Aquarius - Renaissance Aruba

4.2
39 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

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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BG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DD
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
63 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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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EM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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MA
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AS
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not great. Expensive for what you get

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b
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 1

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

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MH
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday Champagne Brunch

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C
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lobster was tasteless, shrimp OK. Probably will not return

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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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V
Las Vegas
102 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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MA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Vacation- excellent food and fantastic service!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EV
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Ordered off the menu instead of the buffet, food was mediocre for the price.

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Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. Food was excellent and the service great, our server was Betty. Nice experience !!

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FF
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the seafood buffet. Fresh seafood cooked to order... lobster, shrimp, mussels, calamari, and an assortment of fish grilled while you wait. Plus soup, salad, sushi, and cold and hot selections of meats and sides. Excellent price.
Adriana was our server and she was most pleasant, timely service and professional. We will come back again.

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RA
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful buffet of local foods with local fish and shrimp grilled on site

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L
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The Service and food was amazing! we had an amazing relaxing night. We came there for a birthday. The reception acknowledged the birthday but the waiter didn't, Would have be nice to to the waiter also acknowledge my fiance's birthday. But overall was relaxing, Joyful. We definitely had an good time

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SB
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining there. Everything was excellent. The guys cooking the seafood were so friendly and accommodating to everyone’s needs. Servers were all good and food was perfect

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! My husband and I enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the seafood buffet almost daily while staying at the Renaissance. The service was a 10 the food was a 10. Seafood was fresh and cooked exactly to perfection. Highly recommend

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food choose your own seafood for the chef prepared in front of us
All you can eat never ending

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P
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. The service was remarkable. High fives to our server Lina for doing such a great job in recommending food and wine.

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SN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were excellent. Highly recommend the buffet brunch so worth it and so fresh, tasty eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, pancakes, breakfast potatoes and freshly baked goods!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good breakfast. Nice service. Good cappuccino. ☕

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 3

Please add more side selection to your menu. Thanks

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G
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the seafood buffet....my shrimp allergy was addressed by Italo and the lovely chef and no cross contamination on the grill was allowed to occur. Eating safely in a seafood restaurant is often a challenge. Many thanks to the precious staff

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

A bit disappointed. Buffet restaurant, not what I expected but that may be my fault as I didn't research it much and went on a recommendation. Won't be back :-(

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m
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The seafood was cooked to order and fresh and well seasoned. The only issue was the cocktails tasted watered down and overloaded with fruit.

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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best dinner buffet on the island and worth every penny too. All you can eat seafood, hot entrees, salad, jamon and desserts. The Executive Chef made vegetarian sushi that looked amazing just for my girlfriend and offered to make additional items if desired. Absolutely five star service and food. Will be back in a few months on my next trip to Aruba. Make reservations as they can get crowded.

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