La Vista - Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

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246 reviews
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Italian
La Vista offers the largest breakfast and brunch buffet on the island, you can enjoy an extensive selection such as eggs Benedict, Aruban pastechi, smoothie and gluten-free station, and during brunch indulge in homemade pizzas, fresh sushi, mouthwatering paella and fresh made gelato to mention a few. For a fun dinner experience, don't miss the spectacular Carnival dinner & show on Thursdays and the lobster buffet on Saturdays featuring tantalizing bounty from the sea.
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Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster buffet was ‘okay’, with the lobster tails being super-small. Sushi was very good, everything else was plentiful. However, at a $69/pp price, I would have expected more. Notwithstanding, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset seating, always a plus at La Vista.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Good selection of food in the buffet. Lots of options.

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Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience celebrating my birthday !! Service was great, food excellent, we had a wonderful time.

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J
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here for breakfast many times. First time for dinner. Everything was very good. Mabel took great care of us. It was also great to see Gracia again. Will definitely return again!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staple breakfast spot and outstanding buffet. Great location in front of the beach.

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RT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

We enjoyed our brunch @ la vista very much our server Rosa was very kind and lovely to us with a great service behind it by Rosa.!

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MF
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food but didn’t receive Open Table points for the reservation.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places on the island. Mouth watering food with an outstanding service in a cozy ambiance! And for a picky dessert person like me, the improved dessert table gets an A++.

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s
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great Sunday brunch. So many options! Sat outside which was nice. Just make sure you cover plates and drinks when you get up. Alot of birds flying around!

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RF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Just be aware that on Sunday's breakfast is till 10.00 am. After 10.00 am its brunch.

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TC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sea bass was excelent

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BD
Richmond
113 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always spend a couple of evenings here when on the island.. The Buffet and food presentation was great.. The fresh sea food and shell fish were wonderful, plentiful and great quality, pasta bar was equally as good.. Plenty to choose from and table service for beverage and pickup was very good.. Felt appreciated, and look forward to another visit.
Deb and Bill Schmidt, Williamsburg, VA

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going there best omlet ever!! And im local.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch

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Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. We went for mother’s day and they always make it special Service and staff were awesom.

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S
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, just too much smoking and I don't smoke, they should allow for non-smokers a chance to breathe fresh air

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Easter Buffet

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New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit over priced. Great staff. Great food

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PK
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I am a customer of la vista. They used to put extras on holidays. Like live music. A bunny with prizes. The food was excellent as always but there was nothing extra and the price was higher. We got the same food as always. I was there for New Years day also same thing. I suggest live music on Holidays and something new on the menu. For the rest everything was ok

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c
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service needs work! Very Friendly staff but not the best servers. The view at sunset is beautiful and the food was good but nothing amazing. We didn’t do the buffet we ordered off the menu. Very clean place and again the staff was friendly but compared to other restaurants on the island they don’t have dinner time serving down if you are ordering g off the menu. If you are just doing buffet you might feel differently.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation with outdoor seating. When we arrived (on time), we were told that they didn't have anymore outdoor seating because they gave it away to walk-ins. They figured out a solution to get us seated outside, but server was lack-luster at best. She really pushed the buffet vs. ordering from the menu when we were first seated. It took her over 15 minutes to come back and take our order. When we told here we were ordering from the menu, she was visibly put-out. Additionally, never took our drink order and we had to flag down another server to get those ordered. After our orders were placed, the food arrived in a timely fashion (with an appropriate stagger between our appetizers and entrees). The appetizers were good but the entrees were "ok" at best...not bad but not anything to rant and rave about. Disappointing experience, especially because I had eaten breakfast there twice before and the food and service were both really good during the mornings.

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DA
Detroit
46 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Just ok buffet food
Service is excellent

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VK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant has the potential of greatness but it’s a very basic place - the dinner buffet is meh! The menu is far too standard, with the same items you’d get anywhere at a basic bar and grill in the US. The prices however are high. This being our first night at the Marriott, where it’s located, we went for dinner, but I believe there are better places to pay ~$50 a person

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

We went to La Vista when they were having their weekly lobster buffet. I think it was overpriced at $69 pp and the food was average at best. We were also consistently pestered by black flies landing on our meal and had to move inside. That took away from the anticipated ambiance of the evening. We will likely try this restaurant another time but we'll never go to to the lobster buffet again. It was disappointing.

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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We had dinner at La Vista on a Saturday evening for their lobster buffet. Would not recommend, $70 per person and the food was marginal at best. Every other meal that we had while visiting Aruba was fantastic.

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M
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderfull evening.
My family enjoy everything

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a treat to dine with you today. The food was delicious, the variety extraordinary. Natasha was a delightful server!!

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M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the buffet, many choices, everything was very good. The wait staff was excellent, very pleasant outdoor dining. The Carnivale Dance Show was very nice also.

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T
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Last week we visited La Vista and had a good experience...good enough to bring us back for another visit! This time the experience was a disaster! Once seated it took 25 minutes just to get a drink order placed, another 10 unites to get the drinks. Because of the miserable start to the meal we opted for the buffet. This too turned our to be a mistake...most of the items were picked over or just plane gone, not to be replaced. When we returned to the table form our first visit to the buffet our table had been cleared and wiped clean...including our drinks! Now they had to be replaced, which took another 10 minutes. This repeated itself once more. The crowing event was that the desert table had run out of ice cream, vanilla ice cream, the staple for most buffet deserts was gone and not to be replaced. We have been to Marriotts all around the world and never have encountered a more poorly run, badly organized, and confused wait staff resulting in such a poor experience. This resturant will not be on our agenda during future visits.

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RW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the lobster and seafood buffet. it was delicious. A lot of variety. Lobster tails. Salads pasta seafood shrimp crab legs etc.

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Once again, went to Saturday Lobster and Prime Rib night and it was AWESOME. If you go, definetly try the Lobster Bisque and add extra lobster to it. You won’t regret it. The service is awesome too. You will love it!

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to LaVista for dinner on a Saturday night (2/16/19). Buffet option only for $69.00 pp which we thought was very pricey. A lot of options but nothing I could say that tasted outstanding for that price. I wish there were menu options also and not just the buffet option. Families walked away after hearing the cost of the buffet only. The one plus was there were a lot of options to choose from and the price comes from Lobster tails on the buffet(which were very over-cooked) I would not recommend this buffet. One of the questions was for service, but it was a buffet so we helped ourselves. They did have waitstaff clearing dirty dishes and bringing the bill to the table.

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JP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s day

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Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good, but not distinguished food. Good service. Convenient. Menu would benefit from more variety.

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G
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

La vista has an attractive setting on the Marriott grounds, so we decided to give them a try. We reviewed the menu but were not enthralled. The server seemed to assume we would want the buffet. I looked at the buffet offerings, saw grouper and decided it was okay for me. My wife settled on the pasta bolognese because she could not justify paying the price for a buffet. We were both disappointed. My wife’s bolognese, was priced at over $30, and was terrible. We have never paid that much for bolognese anywhere, especially for bolognese with little to no beef in the sauce. My grouper from the buffet was swimming or drowning in some kind of sauce. Grouper is one of our favorite meals, but this one was awful. We were puzzled by the number of positive reviews. We can only surmise there are a lot of guests who are happy with large volumes of food rather than well prepared meals. For those, I say go at it. For others who want quality, I say go elsewhere.

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the buffet and there was a very good selection of various types of food - make your own pasta, sushi, salad options, main cousrse meals, good desserts, soup, fruit, etc. The service was excellent and the restaurant was nicely decorated. Would definitely return and would recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fish selection is not as wide as Aquarius.

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B
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve had dinner at La Vista numerous times when visiting Aruba. The service is always excellent and the staff is very friendly. The food is always great with a very nice selection at the buffet.

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TB
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Average food served in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Good if you are just arriving at the resort, tired from the travel, and are not ready to venture out.

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p
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Buffet was average. We had to sit inside because of the birds. You did to fix this problem!

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