Ruinas Del Mar

4.4
258 reviews
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Ruinas del Mar, “Ruins by the Sea”, is Hyatt Regency Aruba’s signature restaurant offering contemporary cuisine in an open-air environment. Guests are invited to enjoy menu items such as fresh seafood and steaks, hearth oven specialties, and a display of multiple food stations offered during breakfast, Sunday brunch, and special events. The design of Ruinas del Mar pays homage to several original Aruban architectural elements including caliche stone and the use of water in design.
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Our service was exceptional

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LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Celebrating our Anniversary. The black swans were beautiful and the koi were nice too. The waiter was nice but the food was bland. We started with the scallop appetizer. It had no flavor. I had the salmon with spinach risotto. The risotto was good but the salmon had no flavor. My husband had lamb chops with pumpkin risotto. His meal was pretty good. We had dessert, which they gave to us. It was a white chocolate dessert...Again, no flavor. The place was pretty empty too. My advice...go to wacky wahoos.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience in a great hotel in Aruba!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service and food quality amongst beautiful grounds.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This is a lovely space but unfortunately the food is extremely overpriced for the quality. The mashed potatoes tasted old and like they are from an instant mix, the vegetables were undercooked, sauce flavours for the fish and tenderloin dishes we had were very acidic and sweet. We were never given a wine list, were only offered it by memory of the waiter. We had cheesecake for dessert and it was exceptionally bad. It tasted like it may have been sitting in a fridge for days. The server and other staff were very friendly and we loved the atmosphere, but unfortunately for the amount of money we spent on very poor quality food we would not go back or recommend.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Outstanding service and ambiance. The variety of food is amazing. We took our time and totally enjoyed 2 hours of food and bottomless mimosas.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We always make it a point to go here. The food is good. Our food took a little while but it’s ok - we’re on Aruba time. The chef said it was over cooked so started over. A very romantic setting.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend this beautiful Sunday experience to everyone

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Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went to the Sunday champagne brunch. The buffet was quite small and very little breakfast foods available. A lot of foods that should have been kept cold (ex. smoked salmon, sushis, cold cuts...) were all sitting on a counter in a plate. The quality of the food was ok. We were served a lot of mimosas but only managed to get one cup of coffee. Also had to ask for the check 15 minutes after our last plates were taken away because no one came to see us. For that very hight price, I was expecting a whole lot more!!! Will not be back.

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MM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We split a caesar salad because I like caesar dressing and my husband doesn’t. We also split a Rib Eye dinner for a $5.00 plate charge but we got extra potatoes and veggies. Well worth it.

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MC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. The best Sunday brunch I’ve had in a long while.

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OG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by our name and promptly escorted to a table for 2. It was Lobster Night and several detailed lobster dishes were suggested as well as the regular menu. We ordered from both. It was delicious. Steak paired with Lobster was fresh, hot and satisfying. Paired with wine and sides it was the perfect meal!

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e
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abeautiful setting, top flight service, excellent food made for a memorable night on a long awaited vacation. It met or exceeded every expectation I had for the place !

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OT
Washington DC
203 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Typical hotel food. Great service and beautiful setting.

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AO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have the breakfast buffet everytime we visit Aruba. The selection of food is very good and the mimosas are a very nice addition! It is a little pricey, but hey it’s Aruba......what isn’t pricey! We love the ambience on the outside patio. The grounds are beautiful and the pond with the coy fish and black swans add to the ambiance. Will definitely return on our next visit!

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MT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with good food.

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J
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, Anthony the server was accommodating, ambience was great

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h
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My wife had the rack of lamb that was at least 50% FAT .Horrible

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D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful location and setting for an all you can eat brunch. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was plentiful but just okay. Nothing spectacular for the 60./pp cost unless you wanted to fill up on the bottomless mimosas. Valet was 15.00 but free if you wanted to park across the street, walk up the hill and through the lobby in 85degree temp.

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Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Many choices and what we selected was prepared well.
Excellent setting

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RO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding with food presentation that was absolutely beautiful, outside patio that we requested next to the pond with fish and a pair of black swans is the best location if you like some privacy to carry romantic conversation. Both our meals were oversalted extremely high for restaurant that is located within Hyatt grounds, most of the guests there are definitely foodies and ourselves we don't avoid salt on our meals so I'm assuming someone in the kitchen double salted our meal. What helped the situation was half price wine menu night with great choices to go with our meal. Overall I would go back for unforgettable experience and moderately priced menu selections.

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JD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute place. Request to be seated out side. It’s so terry. Service was great and food was a well

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was just before the evening rush so the noise level was relatively quiet. Enjoyed every moment!

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N
Amsterdam
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hebben hier gebruncht met vrienden omdat zij hier op vakantie kwamen. Zij namen hun tweeling van drie mee. Die kids eten gratis.
De bediening is fantastisch! Zo vriendelijk en oplettend. In voor een grapje, maar altijd gepast.
Het eten is top. Er is veel keus en het is ook heel lekker. Dat had ik niet verwacht van een buffet. Het was boven verwachting!
Oesters, mosselen, gamba, ceviche, allerlei vlees, pasta’s, ruime saladebar, broodjes, zottigheden. Het is te veel om op te normen. En uiteraard onbeperkt mimosa, zo sterk als je wil.
Het was geweldig!!

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DC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious and nicely presented. Well worth the price.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and plentiful, the service was also good When it came to the bill I was disappointed that they said my card was declined I asked them to process again and it was declined so I paid cash then called the credit card company and they said that with any transaction it should be with a chip and a pin - the credit card people said the restaurant just swiping the card is inappropriate and suspicious they should have given me the machine so I could input my personal pin. So even though I enjoyed the meal I was upset I was forced to pay cash since I ibrought limited funds for our vacation

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B
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant wasn't open. We made the reservation and could not eat there because they decided to close early

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table they placed us at was fantastic! The meal was great! We keep returning!

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GG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

the food took too long to come out and when it did most was overcooked and dried out

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EC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food, great service and beautiful place to eat

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average and over priced. We usually don’t mind paying for great experience and food, however, that wasn’t the experience.

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p
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the special lobster dinner on lobster night.
We wanted to see the sunset. It was a problem due to the mesh wire put around the patio. We do understand that you put it up because of the problem with the birds.
Carmen was our waitress and she did a good job of trying to help me get a picture of the sunset. She also helped us with the lobster tails by removing the tails for us. We enjoyed our dinner.

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n
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the basa fish that was so fresh! We ate here last year and enjoyed it so much we wanted to come back. We were not disappointed. This is a great place to eat!!!

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L
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday. It was nice. I had requested a table by the water through open table. Had to ask them again at the restaurant

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Waiter made several serving mistakes with order, food was over expensive for generic hotel food. Best item was view of swans & koy pond. Definitely not the food

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great dinner. They accommodated a kids grilled cheese which was not on the menu. We were celebrating our 20th vow renewal so they presented us a nice piece of cake with a great slogan on it in celebration.

Great experience from the staff and food perspective.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Sat was 1/2 off bottles of wine.

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JR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, ambiance is nice, inside and outside seating. Big negative was noise level, live entertainment was piped throughout and we could barely talk over the music.

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BO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS A GREAT NIGHT. FREDDY OUR SERVER WAS FANTASTIC, THE FOOD WAS COOKED JUST RIGHT AND WAS DELICIOUS AND THE AMBIANCE CAN'T BE BEAT

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DL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and better food. If staying in the Hyatt a must try

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