Pureocean Restaurant at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

4.3
92 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
Pureocean is situated under palm trees wrapped with twinkling lights. It's the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, and no matter where you choose to sit, you’ll have a perfect view of Aruba's spectacular sunsets.

Pureocean’s dinner menu, served 6-10 p.m. daily, features fresh, local seafood, international options and island specialties. Saturday night we serve our popular Caribbean BBQ Buffet. Daily Happy Hour.

Pureocean is open for a delicious breakfast buffet 7-11 a.m. daily, featuring hot and cold dishes, omelet station, fresh fruit, pastries and more.

Christmas Dinner Buffet, December 25, 6-10 p.m., $40 Adults/$28 Children. Reservations required.

New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet December 31, 6-10 p.m., $70 Adults/$30 Children. Reservations required.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am


Happy Hour: Daily: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Regular Menu Sunday through Friday and Saturday is a BBQ Buffet Night (no regular menu served on Saturday)
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Phone number
586 6066 ext. 7002
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony de Palm
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Caya Punta Brabo
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CJ
St. Louis
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is high anyway from the beautiful views, and the musician playing several wind instruments added to it.
We had the wine pairing for two special. The surf and turf was scrumptious. It was a fine bottle of Merlot.
Lidia was a fantastic server.

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JW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was great, ambience was priceless. 3 scallop dinners were lukewarm, sea bass was perfect.
Charging a 15% service charge & expecting an addition 20% gratuity is outrageous, unfortunately I can not return. Its A shame.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate there twice during this trip. We have been going to Aruba for years, always make a point to visit Pure Ocean and we will continue to do so whenever we visit Aruba. First to recommend to anyone looking for a good restaurant suggestion.

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GH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed the dining experience. The food was great. The wait staff was superb

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PH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset view with outdoor dining on the sand (plus undercover option ) Clean with pleasant service Outstanding fresh fish options. Delicious. Did not disappoint

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was slow, music was a little to loud, and the scallops could have done a little more. Also put table clothes on the tables, without them they look like crap.

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset dinner experience! We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary and it was terrific. Food was excellent. We’ll be returning every year.

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RO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Lovely sunset
Violin player very good
Food and wait staff mediocre

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DC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

To enjoy life.

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I
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pure Ocean offers a lavish beachside dining experience. The ocean view, soft lighting coupled with the Aruban sea breeze and a delicious meal created an excellent evening. The live entertainment was awesome as well.

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DH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful experience!
My husband and I both loved our food. We celebrated an anniversary; it could not have been more perfect.

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Our waitress was nice and it was a beautiful beach setting, but everything else lacked.

I asked for my steak to be cooked medium. My first steak came out over cooked and then when it came out the second time it was raw. I sent it back and didn’t eat in the end because by the time I would have gotten my third, everyone else would have been done with dessert.

The potato stacker appetizer was the best part of the meal. My husband’s steak was bland with maybe two mushroom slivers and a crumble of blue cheese. We ate at so many amazing restaurants this week that this was a HUGE disappointment.

Then we were explained about the service charge vs. the actual tip which is just downright ridiculous. We’re paying their salary? I feel bad for the staff there.

The bathrooms were like saunas and there were dirty mops all over the bar area.

There are tons of unbelievable restaurants to visit while in Aruba, this sadly was not one of them.

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d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great outdoor beach sideicstion and food was fresh and delish!

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply breath taking and amazing!!!!!! It definitely was a unique and remarkable experience. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was outstanding

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The view, the service, the food..absolutely breathtaking. I would highly recommend to others. Can’t wait to go back!!

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IZ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to eat and chill. Food is great. Nice place to watch and enjoy the sunset

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We should’ve known when we arrived on time and were asked if we had a “reservation”. Our table was not set, even though only six of the twenty plus tables were occupied. Our server, Lidia, was very accommodating, almost overbearing. Looking back, she must have known what was coming. The “famous” Caribbean mac&cheese was mixed with overcooked and tough seafood . The Pistacio Crusted Sea-bass was so salty, it was inedible, and removed from our bill. The texture of the fish resembled being frozen? Inexplicable. Scallops were ok. The worst meal of our trip to Aruba.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The server, Christian was prompt and courteous. Ambience great with fantastic sunset. Food great. Kitchen was slow. That’s second time that has happened.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The view was amazing. Food was great. Service terrific.

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m
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We made a reservation for outdoor dining and arrived at the time specified. Upon arrival they told us to wait a few minutes while they put tables together for our group of 8. We made a reservation plus there were only 3 other small groups dining so they were not busy at all but had plenty of wait staff on hand, our table should have been ready. We got seated and 5 minutes later our drink order was finally taken. Drinks and bread were brought out and then the real wait began. We waited and waited and finally after 20 minutes we had to asked another server if we could order. He disappeared and a few minutes went by and our server finally arrived and took our order. The first 4 meals came out in a reasonable amount of time and then 3 or 4 minutes later 3 more came out and then 5 or so minutes later the last meal came out which was Mac and cheese, probably the easiest one to make. By the time the last meal arrive most of us were nearly done eating. It took nearly 10 minutes to get all of our meals to the table. We wanted to wait but the food was getting cold. The food was just OK but very expensive. Portions were small compared to other places we had eaten. We will not go back nor recommend PureOcean to others.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

2 hrs till main meal...then fish not cooked....😐

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BM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent, and priced reasonably for a nice dinner on the island. Romantic setting for a sunset dinner. Service was good, could have been a little faster with drink orders, but we were on "Aruba Time". Would highly recommend.

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D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around- the view was spectacular , the service was impeccable food was stellar. Will be back on our next trip for sure!

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The best part was the ambiance. Service was VERY slow - only 12 tables filled and they gave our order to someone else. Food was average. We won’t be going back, but others might like to sit on sand and wait for 2 hours for a meal. Educate your waitstaff.

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AD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful !

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Beautiful resort ambiance.

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TS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We got there just after sunset and our table was outdoors in the sand which we had requested. As it got darker the lighting on the tables and lighted balls added to the ambiance. Appetizers including lobster bisque, wedge salad and shrimp cocktail was very good. Shrimp and quinoa was okay. Dinners included fillet mignon, chicken cordon bleu and scallops which were enjoyed by all. Three of us had the chocolate bread pudding which was very good one had the trio of crepe brûlée, cheesecake and chocolate bread pudding which was excellent. Our server Walter was very attentive as were his other co-workers. There was a duo of a male guitar player and female singer that we enjoyed listening to.

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w
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was the most enjoyable meal of our time on Aruba. Wonderful setting, good service, relaxed atmosphere.

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JY
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Enjoyed our night with friends watching the sunset. Great service (waiter was fun and professional). Great food and live music.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere where excellent👍

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K
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the beach setting was lovely and our server was delightful. Great value! Will definitely return.

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LV
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset almost every night. Great food and drink. Will come back again

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RL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been to Aruba Twice, and was finally able to try this restaurant...it is a hidden gem...lovely hanging and table top illuminaries, drank and ate while wiggling our toes in the sand and listening to the waves along the beach...along with seeing a beautiful sunset. Food was amazing!! Thank you! This is our new go to place!!

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T
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a must when visiting Aruba! Reserve a table right in the beach and enjoy the sunset. Ambiance was fantastic and they had an amazing violinist playing during dinner.

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SP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food and view was great but the service was awful. Never came back for refills, took 2 hours to get food, and got irritated we asked for more bread.

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JL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, romantic setting, along with great food, impeccable service and a gorgeous sunset.

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JG
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Aruba. Great food,and a wonderful view of the Carribean Sea from your table on the beach.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner !! WE had dinner here on our last visit to Aruba in June.
We returned to Aruba this Month and we couldn’t wait to take them to PureOceran for dinner.
Wonderful Dinner and Beautiful Sunset !!!!
They loved it has well. We will see you on our next visit to Aruba !

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DB
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe souper pour l’anniversaire de notre amie

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J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We usually go to Pure Ocean at least once every year on our vacation in Aruba. But this year will be our last- we had an 8:00 reservation & at 9:30 still did not have our appetizers!! This was totally unacceptable. Only about 1/3 of the tables were full- so it was not like they were extra busy!! Food was pretty good- but we have a lot of great restaurants to choose from & wont be coming back here!!

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