Aquarius - Renaissance Aruba

4.3
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Visit Aquarius, a new contemporary restaurant located right in the heart of Oranjestad. Aquarius offers the best Caribbean fare like delicious seafood, meats and dessert, all in an atmosphere with sleek wood, glass and metal. Get all you want in our buffet option or pick and choose your favorites a la carte.
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4.4
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4.1
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DebbieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband cut his arm when walking in and staff couldn’t be more helpful!
Bandaids were immediately given to us. The meal was super fresh and plentiful. My only criticism where the Crab legs were extremely small. Lobster tails were cooked to perfection.

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ZairaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waitresses good food love it everything was wonderfull

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KimR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was wonderful and we have already raved to 2 other couples about it!

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HowardL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very disappointing based on previous experiences. Buffet has been scaled back drastically. Used to have platters of cooked shrimp and smoked salmon. Used to have smoked eel and other delicacies. No more. Price the same but far reduced in quality. Server, Adrienne, was excellent and kind. Not a good value any longer and not to be recommended by me.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Your seafood is prepared right in front of you. Line was a little annoying as some people ordered 3-4 items at once. Highly recommend and will go again. Service was fantastic.

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MorenoJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best all you can eat seafood I've had in my entire life.
Price/food ratio was so great

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MM47
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had been here before last year, but for lunch. This time we had diner. The food was good, the seafood buffet was delicious. The service was outstanding, I ask for white rice for my son and in no time I had a bowl of fresh cooked rice! A good experience!

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PeggyL
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Carved meats were very cold.

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PeggyL
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I heard about this place from TA and stayed four nights at the hotel. I was really looking forward to this seafood buffet but unfortunately we dined on “Taste of Aruba” night. This excludes all lobster and king crab (the sole purpose of dining there). Being that it was our last night there and we were extremely hungry we settled. I appreciated the staff allowing us to browse the choice of food before deciding to dine or not. On this night, there were a lot of meat w/dairy dishes. No seafood, aside from the general sushi rolls and shrimp cocktail at the salad bar. My partner decided to order a la carte (a burger) and I did the dinner special buffet which only included the cold food (salad bar, sushi and dessert). I also ordered the strawberry shortcake cocktail but somehow my server brought me a strawberry daiquiri instead. I did not want to create anymore confusion so we went about our dinner anyway. Overall the staff were very friendly but the restaurant itself was a disappointment. I hope we can try the seafood buffet another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My husband and I were in Aruba celebrating his birthday & decided to try this restaurant. It’s a nice place with really great service. They were really nice people who were accommodating.

My husband’s salmon was a bit underdone, but overall the meal was good.

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ElizabethE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the concept of Aquarius. The buffet was not a buffet. They had few choices to select from and the crab was not seasoned and they cut there king crab in half. I really like my food seasoned. In my honest opinion I would not go again because I've eaten at better buffets.

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vipMary
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast buffet with a made to order omelette station. Mimosas on the weekends. Highly recommend it.

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JeanpierreM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yess,, but kids could eat for half price instead of full price

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Macky
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely the best! Staff was Amazing, Adriana are always attentive and friendly, whenever i go and get some more food she dishout my empty plate even without asking, first class!! Can’t wait to go back.

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LorraineB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Grossly overpriced poor quality poor. Bugs in food....brown lettuce...yuck ....Stay away!

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ReshamD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The taste of the food has come down considerably from what it was before. the variety of food also was not there. The only option for vegetarians was the salad bar and pasta. There were no snack or meal options with rice, bread, curry for the vegetarians.
For the meat eaters, the pork was rubbery, fish was tasteless and the pasta sauce were no way close to Italian.

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Gemini
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They did not have our reservation but did not make a fuzz of it and seated us right away!
This is the 2nd time (different restaurant) that this happened to us.

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Inge
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service! Attention for our specific situation (40 weeks pregnant) and adapt to that (preparing a vegetarian sushirol for me and instead of mimosa or champagne we got fresh lemonade, which was delicious).
Really recommend this restaurant!

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vipRobertF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Aquarius Renaissance is a good choice with great attentive servers. Food is ok at breakfast and lunch time. One big problem is that you can not make reservations for the breakfast time. They did not honor our 8.30 reservation made via OpenTable because they told us that they do not take reservation for breakfast time. The good thing was that we waited only 10 min to get a table of for 5. Later the waiting time got longer.

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BobG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there twice and the service, food , and atmosphere were excellent. We have already recommended this restaurant to several others staying here. Thanks again

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vipDDsFoodie1987
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great, food is great, always a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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vip1turtleman
Charleston
83 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pretty average honestly. This restaurant is more of a buffet than ala carte. The food is just average, but the Staff is very nice and accommodating. The restaurant is more set up to take care of the Hotel Guests who are on the fly getting out to the Beach, or walk about the Aruba night life. Let me say again though...the staff are wonderful.

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EricM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood buffet! The chef Edward was very good to take us around and tell us what dishes were gluten free and what to avoid. We wound up eating there twice with no issues and thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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TomJ
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited in line for 30 min to have fish and shrimp. Only one guy cooking. He could not multi task. 7 people in line waiting. We Never did get fish or shrimp. I asked the waiter who was running the place. They didn't do as anything. So for 39 dollars I got salad and rice. Totally unacceptable. Will Never go there again.we come every year.

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MedArts1
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After missing it for a coupke of years we hoped the seafood buffet would still be wonderful and it was! Aside from an excellent choice of hot entrees, delectable sushi. and cold options, the grill had delish Lobster tails, various fish, crab claws, prawns, and calamari.

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vipAngelaS
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not great. Expensive for what you get

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vipbiancaj
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience1

For people who love beef and no fish don t go there there is no ambiance never ever again

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vipMicheleH
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday Champagne Brunch

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vipChuck
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Lobster was tasteless, shrimp OK. Probably will not return

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vipMarkM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was WAY too salty! I would not come back or recommend it to a friend. I had to drink a gallon of water just to recover from this awful dining experience. I woke up in the middle of the night dying of thirst because of eating that overly salted food.

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vipVeteran
Las Vegas
104 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Was scouting locations for possible business lunch/dinner. The attitude of the management crossed this location off our list quickly. My advice. Go somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a buffet restaurant. We were not up for that much food so we ordered off the menu. Food was just ok and the serving was not timed well. If you like buffets this may be for you.

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DianeB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Fabulous Seafood Buffet- if you like lobster, crab, shrimp and Grouper grilled to perfection than this is where you want to go Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant! The Seafood buffet was the best I've had. You can't beat unlimited lobster tails, king crab, shrimp and a large selection of fish plus other delicious entrees. Good salad bar and desserts too. The wait staff was friendly and provided terrific service, especially Nebron and Emmett. I was also impressed by Mark. Humphrey made sure that we were take care of. All of this combined made for an exceptional evening.

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JCRdaycare
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were happy with our dinner and would recommend it to others. Arianna was a great waitress. Food was fresh but the lines got long for the seafood as the night went on. Glad we were there at 6:30

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MargaretA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good seafood selection as well as the salad bar, dessert and other hot food selections!

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viplynnc
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Vacation- excellent food and fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love seafood it’s well worth your money. Highly recommend it!

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EmilioV
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was surprisingly friendly and nice. Emmely had a smile on her face the entire time serving us. We had some difficulty with our teenagers making up their minds and the time delay never affected Emmely's attitude or service. The entire wait staff, seafood cook and team were just great. Everything tasted fresh and was a good value. Definitely worth the trip from our hotel for a wonderful seafood dinner buffet.

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Aquarius - Renaissance Aruba is rated 4.3 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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