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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 156: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can not even begin to explain how amazing the food is... From the extended salad bar, all the way to their fresh made drinks... The food tastes so fresh, just like it is homemade. It is a really good and clean eat. The whole staff is so nice and welcoming. It is my favourite lunch spot.

Helpful?
Thank Srishti A
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kitchen had a buffet that served salads, beef, chicken, fish and it is weighed and thats how you pay. You can take food home you can't finish. My wife and I paid $28 and took food home.

Helpful?
Thank Linda R
Willemstad, Curacao
Level Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

the options to chose from are extensive and you pay by the pound, there are choices for every lifestyle, vegetarian, meat lovers, so yo will surely find things in the buffet that you can fulfill your eating needs.

Helpful?
Thank sergej
Gloucestershire
Level Contributor
223 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting lunch buffet restaurant in Italiestraat, on the western outskirts of Oranjestaad. Open from 11 until 3 except on Sundays. You pay for your buffet food by weight. Very good selection of food and good value for Aruba. As well as salads, there are meats, fish, chicken dishes, hot vegetables, etc. And good value ice cream and other desserts.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Neil C
Aruba
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

When you want to see and choose what you eat and have a great assortment of food go visit the Kitchen. Great food, great variety and delicious. We love it. Open for lunch only.

Helpful?
Thank 358mildredn
Norwich
Level Contributor
141 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We used The Kitchen twice for lunchtime takeaways. This buffet-style eatery is open from 11.30 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of foods for a splendid lunch. The buffet starts with salads aplenty - but remember that price is by weight - so we went for the grilled and fried fish that is only offered toward the end... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sox299
Denton, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

At here and have to say it was delicious- lots of different options almost an overwhelming amount of choices! You go through the line and pile up your plate and then pay by weight. Lots of choices would definitely go back just to try them all!

Helpful?
Thank MrBrandonL
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Please do not expect a Fogo de Chao. The restaurant is very simple. No Guaranas and no caipirinhas. The service was average. I would not go back.

Helpful?
Thank monica682016
Noord, Aruba
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Mostly a local place, with small options with proteins for a buffet restaurant (there's not chicken), also the meat was dry. But maybe was a bad day to visit

Helpful?
Thank Luis G
Level Contributor
232 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by some locals. What a find. Take a big plate, pick from all kinds of salad and sides and entrees, weigh it! Service is good. Food is great. We'll go back!

Helpful?
Thank 1econ

Travellers who viewed The Kitchen also viewed

 

Been to The Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
Description
Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba.
Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food.
Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's.
And well over 30 options of sides and salads.
Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food.
Average spending $12.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?