Ruinas Del Mar

4.4
317 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 317 people are saying
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vipLaurieW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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Stuartd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

One couldn't find a more beautiful setting to dine in Aruba. The property at The Hyatt Aruba is meticulously maintained and Ruinas Del Mar borders a lovely koi pond where a black swan resides. The property, setting and menu prices most certainly create an expectation that an exceptional dining experience was in store.

Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Both my wife and I wondered if the lack of attention to our table was part of the restaurant's COVID protocols. If so, none of that was stated in writing or by our server upon greeting.

We ordered bottled water, of which we poured ourselves. We asked for another bottle after our glasses were empty. We poured our own wine ($105 bottle). After being done with our appetizers for close to 10 minutes, I chose to clear them myself. When doing so, the server assistant vocalized something to me in a negative tone. (I wasn't listening after it wasn't an apology).

I realize that this sounds very "snobby". What's the big deal, right? EXPECTATION. If a restaurant is going to charge $85 for Surf & Turf, $42 for scallops, $37 for a lobster appetizer, and a steak entree for our 11yr old, (all of which we ordered)...the guest SHOULD NOT HAVE TO POUR WATER OR CLEAR PLATES, end of story. The guest should certainly not have to hear anything other than an apology from an employee after performing their job.

By the way, the food was excellent, presented in a very inviting way. That got lost however because the staff phoned it in. Instead of serving their guests, the staff was leaning on the pillars and phoning it in. We wont be back. The 15% auto gratuity was not earned.

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KimberlyQ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice service , great server. The food quality and variation was good. The orange juice is the best!

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Iansmom
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, excellent service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I checked into the hotel at 6pm. We were not expecting anything special. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Thank you for making the night special.

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Manaaf
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience even though the Covid rules were in place. The staff did everything to make the dining en pleasant experience. Thanh you Hyatt Sraff

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vipDeborahI
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere so romantic. I had the salmon and my husband had scallops.

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eastman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding - every course delicious as well as wine selection

Do yourself. Favor and have dinner here

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vipExcellent
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here when I come to Aruba. Great ambiance and I love the food here! You should absolutely check it out!

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vipOut4dinner
New England
84 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Disappointing

Chicken was dry and service non-existent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our splurge night. The service and view were spot on. We were u happy with the menu changes.

I have a screen shot of the menu from last year (we LOVED our meal last year). The photo shows the Surf and turf for $30 less than this year. I realize it’s a different type of beef but traditional Surf and Turf is filet and lobster.
We were very disappointed.

Also the shrimp cocktail was a big disappointment. They were tiny arm tasteless.

The wine was good and our other food items perfectly good.

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DWHITEBRED
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was personable and efficient
Food was delicious
Our family had a fine experience
Happy to be enjoying during these times .

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markB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I received the filet mignon and it was outstanding.. cooked perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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DanielF
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and service. We were not thrilled with our food choices — probably just personal preference.

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Greg
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant with a beautiful view. Service and meals were outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious , the restaurant itself is beautiful and the staff took care of our every need

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MoMo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice breakfast but no Bottomless mimosas due to COVID. ENJOYABLE! great service and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Was my first time at the restaurant
The Food and Service was great
The restaurant is a very nice place , very nice setups.
Love Love Love how you can dine outside next to the pound where you can see the fishes .
The only thing that im very disappointed in , is that i made the reservation online as requested. I inserted its my husband bday , and for the night at the end i had would like for the staff to sing happy birthday for him or do something special for him, but nothing has been done. When we arrived at the restaurant i try to give the host a heads up without my husband noticing by telling her i made the reservation online and her answer was its ok its not busy. I thought maybe she would a still go and see the reservation but she did not . So on that side i was a little disappointed with the restaurant/staff . .... other then that everything was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I see why we were the only ones in the restaurant. The only thing that wasn’t awful
Was the spring roll, and that’s because anything fried is delicious. The sal
On seemed microwaved, I couldn’t finish it. The “flourless chocolate cake” was definitely microwaved and smelled like boxed cake. I didn’t waste calories on that one at all. It reminded me of a lava cake, no effort. The service was good though, not their fault the heads don’t think hiring a chef is worth it.

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vipdbell38401
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Decent experience. Clearly I ordered the wrong thing. It was okay, but sure not worth what it cost. The place itself is very nice and I'm sure that they have good dishes that I need to try next time.

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vipAmber
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here during our honeymoon, I had been before so I wanted my husband to try it. Service was great! Food was as amazing as I remember. Thank you all so much!

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LindaC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Most of the restaurant was closed . We are in a entryway. Would not return until restaurant is opened

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vipWestchesterGal
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were fabulous, as was the service. Nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was just perfect!

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FayeS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service, the meal, and amazing atmosphere. Five Stars for sure!

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vipETC1
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Aruba. Their lamb is spectacular.

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vipPaulaV
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Food was just ok.

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vipTimR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Mediocre food, sub-standard service. Hostess was rude, and waitress was slow (slow night too) the entire service. Although she races over to see what her tip was as we were standing up to leave... Very tacky. Would NOT recommend even to one of the starving dogs in this island.

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vipRonC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our only criticism was the music was too loud however it=was vert pleasant.

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Diva
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!! Edna is the best waitress we have had in a long time! Highly recommend this place! Half bottle wines on Saturday a bonus!

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vipAlwaysapleaser2
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever! A must when we come to Aruba. Love the Banana Foster.

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vipAudrey
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff! Wonderful steak and the desserts were fantastic.

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vipnjm1727
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruinas Del Mar is a steak and seafood restaurant at the Hyatt. Service was excellent. Food was cooked perfect. The Filet & Lobster tail vey tasty. Was a little pricey but when everything was delicious and service was great it makes up for the price. We will go back next trip

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DebraF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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vipKathleen
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Just awful!

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vipPhillip
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Requested and outside terrace table on my initial reservation for 4 people told they only had two duces outside. The food is not worth the price and the inside seating was less than optimal. I would not recommend for mediocre food

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vipElizabethA
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Randy was so nice and accommodating.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Simple ingredients that were healthily prepared. Love the ambiance and the service.

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vipStephenM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Expensive, service is very very slow! Only solid aspect is the crispy bacon and the eggs to order.

FAQs

Ruinas Del Mar is rated 4.4 stars by 317 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.