We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 7300
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (350)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (135 reviews)
“soup” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard # 51, Oranjestad, Aruba
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
1. Visit every year!! Must go
"Planning on returning next year."
See reviews that mention next year
2. Love the ocean view
"The sunset views are incredible and the food was phenomenal!"
Kathleen D
See reviews that mention Love the ocean view
3. Hidden gem
"The view is awesome, but Matthews Staff of what makes this place shine"
See reviews that mention hidden
Write a ReviewReviews (1,940)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,814 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate here upon recommendations of friends as we were staying at the resort. I have coconut shrimp and my husband had beef tips. Both were excellent. Happy hour drinks were excellent with 2 for price of one. Loved the dark lady frozen drink! Sunset was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank renarr
Restaurant's Favourite
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
1  Thank Francesca C
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

Service as always was excellent, thank you Marcos for everything, Pumpkin soup was delicious the food was oh so gooooooddd and not to speak about the apple pie, masha dushi mes. Nice atmosphere, the table was nicely dressed up. We loved it, thank you again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HalleBerry123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great view of ocean. Friendly helpful wait staff, including Jonathan, Jarlins, and Doreen. Outstanding food, cooked just right. Great atmosphere with oldies playing in the background. We go to Aruba at least twice a year, and Matthews is always on our list. Keep up the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hlturner122
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can't beat the atmosphere or the view. The service is excellent and very accommodating. We ended up having dinner here 3 times on our vacation we liked it so much. Reservations recommended but if you go in the later side (8pm ish) you can...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ML7915
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here on Italian night during happy hour. Had 2 for 1 drinks and free tiramisu. Lasagna was great! So was the chicken parm. Drinks were very good. Best Pina Colada I've ever had. Service was good. Only negative was there were a lot of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Drew S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in Aruba for 2 weeks. Matthews was the one spot we loved. The bar tenders were great Bhing, Eve, Franklin, Semi, and Juliette. They always made you feel at home. We also ate in the dining room our waiter Marcos was wonderful, always...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Flume65
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is lovely, right on the beach next to the sand and water. We went on all you can eat rib night. We were seated at a table right by the water, the ambience was very nice. However, from there it became a disappointment....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cosmogirlOntario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only the best bar and restaurant we’ve ever been to, but we were in Aruba for 2 weeks and went to Matthews every single day! We enjoyed happy hour every single day, Bhing, Semi, Franklin, and Eve were extremely attentive, friendly, and made some...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank britt81291
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the location of our first dinner in Aruba, a few hours after landing. Fortunately, they were able to accommodate us in-spite of not having made reservations - it being Thanksgiving Day. We had a long wait for a server - it was unclear...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank U2271UWbenf
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 hotels in Aruba
Casa Del Mar Beach Resort
720 reviews
.07 km away
Aruba Beach Club
353 reviews
.12 km away
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
2,911 reviews
.24 km away
Divi Aruba All Inclusive
3,179 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Omakase Sushi Bar
446 reviews
.23 km away
Elements Restaurant - Adults Only
1,692 reviews
.39 km away
The Chophouse at Manchebo
469 reviews
.24 km away
Senses Fine Dining
87 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Druif Beach
139 reviews
.51 km away
Eagle Beach
8,557 reviews
1.57 km away
Manchebo Beach
502 reviews
.28 km away
33 reviews
1.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
14 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Liv2theMax76 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! Watch the sunset, then enjoy dining by torch lighting as you hear the waves roll on to the beach. My Sisters and I DID try other places to dine out, but kept coming back. The staff is so welcoming, the food was... More
31 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from atyourserviceagent | Property representative |
We would recommend around 6.30 pm.
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic
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, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing