Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

4.3
130 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
Located at the Casa del Mar Beach Resort, Matthew’s is celebrated as one of the best casual yet chic open-air beachfront restaurants in Aruba. We serve upscale Caribbean, international and seafood dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients.

Any special requests are not guaranteed and will have to be confirmed with the restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 130 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is amazing and the staff is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Tunisia
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Tuesday was Rib night. Amazing sunset food was excellent but the staff seemed to be a group of elderly gentleman that didn’t really seem to have the service down.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was awesome! Amazing view of the beach from the beach restaurant!

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vipCarterG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Right on the water. Very romantic place to have a sunset dinner! Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a excellent meal as we watched the sun set. Marcos our server was amazing....very friendly and we never felt rushed.

EJ
vipEdandJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We were staying at Casa Del Mar so had some breakfasts, lunches and one dinner. We both ordered red snapper for dinner and it was overcooked so we ate just a bit of it. Breakfast was good. Lunch fair. Nice open air venue and nice servers.

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GouzelZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, nice sitting right next to the beach and excellent service

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RodneyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service was great. Had a nice table by the water. The waiter explained to us that it would be a up charge for some of the food we order, before we order our dinner. No surprises when the check came. Would go back in a heart beat!

EJ
EarlJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect last-night dinner for us in Aruba!
Sun sets at 6:30, plan ahead for best table!

JC
JanetC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Matthews. Have dined There twice in four days.

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Matthews for rib night, amazing night, great service, awesome ribs. Boys had ribs, I had stuffed peppers and daughter had tuna, all exceptional. Our server was attentive and awesome! Great night, highly recommend!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The sunset view at Matthew’s was amazing. The food was delicious, and the brownie dessert with vanilla ice cream was my favorite!

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Chris
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting and ambience, we came here twice in the week we were here because we loved it so much the first time. The food was excellent on both occasions, service was outstanding on the first night (Wednesday 26Feb at 6 PM, I can’t remember the name of our waiter but he was great!). The service was not as good on our second visit, but we still enjoyed everything. We were recommended Matthews by a friend, and will definitely pass along the recommendation!

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Karen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated promptly. The waiter was in a rush and did not want much interaction except to take our order as quickly as possible. When asked he did share some information about their specialty dishes. His assistant did not seem to have the proper training and we had to ask for both bread and to have our water glasses filled several times. The food was good but not outstanding. The location is beautiful but some improvement on the wait staff would be nice.

DG
vipDonaldG
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The red snapper and courvino were excellent.

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vipALANDCON
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sunset views. Good good and great service. A must on every trip

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vipBethF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Matthews was a great find. Not recommended by anyone locally but found online. Beautiful water side restaurant with stunning views of the sunset and beach. Service was good and the food was good as well. Easy to get to and worth going. Not hard to get a reservation at sunset and a very delightful evening.

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VickyS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Matthew's about 3 times when we visit Aruba. The food is good, happy hour is great and when we have our grandson with us he likes to play in the sand while we wait for our food. I would highly recommend Matthew's.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waitstaff were equally wonderful. A trip to Aruba would not be complete without having dinner at Matthew’s. We would highly recommend. Great place to watch sunset.

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GT2424
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right on the water....wonderful service, great food!

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Mick
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good but drinks were watered down and unacceptable.

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KathyV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a sunset dinner at Matthews after Happy Hour at the bar. The food was good and the portions were large. Highly recommended.

JW
JaniceW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at this restaurant with my husband and my daughter and son in law and there 3 small children. This was such a nice kid friendly restaurant but with that being said the kid menu has to be scaled down. My granddaughter ordered the pizza that was enough for the whole family. It was all good but kid menu should be for kids. Thank you

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KathyE
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant can’t be beat for their location right on beach and their food is really good! It has become our favorite place to eat on the island!

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DGMNY
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and service was outstanding!

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waiter was terrible! Didn’t do what we requested. He was slow and uncaring. We had reservations for the 26th, but have now cancelled.

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DavidR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Matthews is a go-to favorite for dinner in Aruba. It was once an unknown, but now more people are finding this gem. So make reservations. The location is directly on Eagle beach. There are several tables where you can enjoy the sea and relax with the sound of the surf. Tuesday is rib night which always attracts a large crowd. My favorite are their shrimp dishes. Extra large, fresh and prepared to savior. Go early during your stay. You’ll want to return before your departure. ENJOY

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here was amazing. I would recommend anyone to go eat there. Prices are reasonable also. Definitely would come again to eat here.

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vipalexandrac
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience1

I thought this was a beautiful romantic restaurant.mit was in a dingy hotel. It was their hotel restaurant on the beach. No atmosphere. Disappointed

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Sharon
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Setting is amazing with waves crashing.

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DavidR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp dishes are extraordinary. Jumbo shrimps perfectly prepared.
Other dishes are equally good, but the shrimp are the fav.

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ck3fire
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and drink directly oceanfront. Sun can be a problem for some right before sunset. Would definitely return.

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UrsM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its also nice to sit on the bar and enjoi a few drinks.

GA
vipGradeA
New England
39 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average. Wouldn’t rush back but for the location

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BarbaraR
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing evening and a great start to a warm vacation!

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LynM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. The view was lovely. Service could be improved.

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vipRickS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 7. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The special grouper and the grouper on the menu were great hits.

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Sharon
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doreen was a wonderful server.
We are coming back to dine next week and are going to ask to be seated st one of her tables.

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Matthew’s but will not be our last. We have been going to Aruba for over 15 years and had never been to Matthew’s. There were 6 of us and everyone loved the food and drinks. The service was great and the ambiance was wonderful. Would definitely recommend Matthew and will surely be going next year.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no other way to describe our experience other than utterly amazing !!! First we would like to thank Angelo and Humphries for the absolute best service we had during our entire stay on the island . We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and everyone made us feel special. The food was possibly the best meal I have ever had . Thank you again everyone at Matthews for the wonderful evening and we will be back again.

FAQs

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 588 7300.

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 130 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.