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Lima Bistro, Oranjestad, Outside US

Lima Bistro

4.9
4.9
532 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
Teddy Bouroncle, a self-proclaimed 'cocinero comilón', follows in the footsteps of his grandparents, combining unexpected quality ingredients to create explosive flavors inspired by his beloved home — Lima. Staying true to Peru’s culinary practice of fusing international cuisine with local ingredients, our dishes are made with locally grown herbs and greens, homemade sourdough, and fresh Catches of the Day. Toast with wines that take you on a journey around the world. Celebrate the island life with ice-cold local beers and sip creative cocktails made with authentic Peruvian liqueur. Enjoy our air-conditioned dining room or our terrace where you can enjoy the stunning views of Oranjestad's marina at Harbour House. Kids Policy: In order to accommodate our guests who are seeking a quiet and relaxing night out, Lima Bistro will not be accepting any reservations of parties accompanied by children under the age of 12. Pets are not allowed inside the restaurant nor on our outside terrace.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Contemporary Latin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    281 3810

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Teddy Bouroncle

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about booking private events, please email us info@limabistro.com

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Parking details

    Parking at harbour house condominum parking lot

  • Public transit

    We are located at New Harbor House Condominium in downtown Oranjestad on the first floor Facing the water .

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Caribbean

    Best Overall

  • Caribbean

    Best Food

  • Caribbean

    Best Value

  • Caribbean

    International

  • Aruba

    Best Overall

  • Aruba

    Best Food

  • Aruba

    Best Service

  • Aruba

    Best Ambiance

  • Aruba

    Best Value

  • Aruba

    Fit for Foodies

  • Aruba

    Healthy

  • Aruba

    Notable Wine List

  • Aruba

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Aruba

    International

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  1. S

    Sergio

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was OK Especially for the perfect attention of our hostess Nancy Teixeira
  2. FZ

    FerryZ

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    An excellent dining experience at Lima Bistro, the cocktails were made well , the food was on point and the dessert was delicious. A perfect evening with good service, definitely worth visiting again. Thanks!
  3. EC

    EliseC

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wa ate here earlier in the week and HAD to come back again. Everything was phenomenal. The food, the atmosphere, the people. Mattias was our server and he was so delightful and knowledgeable. If we lived in the area I guarantee we would be regulars. Get the beets! There’s so many amazing menu items and we almost didn’t get it. It was actually my favorite thing from this meal as it had flavors I had no idea worked together. Such a fun surprise. I could go on about each dish but just trust me- get it all. Thank you for the experience!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tenderloin. Waitstaff excellent
  5. CF

    ClaudiaFrank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely worrh it! A wonderful culinary experience with flavors popping up everywhere!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  7. e

    evekroz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance. Delicious food and wine. Recommend for any occasion.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After some disappointing experiences at other “nice” restaurants here in Aruba, finishing our trip at Lima Bistro provided a strong ending to our holiday. Service was prompt, staff were attentive and the food was excellent. Our server gave helpful explanations of unfamiliar dishes, and provided solid recommendations. Given the high quality of the food and excellent service, we found it to be a very good value; certainly the best of our trip.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every single dish we ordered was delicious. This was the best meal we had in Aruba and I wish I could eat there again and again!
  10. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exceptional. The server explained each dish we asked about since it was our first time there. We reserved our time at opening to beat the crowd. The place started filling up as we were leaving, so it was a wise decision. Highly recommend everything - appetizer, meal, dessert were great!
  11. LJ

    LuiginaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service Great food Tables are a bit small Servers attentive Took a while before our orders were taken Manager was attentive Would recommend and would come back
  12. LB

    LizzieB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We had the daily ceviche and steak tar tar with black truffle shredded on top! Each bite was magical! After each dish you ate, they cleaned the table which was very great to see! I ordered the duck and it was the best duck I’ve ever had! Will definitely go back the next time we are in Aruba!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing- each dish is studded with exquisite flavor and an assortment of textures. The outdoor dining atmosphere is lovely. Great wine selection too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere and food at Lima. It is a must visit every time I’m in Aruba. I was there the week it opened and this was my 7th dinner there. It’s located in Harbor House, downtown, near the cruise ship terminal not near the Palm Beach tourist area. The menu has a lot of options. The flavors are exquisite and the presentation amazing.
  15. SF

    SimoneF

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time is better! Food is unbelievably good, fresh, and always well presented. Service is attentive and professional. This time I have been in the terrace, which is always perfect.

    Lima BistroResponded 4 days agoHi SimoneF... thank you for your comments and your 5-star review. Come back soon :)

  16. GK

    GeetanjaliK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, creative dishes and wonderful service! Only complaint is that some of our french fries were undercooked but everything else was above average.
  17. TR

    TaraR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing! Service was spectacular!

    Lima BistroResponded 4 days agoHi TaraR... thank you for acknowledging the work of our staff!

  18. EC

    EliseC

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in a while. It was phenomenal. Went all out and got a bunch of starters. The scallops, crudo, salchipapas, and the special. All amazing but the crudo and the scallop were just magical and I am still still thinking about them. Also the cocktails were delicious. Can’t recommend this place enough.

    Lima BistroResponded 4 days agoHi EliseC, welcome to the family of culinary explorers :) Thank you for your 5-star review!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Every starter and main was gourmet quality. Local flavors combined with authentic callbacks to Peruvian traditions. Highly recommend if you appreciate thoughtful preparations. Chef Teddie has something special there.

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoThank you for your 5-star review!

  20. RO

    ROBERTK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about the restaurant. The food was delicious and very inventive. The service was professional and our server was charming. The restaurant itself is very attractive. We tried Lima Bistro for the first time in January and we’re happy to be in Aruba now to try it again. We are returning to Aruba in January and look forward to dining with you again at that time.

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoHi ROBERTK, thank you for adding our family restaurant to your list of places to visit on the island. See you soon!

  21. GB

    GiBa

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sally is the best hostess!! Took great care of us, and Matias, our server, was friendly nd very knowledgeable. Food is amazing. If you are lucky to get a table outside, it's just perfect.

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoThank you GiBa for choosing to have dinner with us...come back soon!

  22. D

    Dreab1234556778

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Highly recommend best quality and flavour of food

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoHello Dreab1234556778, thank you for sharing your experience at the bistro. See you soon!

  23. LF

    LeonardoF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner experience is just outstanding... Everything is excellent, and the cocktails (pisco sour) I ordered were very well balanced. The food (the weekly special) seafood rice japanese style was so tasty, and full of flavor that made my night. In the end, we ordered some dessert because my mom's birthday, and need to say that all of them (Childhood Strawberries, Pumpkin, and the Chocolate mousse) are delicious five starts, we finished all.

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoHi LeonardoF, thank you for celebrating your Mom's birthday with us and for your 5-star review. Come back soon!

  24. K

    Keers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lima is a great place to have diner! The flavours are superb. Traditional with some Japanese twists. The portion sizes are great to share and give you the opportunity to try out as many dishes you want. Recommendations are: marketplace ceviche, crudo, the bread with spicy mustard and the miso fish! Also try their cocktails, especially the pisco sour. We didn’t need wine because of the quality of them. A great pearl of fine hospitality at the Oranjestad Harbour. Keep this up!

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoHi Keers, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and welcome to the family of culinary explorers!

  25. GM

    GordonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious inventive cuisine. Great seafood, beef and duck. Sublime sauces. Cool 50s, 60s jazz and Latin soundtrack. Chef has a marvelous team in the kitchen and front of the house. they go out of their way to make you feel glad you came. Location has a nice view and enough breeze to keep the flies away. Chef is adept at accommodating celiacs. Currently the best restaurant in Aruba IMHO.

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoThank you GordonM for having dinner with us!

  26. JD

    JamieD

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winner! Super menu, super friendly staff! And chef Teddy and his wife are the cherry on top🙌🏻

    Lima BistroResponded on July 28, 2022Hi JamieD, thank you for having dinner with us and for reviewing our family restaurant. Cheers!

  27. DT

    DianaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. One of my most favorite restaurants on the island. Remember to book your reservations at least a few weeks ahead since it's a small restaurant with limited seating but it was so worth it!

    Lima BistroResponded 6 days agoThank you DianaT for choosing to have dinner with us... come back soon!

  28. J

    John

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best and most attentive service we’ve had in Aruba by far. The food was excellent. My son’s Tuna was the only miss, due to the overly sweet sauce. The other things we chose, apps, entrees, desserts and cocktails were all great and well-presented.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Hi John... thank you (and your son) for being culinary explorers and for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We look forward to having you back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing new restaurant in Aruba with wonderful complex dishes and exceptional service. I just got home from our meal and I’m stuffed but already thinking of going back

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review. We are glad to hear that you left feeling full and happy!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! This is without a doubt one of, if not the best restaurants in Aruba. The food was superb and the service was extremely attentive. The depth and layering of flavors tasted like it had been cooked for hours and the unique food combinations were creative and delicious. We will certainly go back a few more times. There was also someone in our party with a severe allergy and the waitress assured us it could be accommodated. In addition, the executive chef and his son also came over to ease our concerns sharing they had the same allergy and was certain we would be fine. Talk about going above and beyond.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for sharing your experience at the bistro with such detail. Come back soon!

  31. F

    Francois

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Great fusion of food. A must.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Hi Francois thank you for choosing to have dinner with us!

  32. KD

    KatherineD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was very delicious.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Hi KatherineD, thank you for having dinner with us. Come back soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Our favorite in Aruba!

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for your 5-star review!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have to have the ceviche, if you don’t eat anything else you have to eat this, it’s phenomenal. That said the whole experience was amazing and for level of service, presentation and quality of food you’d expect to pay more.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022We pride ourselves in that the fish served in our ceviche is always fresh... never frozen! Thank you for being a culinary explorer and for your 5-star review!

  35. RP

    RoyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    There was a birthday party next to our table and the noise they made was not nice. Could not have a normal conversation at our table. The food and service were great and we sure will come back.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Hello RoyP, thank you for your sharing your experience at the bistro. We are sorry to hear that the noise level of the other diners was not to your liking and hope that you'll experience a different ambience on your next visit.

  36. LG

    LinneaG

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were truly amazing!

    Lima BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Hi LinneaG thank you for choosing to have dinner with us!

  37. B

    Bordeauxbabe

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner on the patio last night. I tried the scallop appetizer special and the duck entree special. It was so delicious I would have liked to have more than 2 slices of duck. Definitely had room for dessert which was the caramel creme. Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 20, 2022Hello Bordeauxbabe... thank you for your 5-star review!

  38. DM

    DavidM

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was upscale Peruvian. Cecelia was our server and did a fantastic job. The Pisco drinks were a hit !!!

    Lima BistroResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you DavidM for choosing to have dinner with us!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time ever eating ceviche. It was a treat. I got the spicy special version with fried calamari on top. Big chunks of fish and raw hominy and cooked hominy plus tomatoes onions etc. a very large portion. Delicious. My wife had the beet appetizer and absolutely loved it. For dinner she got the fish special and I had the shrimp. Both were really good. Fish was a smaller portion but shrimp was really large portion. We sat outside and it was windy but enjoyable once we switched seats so my wife’s hair blew behind her. Highly recommended restaurant.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the bistro. Come back soon!

  40. t

    tex4can

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious with creative and different taste combinations. Service was wonderful with good description of the dishes and suggestions. We want to return.

    Lima BistroResponded on July 17, 2022Hello tex4can, thank you for choosing to have dinner with us!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lima Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Lima Bistro

2 Weststraat, Oranjestad, Outside US 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Contemporary Latin

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking at harbour house condominum parking lot

  • Public transit

    We are located at New Harbor House Condominium in downtown Oranjestad on the first floor Facing the water .

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Teddy Bouroncle

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    281 3810

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about booking private events, please email us info@limabistro.com

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