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“Beautiful Setting Overlooking Beach”

Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba
Ranked #26 of 244 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$100
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: RICARDO’S RESTAURANT It starts with the perfect location… What does it take to establish the kind of restaurant that both tourists and locals want to come back to again and again? Our winning formula consists of four key elements: Good Food Good Folks Good Fun Good Views. It begins with the perfect location. For Ricardo’s, that turned out to be the Aruba Beach Club Resort, located directly on Punta Brabo Beach between Manchebo Beach to the North and Divi Beach to the South. You simply can’t beat gorgeous sunset ocean views from our deck and on-beach dining areas! But putting together this kind of superior dining venue takes more than the perfect location. It also takes a person with the vision and passion needed to turn dreams into reality, and that is exactly what Ricardo brought to the table in 2014 — vision and passion. The results are right here for you to come see and taste for yourself! A PLACE TO WINE, A PLACE TO DINE Good Food, Good Folks, Good Fun, Good Views! At Ricardo’s Good Food means our carefully crafted menu features the best in Aruban Cuisine as well as a large selection of international dishes to ensure everyone will find something to satisfy their appetite. Monday features our All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Ribs special that has become a mainstay for many One Happy Island diners. The same holds true for our Wednesday All-You-Can-Eat Grouper night with super-fresh, locally caught grouper fillets prepared in a variety of styles. What does Good Folks mean at Ricardo’s? It means bartenders and servers who are quick to smile and go over and above the call of duty to make sure you’re enjoying your time at Ricardo’s. For Good Fun, we offer THREE different Happy Hours from 12-1 PM, 4-6 PM, and 9-10 PM during which you’ll enjoy drink specials and live entertainment from local musicians. But by far the most fun to be had is every Thursday night at 9 PM when we kick off our weekly Karaoke Dance Party. We pull out all the stops to show you how we party on the island! And what can we say about Good Views? Really, you just have to come and see for yourself!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We choose this restaurant because of its location. It is a beautiful setting overlooking the beach and we got to see the sunset. We went here for dinner and our group of eight was seated without a reservation. The food and service was great. A few standouts were the Caprese Salad, Grilled Tuna, Argentinean Mixed Grill (excellent) and coconut scallops. We all shared desserts -- the stuffed puff pastry with pistachio gelato was a delicious way to end the meal. We enjoyed it so much we had lunch here before we went home. For lunch, we got sandwiches and I would recommend the cheddar turkey wrap melt or the chicken Caesar wrap. One person in our group ordered the crab cakes and chicken empanadas and found them to be subpar. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, the food was great and the location is beautiful.

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ShermanMorrison, Public Relations Manager at Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience dining at Ricardo's! You were definitely lucky to be able to enjoy on-beach dining for a party of 8 without a reservation. We always recommend to people that they call ahead for that option since seating is limited on the beach, but we're certainly glad you were able to experience it! And we always love it when people have such a good experience that they come back for another meal before leaving the island! We are truly blessed to be in such a lovely location where people can enjoy views of the beach and ocean, especially at sunset. Thanks again for sharing and we hope you'll choose Ricardo's again the next time you come to One Happy Island!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The closeness to the beach and watching the sunset over the water from your table was amazing. The food is good and the service is attentive. Great place to have a nice dinner on Manchebo Beach.

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ShermanMorrison, Public Relations Manager at Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for saying a few words about your experience dining at Ricardo's. We consider ourselves blessed to be in such a fabulous location where people can enjoy views of the beach and ocean and amazing sunsets. Thanks again for sharing and we hope you'll come back the next time you're on One Happy Island!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Ricardo loves what he does. This is evident with how he treats his patrons and the quality of his food. All you can eat ribs and Grouper are great. Really all you can eat, they just keep serving them and not long waiting time. Breakfast are great and evening sunset are not to be missed.

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Thank Frank G
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ShermanMorrison, Public Relations Manager at Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your experience of eating at Ricardo's! We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, and those views you mentioned make any meal extra special, but especially for sunset dinners. We have two all-you-can-eat specials each week, including BBQ Ribs on Mondays and Grouper on Wednesdays. Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to serving you again any time you want to come see us!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Great food and happy hour. Go early for happy hour and dining on the beach. Fresh fish and seafood daily. A go-to restaurant for your Aruban vacation.

Thank Tim M
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ShermanMorrison, Public Relations Manager at Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words about dining at Ricardo's! Thanks for mentioning Happy Hour -- we actually have THREE throughout the day from 12-1PM, 4-6PM and 9-10PM. Dining right on the beach with your toes in the sand is an especially nice experience, and we always recommend calling ahead to make sure it's available as on-beach seating is limited. Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

While wondering around near Fusion Piano and Wine Bar. A couple recommended Ricardo's for dinner. So glad they told us of this place. the food was excellent! The service was great and the location is beautiful! The owner Ricardo was very gracious and we had a fun conversation about Aruban food.

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Thank Tasha N
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ShermanMorrison, Public Relations Manager at Ricardo's Restaurant Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience of eating at Ricardos! We love it when people come across us by chance and wind up having a great time, which sounds like exactly what happened to you! Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to serving you again the next time you come to Aruba!

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