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Barefoot Restaurant

L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 9824
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Perfectly paced service, and what could be wrong with a delicious dinner, feet in the sand, sunset..?

Thank Kfizl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Barefoot is a great place for dinner! I recommend making reservations. This is a very popular place. Great food & drinks. We chose to sit inside the restaurant and not on the beach. Every table is a great view of the ocean. Great experience!

Thank Shawna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barefoot never fails to deliver an outstanding dinner. Ambiance, food and service were all superb. Barefoot have become our go to place for a special dinner while in Aruba.

Thank Flo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been planning this dinner for a year, I emailed with Claudia the whole time. They created a pre fix menu that suited our needs culinary and dietary. They incorporated a logo we created for the anniversary trip. She was patient with me and...More

1  Thank Feltodd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the lobster while watching a sunset. Our waiter was a young man from the Netherlands and he was very polite and attentive. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant. It's a bit of a cab ride but worth it.

Thank norev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended - go before sunset to enjoy the scenery even more. The restaurant is directly on the beach, by a harbor.

Thank JasBoston_MA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked dinner at Barefoot on a Sunday night. We booked about 3 weeks in advance online and were rewarded with a beachside table at 6 pm. In response to other recent reviews.... Yes, it is on a public beach near the airport. There were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barefoot was clearly a culinary highlight of our vacation to Aruba...a blend of cultural relevance and savoring creativity. The ambiance is exceptional. Hidden away and on the water, a thatched roof rises above brick walls that apparently housed something other than a restaurant at one...More

1  Thank Don K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating dinner, toes in sand, watching the sunset. The fifteen minutes prior to and during sunset were spectacular. Seafood was great! Drinks were great. Service was great. Staff will take your picture with sunset in background. This is a winner!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner on the beach, Food and service was outstanding. Very accommodating to kids for dinner options and great place to take the family. We will definitely be back on our next trip.

Thank SunBum40
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Amanda I
21 August 2017|
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Response from Teresa R | Reviewed this property |
I booked my reservation for 6pm And I enjoyed the entire sunset during my dinner and dessert
18 August 2017|
Response from Rafa0215 |
I don't work at Barefoot. I only dined there.
25 July 2017|
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Response from RussWai | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the Palm Beach area and took a cab, the ride was about 15 to 18 minutes and we paid $18.00US.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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!
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