Elements Restaurant at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adults Only

4.7
515 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
Enjoy the best of European and Caribbean cuisine on the oceanfront deck or in air-conditioned comfort with full view of the beach and sparkling sea.
Specialties include a Gluten-Free, Vegan or Vegetarian dining, in addition to the International menu.
Adults only (18+). No cash accepted. No smoking. No parties larger than 6.
Note: Romantic dining in a private, beachfront palapa with special 6-course meal is a truly unique experience and available for Sunset (6pm) or Moonlight (8:30pm) seating, with booking through the resort directly by email or phone only.
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AB
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food is excellent the ambience is very appropriate for the island. The servers are special.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine, ambience, service and location. It was all outstanding!!! Thank you!!

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C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and we will definitely be back! Food and views incredible! And the service of all staff we had the pleasure of dealing with went above and beyond normal expectations. It was so enjoyable, I can’t say enough!!!

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BJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From arrival to departure we felt truly well taken care of. Yolanda was amazing as our waitress, she was present when needed but knew exactly when to provide privacy and time.

The food we had was amazing in presentation and flavors, very well prepared and worth it.

Others that were kind enough to be involved in our special night were Gender and Koen, very kind gentlemen and very engaged with us as well as other guests.

The only advice we wanted to leave is in addition to the great food options tailored to all kinds of food preferences to have desserts that are sugar free or prepared with sugar alternatives. Vegan, Gluten free are very popular at this moment, however being able to also cater to those following the Keto life style might set you apart on the island.

In conclusion, we had an amazing time at an amazing location and will certainly be back.

Bas and Jasmin Olde Riekerink

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was easily the most delicious meal I had in Aruba! I had the special of the evening, which was salmon (with a seafood topping), with lovely potatoes and vegetables. Everything was prepared perfectly. It was very reasonable at $35, especially considering the magnificent view and attentive service. My husband opted for the soup and salad bar, which he also raved about. We decided to eat indoors that evening, but with all of the walls of glass, it was just like eating outside, except cooler and quieter.

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KR
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Romantic with superb service and food!

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D
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How wonderful - we happened to be there on July 4th and watched fabulous fireworks while dining on the beautiful beach setting. Definitely would recommend it for a romantic dinner!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing! The food and the service are wonderful and this ambiance is the best you can dream of.

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h
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. They had vegan and vegetarian options. My husband had the pork loin special. Tasty but a little over cooked. The view was beautiful of the beach and we watched the sunset.

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KS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, great service and setting. Food was delicious!

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced the "Romantic dinner for 2" 6/25/19. A private hut on a perfect beach scene spaced far enough away that you feel like you are the only ones there. Six-course meal was delicious and served with precision by our waiter Chris who was top-notch. Very classy. Highly recommend!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared. The staff are friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. Our server - Christian - was terrific! All while overlooking the Caribbean sand and sea and feeling a pleasant breeze. The soup and salad offering is well worth the price.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed only for a week and everyday we have eaten here..the food was excellent and personnel very polite and funny!!!! I remind In particoular christian and yolanda. I just wanna say thank you or i can say GRAZIE for all!!! You are a great team😬 i hope to see you again

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The view from elements is just so amazing. The service was great but they rushed the whole meal. I was really enjoying the view b Unfortunately the staff rushed our table to the extent that us was annoying. The food was nothing to talk about.

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AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in all ways. Love the vegan menu.

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NN
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful location and delicious food. We enjoyed everything we tried.

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FO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. The food was excellent. The service was fantastic. Our waiter Christian was so personable and engaging.

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HP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a special birthday. From the minute we arrived until we left the staff was fabulous. The food and drinks were awesome and we had an amazing sunset.

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LB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at Bucuti and it was a wonderful stay. The restaurant was always good in every way. We dined out around Aruba but chose to stay at elements restaurant mostly because it was as good, if not better in some cases. We also had a romantic meal on the beach privately and were not disappointed. The beach is in a prime position and the sunsets are beautiful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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N
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was good. Food was middle of the road. View was spectacular.

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DJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular setting in Eagle Beach area. Went just before sunset and sat inside (all glass walls) due to stronger than usual breeze. But there is no bad seat in this venue. Spectacular sunset view!
Food was attractively presented and well prepared. Dining "pace" was comfortable and staff was accommodating and professional. Our wait person could have been a bit more engaging but was serving both inside and outside so their brief interactions may have been understandable. In all, the best dining experience we had in our week long stay. (Our GPS led us into an adjoining parking lot and we had to walk in to property so check ahead about best entrance.)

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining with best sunset view, romantic

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overated, would not go back. Out in the middle of nowhere, tranquil but definitely nothing special about it

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I
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is very good, the ambience is nice, however the airco above the door makes a lot of noise.
In the beginning it took a long time before a waiter came to our table to bring some water.

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SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a sunset, followed by an amazing dinner
Service was perfect. Food delicious, in a astonishing and quiet place

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BR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and the best place on Eagle beach to dine and listen to the waves. A must!

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G
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enchanting setting and Yolanda is a very special server with whom I have dined happily for several years. Food s fresh and appealingly presented. Best beach setting on the island

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R
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place had a beautiful sphere and really highlighted the feel of Aruba. The appetizers were amazing, the main courses were good but nothing spectacular for the price. The mocktails were amazing and refreshing.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The ambiance was awesome Sitting on a ground level deck right on the beach. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. My husband and I both ordered the lobster thermidor special with shrimp which included an Arubian cashew cake desert that was very moist , light and good.

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST food we have ever eaten! We have been in Aruba for 8 days and have eaten at 8 delicious restaurants but Elements take home the gold without a question! My husband got the red snapper and LOVED it and I got the filet with a side of the fettuccine champagne pasta and we were beyond satisfied. Beautiful atmosphere, great customer service, THE BEST dinner in Aruba!

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N
Amsterdam
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Heerlijk gegeten. Goede prijs-kwaliteit verhouding. Zeer vriendelijke bediening die precies wist op welk moment een grapje te maken. Aanrader!

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AD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were staying at the Bucuti and Tara and decided to try the Elements Restaurant for dinner after a long day of travel and seeing some interesting options on the menu. We set up a 5:45 PM reservation and were seated outside at a table that was as close to the beach as you could get without being in a cabana. We then received our menus on IPads, which was really cool and very easy to search through, especially for me who is a vegetarian. That's another thing: plenty of vegetarian options.

Let me say that we had the Chicken Alfredo and Potato Gnocchi for entrees and the Artichoke-Arugula Ravioli as an appetizer, and they were awesome. I'm not the biggest fan of gnocchi, but they actually got me to like it! Because we had such an amazing experience, we stayed and had Tiramisu for dessert, which, when they heard it was our honeymoon, spruced up the plate with a chocolate drizzle spelling "Happy Honeymoon" for us. We were so impressed!

Finally, I want to give a shout-out to the service, which was impeccable. The wait staff really make you feel like their best friend, and our waitress (I think her name was Maria) returned often to check on us as well as just chat with us about our vacation.

One tip that we learned, though (good to know for many restaurants in Aruba): Unlike in the US, where soda refills are included in the price, they are *not* included in the price here. So, be aware if you have 3 sodas a piece like we did!

Anyway, if you have a chance to try this restaurant, do it! The views and service are amazing, and the food's not bad, either! :)

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It depends the time of day. We went at night and you can not see the menu or your food at all. It really ruined the experience. Waitress was nice. Salad bar was picked over and not refilled

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yolanda provided exceptional service and also to my son when he dined another evening. She definitely added to the experience

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere outside is extremely special. The serving staff is friendly and very accommodating to your requests and needs. I could not have been more pleased with the ambiance of dinner. The food was flawless. The service, outstanding. I just wish it wasn't a world away so i could experience it more often.

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SA
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband enjoyed his meal but I didn’t.
We shared the crab cakes which were excellent. We both had the red snapper but prepared differently, his was in a tomato based stew, mine was with balsamic reduction with local cucumbers and rice. My fish was good but that was it. The rest didn’t taste right. The place is supposed
to be fancy but it’s hard to find and the path to it is not really well lit. The menu is pricey and based on the reviews I expected more. They offered a salad bar for $25. I checked it out and not worth that. I get a better spread at Whole Food. The surroundings were nice until the host started to watch football on his tablet while having his dinner!!! That to me it’s not really a high class restaurant. As we were leaving, I didn’t say anything. Our waitress was super nice though, very helpful with menu decisions. One thing, ask for the specials, they don’t mention then unless prompted.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the dining every evening (6 from 7) in the Elemets Restaurants.
I would appreciate it if men needs to wear long trouser and no shorts with flip-flops.

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. Service excellent. View excellent!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Robert was an outstanding waiter.

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