Dining in FlipFlops: Barefoot Restaurant, Aruba

7 Dec

A trip to Aruba isn’t complete without dinner on the beach at Barefoot Restaurant. It’s an easy walk from downtown Oranjestad, though it’s tucked at the back of a large parking lot so it’s not necessarily easy to spot.

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My husband and I sat at a table on the beach, right by the ocean – be sure to make a reservation to secure a prime spot! You can also sit under the large palapa, where there is sand on the ground to sink your feet and flipflops into.

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We started our dinner with an appetizer of gratinated mushrooms and escargots.DSC00627.

We also shared a smooth and creamy lobster cappuccino (bisque) topped with vanilla froth.

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Yes, we love our appetizers, and I couldn’t resist ordering the Dutch crab cakes, with hints of curry.crab cakes

Not only is the food at Barefoot amazing, but so is the view. We had front row seats for a gorgeous sunset.

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Seared tuna steak – a generous portion of tuna over julienned vegetables.Seared tuna

Romance of the Sea: a trio of grouper, snapper, and mahi with a lemon and garlic sauce. (Perfect for indecisive diners)DSC00646

We didn’t feel like ordering dessert, yet we wanted to continue savoring the view. So my husband capped off his meal with an Irish coffee and I had the Nutty Irishman (coffee with Frangelico and Bailey’s). 

coffeesDinner at Barefoot Restaurant was one perfect meal!

Info: Barefoot Restaurant, L.G. Smith Boulevard 1, Oranjestad, Aruba

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