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Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (130 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
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."
pugslee123
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2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
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3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
TomMcDonald
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a very nice happy hour with a lot of great cocktails, we (my wife, our son, his girlfriend and myself) had a very lovely dinner. The staff is very welcoming and correct.

Thank Robert D
atyourserviceagent, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Robert, We really appreciate your nice comments. Have a nice day and hope to see you back.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was a surprise to me. Much better than the nearby restaurant Richardos (IMO). We ordered Caprese salad, fried calamari & yellowfin tuna appetizers. ALL excellent Then for the main course; guests had lobster pasta WOW! Delish. And for the star of the night...PINA...More

Thank Taliamartinez
atyourserviceagent, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you a lot for your review, comments like yours made us feel that we need to continue offering better and better. You ordered my favorite item on the menu Pina colada shrimp very delicious. Have a great day,

Reviewed 5 days ago

My Sisters' and I have always loved Matthew's AND their waitstaff, who happen to still be there. A testament to how well they like their jobs and customers. There is a New Chef however, and BOY can he turn out a Fantastic meal. Ok..... I...More

Thank Liv2theMax76
atyourserviceagent, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, I will print out your nice saying Friendly people=Happy customers!! We appreciate your nice comments and you are right, we are a big family here and because we live where other people vacation, we want you to feel good while you visit us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a whim while walking along the beach and to our suprise it was a good find. Their version of a margarita with cachua? Vs tequila was awesome. Wife got Pina colada shrimp which was one of the best entrees of the...More

Thank BoardwalkRunner
atyourserviceagent, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We hope that you enjoyed your vacation, thank you for your nice review. What else to ask while on Aruba, a nice place, quiet, good food and cocktails... hearing and seeing the waves crashing the shore. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have reviewed Matthew's before, but they have remodeled since I was last there. Now there is a patio section on the beach for evening dining. There is a white canvas top so if you go before the sun sets you can enjoy your meal...More

Thank BlueyedTraveler58
atyourserviceagent, Guest Relations Manager at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, we really appreciate all your message. We will print it and show it to our staff. This type of review, give us a feeling that we need to reach more. And yes, we want you to feel home here Have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Matthews restaurant has good food for lunch or supper. Prices are not very expensive the setting is on the beach front so great views and great for sunset dinner Matthews bar atmosphere is very lively great staff and service. Happy Hour 3 times a day...More

Thank nadamezjr
atyourserviceagent, Guest Relations Manager at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, please let us know what is necessary to add to reach your 5 points We appreciate your comments, email us info@matthews-aruba.com

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Aruba for more then 15 years and Matthew's is one of our favorite spots. The staff is great, the food is fresh and tasty, never disappointing and the view is perfect. Whether breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner, you can't beat...More

Thank Colleen H
atyourserviceagent, Guest Relations Manager at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your nice comment and look forward to your visit soon. Have a nice day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Divi All Inclusive next door and wish we visited this beachfront bar sooner. The bar has a good wine selection, martinis and craft beer - none of which can be found at the divi. We ordered appetizers at the bar and...More

Thank katpjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here twice and both nights happened to be all you can eat ribs. They are delicious and came out very quickly. Desserts were delicious too. This restaurant has a great outdoor seating area right on the beach. Very pretty sunsets here! Nice place...More

Thank Leslie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our 7th time to Aruba and we decided to try some new places to eat for dinner. We went to Matthews for dinner first and my husband got the chicken cordon bleu which he thought was very dry and over cooked. The...More

Thank BrianandChelsea
atyourserviceagent, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Matthew's Beachside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Brian and Chelsea, Thank you for giving us the time to review our restaurant. We regret to hear about your dinner and breakfast experience, your comments are being delivered to our Chef. Further, we appreciate to know that our service, price and location are...More

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C G
31 May 2018|
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Response from atyourserviceagent | Property representative |
We would recommend around 6.30 pm.
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Brian C
31 March 2018|
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Response from zenmag28 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing on their menu
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Jessica B
12 October 2017|
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Response from Dman01780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are available at the tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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, Karaoke night after dinner party on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and of course our daily happy hours with live music at the bar on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 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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