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The Old Fisherman

Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (41 reviews)
“rice” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (68 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a restaurant used by the locals always a good sign. Staff are extremely friendly and the food is delicious. Would recommend fish cakes, seafood linguini with marinara sauce and fish of the day meal.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were so excited to eat here as everyone we spoke to recommended it. We got there and the interior was AWESOME. So cool. My husband isn't much of a seafood eater so her got the chicken linguine which was so good! I ended up...More

Thank Temperance M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked our cab driver where the best place for lunch was- and he recommended the Old Fisherman. We were not disappointed. My husband said that the fish tacos that he had were the best he ever had. I got the special of the day,...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ventured off our hotel grounds on our vacation and boy did we pick the wrong place. The drinks were ok, but they were out of a lot (no lobster) and we were told no frozen drinks were available as the machine...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fantastic. If you are staying or passing by in Aruba this is a must. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We recommend trying the sharing platter which comes with assorted fish. They also serve a local type of bread which is...More

Thank LuIs F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled to Aruba many times and make it a point to eat at this downtown local restaurant. It was recommended years ago to us by a local and we would stop by for lunch during a visit to downtown Oranjestad. This trip we...More

1  Thank MsChinita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day shopping, beach.. Asked some locals what restaurant they recommended. They this was the place to eat. Not disappointed at all.. very delicious. Fresh caught fish. The size of the fish serving was small but taste great! Loved the rice it was so...More

Thank Noodles_travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit the old Fisher man last month with my daughter, it was delicious and the price was good, I order the catch of the day deep fried and it was really good and fresh.

Thank S1Concierge
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The mixed seafood plate at this restaurant is delicious! We also had cocktails, which were good but do safe a little space for food coz they are big sized.

Thank Shagoefta
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped by for dinner, and ordered the fish ceviche, shrimp linguini, and a bone in red snapper. The ceviche was wicked fresh, and had a perfect amount of zing. The shrimp was fresh and you got your money's worth. It was...More

Thank Connor G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648
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