Ruinas Del Mar
Ruinas Del Mar

Ruinas Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/
  • Phone: 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: Steak, International
  • 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 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.
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Ruinas Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (10)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (7)romantic (7)scenic view (7)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Memorable Night
    BigMac
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I hadn't eaten at Ruinas Del Mar for nearly ten year and we were pleased we gave it another try. We made a last minute reservation on OpenTable.com and upon arriving we were greeted and seated immediately. The service staff was simply exceptional, the restraint setting is simply beautiful, and the food was great. We will definitely return on our next trip. Regarding the reservation, this may be the slow season so do not wait to the last minute if you are coming during the busy holidays; Presidents Week, Christmas / New Years, Easter, Etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AsierA
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We tend to go to this place often because it has always been an excellent choice for brunch. It has stood for oysters, caviar, shrimps and lobster in large quantities and however this time we found it very changed. They no longer offer the trays of caviar or had oysters. The food was good but not outstanding. We hope that on our next visit to improve
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as usually
    Fefi12
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We tend to go to this place often because it has always been an excellent choice for brunch. It has stood for oysters, caviar, shrimps and lobster in large quantities and however this time we found it very changed. They no longer offer the trays of caviar or had oysters. The food was good but not outstanding. We hope that on our next visit to improve
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    strassie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch was very good, no comments, just the music a little too loud
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still one of the best in Aruba
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The filet mignon is the best in Aruba! Sit outdoors. It's beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hotelesque
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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  • The BEST on the Island
    JennVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Buby
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruina's Rules
    NotOKVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FOOD
    JORGE
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I WENT WITH MI WIFE AND WE HAVE A GOOD DAY IN THE SUNDAY BRUNCH, GOOD FOOD CHOICE, GOOD AMBIENCE, GOOD SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites in the Island
    FrankV
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 43 reviews are from the Ruinas Del Mar reviews archive.
  • Delicious food and atmosphere
    Ellen1234
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Highly recommend went with husband and has excellent service food and atmosphere
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Aruba 23
    Bandit12Smokey
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Noiseterrible0
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent!
    NYQuality
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome experience
    Mmlc87
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expected more
    Mike
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening, wonderful service
    WinerDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hyatt is a famous on Palm
    FundMaster
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as it used to be.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sunday fun time
    bruncher
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant in Aruba!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Beautiful restaurant in Aruba! Eat outside on the patio surrounded by water
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in Aruba and the
    Rossella
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Best Brunch in Aruba and the staff is super friendly. A must try!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice romantic brunch
    RomanticGuy
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellant, but
    Bill
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    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.
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  • Have had brunch here many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining
    bigdaddy1719VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    As always the food here was delicious. The service was superior. That's why I keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Going back
    Aruba1234
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Going back next year and will not miss going to Ruinas Del Mar for dinner. Just Perfect!~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining
    bigdaddy1719VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Location Mediocre Service
    Abby
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    ArubaFrequentvisitor
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hyatt
    Bob52
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Capecoddah
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big disappointment!
    Nomads
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sunday brunch
    ILoveAruba
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant has a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Excellent!!
    Happy40
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.