Whether your looking to eat local dishes or culinary specialties, all restaurants on Aruba will please your taste.

Are you looking for a new restaurant in Palm Beach Aruba to try on your upcoming trip? So are thousands of other travelers on the island. They are so many restaurants in Aruba, but not enough time to try them all (even for me that lives here).

In case you decide to hit Palm Beach in search of great food and good times, you’ll probably find Sweet Peppers restaurant if you’re around Paseo Herencia Mall.

Local Aruban Restaurant In Palm Beach Sweet Peppers

Sweet Peppers is a family owned and operated local Aruban restaurant.

It’s not a tourist trap, or a fancy high-end place, but a cozy and casual restaurants to eat.

If you’ve never heard of this place before, take a look as I show you what they offer and some recommendations for Aruban inspired dishes.

Sweet Peppers Restaurant Menu

You can expect international cuisine fused with Caribbean and Aruba flavors at Sweet Peppers.

Here’s some of the best dishes that everyone who’s ever been there raves about, and which I am going to try next!

If you have a appetite for fish, ask for the catch of the day (specialty grouper & garlic shrimp).

Aruban Grouper Fillet

Served with rice, fried plantains, sautéed mixed veggies and a mango-creole sauce, lemon or garlic butter sauce.

local restaurant in palm beach sweet peppers Aruban Grouper Filet

Grouper, Aruban Sweet Peppers Style!

Aruban Garlic Shrimp

Pan-fried shrimp with onions and red bell peppers in a garlic butter sauce.

local restaurant in palm beach sweet peppers Aruban Garlic Shrimp

Just the way you like it!

Argentinian Churrasco

If you love meat try the charcoal grilled Argentinian churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce. Or dip your steak in mushroom sauce, delicious!

local restaurant in palm beach sweet peppers Argentinian Churrasco

This is for you, bon apetit!

Ceviche Bar

If you’re a ceviche lover just like I am, this will be one of the first thing you order of the menu 🙂

local restaurant in palm beach sweet peppers ceviche

I can eat this ceviche like, right now!

Not only do they serve fish ceviche, but also vegetarian, meat, shrimp, mediterranean ceviches! All ceviches are served with corn chips on the side.

Are you suddenly getting an appetite for restaurants in Aruba?

3 Course Menu For $25.00

If you’re traveling on a budget try their 3 course menu for $25.00!

You get to choose between a soup or salad, one entree and a dessert.

This deal is available everyday from 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM.

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Special Theme Nights & Good Times

Depending on when you’re on the island, you can take advantage of their special theme nights.

Friday is all you can eat grouper night. Served with rice, or mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Only $23.95 per person!

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All you can eat grouper, yummy!

Sundays you can try to eat all the BBQ ribs you can for $23.95

local restaurant in palm beach sweet peppers bbq

Doesn’t this look finger licking good?

Good times at sweet peppers keep rolling on Wednesday during Karaoke Night (9.00 PM – 11.00 PM).

How’s your karaoke skills? Grab the mic! Let loose. You’re in Aruba!

Where Is Sweet Peppers Locations?

On palm beach, right across the street from the Holiday Inn. The restaurant is located on the second floor at Paseo Herencia Mall.

They have indoor and outdoor seating with an outdoor view.

The open-air balcony is great place to enjoy a meal while you overlook the beautiful Palm Beach strip.

Kids Are Allowed

Kids are welcome at Sweet Peppers!

local restaurant in palm beach sweet peppers kid friendly

Sweet Peppers is a kid friendly restaurant.

More Details About Sweet Peppers Restaurants

Here’s a few things you might want to know about sweet peppers.

  • They  accommodate big groups.
  • Vegetarian food options
  • Wheelchair accessible (elevator, seating, restroom)
  • Live music
  • Accept cash, debit cards, credit cards

Luckily there’s no reservations needed to enjoy a local Aruban meal at Sweet Peppers, but you can secure your spot if you want on their website!

Sweet Pepper Restaurant & Bar

Head Out For Good Food Or Good Times

If you’re looking for a new favorite place to eat in Aruba, visit Sweet Peppers.

Try any dish recommended by the staff or the Aruban inspired cuisines I mentioned.

There’s always good times and great food at Palm Beach!

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Aruba is not only a perfect beach destination, but also an island full of culinary delights waiting for you to taste! The food in Aruba and the restaurant scene is experiencing a steady rise  – there’s already over 300 restaurants already!

Believe it or not, these restaurants aren’t the touristy type. Aruba is considered to have the best restaurants in the Caribbean.

If you are wondering what to eat in Aruba and where to eat, keep on reading…

However, before you continue, make sure you’ve had a bite to eat, because you’ll be hungry at the end of this article – bon apetit!

Must Try Best Food in Aruba

The dishes featured in this post are just a small selection of the wide variety of cuisines available on the island. There’s plenty of other delicacies that will set your taste buds ablaze, but I’ll leave those for another bigger list of must eat foods in Aruba.

Here are some of the top choices when going fine dining in Aruba.

Let’s start of with…

Shellfish Trio at Barefoot

If you like seafood, you’re in for a real treat, because there’s plenty of seafood dining in Aruba.

A seafood dish that’s worth trying is the shellfish trio at Barefoot. It’s a marriage of lobster, shrimp and scallops dressed in a lobster sauce that’s simply delicious!

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A mix of lobster, shrimp and scallops – Image by barefoot.com

Coconut Pineapple Shrimp At Ricardo’s

Next on the list is another shrimp inspired dish, but with a tropical twist.

The twist in this dish is the coconut pineapple lime marinade that’s coated on the shrimps. It’s served with rice, broccoli, coconut flakes and roasted pineapples.

You’ll taste the creamy coconut sauce in every bite that you take!

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Can you imagine this being your table? Image by ricardosaruba.restaurant.com

Pork Calypso at Passions

For every succulent seafood dish on the island, there’s a delicious meat dish that’s equally that’s worth trying. And that’s the pork calypso dish by passions on the beach.

It’s a sauteed pork tenderloin stuffed with prunes that have been marinated in Captain Morgan. Served with rice, melon gravy and toasted cashew nuts sprinkled on top – yummy!

As you can see in the picture, the dish is presented with pork surrounding the rice dress in sauce.

Passions restaurant is one of the many restaurants that offers romantic beachside dining in Aruba.

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Pork,pork, pork! Yummy! Image by passions-restaurant-aruba.com

Grilled European Swordfish At Screaming Eagle

The next dish tastes as good as it looks. It’s the grilled European swordfish. Served with green asparagus, oven baked tomatoes and a delicious dressing.

This dish is flavorful, a must taste!

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Taste this! Image by screaming-eagle.net

Crusted Mahi Mahi at White Modern Cuisine

Everyone is crazy for mah imahi on the island and white modern cuisine has a mahi dish everyone should taste.

The fish is pan fried and served with potatoes, pickled red onions, sweet glazed carrots, glazed zucchini and dressed with a avocado creme & creole sauce.

Are you getting hungry yet?

I sure am!

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looks and taste delicious! Image by whitecuisine.com

Land & Sea Kebab at Driftwood

Driftwood restaurant is known for their seafood, not only that but the fact that the fishes are caught by the owner himself and prepared by the chef in the evening during dinner makes this restaurant unique.

One of their special dishes is a mix of both worlds – the land & sea kebab!

It features two skewers, one with slices of tenderloin. And another skewer with lobsters and shrimp. Served with red onions, lime and potatoes on the side.

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The best of both worlds, land and sea kebab! Image by driftwoodaruba.com

Filetto alla Trattoria at El Faro Blanco

El faro blanco is known for their Italian cuisines and breathtaking views of Arashi beach.

Besides their delicious pasta dishes, the filetto alla trattoria stands out in presentation and looks scrumptious!

It’s a grilled Fillet Mignon wrapped in bacon and dressed with a red wine sauce.

Topped with sprinkles of brown sugar, cloves and cinnamon, vegetables, sliced oranges and a fresh strawberry.

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I’m getting hungry just seeing this! Image by faroblancorestaurant.com

Grilled Skirt Steak at Amuse Bistro

If you like steak as much as I do, you will love the grilled skirt steak at Amuse Bistro.

This is a meats lovers dish!

A plate with a generous amount of well seasoned grilled steak. It’s served with sweet plantains, potato and mango chutney.

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Steak lover only! Image by amusearuba.com

Tuna Taki Taki at Windows on Aruba

The chef at windows on Aruba restaurant knows how to bring the lure of the ocean on on a dish with this tuna taki taki dish.

This dish has cuts of seared ahi tuna with sesame crusted peppers, cucumber, cremini mushrooms, wakame salad, dressed in a coconut lime marinade.

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Presentation is on point! Image by windowsonaruba.com

Seafood Pasta at Sweet Pepper

Last but not least, one of the dishes you should try is the seafood pasta at sweet pepper.

The linguini pasta is served with a mix of seafood specialties: lobster, clams, shrimps and a sweet sauce. It’s a mouthwatering pasta dish!

The owners of sweet pepper are known to hand select their seafood, so you’re dish is as fresh as it gets.

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Love for pasta! Image by sweetpeppersaruba.restaurant.com

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If you’ve had your share of dishes on the island, we’d love to hear about it. Add a comment and let us know what we should try next…

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Beachside Dining in Aruba

So your flight is booked and your bags are just about packed. Now you’re looking for a restaurant for a romantic beachside dinner in Aruba.

All you have in mind is a private table as close to the water as possible and your feet dancing in the sand.

One of the highlights of having a romantic beachside dinner in Aruba, is watching the sun dip as you enjoy your meal and welcome a night full of entertainment.

If you don’t want to miss the sunset, make reservations at least half an hour before sunset.

The sun starts to make its way down at 6:30 PM and peaks around 6:45 PM (give or take a couple of minutes), so the best time to make reservation is around 6:00 PM to enjoy every minute of your romantic beachside dining in Aruba.

Local Tip – Inform the restaurant during about your special occasion for a special touch during your beach side dinner in Aruba.

Romantic Beachside Dining in Aruba

Here are 5 of my suggestions for restaurants you should look into for romantic beachside dining in Aruba.

Some of these restaurants take the thought of  “beachside dining in Aruba” seriously, because they have their tables directly in the water, if they were any closer you’d be swimming with the fishes…

1. Atardi Restaurant

Formerly known as “Simply Fish”- Atardi is a pop up restaurant on the beach at Marriott.

It’s located between towering palm trees and has breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea.

The word Atardi means late afternoon in Papiamento (native language on the island) and this time of the day is a perfect time to have a romantic dinner on the beach.

Their specialty is seafood, but they also have dishes for meat lovers on the menu.


Romantic setting at Atardi.

2. Passions on The Beach

Passions is hands down the most romantic restaurant for beachside dining in Aruba.

It’s a pop up restaurant with beautiful decorations, candles and tiki torches that provide a romantic setting.

They are located right on Eagle Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the world!


Can you imagine yourself here?

3. Barefoot

As the name suggests, you’re going to be dining Barefoot!

The restaurant is located on surfside beach in Aruba, which is at the start of the runway of Aruba’s airport.

You can eat indoors under a large palapa or ask for a table right on the beach and dine with your toes in the sand.

Barefoot has an eclectic menu featuring international and vegetarian dishes.

The setting here is perfect for two reasons, to watch the sunset and see planes coming in and taking off.

Barefoot is the go to restaurant for many of Aruba’s repeat visitors, because of the great food, service and ambience.

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Dine barefoot on the beach.

4. Elements

Elements is located on the beach at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

It’s an adult only (18+) restaurant with the option to dine in the open air deck, under a private cabana or right on the beach, depending on your preference.

The place brings a nice romantic vibe to a beachfront paradise and has one of the most spectacular views of the sunset due to the location on the beach.


It looks so magical…

5. Flying Fishbone

Flying Fishbone is considered a “hidden gem”, because they are located on the other side of the island, far from the low and high rise hotels.

The restaurant has tables directly on the beach shore, you will be practically sitting in the water, getting your feet wet. They offer shoe stands to keep your shoes dry and offer warm water and towel to dry off after your unique “toes in the water” romantic beachside dinner in Aruba.

Reservations for feet in the water tables are required.

Flying Fishbone also has a very romantic setting with blue lights in the water so you can see the fishes swim up to the shore and next to your table.


Dine with the fishes at your feet…

It’s bit far from the hotel area, in the district of Savaneta, but well worth the ride, because it allows you to see a part of the island you wouldn’t normally see.  

The price for a taxi to Savaneta can be pricey, so look into renting a car in Aruba for the day you’re planning to dine at Flying Fishbone.

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