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Ruinas Del Mar
Ruinas Del Mar

Ruinas Del Mar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aruba.hyatt.com
  • Phone: +297 5234243
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Pellegrini
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Contact: Criselda Pinto +297 2975861234

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hyatt Regency Aruba
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Ruinas Del Mar
Ruinas del Mar, “Ruins by the Sea”, is Hyatt Regency Aruba’s signature restaurant offering contemporary cuisine in an open-air environment. Guests are invited to enjoy menu items such as fresh seafood and steaks, hearth oven specialties, and a display of multiple food stations offered during breakfast, Sunday brunch, and special events. The design of Ruinas del Mar pays homage to several original Aruban architectural elements including caliche stone and the use of water in design.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The filet mignon is the best in Aruba! Sit outdoors. It's beautiful!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Marketing ads and menu drew me here, but a 7:00pm Friday reservation was obviously not needed as restaurant was pretty empty (other than the few outdoor seats). My wife was luckier of the two of us, as her appetizer and red snapper were good to very good, but my crab/lobster cakes were more breadcrumbs than seafood, and my entree of baby grouper was well overcooked and vegetables diced into almost one inch cubes. Al dente was given a new definition. Wines were priced high, but found that true throughout the island. Best thing was that we were able to walk here from our hotel. Would not return, nor recommend other than for convenience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "by far, this is the BEST restaurant on the island. The food is ALWAYS fabulous, the atmosphere is totally awesome and the service is great! Who doesn't like light-up menus when you're eating outside in a dimly lit space? If you have not been there, it is a MUST while you're on the island. I usually go twice while I'm on vacation."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We ate outside by the pond with black swans. Beautiful place. Service was perfect. I tried the Grouper and it was very good. Prices are relatively high."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Outstanding as always, Ruina's continues to be our favorite restaurant in Aruba. The food, service and ambiance are second to none. We come to Aruba each year and Ruina's never disappoints and each time we all agree it's the best food we have while here."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Have dined here at least 7 times over the past few years. Food is consistently good, servers always attentive. But the outdoor dining atmosphere is what makes the night a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Highly recommend went with husband and has excellent service food and atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Myself and my wife were looking to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary somewhere special and romantic. We found it. We had excellent service with a excellent meal. We will definitely be back on our next trip. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We have been coming to your brunch for 10 years! We own at marriott ocean club and absolutely love your hotel! The food is always fresh and delicious and your service is spectacular. We brought two other couples this year who absolutely loved it! Thank you for the great experience year after year!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I ate the brunch here 2 years ago & found the food was very good & the selection was excellent. After my last visit in May of 2014, I found that the selection & quality of food was not what I had remembered it to be. The price had gone up to $51.00, which I thought was way too high. I probably will not return in the future. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Brunch offerings were very nice. Oysters, mussels, caviar, cheese, salad, meats, also breakfast items, desserts for all. Champagne and mimosa poured. Service was very attentive. Food very good. Enjoyable for whole family."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We felt so welcome when we went with our two teens for Sunday brunch. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was so serene and lovely. The service was terrific and so very nice! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I've been going to the hyatts sunday brunch for many years, it has always been a very pleasant experience, the waiters are very happy and friendly people, good music, and very good food variety. All in all I still find it to be the best spot for a brunch with groups or for family. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went for the ambiance, and that made it worth it. But both our entreés were so bland/unpleasant tasting that it nearly ruined the experience. We had the pumpkin pasta and the prawn pasta. Also the harshly bright light coming from the lanterns on the tables nearly ruined the ambiance. It seemed so odd to have nice warm light coming from the torches, and then harsh, industrial lighting too. We finally hid our lantern under the table."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Ruinas Del Mar. You certainly can't beat the setting within the gardens of the Hyatt Resort. The food was very good. Our party enjoyed everything from soup and salad through dessert. Stand outs were the beef tenderloin entree and strawberry shortcake dessert. Loved the menus that lit up when opened, since we dined outdoors, at night. Our servers were wonderful - very pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The Hyatt is a famous on Palm Beach for its black swans that swim beside you while you dine. They were imported to Aruba for Australia. The food is superb we had the Classic Duo with filet and lobster combo, mashed potatoes and carrots absolutely excellent. Service is impeccable as always, we have been going there now for 15 years annually. If you really want a romantic environment, that's the place."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We have dined at Ruins Del Mar several times over the past 15 years and this visit the food was not up to par. We have already dined at several local restaurants and this is at the bottom of our list so far. The food was very oily and over cooked. Need some attention to the menu!!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "every year (or so it seems) we go to ARUBA and meet up with friends we have been seeing for years. everyone has their favorite restaurants for dinner. BUT, when our group wants a lazy Sunday with good food, drinks and friends--we always have at least one Sunday Brunch at Ruinas Del Mar. some of us go every Sunday--a nice day out of the sun. the staff is fantastic."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "From the waterfront setting to the varied menu, everything was wonderful!! Courses came out timely, wine was poured as needed, the whole experience was so incredible we decided to dine here a second time!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant in Aruba! Eat outside on the patio surrounded by water"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Best Brunch in Aruba and the staff is super friendly. A must try!!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Was beautiful , everything was great but a little to pricey for what they offered. Maybe because it's part of the hotel. other than that everything was great!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The food was excellant, but the experience was tarnished by two other issues. Our server was pompous, acting as if he was doing us a favor by serving us. The other issue is length and process we were put through to buy a gift cert. We had to go to the hotel clerk and he didn't know how to do it and called a manager. After about 15 minutes including the need to show my ID the manager asked if I wanted to cancel it. If I wasn't doing it for a friend I certainly would have. I got certs. at Aqua Grill and Azzurro that took only a couple of minutes and no ID requirement. Over the years we have dined often at the Ruinas, but based on our last two occasions this will be the last."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Have had brunch here many times in the past and loved it! Did not come last year so found lots of changes! I was disappointed the prices have gone up and the choices have gone down! I still enjoyed it, but miss the way it used to be, had thought of going again this Sunday, but not sure now? Isabel Soltar"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "As always the food here was delicious. The service was superior. That's why I keep going back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Going back next year and will not miss going to Ruinas Del Mar for dinner. Just Perfect!~"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Ruinas Del Mar is a great dining experience. The food is wonderful. The service is superior. The chef will accommodate anyone wanting any special creation."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, outdoor seating has a great view and with water surrounding the seating area, swans, fish, and turtles can be seen from each table. Very little lighting outside, but menus are back-lit for easy nighttime viewing. Waitstaff was not bad, but was slow and waiter stood impatiently only a few feet from the table after our bill was presented. Menu was good, with many selections and some daily specials. Wine list was good also, and priced reasonably."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The food was excellent. I had white clam bisque for an appetizer, my husband had Scallop appetizer that were absolutely HUGE. I had a fettucine, shrimp entree with local sauteed tomatoes and asparagus....yum. Husband had a filet with lobster pairing and it was so tender I could not belive it was beef. Be prepared as it is VERY pricey"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "I have been to this restaurant before and always make it a top choice for a quiet dinner whenever I visit. It is one of the best in Aruba."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Very impressive food selection. From the usual breakfast offerings to sushi and pizza. The bottomless mimosas never had a chance to run out-waitstaff constantly refreshed them. A little pricey, but you certainly get your money's worth!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "After reading several positive reviews, I was excited about going for Sunday brunch. DISAPPOINTMENT! The food was mediocre at best; the beef tenderloin was mealy and had very little flavor, and the "fresh" seafood tasted a couple days old. The atmosphere was incredibly noisy and frenzied. There was no dress code; we ate brunch right across from a man wearing a Speedo and his soaking wet daughter wearing her bathing suit and towel. Not exactly what I would expect for $51 per person. The upside: they do offer bottomless champagne and mimosas (if you are able to grab a server's attention). Sadly, we will not return."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "the service was poor at best. restaurant wasn't crowded. food was good. no pasta station. kind of pricey $52 pp, kids half up to age 12."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "The restaurant has a nice wine selection to accommodate most preferences. The food was very well prepared. I had the swordfish special which was very tasty. Their apple pie dessert with caramel sauce is not to be missed!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "We had a great time at the Sunday Brunch, service was incredible, we were there for 4 hours!!! I gave the food a 4, because we didn't like the ceviche, but it was the only dish we didn`t like of the I think 8, at least, that we had."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "We went here for my sisters wedding rehearsal dinner and everything was fabulous. The waitstaff was able to accommodate our party of 9, including children, and the food was truly delicious. Overall, a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "Empty, overpriced, limited menu in a beautiful space..disappointing"
    Dined on 6/17/2013
  • "Food preparation was a little disappointing. Most was overdone."
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "We went here for brunch while on vacation. We should have figured it out when we asked where the restaurant was they kept telling us breakfast on Sunday was at the Palms. It was clear they were trying to "hint" to stay away. 2 people and $150 later I figured it out."
    Dined on 6/2/2013