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Opus Ocean & Grill, Oranjestad, Oranjestad

Opus Ocean & Grill

4.7
4.7
188 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Opus is the work of art from the Velasquez family proudly has offering an exclusive menu of Mediterranean cuisine with Aruban touches, reflecting Aruba unique cultural influences."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner 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

    Cesar Velasquez │ Jean Vargas

  • Catering

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

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • 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.

  • Additional

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

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Caribbean

    Seafood

  • Aruba

    Best Overall

  • Aruba

    Best Food

  • Aruba

    Best Service

  • Aruba

    Best Value

  • Aruba

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Aruba

    Romantic

  • Aruba

    Special Occasion

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  1. GA

    GustavoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience, the staff makes you feel so special and are friendly and polite. Would definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone.
  2. AC

    AnneC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great. The hostess is super nice and attentive. We had grouper, snapper, filet mignon and achromatic scampi. Everything tasted fresh and came with a nice side of vegetables and mashed potatoes
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The hostess welcomed us in and was very friendly. She took tons of photos for us and worked hard to make our dining an experience for us. It fell apart with most of the dinners though. My Pina colada coconut shrimp with the sauce was delicious but the person in our party who ordered the grouper special was very disappointed. The gold leaf made the presentation but the grouper itself was dry. My husband and another person in our party ordered the $75 surf and turf. The turf looked like the ends of a pot roast instead of a filet mignon. Our desserts were ok. Unfortunately this will be a one and done with us.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 22, 2022Thank 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.c om , I will gladly give you a call. If you would prefer, I can also be reached directly at +297 280 0120 . I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely,

  4. WE

    WilliamE

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service..seems like a little family owned place. Awesome food and drinks.
  5. NM

    NancyM

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn’t realize it was so far from our hotel, The Marriott Surf But the ride was worth it.
  6. MF

    MikeF

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service and staff were excellent, very personalized service. Food was excellent, the family atmosphere was so nice! Sonia the hostess was a pure joy to visit with and Kevin our waiting , the chefs son was so much fun to visit with about his octopus adventures. Highly recommend! The Fischers
  7. VG

    VeronicaG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I tried this amazing family owned restaurant on our date night in Aruba and don’t have a bad word to say. Sophia and Brian made the evening the perfect experience. Food, drinks, and ambiance were all 5 stars!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dinner was for my wife’s birthday and we were blown away by the whole experience at Opus. From the time we walked through the door. Staff was welcoming, friendly, and professional.
  9. CB

    ChuckBug

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning to the end you are at a family dinner. The food was excellent . Thank you to Sonya our hostess and new friend also to our waiters Bryon and Fizz. We will see you again next year! Chuck & Milissa
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Opus Ocean and Grill is a hidden treasure! Our waiter Kevin was incredible. Very attentive yet not overbearing. The menu selections were amazing. We had the12 oz lobster tail and red snapper. They were cooked to perfection. Accompanied with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. This restaurant is a must go to place in Aruba!!! I wish I would have found it earlier in our visit. You won’t be disappointed if you go!!
  11. MH

    MichelleH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday at Opus. The staff was incredible, service was amazing and the food and wine absolutely delicious. It is a smaller restaurant so the noise level was not bad. We enjoyed ourselves very much and highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice dinner.
  12. JN

    JoshuaN

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, air condition was set nicely. Service was sometimes overbearing for us... We just like to sit and eat really, but I get that not might be everyone's style.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on June 3, 2022Thank 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.c om , I will gladly give you a call. If you would prefer, I can also be reached directly at +297 280 0120 . I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerly, Kevin and Bryan Velasquez

  13. H

    Happygolucky

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service even better. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive. It’s a small restaurant and the chef prepared each meal individually. The food was served fresh and hot. Get out of your hotel and visit Opus Ocean & Grill!
  14. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This family owned restaurant did not disappoint! From the moment we walked in we were catered to with such kindness and flare. The Host is so welcoming and Kevin (our waiter) was so informative and sweet. A definite must on the beautiful island of Aruba ❤️
  15. KA

    KristyA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The food wasn’t great quality. It wasn’t busy and there was still an issue with accommodating a a food allergy. It took 2 hours to eat and there was no one else there. Would never go back.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 30, 2022Thank 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.c om , I will gladly give you a call. If you would prefer, I can also be reached directly at +297 280 0120 . I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely,

  16. KD

    KierraD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every part of experience!
  17. AI

    AhmadI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time at Opus. The food and drinks were exceptional, and the service was definitely above and beyond. Our hostess Sonya and waiter Kevin were both phenomenal. Definitely recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    My brother and sister in law went 2 days prior and raved about it, we did not have the same experience. They were out of 2 bottles of wine we ordered. Food was very bland. Much better places to eat on the island.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 20, 2022Thank 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.c om , I will gladly give you a call. If you would prefer, I can also be reached directly at +297 280 0120 . I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely,

  19. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. When the restaurant was at full capacity it was a little on the noisy side, but then as the night went on it was fine. We got there early and Sonja the hostess said no worries and seated us in a few minutes.The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The coconut shrimp was delicious!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 30, 2022Dear MichaelC, We work diligently to ensure each aspect of the dining experience is memorable, and it is fantastic to read your marvelous compliments. Thank you for taking a moment to share and please know it would be our pleasure to welcome you again in the near future. Best regards, Kevin & Bryan Velasquez Brothers

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great dining experience. From the moment we entered, we were greeted with warm friendly smiles and conversation. The food was incredible and our waiter, Kevin (aka Octoman), was terrific. I enjoyed the grilled lobster… it was cooked to perfection. We also recommend the piña colada coconut shrimp. And of course the octopus was delicious. Definitely will return to Opus again.
  21. b

    buckize

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Thought lobster and fish dishes overdone. Chewy. Service was excellent. Not very busy. Small venue. Appetizers best part of meal.

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 20, 2022Thank 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.c om , I will gladly give you a call. If you would prefer, I can also be reached directly at +297 280 0120 . I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely,

  22. L

    Lake

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and EVERYONE made sure it was one to remember! The Red Snapper was so good I was full but couldn’t stop eating! The service was TOP OF THE LINE!! Atmosphere was great. I would definitely recommend and return if I end up in Aruba again. You definitely won’t regret going here!

    Opus Ocean & GrillResponded on May 30, 2022Dear Lake, our team is pleased to receive your spectacular compliments. Thank you for highlighting the details of your evening that you enjoyed most, and please know it will be our pleasure to welcome you again. Best regards, Kevin & Bryan Velasquez Brothers

  23. CS

    ChristaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was over the top attentive, accommodating and of course friendly. The spicy red sauce is soooo good and the red snapper was tasty. Octopus with squid ink pasta is definitely worth trying. Restaurant is slightly off and away from the hotel strip which was nice too.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and food. Grilled octopus with ink pasta was the best I’ve had. Drinks are well balanced as well
  25. RN

    RichardN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners i have had in 10 years of coming to Aruba. From the time we walked in and met by Shonda til dessert. Family owned and operated the two brothers wait staff, dad chef in the kitchen and mom at the bar. White table cloth experience outstanding.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service at opus is impeccable from the hostess Sophia to our server Kevin and everyone in between they made it their prime objective to make us feel valued family members. The food was very good and repaired exactly as we requested. The wine was lovely and the pace of the dinner was leisurely and comfortable. We were honored to be presented with an ambassador’s dessert and will certainly return when we’re back on the island. Don’t miss this special experience.
  27. SH

    SHARPKNIFE

    Jacksonville

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner at Opus. This was our first time there and will likely return. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive.
  28. SS

    SaffronSpice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very small and inviting restaurant. Our waiter was Kenya he was very sincere and helpful!! Definitely recommend
  29. NR

    NicoleR

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner on a cruise and my partner and I had an incredible time. First and foremost, our server Kenia was wonderful. He was kind, attentive, and answered all our tourist questions about himself, his culture, and Aruba. The food was also incredible. The ambiance of the restaurant was also really wonderful. It was small and homey- you definitely got a family establishment vibe here, which we loved. All the staff were really kind and helpful. If I could, I would go back to Aruba just to eat at this restaurant again. If you have to chance to dine here, I highly recommend you do- you will not be disappointed.
  30. l

    lisat1962

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner at Opus to celebrate my birthday. Sonia our hostess and Brian our server were attentive to all of our needs and requests and went above and beyond to make my birthday celebration one to remember! Will definitely dine here again on our next visit to Aruba.
  31. D

    Dino

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best coconut shrimp and great staff that made you feel welcomed
  32. DA

    DAVIDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. It was out 50th anniversary when they found out the hostess sprinkled the table with gold leaf and posed us for pictures. The waiter Kevin was over the top. The food was the best you could ever want along with over the top service all and all a memorable evening. This has to be Aruba’s best. Thank you David & Theresa from Connecticut USA
  33. AR

    ARUBA2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service , far exceeded expectations from the people to the dinner. Superb !!
  34. SP

    SP0324

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Excellent!! Highly recommend! Food is fantastic and the staff is AMAZING!!
  35. GG

    GGDiner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our return visit was another excellent dinner like the last. Brian even remembered our party and was gracious to join our memorable picture. Our entrees were tasty, service was excellent and Kevin made sure the timing of dishes coming to the table were timely. We love this restaurant!
  36. SM

    SalvatoreM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived until we left the personalized service was amazing. Sonia the hostess greeted us at the door and showed us to our table which was decorated for our anniversary. We travel a lot and dine out often and she was probably the most gracious hostess we ever had. Kevin our waiter who is also the owners son was amazing. He explained every dish with heartfelt enthusiasm and made great recommendations. Enough for the service. The food was spectacular. Kevin recommended a marinated octopus appetizer which was unbelievable. It was so tender and tasty. I had the red snapper and my wife had the grouper, unbelievably fresh and the presentation was something you’d see in cookbook. For desert they gave us a complimentary cheesecake made in house. Again it was delicious. The ambiance was very nice, upscale but not over the top, very comfortable. This is a family owned and family run business and you feel like you are at a friends house for dinner. My wife and I are very good cooks and cook every night when we are home. As I said we travel a lot and have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the big cities in the states and Europe. This restaurant ranks up there with the best. I usually don’t write reviews. This may be my second. I had to write this one because it was so good. We’ve been telling everybody. My wife and I strongly recommend giving Opus a try. You won’t be disappointed.
  37. MP

    MichelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in the Orangstad area. Very professional service.
  38. B

    Bcfn

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner. Staff was very friendly and gracious. Food was great! Had the catch of the day and chefs special. Everything tasted delicious and came out very quickly from the kitchen.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food in a nice and friendly setting.
  40. OF

    OddieF

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating returning to Aruba after 31 years. The hospitality was just magnificent.

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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Opus Ocean & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 188 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 5 times today
Google Map for Opus Ocean & Grill

Havenstraat 36, Lok 6 Oranjestad, Oranjestad 00000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the back of royal plaza

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner 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

    Cesar Velasquez │ Jean Vargas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, 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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