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Xixón Aruba, Noord, Palm Beach, Aruba

Xixón Aruba

4.6
4.6
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Xixon Spanish Restaurant founded in Miami 20 years ago, now opens its doors in Aruba.

Xixón, Asturian for Gijón, a city north of Spain, continues its culinary vision by providing locals and visitors alike with a glimpse and taste of what the real Spanish regional cuisines are all about by upholding to its traditions including tables, hot and cold tapas, paellas, meat and fish, chef’s specialties, desserts of the most different tastes, with prices also for all tastes and economies.
We look for the perfect pairing for each dish, with more than 150 brands from select wineries in Spain: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rías Baixas, Toro, Somontano and many more.
Located in Paseo Herencia Mall, has a terrace a favorite place for our guests, surrounded by plants, is natural lung of restaurant, a main room with decorated tables and bar that recalls the typical Spanish tapas bar.

Enjoy the best Spanish food in Aruba.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    592 8998

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Cross street

    Paseo Herencial Mall- Local B009

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    En frente a Paseo Herencia Mall

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Aruba

    Fit for Foodies

  • Aruba

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Aruba

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, we got the paella it was excellent. Best meal in Aruba so far. We will be back.
  2. r

    robertg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    one of our aruba favorites. like dining at the seaport in barcelona and the attention to servive was oustanding
  3. JM

    JoseM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic Spanish Tapas, great wine and wonderful service. Frankie was a very attentive server as well as the manager who stopped to speek to us several times and made sure our was taken care of. 10 of 10; will recommend!!!
  4. AR

    AdelaideR

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is tucked into the center of the Paseo Herencia mall next to TGIFs. It is a treasure. Our server Frankie was outstanding in his attention to detail and recommendations. Must try: calamari — lightly fried, crispy and delicately seasoned. Coming from New England this really blew us away. The dry-cured, acorn-fed ham was phenomenal, sweet and savory and not too oily. The bacon-wrapped dates and the codfish croquettes were life changing. The mushrooms and artichokes were perfect accompaniments to the meal. Definitely get the Rioja!! Finally, they make a nougat-flavored ice cream that pairs well with the almond cake. It will leave you floored by how delicious the whole experience was. There is a genius working in their kitchen. We were so happy about the whole meal that we hugged them goodbye. This is worth visiting multiple times on your trip to Aruba.
  5. s

    susubaby

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great meal!
  6. RL

    RobertL

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. It was just like being in Spain. The menu had a phenomenal variety. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant and the experience.
  7. SM

    SalandMiriam

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We had high hopes for this restaurant after reading about the owner running a successful restaurant in Miami for 20 years. His Aruba restaurant is a total miss. We were seated promptly although, the restaurant was not busy at all. There was only one other table outside and one inside being served. The waiter made a wine recommendation after my husband was advised that they did not have Pinot Grigio. He never informed us of price, although it was not a big concern for us. The wine came promptly. Now it all begins to go downhill from here. No one ever returned to refill our glasses throughout the course of the evening. My husband ordered the boquerones as an appetizer which were just ok. We requested that the rest of the meal be brought out together. Well, that never happened. First came the jamón bellota, which was supposed to be hand cut. The slices are supposed to be short and thin. (My family is from Spain and we travel there often). It came out machine sliced like long strips of prosciutto. After serving the ham, the waiter then confesses that it is machine cut because they haven’t been trained at slicing this most revered piece of meat. At $49.00 a serving, I think we should have been notified prior to it being mishandled. We waited at least another 20 minutes before my husband’s mushrooms came out and still no sign of my entree. When they finally served my fish which was supposed to be in a wine sauce, it was not as advertised. There was a floured and pan fried piece of fish over potatoes with a side of chopped shrimp in some sort of cream sauce. It was already more than an hour after we arrived so I just ate about half of it. I asked the waiter for a box to go and was gladly going to pack it myself but before I could do it, he scraped my meal into the box as if he were scraping slop into a pig trough. Needless to say, I never ate the rest of it after that experience. I truly hope that they get their staff trained.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! The food, service, and experience was amazing! Our server was Francis and he was awesome, he tended to all of our needs despite a busy night at the restaurant. I would recommend f this restaurant to anyone looking for authentic Spanish food.
  9. JV

    JaniceV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new and different experience in Aruba. Plan on returning again for another dinner before we head back home.
  10. DB

    DonB

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!!
  11. L

    Lchunt333

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff were excellent, our waiter, Jonathan, was the best and have great recommendations.
  12. AG

    AmberG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was awesome, delicious food, great service!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Frankie and the team provided a welcoming and authentic Spanish experience. The owners and managers were Spanish and make a sincere effort to reflect that in their service and experience. We enjoyed the Tapas and the entrees we shared. Portions are pretty large, even for the Tapas. We did not have one of the bigger entrees because we were already pretty full. It may look expensive but we found it was on par price wise with a lot of the other restaurants around and the food quality and service were better. Definitely recommend for someone looking for a more authentic dining experience as opposed to the more kitschy restaurants in Aruba, particularly in the Palm Beach area.
  14. DB

    DonB

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! Food is amazing and great service!! Will definitely return and recommend!!
  15. CR

    ChristianR

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we found this restaurant in Palm Beach Aruba. My family is from Spain and the food is spot on. We just ordered about 8 different tapas and they were all delicious. Prices were reasonable and service was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food at this off the main strip gem. Make an effort to find this one.
  17. KS

    KellyS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! This place is phenomenal! Jonathan was a fantastic guide/server and made sure we were thrilled with everything we ordered. There was so much more we wanted to try but our stomachs did not have enough space. We will be back!
  18. MC

    MauricioC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinario servicio, una cava de vinos extraordinaria a precios razonables. La comida excepcional. Realmente sabor , textura y presentación española
  19. AL

    AllieL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Choose Xixon for our last night in Aruba and it was a great decision! All of the staff were incredibly nice and helpful. You could tell the staff genuinely cared and wanted you to have a good meal and experience. Our waiter helped us select a wine we both enjoyed from their extensive menu and even let us come into the wine cellar area to choose it. We had a few tapas including the Manchego cheese croquettes which were delicious -- so much so that we ordered a second order after the first! Finished off by sharing the pork & chicken paella which was amazing. Overall one of the best meals we had during our trip to Aruba and would definitely go back for that paella again.
  20. p

    philb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is difficult to decide what to order, as there are so very many choices, so started with the Croqettes, codfish,cheese & jambon ham, then onto the broken eggs over frites and sliced ham, Spouse had the Corvino fish filet, all the dishes were very good and filling. Best part is the extensive wine selection, you cannot go wrong here, Hope to visit Xixon again when next in Aruba, 5 star experience.
  21. M

    Mary

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was well prepared and extremely tasty. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Outside dining area was charming. Only ding (and really no fault of the restaurant) was the loud show going on in the middle of the mall area (~8p on Monday). Next time we will be indoors or at an earlier time.
  23. C

    Cpic

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience, with a shout out to Frankie for his hospitality and great service. The dishes we had were spot on and comparable to tapas we had when visiting Spain, something Frankie was sure to emphasize . If you like tapas, definitely worth a visit! I highly recommend the Matrimonio (two types of anchovies and manchego cheese) and Dátiles con Bacon (dates stuffed with blue cheese wrapped in bacon).
  24. A

    Angel

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Poor quality of cooking and food
  25. V

    Vvdd

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We love Spanish food. Most tapas and small plates are simply amazing. We do not like some entrees. But that said, wine selection is fascinating and its one of the reasons i love this restaurant and we keep going..
  26. s

    sandrof

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    Lamb chops were very salt . When complaining they did’t do anything . The paella indeed was very good

FAQs

Xixón Aruba is rated 4.6 stars by 26 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 9 times today
Google Map for Xixón Aruba

J.E Irausquin Bvar 382 A Noord, Palm Beach, Aruba 00000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paseo Herencial Mall- Local B009

  • Neighborhood

    Oranjestad

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    En frente a Paseo Herencia Mall

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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