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Our front porch  - Taste My Aruba, Oranjestad, Aruba

Taste My Aruba

4.6
4.6
35 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to Taste My Aruba! We are an authentic, family-owned, farm to table and sea to table restaurant. We believe that food is culture. When you take a seat and enjoy a meal in our outdoor garden, you will be able to enjoy the flavors that are unique to the island alongside friends, family, and loved ones. Each day brings new food, and with that our menu is never the same. Everything here is from Aruba and for Aruba. All of the meals that we serve consist of only fresh, local ingredients. Join us for dinner and experience the culture and soul of our beautiful island.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Caribbean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    588 1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jhonathan Kock

  • Catering

    We cater to private events

  • Private party facilities

    We have private areas to hold receptions or product launches

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Cross street

    Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The bus stop is about a 8 minutes walk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Healthy

  • Caribbean

    Seafood

  • Aruba

    Fit for Foodies

  • Aruba

    Good for Groups

  • Aruba

    Healthy

  • Aruba

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Aruba

    Romantic

  • Aruba

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. C

    Compensonic

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perhaps the most welcoming, friendly and gracious service our group of 6 has ever experienced.
  2. NC

    NicoleC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first time at this restaurant and it was a lovely surprise, tucked away amongst so many other restaurants and shops. The ambience was lovely and the food was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised to find they also had kids meal options. The fresh fish options and their preparation were wonderful - delicious and beautifully presented. The only thing I might complain about was that our server forgot the ceviche I ordered as an appetizer. Given how delicious the rest of the meal was, I was sorry to not have had a chance to try it. The owner stopped by to chat with us and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be back the next time we're on the island.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & beautiful decor. Go here!
  4. MP

    MichaelP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of food. Great service.
  5. AG

    AnitaG

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is situated just slightly behind and past the Renaissance mall in Oranjestad. Street parking is easy. The decor is an inviting mix of authentic Aruba and garden, romantic ambiance with three seating areas. Diners can enjoy the outdoor street side tables, indoor, or garden/patio dining. From the moment I stepped inside I was greeted with welcoming, smiling faces throughout my meal including the waitress, hostess, and owner, Nathaly. The menu offers a creative variety of starters, main courses, and desserts. I had the black ink pasta with lobster main course that was incredibly delicious! The pasta and cream sauce were prepared to perfection and the lobster (all the good stuff, not the pincher part of the claw) was cooked perfectly, sweet and tender. I chose the dessert trio which included a sampling of chocolate mousse, bread pudding, and a local favorite, cashew cake. Smart choice because I got to have bites of so much goodness! The cashew cake was less cake and more cashew filling rendering it sweet and flavorful as opposed to some dry versions that I’ve had in the past. And the cocktails!!! Again, the creativity is flowing with delicious options that are beautifully complimented and garnished with some herbs and flowers grown right on the premises. I think my first choice was called Beat the Rona martini and it was fabulous as was my second choice which featured fresh blueberries. Do put this restaurant on the top of your list. You will not be disappointed. The owner is preparing a new venture adjacent to Taste My Aruba. A tapas restaurant! I’m looking forward to enjoying both on my next trip to the island!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food was amazing n fresh. Service ambiance terrific. We will be going back for sure
  7. CM

    ChristineM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting in courtyard. Service was spot on. Food delicious. Menu changes daily based on fresh catches of the day. We were 6 people and shared octopus, ceviche and salad appetizers and for entrees we had amberjack fish, grouper, and shrimp with linguine and bread pudding, cashew cake and a yummy chocolate dessert along with limoncello. Highly recommend this amazing restaurant!
  8. RW

    RussW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pure perfection. A must visit when in Aruba. All fresh caught fish served.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They greeted us promptly and took us to our table right away. Service was excellent from all our servers. They know their menu, water service excellent the server always made sure we had water. Our wine came out fast. Appetizers and Main courses came in a perfect timing. Owner greets all tables and she is very friendly and with a good sense of Humor. It was my girlfriend's birthday and everyone congratulated her, they even surprised her with a dessert with sparkler and singing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A MUST try while in Aruba!! Hands down was our favorite restaurant during our trip. The food and drinks were amazing. The service was excellent. The ambiance was so unique and charming. I never write reviews but felt I had to as the experience of this restaurant made our trip!!!
  11. AC

    AnnC

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening out with my husband. Very pretty and ethnic..local restaurant with the nicest people. We ended up moving indoors and enjoying homemade lemoncello and amazing bread pudding, along with fun chatting with the staff. The owner came in and was very nice. Would recommend.
  12. M

    Michelle

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the small courtyard we ate in! It was peaceful and felt like eating at home. The menu is available when you arrive, not online. At the moment it consists of fresh caught seafood appetizers, entrées, salads, soups & pasta dishes. We had octopus, fish cakes, (the best) funchi w/ homemade tomato jam, barracuda & the dessert assortment. We were treated to a homemade chili pepper relish with our entrée that was as hot as they warn you it is- it was delicious! We had a glass of their homemade limoncello too, also delicious! Andrés was our server that evening and he was great. Nathaly came by everyone's table to greet them, very nice. Everyone there was friendly, attentive and as their tee-shirts state: unpretentious! We very much enjoyed our evening there and our surroundings. Highly recommend trying to get a table in the courtyard rather than on the street, it's just very cozy & cute. We will be back the next time we visit!
  13. F

    Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little restaurant, locally owned. Menu choices are small, but great tasting
  14. J

    Jacquelinec

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great service and delicious food, very fresh, very tasty
  15. RW

    RussW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was beautiful and food was amazing. Indoor and outdoor seating.
  16. DF

    DarleneF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first trip to Aruba and my first time at Taste My Aruba. It was a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant in beautiful, the service impeccable and the food was presented very well and tasted delicious. I will be back to Aruba again and Taste My Aruba will be part of every trip I make here.
  17. BC

    BrianC

    Oklahoma City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our second visit and first to their beautiful new location. Just a short seven-minute walk from the Renaissance. Food was still just as delicious, and the service was superb. And being on OpenTable really makes making reservations super convenient. TasteMyAruba will be on our must visit list for future stays.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing meal. The cocktails and food were perfection. The ambiance was magical. One of those rare perfect evenings. Thanks!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people were so nice and the food was excellent everything was very fresh
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The ceviche appetizer was watery and tasteless. The octopus was plain. The main course king fish was nothing special. The fish was overcooked and the sides had no harmony and didn’t complement the dish. Friendly service. Btw the address noted in the app was not the right one. The restaurant moved about 500 meters further down the road away from the center. There’s another restaurant occupying the old premises nowadays called Yemanja. OpenTable should correct this.
  21. CG

    CharlesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George our waiter was a class act. He was very attentive to our needs throughout our dinner. The food was absolutely fantastic and well prepared with that local Aruba flair. Sit out in the court yard under the stars 🌟 🤩 You can't go wrong with this restaurant!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new location. The restaurant has great ambience. My husband and I had the catch of the day which happened to be grouper. The fish was done perfectly. We really enjoyed our dinner. Can’t wait to go back.
  23. MG

    MiaG

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Excellent service, food and ambiance
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to TMA and it was wonderful. The fish dishes are amazing, the restaurant is very nice. Our waiter was great. Maybe the best old fashion on the island. We will be sure to return.
  25. C

    Chuck

    New York Area

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Didn’t like the table located by the side of the street with constant traffic, noise and headlights. Foot was just OKAY.
  26. T

    Thankful

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated by birthday and everything was great. We live in Kentucky and will not come to Aruba with out going to this wonderful restaurant. Thank you for having us!!!!! Donna
  27. KS

    KarenS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant we dined at in Aruba! We’d been on the island 6 days and had not found an authentic. Aruban restaurant until toward the end. It’s small, family-owned and everything they make is from local ingredients. The grouper is a must. Ours was fresh caught that morning. The staff and owner are lovely. The local specialty, cashew cake, was delicious. We returned the next night!!!
  28. MB

    MBFMaven53

    New England

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The new location is a bit off the beaten track but well worth finding. Nathaly is as gracious as ever and her staff is wonderful. We sat outside in the courtyard….like being in a European garden with plants and herbs cascading down the walls. Food was delicious and even with a slight glitch with my fish, the made it right immediately.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great seafood. Fresh.
  30. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor, the ambience, the freshness of the food..So Romantic and perfect! Wonderful historic restaurant. Thank you Nathaly and “Taste my Aruba” for the exceptional service, kind and warm hospitality. My new favorite!
  31. JA

    JAMESD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, TMA does not disappoint! Atmosphere, drinks and food was exceptional! A favorite of ours.
  32. RN

    RobinN

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. We will definitely be back. Food was fabulous. I had the barracuda and my husband had the wahoo. Ceviche was to die for as were the drinks. Very impressed it did not disappoint.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, the place has a nice vibe including the greetings from the owner and restaurant' staff. Fantastic drinks and meals options and service. Excellent Aruban cuisine.

    Taste My ArubaResponded on December 27, 2021Hola Anonymous, I love that you have great taste. Thank you for your visit. Happy New year Nath

  34. P

    Petey

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Natalie expanded and move her restaurant to a new location. While the food was good I miss her cooking which was great.

    Taste My ArubaResponded on December 27, 2021Hi Petey, so happy you joined us is our new home. What a kind compliment, I am just an average cook, my lads are amazing or at least I think so. I love that you love my cooking though. Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous 2022. Love Nath

  35. WH

    WalterH

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As the youngsters say, this place was Da Bomb! Literally, with no exaggeration, the most warm, friendly, funny, helpful and interesting staff ever! They even managed to make a brief rain squall entertaining! Unique experience with hefty portions of unique Barracuda and Wahoo entrees complemented with lovely sides and appetizers. Even served an Eggnog martini which was delicious. Not cheap, admittedly, but a thoroughly memorable experience, strongly recommend to every Aruba visitor.

    Taste My ArubaResponded on December 22, 2021Thank you so much for your review, nothing we love more then a Da Bomb review. Wishing you and your loved one's a beautiful holiday season and a prosperous 2022, filled with health and happiness. Much love team Taste My Aruba

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Taste My Aruba is rated 4.6 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The bus stop is about a 8 minutes walk

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jhonathan Kock

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    588 1600

  • Catering

    We cater to private events

  • Private party facilities

    We have private areas to hold receptions or product launches

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