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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“grouper” (335 reviews)
“mango cream” (30 reviews)
“beef tips” (29 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday

We were here for our anniversary on 5/23/17. Arrived at 6pm to enjoy sunset. I made the reservation on their website about a week beforehand. When we arrived, our table was at water's edge and they brought us 2 glasses of champagne. We had the...More

Thank louisvillekaren2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service staff was friendly, and attentive. Food was wonderful. My husband had steak and I had a vegetarian option. We also had a roasted red pepper and goat cheese app which was fabulous! Upscale dining but in a relaxed atmosphere with your toes in...More

Thank spge99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food and service! Rod was our server he was very friendly and provided excellent service. We had the snapper old Amsterdam which was delicious and escargot appetizer and blue cheese special salad as a starter which was great. Try it if you never have...More

Thank 1961Mil
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was good, I'd go back. Drinks fancy and tasty. Service great. Need a reservation. Snapper "old amsterdam - was very good!" had that banana misu for the dessert - didn't like that as much. Husband had the grouper and also thought it was good....More

Thank cthurk
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing views, food, and service. Our dining experience at Barefoot was the best we had on our recent visit to Aruba. We chose to be seated inside as opposed to on the beach, but were afforded a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. The...More

1  Thank polo5270
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cannot beat that spectacular view and sunset! Tuna appetizer was delicious as was Grouper Romano and Romance of the Sea (grouper, halibut, snapper). Cocktails were great and service was fabulous and very attentive! Taxi from the hotel was very reasonable - only challenge was amount...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wanted to hit this spot last visit to Aruba but didn't make it. This is a must on all visits. Great food, great ambiance!!!

Thank davideL4591TJ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I will give this restaurant a 4 star rating because the service was excellent! Great romantic atmosphere BUT the food was just ok. I had the mango grouper, my husband had a steak dish. I thought mines was a little bland and the mango sauce...More

Thank Viviana V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Barefoot provides a great concept for a restaurant, nice "upscale" feel and food but very relaxed atmosphere. We had the crab cakes(not so good) for an appetizer and the Duo(grouper and mahi) for the main course. They really know how to cook the fresh fish....More

Thank gr8one17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lasted visited Aruba 5 years ago and on our return this year(2017) wanted to try Barefoot again. We were not disappointed. In fact, we went back for a second visit this time. The view is great, but the food and service are what makes...More

Thank dcharlesb
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My husband and I are going to be on the island for Christmas and New Year and wondering if I could book for Christmas Day if you are open. Love your reviews! Look forward to hearing from you.
20 May 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
as far as i know, they never close. but go online and make them
My husband and I will be coming there with another couple for the week of May 20-27th. We are celebrating my husband 60th birthday and this looks like a great place for dinner. We are coming from Chicago IL area. Do we need to make a reservation ahead of time and is calling the only way to book a table?
21 April 2017|
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Response from jande59 | Reviewed this property |
Very good restrauant great food and service. Since its popular reservations are suggested for larger groups but Usually you would get seated without in a reasonable time. Seasfood seems to be the most popular choice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 9824
  • E-mail
Aruba is all about the fabulous beaches during the day, and the many great restaurants at night. It is only logical that these two unique things of Aruba are combined into one! Luc & Gerco found the perfect spot to synergize great food, and a beautiful setting to create an experience almost unique on our island. When listening to the ocean caressing the shore, while wiggling your toes through the pearly white sand, why not let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner? Chef Gerco & Maitre d' Luc had a shared dream of opening up a restaurant here, but wanted something in line with what they enjoy on Aruba: the nearly perfect climate, the possibility to always be outside, the tropical feel... When opening their restaurant, they had these ideas in their heads, and it worked like a charm! Tables under a large palapa on a wooden deck with a view of the ocean, or outside under the Aruban nights sky, on the pristine beach... An original menu was created by Gerco and team, with some of the old school favorites as well as locally influenced dishes. With the help of the local wine suppliers, Luc made an extensive wine list, with wines from all over the world, and is always ready to pair a wine with your dinner. The experienced service team is friendly yet professional, ready to wow you from the moment you walk in, to make a fabulous evening into a great memory on Aruba!