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About Ruinas Del Mar

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.

J.E. Irausquin Blvd #85
Palm Beach, Aruba 99553
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Hyatt Regency Aruba

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
523 4243

Website:
http://www.aruba.hyatt.com/

Executive Chef:
Vincent Pellegrini

Private Party Contact:
Criselda Pinto: 586 1234

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Ruinas Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (6)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Good for a Date (2)
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Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Scenic View (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were there for brunch. Food was very good. More lunch food than breakfast food, so that was a little disappointing because we were there at 9 in the morning. The mimosas are continuous.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was okay. My salmon was over cooked. We waited very long time for our entry. One of the waitress ask us to be patient when everyone who came after us had their food already.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had Sunday brunch here, excellent food and service!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic. As always, it never disappoints.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outside by lagoon with swans, koi and turtles. Quiet and peaceful. Wife had off the menu veggie plate which was outstanding. I had steak, which could have been cut with a butter knife and had great flavor. Service was excellent, as always.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Just seems like a ‘dated hotel restaurant ‘ at the Hyatt Regency,apparently this once was a top-notch place , expensive and we get the cheapest crappy wine glassware to drink our ‘fine wine ‘ the bass fish was just awful , both of us described it as that ‘fishy taste ‘ you should not have !!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food service ambiance all good
Meal very overpriced compared to good restaurants

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were there to celebrate our anniversary and both the host and waiter kept asking if it was our anniversary or honeymoon. The service was ok but nothing special and the food was rather bland. The best part of the evening was the ambience of the outdoor dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We ate here the first night of our stay at the Hyatt. Make sure you reserve for a table out by the Koi pond where you will also see 2 black swans and hear the waterfall. They have specials on different nights so I'd advise that you go there when there's a special. Seems a bit pricey but most restaurants in Aruba are. I got the local Snapper and had it grilled. Very good. This is a great place to go especially because the design of the restaurant and pond make it special.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great Venue located in the Hyatt Regency in Aruba.
Picturesque setting, Swans & Koi swimming around the Restaurant. Server, Freddy was knowledgeable and assisted us with our choices, Beef Soup, Shrimp Cocktail, grilled Salmon and more.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

So good!! A must go when in Aruba best brunch in the island!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was good, portions were large. A bit over priced for what we had. Service was good. Ambiance was ok.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our dining experience was excellent and we will be back next December.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch very much. Great service. Tons of food choices and all were delicious

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always the Hyatt lived up to its expectation with good food and outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

It was wonderful and our waiter was excellent. The only disappointing thing was it was under renovations so we could not be outside.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Brunch was awesome, as always. Sufficient choices. Meat, chicken, seafood but also a well stocked salad bar. Loved it

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Parte del restaurante está en remodelación. Deberían colocarlo al momento d la reservación.
La atención , servicio y gastronomía excelente.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

A must stop on your trip to Aruba. On Wednesday they have the lobster served 4 days. I recommend the Lobster Thermidor. Exquisite!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

You can have a much nicer Sunday Brunch for the same money on Aruba. Very disappointed . Nothing special , just another buffet. We will not go back for this over-priced buffet ! Been coming to the island since 1995, and we always try something new and different each year.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The scenery was nice but the food was not the best. We tried the lobster/ filet combo but the filet was covered in an over seasoned sauce and was not tender. The food did not live up to the atmosphere they were trying for. If you are looking for a good date/anniversary restaurant, I would recommend another place.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Love the oyster very fresh, wider food selection, special gust around this place, such as lizard, black swan and turtle, I am impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

weds is lobster night.
menu said 10oz tail
they substituted 2 five oz tails.....not the same

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch and service people just kept walking by as the plates piled up on our table. It took asking 3 times before I could get a cup of coffee . When a large group came in and sat at the table next to us . All of the wait staff focused on them. Was disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Beautiful outdoor seating - large umbrellas provide shade from the hot sun. Excellent food and wide variety. Buffet service but staff was very attentive to beverage and other needs. Billing for Sunday brunch was a little confusing. Two separate charges on hotel bill - one for regular breakfast and second charge for brunch option.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great food on the pond of the Hyatt Regency. I had the Baja grilled fish and it was fantastic. Wait staff was very friendly. Service was excellent. A little pricey but worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is always one of our stops in Aruba. There is a great variety of tasty food. One of the best brunches anywhere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Beautiful place to enjoy good food with loved people. You can choose between inside or outside next to the swans lake. Wine from a selected list was 50% off. Everything was good and delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Always great! Dinner here at least once every time we visit Aruba.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We were there for Sunday brunch. The range of offerings was amazing. Omelets, sushi, carving station, anything you could want, and wonderful pastries. The staff was very friendly and super attentive. We will be going back again next Sunday!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Have been here before, brought my Brother in law and his wife, service, good and ambiance was excellent

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great ambiance and service but food was terrible.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I love everything a it this brunch, Good food, great service...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 28, 2017

If you would like to pay 60 dollars for a buffet of bacon and eggs this buffet is the one for you!

Personally, id rather not spend 60 per person on breakfast. If the buffet was $30 that'd be a different story. 60 dollars USD for breakfast.... I mean come on. Get real Hyatt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I came here in 2006 and 2011. Both times the food tasted great and the service was top notch. Fast forward 11 yrs later, the service is still top notch, but the food not so much for the price. $119 for 2 ppl sure isn't a bargain, but I expected the food, especially the seafood to be a lot fresher. The best thing there was the mushroom flank steak and the omelette station. The oysters and shrimp looked like it's been sitting for a while. I didn't want to chance a stomach ache so I skipped the oysters oh well, I won't be back,for the bunch anyway.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Beautiful setting, excellent food, a little pricey but overall a very enjoyable evening

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Bottomless mimosa, at little expensive but probably best buffet I've seen, fresh oysters shrimp, mussels, usual pancakes, waffles, carving station, sushi, salads, Cuban food. Pasta. Very good and great ambience

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 9, 2017

A little pricey for breakfast, but excellent variety of food...love, love the oysters and sushie

Tags: Great for Brunch
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