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

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

4.5
4.5
528 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.

Kindly know that our resort & restaurant is Adult only (21+).



🌟 Important Notice: Please Arrive on Time to Secure Your Reservation 🌟
Please note that if you are more than 15 minutes late for your reservation, we may need to release your table to accommodate other waiting guests. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding.
If you anticipate being delayed or require any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team at 00297 5843434 so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    584 3434
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Aruba
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    Romantic

  • Aruba

    Best Ambiance

  • Aruba

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Aruba

    Romantic

  • Aruba

    Great for scenic views

  • Aruba

    Good for special occasions

528 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience! Loved everything about it !!

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  2. Aruba24

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Man & The Sea was an Amazing, romantic, beautiful, dinner to remember for a lifetime. Antonio was an incredible and delightful server. He absolutely saved our night and made it the most memorable dinner we had in Aruba. We had received an email that they had lost power but seeing as how we had booked about six weeks out we decided to drive down and hope they were open. Antonio greeted us and apologized that they indeed had lost power. But before he let us go he talked to the owner, manager and kitchen and we were seated at the most beautiful table overlooking the water; the only ones there except for one other couple. We don't know how they did it but, from that moment on it became magical with Antonio, so thoughtful and attentive. We were serenated by Chris, the guitar player and watched a beautiful sunset. Food, ambience and Antonio were Fantastic! What an experience! Thank you Old Man and The Sea!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing! Food was good, and our waiter Antonio was super nice and very helpful. Definitely coming back to this restaurant!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Table we sat at all the chair were leaning. Ambience wonderful. Food prices outrageous.

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  5. LynnetteBP

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Old Man & The Sea was wonderful. Extremely inviting and romantic! When we were about to be seated, in closer to the building, the hostess stopped and asked us if we were celebrating anything. Yes, it was our Anniversary, that's why I made reservations at such a romantic place! So, she turned and took us right out to a table on one of the docks! It was Perfect! 🥰

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  6. PamelaN

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Aruba. It was truly an amazing experience. The service was amazing, the food was amazing, the ambiance was amazing. It was absolutely wonderful, I'm so glad we found it.

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  7. seafoodie

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Firstly, the atmosphere is AMAZING!! We got seated at a table out over the water. The flowers around us with incredible sunset views made for a very romantic evening. The service was ok. We took our time glancing over the menu book- which was falling apart. When our wait person came over he asked if we wanted apps. We had no drink order taken yet. We finally got our drinks and then ordered our apps and entrées. We ordered a chicken dish to find our that they didn't have it. When our salads came, they were really good! The red snapper special was outstanding. Our wait person, Wendel, serenaded us for an anniversary celebration. That was sweet. Dessert was lousy. Tiny and flavorless. We would go back for the food and scenery. They need to up their service a bit.

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  8. KrickovicG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I ate here for the first night of our honeymoon in Aruba and we could not have been more pleased with this decision. While the restaurant next door (Flying Fishbone) seems to be very popular on social media, we 100% prefer The Old Man and the Sea. The atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurant was absolutely beautiful. The walk from the parking lot to the seating area is through a lush garden of tropical plants that are well cared for. The food was excellent and the service was also great. We had a reservation for 6:30 and they were ready for us when we arrived and we were seated right away. If we had booked earlier we would have loved to stay in one of there villas but they were all full when we were booking our vacation. Both my husband and I thought this dinner was the best part of our honeymoon and will 10000% go back when we visit Aruba in the future. We cannot recommend this place enough!

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  9. KellyG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was amazing. Beautiful setting and really nice resort. The food was delicious and our server was so sweet. You have to visit! Ask to book a table on the overwater section.

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  10. MMP1

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service in a one of a kind setting over the water.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is awesome. Beautiful atmosphere and really great hut/cabana seating if you can get it. The ONLY mistake/error was I chose a lunch time vs dinner so it was a modified menu (certainly not the restaurants fault) as they fill up nightly. But still, we were treated no different. Just a great experience overall.

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  12. Stefmickg

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience we had!! The ambiance was beyond words .. the food fantastic and our waiter Antonio was outstanding!! He made excellent suggestions and paid attention to every little detail from our arrival to the completion of our meal!! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Aruba 🍽️❤️

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The decor was beautiful. The food was outstanding. The staff was wonderful. From the minute we walked in until we left everything was perfect, especially the sunset which was priceless. I highly recommend for a romantic evening or a special occasion.

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  14. JenniferT

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous setting and exquisite service. Food was really great - but the outstanding factors were ambiance and service. I don’t know the cost of renting a hut for dinner but would create an even more intimate vibe if interested.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful intimate setting. Great food We were lucky to stay at one of the beautiful villas over the water so this was our on-site restaurant. We loved the catch of the day and shrimp bang bang. The gelato was fantastic! Great friendly staff too.

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  16. IzabelaF

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good but overpriced. Had to ask for water so for that money they should fill your water glass without asking. Overall, nice romantic atmosphere.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Do not let the reviews fool you. I usually only leave positive reviews but the service to limited menu speaks for itself. I would recommend any other place

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful! Shout out to Antonio, amazing waiter!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. CaitlinS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is exquisite and the ambience is next level

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  20. SherylS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was the best Anniversary dinner ever..Favorite place!

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  21. DeeDeeG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing!! This will be our New Romantic spot! Service and staff were outstanding!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was super friendly. The spot couldn’t have been more perfect. Sat out in one of the dining docks. Beautiful view. Definitely worth the experience.

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  23. JeanneB

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited menu that is very costly compared to others in the area

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing! service, view, atmosphere was all 10/10! highly recommend for a date night

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  25. SuefromBoston

    New Hampshire

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious shrimp ala vodka. I added the lobster but totally not necessary. Craft cocktails are plenty strong yet yummy. Cheesecake is a must and even the coffee was gourmet tasting. Gabriella our sever was such an incredible young woman. I recommend this place for certain.

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  26. KeriB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is incredible. From the lush garden to the intimate tables on the beach, I felt like I was in a distant beautiful foreign land…like Bora Bora. The food was expertly created and presented, cooked to perfection. We will be back next year!

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  27. BetsyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Out of my week in Aruba, this was not the top choice restaurant to visit: service was slow, food was average, no bread was included, the waitress didn’t understand the menu. There are much better restaurants in the area.

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  28. JamesR

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was absolutely gorgeous, my salmon was delicious. 2 ordered lamb chops. One was all fat, the other was all bones, no meat. Keshi Yena tiny for 25.00 and not as good as Papiamento. Bang bang shrimp did not compare to Madame Janette. Very disappointed in this restaurant that gets raves, and way too pricey for what you get.

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  29. None

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They did not offer a local fresh fish. They only had salmon, which, as we know, comes from the north.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is like no other! The most tranquil setting we’ve ever experienced! It’s our second time to the island and second time we’ve had dinner here. It’s a must!

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  31. DemekaC

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a GREAT outdoor experience! It was setup VERY nicely and romantic. The food was OK and the drinks were pretty strong!

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  32. Kmichelle

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here for lunch . Everything we ordered from the seafood platter, quesadillas and bang bang shrimp was absolutely delicious . We sat over the water which added to such a great experience. The service was top notch. We plan on coming back next time and every time we visit .

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  33. DahliaC

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is gorgeous and the food is pretty incredible but I don’t think that it was entirely worth the price point.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice for a special occasion. Beautiful setting.

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  35. ChrisM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous place to have dinner in Aruba! TREMENDOUS food, AMAZING atmosphere, and beyond affordable for fine dining! We’ll undoubtedly be back next time we’re in Aruba!

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  36. JenniferW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is hands down the best find in Aruba for restaurants. Everything was perfect and it wasn’t overrun with people. It was a very unique, friendly and upscale dining experience. Our server, Wendell, was so pleasant and even played the guitar for us. Ingela talked with us about botany and made sure everything that came to our table was perfect. And the food was amazing - get the shrimp bang appetizer. The atmosphere was beyond any restaurant I have seen. We have traveled a lot and we live near Chicago - we have seen many excellent restaurants. This tops the list. We dined in an over water cabana/gazebo and overlooked the ocean. There was a small private beach. Everything was secluded and personalized. There was no interruption from other tables or guests (the layout allows people to spread out.) This gem is the best of Aruba. We made a second reservation and we can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend.

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  37. Reinier

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for a dinner with your love ones and to realize what the value of life is.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here for dinner , the disaster started with Dirty napkins and bits of food on our seats from the people before us when we sat down. We ordered a bottle of wine and was told it would be 30 minutes because it was not chilled yet, Server did not know the menu . I was told the “land and sea” was lobster and lamb. But received shrimp instead. We Ordered “chocolate trio” dessert and she did not know what the trio was. When we got the desert they did not have all the ingredients to actually make it so they brought out a half completed dessert . Our main entrees including Lobster & lamb chops , were so chewy. Appetizers were good & the atmosphere was beautiful, but everything else was a disaster. Paid almost $500 for this meal and for The quality , it feels outrageous. We were celebrating our engagement and had to experience this disaster of a meal.

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  39. Jasmine

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true gem in Aruba with a serene and romantic setting overlooking the ocean. The entrance has a beautiful lush garden with benches, hammocks, and cabana beds for use by guests. The service was personable and the food was delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As soon as you walk you’re blown away! If you’re traveling with a significant other and looking for a quiet and super romantic place for dinner, this is 100% it! The food was amazing, the service was phenomenal, and they’ve done such an amazing job with the layout and decor.

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FAQs

The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant at the Aruba Ocean Villas is rated 4.5 stars by 528 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 2 times today
Google Map for The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant at the Aruba Ocean Villas

Savaneta 356A, Savaneta, Aruba 10005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Aruba
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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