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Opus Ocean & Grill

4.9
4.9
54 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood

Opus Ocean & Grill is in the heart of downtown run completely by a local family serving fresh seafood and steak.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    280 0120

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jean Vargas

  • Catering

    We can provide catering for weddings or corporate events mail us at book@opusaruba.com for more info.

  • Neighborhood

    Aruba

  • Cross street

    On the back of royal plaza

  • Parking details

    Public Parking Space on the side on the roads

  • Public transit

    We have the main buss station on the other side of the street.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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    Best Overall

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  1. DM

    DeborahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went with my sister and her husband. We all loved it! Our waiter, Kevin, was a doll. He kept calling us "family." He explained everything in detail about the menu and specials. Service was excellent. Food and drinks were amazing. Water glasses were refilled before they were even empty. We asked for the chef to come out so we could meet him and tell him what a great job he did. When he came out, we gave him a round of applause (well-deserved.) We have already recommended Opus to a lot of people. We plan on making it one of our restaurants we visit every year in Aruba. Keep up the good work to all who work there. You have a great team!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    We visited for our anniversary. We were excited based on the online menu and high ratings. At first we thought we may have come on an off night and tried to give some grace with COVID for the slow service. Where do we start. There was a large party which is why I am assuming the experience was a disaster at best. My husband ordered a cocktail which took over 40 minutes and by the time it got to the table it was the wrong cocktail. At that point he just kept it. Next our appetizer took over 50 minutes for Escargot!! In the meantime, the wait staff was great and kept bringing bread and water to the table. At an hours time I asked how much long my food would take. I was told it was already ready and would be out shortly. The table behind us must have also been fed up because they left after no one took their order for what felt like 30 minutes. Back to my food. We waited an additional 10 minutes and our food was still not there. We finally asked for our check and we were told the chef would comp our food and bring it right away. We said okay 5 more minutes or we are out. It comes out and the REALLY kind server offered to filet my red snapper for me. Upon cutting it, we both see that it is completely raw inside. At that point we were done and got out of there. If you are adding the time, yup an hour and a half wasted by the time we got out there. This was supposed to be a 5 year anniversary redo, because last year my husband was fighting for his life beating cancer. We were so excited for this trip and to experience Aruba….but this put an awful taste in our mouths and we are looking at how we can leave the island early. Extremely disappointed.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on August 31, 2021

    Thank you for the comments you have shared about your visit. We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and I would very much appreciate a chance to speak with you further. If you will provide me with a suitable time and a phone number in an email to book@opusaruba.co m , I will gladly give you a call. If you would prefer, I can also be reached directly at +297 59377771 . I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely, Kevin & Bryan Velasquez Brothers

  3. P

    Potomacfoodie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This family run restaurant is quite the little gem downtown. The service was excellent, with someone checking on our needs constantly. The food was delicious. We got the whole red snapper with creole sauce and the coconut shrimp. Both were outstanding. Very nice wine and beer selection, including Balashi, Chill and Mango

  4. d

    disappointed

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    A tucked away gem- this place is family owned through and through. Dad is the chef, mom is the bartender and the two sons are running the floor. Super low key, fresh and delicious. Highly recommend!

  5. MD

    MiltonD

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife’s 70th birthday.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bryan was amazing! Great and attentive service from everyone. Food was delicious! Will absolutely go again. 😍

  7. J

    Joey

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A family owned and operated restaurant. The father is the cook, the mom is the bartender, and the two sons are the wait staff. The food was incredible, the ambiance was great the staff was super attentive. 10/10

  8. S

    Skmeat

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and service. One of our best dining experiences in Aruba. Can’t wait to go back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food

  10. K

    Klajs

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service from all. Had two different octopus dishes and both were deliciously tender. Husband had the snapper which was equally delicious. Will definitely return if we are so fortunate to return to Aruba

  11. ER

    ERICAT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazingly attentive staff. Excellent food! Last minute pick that exceeded my expectations!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely dinner. The cocktail shrimp and octopus appetizers prepared so prefect. Then the Piña Colada and strawberry frozen drinks were so good. We love the octopus so much and order octopus main course. The lobster was delicious! My whole family enjoyed very much. I will be back for sure if I come visit Aruba again.

  13. CB

    ClareB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best meal we had on the island so far. The food was high-quality, the service was attentive, and the wine list was great. Highly recommend.

  14. BH

    BriarH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, wow, wow! We went to Bohemian Aruba and the Hilton restaurant but none compare - this is top notch! Away from the hustle and bustle of palm beach. The service is super friendly and attentive. Special shout out to Kevin, Brian, and Kenya - very attentive to my son (4 years old). Our waters were never empty! My drink was never empty! I ordered the tenderloin and it was delicious. The hubby ordered the drunken mussels and octopus with squid ink pasta. My dad ordered fish soup (soup of the day) and the calamari. We ordered the fettuccini noodles for my son. Delicious! Super happy tummies all around!! We loved the experience, the service, and the food! Highly recommend.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Appetizers and main courses were excellent. The seafood was fresh and the chef prepared with care. Presentation was lovely. This was our second last night at Aruba and decided to cancel the other reservation from the other restaurant and came back the last night. Kenia is the owner. He served us in a very knowledgeable, friendly manner. All the staff are super friendly. Everything in that night was prefect.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    There are many restaurants with great food in Aruba. There are a few restaurants with outstanding service. However it is very rare to find a restaurant that has both. Opus Ocean & Grill is one of those rare restaurants. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is, quite frankly, superb. I have been to Aruba numerous times and have eaten at quite a few of the top rated restaurants. As a family owned restaurant Opus Ocean & Grill may not have a celebrity chef associated with it but it ranks right up there with the best of them. If you are looking for a restaurant in Aruba, Opus would be the first restaurant I would recommend.

  17. RS

    RhodaS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous personal service. Great food. We will be back. Excellent!!!

  18. AP

    AaronP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really gem of a restaurant in Aruba. Great drinks in addition to the excellent food. So glad we found this restaurant. Should be on your must eat at list in Aruba.

  19. JG

    JulieG

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Super cute restaurant & the waiters were the nicest, most polite, and attentive that we’ve had on the whole island! I would highly recommend!

  20. OK

    OksanaK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good restaurant with great food ( whole grilled red snapper was cooked just perfect!). Very polite and helpful staff, nice relaxing atmosphere. Definitely will come back when next time in Aruba. Highly recommended 😃

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    El servicio de bryan fue uno de los más increíbles que hemos experimentado en restaurantes. Asesoría muy personalizada

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on July 5, 2021

    Querido invitado, Nos gustaría agradecerle por tomarse el tiempo para expresarse sobre la comida y el servicio de nuestro restaurante familiar.Buscamos la excelencia. Esperamos poder darle la bienvenida nuevamente. Sinceramente Kevin & Bryan Velasquez Hermanos

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our recent wedding anniversary at opus. The service was amazing, and dinner was delicious, especially the grilled octopus. They even brought us a special dessert to enjoy. We really appreciated how everyone went out of their way to make our anniversary special. And they accommodated my gluten allergy with no problem. Highly recommend this family owned restaurant!

  23. CF

    ChristineF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, excellent food, attentive service

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing Kevin and Bryan and their mother and father who worked the bar and the kitchen were great. I will make sure to visit every time I come to Aruba.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a crying shame there aren't more people on the island to experience this food and service. From the cocktails, to the Iberico ham, to the delicious lobster termidor, to the grilled octopus with squid ink pasta, everything was phenomenal. And every bit as good as the food was the service. Don't miss out on this gem in downtown!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 23, 2021

    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to write such lovely words about your experience at our restaurant on Opentable It is a pleasure for us to know that you had an amazing time. We definitely hope to see you again soon! Sincerely yours, Bryan & Kevin Velasquez Brothers

  26. PW

    PatrickW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Great seafood, fresh and prepared perfectly. You will not be disappointed. Would highly recommend.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 23, 2021

    Dear Patrickw, Thank you very much for taking your time to write such lovely words about your experience at our restaurant on Opentable It is a pleasure for us to know that you had an amazing time. We definitely hope to see you again soon! Sincerely yours, Bryan & Kevin Velasquez Brothers

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic family run restaurant. Service was beyond good and the food was plentiful and tasty. Next time back in Aruba we’re definitely coming back!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 23, 2021

    Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to write such lovely words about your experience at our restaurant on Opentable It is a pleasure for us to know that you had an amazing time. We definitely hope to see you again soon! Sincerely yours, Bryan & Kevin Velasquez Brothers

  28. VS

    VictoriaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So We looked up reviews on the best seafood restaurants in Aruba and Opus was one had terrific reviews. A newer restaurant but a “must do” if you love seafood! From the friendly staff, (Nathanial, Kevin and Brian) to the signature cocktails (The Temptation is delish!) The Grouper and Mahi Mahi were cooked perfectly and we loved the sauce options! Also Fresh veggie sides, and a lovely blend of fresh mixed greens to start. And to top it off, a wonderful birthday dessert for my daughter. Impressed that they opened just prior to Covid but are battling thru and would be shocked if they don’t rapidly rise to the top of quaint places downtown to enjoy a fantastic dining experience.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 23, 2021

    Dear VictoriaS Thank you very much for taking your time to write such lovely words about your experience at our restaurant on Opentable It is a pleasure for us to know that you had an amazing time. We definitely hope to see you again soon! Sincerely yours, Bryan & Kevin Velasquez Brothers

  29. SP

    StaciaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went to this restaurant during our honeymoon. Everything was fabulous from start to finish. Nathaniel was great and we had the most delicious food. They even brought us out a special dessert for our honeymoon!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 9, 2021

    Dear StaciaP, it is lovely to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience! Your exceptional feedback is appreciated by our family, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Bryan Velasquez

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing staff, excellent food, you won't be disappointed

  31. JB

    JohnandBethR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A wonderful experience. Celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary here. We started with a house salad and the Spanish Jamon (ham) plate. Both excellent. Dinner was a whole Red Snapper and a Scampi & Linguine with Napolitano sauce. Again, excellent. Portions were very good. For dessert we had the NY style cheesecake. Another excellent bite. Drinks were a spicy Mojito and sav blanc wine, both good. Our server was also the bartender and was very attentive and answered every question to ensure our meal was great. We had an earlier reservation (6:30) on a Monday and were the only two in the place for the majority of our experience. Sadly, I feel the COVID pandemic has severely impacted Opus and the rest of Aruba. Though the dining room was nearly empty of patrons, our server said they doing well with catering. If the catered meals were half as good as our meals, I want Opus catering my next event!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 10, 2021

    Dear JohnandBethR, Thank you so much for your comment about your culinary experience at the restaurant. We are enchanted to read you enjoyed your dinner. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. Yours sincerely, Bryan Velasquez Restaurant Manager

  32. LW

    LindaW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 10, 2021

    Dear Linda, Thank you so much for your comment about your culinary experience at the restaurant. We are enchanted to read you enjoyed your dinner. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. Yours sincerely, Bryan Velasquez Restaurant Manager

  33. GG

    GGDiner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, cocktails and dinner! Best Caesars salad and grilled grouper, hubby’s lobster tail was prepared outstanding. Our server Brian was extremely attentive and recommended a delicious dessert. This was one of the best meals we had on the island, certainly will return!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 10, 2021

    Dear GGDinner, Thank you so much for your comment about your culinary experience at the restaurant. We are enchanted to read you enjoyed your dinner. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. Yours sincerely, Bryan Velasquez Restaurant Manager

  34. M

    Maggie1

    Pittsburgh

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Ryan was bartender, server ,host and quite a hands on well trained person. The Frutti de Mar was excellent and always fresh fish and lobster on the menu.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 1, 2021

    Dear Maggie, Thank you for sharing your experience, hope to see you next year !

  35. BD

    BobD

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner. Excellent and inviting service in a beautiful space.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 1, 2021

    Dear Mr. Bob, Thank you for sharing your experience. till you next year !

  36. CS

    CoriS

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and food

  37. RI

    RICKP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful dining experience. Quite the surprise. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the menu was varied and offered something for everyone. The portions were generous and moderately priced. The chef is the owner and made it a point to visit every table to see if the patrons were happy with their meal. I will be back next time I visit Aruba.

  38. C

    Cathietats

    New England

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Interesting place! Best part was the service. Our waiter was hilarious. If not a bit scattered. He made the evening a success. They were out of several items and had an issue with their wine dispensing system. Food was okay. Appetizers were the best.

  39. RT

    RTay

    Omaha

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience. Food was cooked to perfection.

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    lovetoeat

    Northern MI

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Small cozy place. Excellent calamari and grouper special. Kenia and Brian excellent waiters. Would definitely return.

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Opus Ocean & Grill is rated 4.9 stars by 54 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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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Opus Ocean & Grill

Havenstraat 36, Lok 6 Oranjestad, Oranjestad 00000

  • Cross street

    On the back of royal plaza

  • Neighborhood

    Aruba

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Parking Space on the side on the roads

  • Public transit

    We have the main buss station on the other side of the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jean Vargas

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    280 0120

  • Catering

    We can provide catering for weddings or corporate events mail us at book@opusaruba.com for more info.

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