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Gostoso

Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 0053
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (49 reviews)
“tres leches” (48 reviews)
“sushi” (88 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

This was one of our favorite restaurants in Aruba, and we tried a lot of them! Many locals enjoy this nicely decorated place as well. The owner was warm, friendly, and took pride in explaining the dishes. The fish soup appetizer was the best we've...More

Thank lalagirl123
Reviewed 3 January 2010

Beware fellow Trip Advisors...although rated #1,this restaurant , was anything but #1 on the evening we visited,. We were all looking forward to a great aruban meal!!! When we arrived for our 8pm reservation, we were told..that we were NOT in the book..luckily ( or...More

5  Thank BeeSkip
Reviewed 2 January 2010

We had dinner here on 12/30, just before the fireworks. Our waiter told us all about the island traditions and made us feel very welcome. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. Jose prides himself on his sauces and they deserve it! After...More

Thank karashim
Reviewed 31 December 2009

When looking for a restaurant when traveling I try to find a place where the locals eat. When talking to a few employees at the casino on a smoke break they suggested I try Gostoso. What a pleasant surprise. I had listen to the consierge...More

3  Thank skifree54
Reviewed 27 December 2009

Went with a group of 6 (family) and had a wonderful experience. It's great to hear about the menu from the one who has created it and Jose definitely takes pride in his creations! The wine is surprisingly cheap in terms of mark-up. The sushi...More

2  Thank Cthrsis22
Reviewed 27 December 2009

My wife and I went into Oranjestad by taxi to the Gostoso Restaurant from the Marriott Surf Club where we're staying. Thankfully we took a taxi because we would have never found this restaurant on our own. It’s located in a neighborhood several blocks from...More

2  Thank pand155
Reviewed 22 December 2009

There were 4 of us in our party on Wed., Dec. 16 and it was our first time at Gostoso. The chef and owner, Jose, greeted us right after we were seated outdoors and came out to check on us several times. It was obvious...More

Thank barb634
Reviewed 21 December 2009

Been to Aruba three times. We visited Gostoso this past week on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. This is now our very favorite restaurant on the island. The restaurant features Portuguese Arubian fare. Chef Jose, his wife, and the rest of the staff were exceptionally attentive....More

Thank slamwolfman
Reviewed 21 December 2009

I dined at Gostoso with my wife on 12/17/09. This place is a gem! We went there based on reviews from Trip Advisor. We ate early (7:00 PM). The restaurant was not crowded. We had Great Service and Great Food ! The owner (Jose) came...More

Thank Americanft
Reviewed 21 December 2009

What a terrific little spot!!!! Great food,amazing fish,terrific service from people who genuinally care about their guests..... Very clean and I will be returning for sure next year.... I'm a fan for sure

Thank CASVT
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ilonajane
30 October 2018|
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Response from Pamela C | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant isn’t that far but certainly need a cab. It’s not in town it’s in a residential area. I’m not sure about reservations I’ve only been there for dinner.
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TrailBlazer281490
22 October 2018|
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Response from Companion652131 | Reviewed this property |
you can call the restaurant or message them thru facebook. i did that and the owner was easy and fantastic to work with!!!
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Shelleyre
4 December 2017|
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Response from Shelleyre | Reviewed this property |
The Concierege in my hotel gave me the answer. It’s a Christmas prix fix she Did not know why it wasn’t told to us. She printed it up so i now know what it is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 0053
  • E-mail
Description
Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate. With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.
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