La Vista - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

4.3
192 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
La Vista a spacious restaurant provides an open environment, a cozy bar and lounge, and an enticing Italian a la carte menu made possible by an exhibition kitchen, including a pizza oven and a grill offering Italian specialties. An open-air terrace provides additional outdoor seating for a magnificent ocean view.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Buffet Monday through Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Breakfast a la Carte Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Breakfast Buffet Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Daily Sunset Happy Hour: 5:30pm - 7:30pm;
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm;
A La Carte Dinner and Buffet Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
520 6312 ext. 6312
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Romeo Penacino
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We have a spacious parking lot in front of the hotel.
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Public transit
We also have public transportation in front of the hotel.
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Entertainment


Additional
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View
What 192 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WB
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All you can eat buffet featuring lobster tails, prime rib, made-to-order pasta--what could be better.

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M
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Francis and Vangie both help to make our experience enjoyable.

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PP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at La Vista on October 12th to celebrate my birthday and last night in Aruba. Food was excellent and our waitress, MayBel, was very attentive.

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M
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Francis is our favorite server. He always greets us warmly and remembers us from year to year.

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S
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Food and service were average drinks fair would go only for lunch

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o
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to Aruba we visit this restaurant. The food is amazing!!!! Service is wonderful it never disappoints. Highly recommend crab salad and the sea bass. I give it 11 stars!!!!

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MH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Over-priced for a buffet. Entertainment was so-so. Did not meet expectations.

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FB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good as we ordered from menu. Buffet looked ok but did not interest my wife and I.

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KK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, but with some limited options. My Boyfriend and I enjoyed our meal, but would have liked to have more of a seafood option and maybe prime rib versus ham at the carving station. the build your own tacos was okay.
The salad table was very good with a lot of wonderful options, however; they seemed to run out quickly. The dinner show was very entertaining!

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CB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The server we had was not very good. We wanted to order off the menu rather than eat the buffet, and she pushed the buffet too much rather then providing us a menu.

When we were done, she brought us the check, but never asked us if we wanted to order desert. When we finally got a menu to order a desert, she said, I will have to charge you extra for desert since you didn't get the buffet, which was to be expected.

Food quality was average at best. The salad was small for the price that was paid.

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i
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good buffet restaurant. Excellent choices and quality. Very nice staff. Very family friendly. We loved it

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J
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful breakfast & Sunday Brunch. Attentive servers. Yocasta & Gracia were awesome!

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J
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food; great service. Like to sit inside, as too many birds like to join you outside!

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite brunch spots on Aruba.

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OT
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good. The penne bolgnesse was good. The shrimp carbonara was very tasty. Prices were high even for Aruba standards. Service was spotty at best. Nice but seemed like he had 50 tables to cover when it was fairly slow.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, quiet and inviting atmosphere with a gorgeous ocean view and sunset views...Woild definately come again. We did the international buffet...it had great food and a make your own pasts station. Overall, happy customers.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch was so worth it!

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RA
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great International buffet - enjoyed the sushi and pasta station, among all others. Also, the ice cream station is a real treat for all.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite breakfast, brunch and dinner restaurant! Super friendly staff.

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RA
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb lobster tail buffet. Additionally, the sushi was a big hit with our family. Highly recommended.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ate here for the carribean carnival night. The show was fun and restaurant was beautiful. We ate at the buffet so we could eat then watch the show. We would go agsin but would eat off the menu this time around. The view was beautiful. Service was friendly but slow.

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JC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and our 5 year old son went to dinner there2 nights in a row. The food was amazing. The view was great. The next time we're in Aruba we will dine there again.

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EP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Augusto was great on a busy night with large groups still was able to make us feel special

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our meal was ok. The kitchen was very slow for a late lunch but our waiter made up for it.

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c
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the past few years, our last day on the island starts with a wonderful breakfast at La Vista Restaurant. A great buffet with more than enough to choose from, which is especially nice if you have young children to feed.

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c
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent value when feeding a family of six...something for everyone. The International Buffet was wonderful. Pizza for the kids and a various assortment of international dishes for the adults. Fed a family of six for under $200 with tip. Highly recommended.

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BB
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Sunday brunch!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was not happy that a lot of the fish that they’ve always had in the past was no longer offered, such as crab claws. Was very pricey per person for what was offered. Many chafing dishes were not filled and had to wait in longer lines for pasta and ice cream as seemed like less workers .

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not at all what we expected from the restaurant description and the reviews. More like the type of buffet you’d find on a cruise shop, not a place to have a nice dinner out. We had a lovely server, but I would not go back .

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b
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good value, good service, but the aggressive birds outside are most annoying and frankly give an unsanitary experience.

The surroundings were excellent, but sitting outside is not good unless you like birds flying around and annoying as you eat. One person MUST sit at the table and "shoo" the birds away or they will land and eat whatever is there!

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c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good quality food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Waitress forgot about us for a while once bigger tables came in

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very accommodating. Food prepared as you waited for some. A large array of food for all diets. Pleasant atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Festival show and buffet

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, loved eating outside...no bugs flying around and WOW the Buffet had quite an assortment as well as the menu...both very gooood!

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OT
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Buffet was overpriced, but omelettes were fantastic!

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F
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very disappointed in this restaurant. We didn't sit outside because it was only buffet there. We wanted to eat from the menu which we found was very limited. There are so many excellent restaurants in Aruba that we wouldn't go to La Vista again.

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o
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We go there every time we visit Aruba. Great food, superb service.

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SI
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great buffet! Sushi, pasta bar (custom made pasta dishes), pizza, seafood (crab craws, shlimp, mussels, etc.), carving station, and then all the nightly specials in a round serving station. 4 Star food. Very friendly. Iced tea was good. Didn’t get drink drinks. Sunset was gorgeous. Outdoor seating was Nice!

Recommended.

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J
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We came here the first night of our vacation since we’re staying at the Marriott and it seemed convenient. It was Thursday night which is apparently a special buffet night. We told them we would like to order off the menu and the hostess said that’s fine and lead us to our seats. We noticed there was seating available outside and asked if we could sit there, she said okay and we sat outside with the menus. A few minutes later our server came over and told us we can’t order the menu outside, and they outside is buffet only. We explained that we told the hostess we wanted to order off the menu and she sat us out here. The server was obviously irriatated and mumbled something that we didn’t catch. It was awkward so we offered to leave so that it wouldn’t cause an inconvenience. She seemed annoyed but said that it was fine and we could order off the menu outside. The rest of the dinner was subpar service, if you want to call it that. Only came by to take orders or drop off items. She never even smiled until we were walking out and she said bye. We spent more money on entrees than we would have on the buffet so not sure why we were treated so negatively. Definitely a bummer and will not be back even though we’re staying at the Marriott for 2 weeks.

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