Ruinas Del Mar

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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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NB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great beach dining. wonderful way to celebrate my wife’s bday

KR
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there last year when in Aruba, we had such an amazing time. Food was delicious, waitstaff were awesome! We had another great visit this year! We’ll certainly be back next year!

MA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic duo is fantastic. Service was great, complimentary bread with dipping. Restaurant theme and surrounding area are beautiful

CF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and they even brought out a complimentary dessert that said Happy Anniversary!

AC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience! Friendly staff, great environment and good food!

OT
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were greeted graciously and shown to a very nice table in the dining room. We were offered a spot outside but felt it was too humid. Our waitress was absolutely excellent. We had maitais and wine and champagne and they were all delicious and a good value for the money. My maitai might have been my best and favorite cocktail during my two weeks in Aruba. We skipped appetizers because the dinner portions looked large. I had pasta Alfredo with seafood and it was positively delicious. We ordered the salmon with risotto and it was excellent also. The only reason I did not give five stars is because the ambience is lacking. This is obviously a hotel restaurant and could use some freshening up. But we agreed we would eat there again because the service and the food was superb.

AB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Start vacation with this excellent Sunday brunch

t
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you can imagine for a delightful Sunday brunch. Love the unlimited mimosas.

BW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a cool quiet dinner after a week of fun and sun on the beach in Aruba. Our dinner was excellent, the service was perfect and the ambience was beautiful!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch. Outstanding food & drinks & awesome hospitality & service. Our two waitresses were fantastic.

g
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely! Nice variety.

PS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great atmosphere. We are a party of 4 (mom, dad & 2 kids) but would be such a romantic place for a couple. They do a great breakfast as well!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my bday here while on vacation. Have been before and loved it the first time so came back again. Ask for seat outside. So nice at night with the lights on and black swans floating by. Had lobster tail that was delicious and they brought me a special dessert for my celebration. Waiter was very helpful with my kids who ordered off the menu. They also have kids menu but my kids ordered off that too and they accomodated them.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First so so experience at Ruinas Del Mar. Ordered the 10 ounce lobster tail special and was served 4 tiny lobster tails. The chief explained that he served two 5 ounce tails each cut into 2. I was not expecting that explanation and just let it go. ( A crying baby did not enhance the ambiance but such is life.)

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We feel like we paid more than we should have given my wife’s over-cooked salmon and the lack of sunset view. The rest of our food was good, but we paid a lot of money for two adults and two teenagers and so far this was our least favorite dinner of our Aruba vacation.

FA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Celebrated a birthday there and asked them to take pictures and they took a ton for us, different angles, even told us to pose with you drinks, etc. Overall great experience, staff was so friendly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It used to be much better before. Few selection of cheese, bread, meat ... a little bit disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

El mejor brunch de Aruba, con mucha variedad y excelente servicio

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Roy was very professional and friendly.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Our service was exceptional

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience in a great hotel in Aruba!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and food quality amongst beautiful grounds.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

W
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this beautiful Sunday experience to everyone

B
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

MM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

MC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

e
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

OT
Washington DC
222 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Typical hotel food. Great service and beautiful setting.

AO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

MT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with good food.

J
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

h
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

F
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.