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The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant at the Aruba Ocean Villas

4.4
4.4
68 Reviews
$50 and over
Caribbean

Established in the historic old capital of Aruba, Savaneta, The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant is the ideal place for a romantic dinner. The cuisine is a mixture of local dishes with an international flare. We pride ourselves on having fresh catches of the day and good quality meats imported from the best distributors in the world.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    18779201381

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Aruba

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Appetizers

Choice of:

  • Shrimp Bang Bang

    • Pumpkin Soup

      • Cream of Asparagus Soup

        Main Course

        Choice of:

        • Chicken Gratin

          with Cheese & Creamy Spinach Sauce

          • Catch of the Day

            with Creole Sauce (+$10)

            • 10oz Angus Ribeye Steak

              with Black Pepper Sauce (+$20)

              • 10oz Premium Filet Mignon

                with Black Pepper Sauce (+$20)

                • Sirf & Truf

                  with Butter or Avocado Sauce (+$35)

                  Dessert

                  Choice of:

                  • Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

                    • Pistachio Cake

                      • Cashew Cake

                        • Quesillo

                          • Chocolate Soup

                            • Banana Foster

                              Last updated: June 17, 2021

                              What 68 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                              4.4
                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.3Food
                              • 4.4Service
                              • 4.9Ambience
                              • 4.2Value

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                              1. KQ

                                KimQ

                                Exclusive

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 3 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This is a definite go to! The food was amazing...

                              2. A

                                Agata

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall4food2service5ambience5

                                Beautiful place. Food ok, not worth the price, $75 for soup, fish and not so good cake. Basically you are paying for the place and place is very beautiful. Overall great experience.

                              3. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Baltimore

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 11, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The most amazing experience!!! Will definitely come back!

                              4. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                vip
                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 29, 2021

                                overall1food1service1ambience5

                                This place is so deceiving. The view is nice. Others are better. Not worth it at all. Bugs crawling up your leg. Service is so slow. Only 3 things to choose from on the menu. Just strange and awkward. And price is astronomical. Not worth it.

                              5. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Key West

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Overall wonderful experience

                              6. g

                                garyp

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 14, 2021

                                overall2food2service1ambience4

                                Service was horrible Bugs everywhere on table Food not worth the money

                              7. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 27, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The entire dinner was an amazing experience! The atmosphere, people, and service was truly spectacular. Andres O. was our waiter and helped me pull off a perfect proposal. He made our dinner so special and memorable!

                              8. h

                                hconnor

                                New England

                                15 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on July 27, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Out of this world! Literally transported to another time and place as soon as you walk through the garden entrance. Beyond beautiful and romantic, amazing service!!! Thank you Andres & all for a wonderful night!

                              9. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Orlando

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on June 23, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful dinner and views! Highly recommended for a romantic dinner!

                              10. LD

                                LaurieD

                                Atlanta

                                15 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                15 reviews

                                Dined on June 10, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely FABULOUS!!🥰🙏🏼❤️😘💞☀️🏝😎🎊🎉

                              11. SM

                                SabrinaM

                                New York Area

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on May 29, 2021

                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                Beautiful oceanfront villa with live music. The ambiance was everything you could imagine not to mention with the sunset views. Felt like I was on secluded island. The menu option was limited due to the restaurant is mainly cater to their guests.

                              12. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 16, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing atmosphere and ambience. Food was so good and the best place for a romantic date night

                              13. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on May 6, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The most beautiful place I have ever dined. Staff was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. The dining process was on the slower side but I could have sat there all day, the ambiance was beautiful.

                              14. EM

                                EMNJ

                                New York Area

                                28 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                28 reviews

                                Dined on May 1, 2021

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                This restaurant is so unique. It has a limited 3 course menu but the food was very fresh & delicious. The setting is exquisite. Make reservations early.

                              15. SC

                                StacyC

                                Caribbean

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 30, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely incredible! The atmosphere is so gorgeous and romantic, the food was beyond delicious. We will definitely be back!

                              16. JF

                                JeanneF

                                Naples

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on April 26, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely beautiful grounds. Had no idea what to expect but words can’t describe how pretty the grounds are. Our food was fantastic as well as our service. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Aruba.

                              17. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Houston

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on April 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This restaurant was recommended to me by another traveler on the island. He described it as a “hidden gem, great food and ambiance”! This couldn’t have been more accurate! The location and decor of this place alone is breathtaking. We did lots of oceanside dinners on our trip but this aaa definitely the icing on the cake. The food was great and they were the only restaurant we visited that actually had something local on the menu (Keshi Yena) besides fish. There’s also live entertainment ...steel pan and singing. Thank you for a wonderful experience Wendell and team :)

                              18. SM

                                SueM

                                New England

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 6, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I would highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere & location were amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

                              19. D

                                Dutchie

                                San Francisco

                                3 reviews

                                3.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 4, 2021

                                overall3food3service4ambience5

                                Aruba Ocean Villas is just a beautiful place, we sat near the water in a very romantic setting, the service was good, a little slow but I did not mind because it goes with the ambience of romantic, you don't want to have a quick dinner here, you want to enjoy every minute. The food, was ok, nothing outstanding. For me it did not have the wow factor and for me it was overpriced for what it was. Nevertheless I had a wonderful evening.

                              20. LK

                                LoreneK

                                Jackson Hole

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 3, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A special location, for an amazing dinner on the island. The food is incredible! The shrimp Bam Bam is the best thing we had on the island!!

                              21. EC

                                EricaC

                                Orlando

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 27, 2021

                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                The food was horrible for $100, steak was like a frozen piece of sh&@

                              22. KP

                                KhoaP

                                Washington DC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 26, 2021

                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                One of the best restaurant settings I've ever been to. You sit on the beach or in a cabana. The food was great but not excellent.

                              23. T

                                Tasha

                                New York Area

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 21, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This place is so dreamy! It feels like your in a whole different world here. The staff was very friendly and attentive. It was a bit of a wait to get our food, but I enjoyed the scenery so much that the wait didn't even matter. This restaurant is tucked and very quaint and peaceful. Thank you Joy for making our special occasion so memorable and doing the best to make our experience an amazing one. We will definitely be returning to stay and eat!!

                              24. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                San Antonio

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 14, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great ambience, food and service

                              25. SH

                                SheneahH

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 13, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                What an amazing experience...this place is a hidden gems. I would definitely recommend this place.

                              26. RK

                                RaviK

                                Caribbean

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 4, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A must visit place in Aruba! Amazing experience with nature beauty!

                              27. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New England

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 3, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely the most beautiful restaurant that we have ever experienced. The food and location was incredible! Thank you to Joy who coordinated our dinner reservations. Maria who greeted us, Patrick and staff who took care of making our evening so special. We will now be booking our next trip back to Aruba to stay at this resort. Thank you all again, Laurie and Mark

                              28. DL

                                DeborahL

                                Nashville

                                3 reviews

                                1.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on February 27, 2021

                                overall1food1service2ambience4

                                Website very misleading. We thought we were dining in the overwater bungalow but the only seating was on the beach/sand. Other diners thought same thing. In regards to menu they basically had nothing advertised. They advertise various lobster entrees and had none. The fish entree was dry and overcooked. No prices are listed which all was way overpriced. Dessert was a basic ice cream with Hershey syrup and crumbled Oreos that a child could make at home. Service was slow. Nothing spectacular here. Hands down skip here and go to Flying Fishbone

                              29. AC

                                ACoupleFromPA

                                Las Vegas

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 26, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                In terms of food, everything was fantastic! The two-man "live musician" was so atrocious it provided a little comic relief for the night and the two kid soccer team running about ruined the romanticism of the evening. I would totally return again for the food and would request an "undisturbed" ambiance next time.

                              30. KF

                                KoryF

                                St. Louis

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 23, 2021

                                overall3food3service1ambience5

                                I’m pretty sure they forgot about us when we sat down because we waited a LONG time to get the drinks we ordered plus the people at the bar were so drunk and loud... kinda ruined the first impression. Calamari & lobster were very average but the steak and sides weren’t bad. Positive...this is a VERY unique place for the island. We have been to almost every restaurant and the ambiance here is so neat. Definitely paying for that and not the service or food.

                              31. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on February 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful setting limited menu but well done

                              32. J

                                John

                                New England

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on February 16, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The oceanfront location and ambiance was perfect for our special dinner in Aruba. The three course menu seemed light at first, but it was perfect and the food was delicious, The staff was so polite and accommodating. I highly recommend have dinner at The Old Man and the Sea.

                              33. M

                                Mister

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 15, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This location is very beautiful and quiet. It allowed for an intimate dinner. The food was very delicious. We were impressed by the menu and the drinks.

                              34. k

                                keysdna

                                Key West

                                16 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on February 6, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A "must do" in Aruba! Even if you're not staying in the villa's, the ocean front-in the beach sand restaurant is the most romantic place I've ever been! The service is outstanding! The menu is a set 3 course and changes regularly... the food is divine! But most of all, the views and the ambiance!!! Absolutely incredible!!!

                              35. NB

                                NicoleB

                                Western NC

                                9 reviews

                                vip
                                2.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on February 5, 2021

                                overall2food2service2ambience5

                                Food took forever to get .. 3.5 hours . Bathroom (1) was very nasty . Food was not great .. The place is very jungle like. And has wonderful views of the water .. Way over priced and take your bug spray .

                              36. JN

                                JesseniaN

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 2, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Celebrated my Birthday here! Everything was excellent, from the service to the food! Recommended. Thank you to the staff for accommodating us!

                              37. A

                                Alyssa

                                Caribbean

                                2 reviews

                                2.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on January 22, 2021

                                overall2food2service3ambience5

                                Unfortunately, you are paying strictly for the atmosphere here, which is beautiful. The food was not anything superior to local fare at Marina Pirata or Zeerovers. Now, visitors on the island are down...so the menu was simplified and did not reflect the online menu offerings. So an experience with a full menu might be different. The staff was friendly and attentive, no issues there...it was just a limited amount of options for what I considered an unreasonable price. I’m not one to ever Pinch or count coins when I dine...so for me to be dissatisfied in this area is big surprise to me. It doesn’t happen often. I work in the food/service industry / supply chain and understand how food works.

                              38. TC

                                TimothyC

                                Chicago

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on January 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Loved the location. Our table was on the beach, no more than 6-feet from the water. The restaurant is away from the hustle & bustle of Oranjestad offering a very quiet & relaxing experience. The menu is 3-course with several options to choose from & our meals were excellent including the desserts. Highly recommend adding this to your next visit.

                              39. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Dallas

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 1, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Anniversary

                              40. CN

                                CoryN

                                Orlando

                                7 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on December 23, 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The most beautiful and romantic spaces I’ve ever eaten literally as if from a magazine. Breathtaking and the food was excellent.

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                              The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant at the Aruba Ocean Villas is rated 4.4 stars by 68 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 4 times today
                              Google Map for The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant at the Aruba Ocean Villas

                              Savaneta 356A Savaneta, Aruba 10005

                              • Neighborhood

                                Aruba

                              • Hours of operation

                                Dinner
                                Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Caribbean, Seafood

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Elegant

                              • Dress code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Entertainment

                                null

                              • Additional

                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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