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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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 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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·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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·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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vip
 (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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·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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vip
 (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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

We were a party of two placed on a section with a very loud demanding party of 15. Server did the best he could but the wait time for everything we ordered was unacceptable.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Disappointing!!!
We have made the brunch at the Hyatt's Ruinas del Mar a part of our vacation to Aruba for a number of years. There are many other brunches on the island, and we have thought about trying something different, but the food, service and ambiance of this brunch always brought us back.

In April, 2017 we brought guests with us to the brunch and they were probably tired of hearing us rave about it for the days prior to our reservation. To our dismay, the experience was not what we had described. The desserts station had been just beautiful in years past with so many choices and so much variety. In fact, I remember the display that used to hold the dessert selections. Unfortunately, it has been removed. But this was not the only disappointment, the oysters that I tried had an old, stale taste and texture. It was all that I cold do not to spit it out at the table. I normally don't eat raw oysters, except from sources that I can trust. But past experiences at Ruinas del Mar led me to believe that the oysters would be fresh. Not so! Additionally, the ham and turkey at the carving station were very dry (roast beef was fine).

Had it not been for the marvelously attentive service, the overall experience would have been a disaster. But our servers could not have been better. They cleared plates and filled cups and glasses without delay.

Unfortunately, we will try one or two of those other brunches during our next trip to Aruba.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Whenever we come to Aruba we make certain that we include Ruinas Del Mar as one of our first stops for dinner. We are never disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great outside ambiance, good service , food marginal at best . $42 fillet was a 6 ounce 1/2 inch thick piece my kids order off the kids menu for $20. Mediterranean salad was lettuce and olives.
Left a lot to be desired. Service was very good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Worst meal we had in Aruba. Overpriced. Two of the 3 meals were sent back and third could have easily been sent back. Cold overcooked steak, lobster tail that was rubber and second stake that was barely cooked but was asked for for med well. Waitress was overwhelmed. Another table beside us did not send their meals back but both had steaks that they did not eat.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The location and atmosphere is great but the food and service was not what we have experienced at the Hyatt. Disappointed!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Perhaps the most tender and delicious filet mignon I have ever had! A little loud, acoustically, but the service was friendly and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have been coming to Ruinas del Mar for many years. We have noticed that the prices keep going up but the quality of food can't keep pace. There are now much more reasonably priced alternatives in Aruba with similar ambience, and unfortunately we'll probably be going there from now on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent prime rib, fish was a little dry.
Service was great, ambience and music was excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always great. We will be back next year! The setting is one of the best in Aruba. We have made this a must on our yearly trips to Aruba.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We eat here every time we visit Aruba on our last night of our trip. Always leaves us with good memories. Chef customizes order, food excellent in preparation and presentation. Outstanding service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2017

FABULOUS!! Everything about it!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Still tops for Aruba Sunday brunch. Have done this for more than ten years with no reason to change. Desserts are slightly less opulent but great entrees, drinks, and service are consistent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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