• Taste My Aruba

    We are an authentic, family-owned, farm-to-table and sea-to-table restaurant. We believe that food is culture.

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Experience Aruban food and culture

Welcome to Taste My Aruba! We are an authentic, family-owned, farm-to-table and sea-to-table restaurant. We believe that food is culture. When you take a seat and enjoy a meal in our outdoor garden, you will be able to enjoy the flavors that are unique to the island alongside friends, family, and loved ones.

Each day brings new food, and because of that our menu is never the same. Everything here is from Aruba and for Aruba. All of the meals that we serve consist of only fresh, local ingredients. Join us for dinner and experience the culture and soul of our beautiful island.

When you take a seat at one of our tables, we invite you to enjoy a warm, elegant, and pleasant dining experience. We are many things, but we certainly are not fast-dining – and we pride ourselves on that. Every prepared dish is custom crafted with local and fresh ingredients. We put our heart into everything, and that takes time. Good food, good people, and connection should never be rushed. We ask that you savor the moments you spend at Taste My Aruba.

Make your reservation today

Please remember, we are a small business and it’s important that you honor your reservations. There is a high demand for seating and we do our best to ensure that we can accommodate as many visitors as possible. If you are unable to make it, please contact us ahead of time so that we are able to provide someone else with the chance to join us for dinner.

“This little café offers big rewards… Inventive and affable owner-chef Nathaly is passionate about her menu”Lonely Planet Restaurant Reviews

Our Rotating Menu

This is not your typical restaurant with an established menu. We serve what is fresh; it’s as simple as that. Local fishermen bring in a different catch each morning and sell their fish to us at market price.

Whether we are serving snapper, grouper, barracuda, or lobster, the fish will always be the fresh and local. For the non-seafood eaters, we always prepare organic beef or chicken. 

Be sure to save room for dessert. Nathaly is known for her cashew cake, a proper island favorite.

In addition to the food on our daily menu, we also carry a lovely selection of  wines.  

RESERVATIONS

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? You can make a reservations by calling +297 588 1600 .

Reviews

Based on 471 reviews.
Amber R
Amber R
2021-11-24
Perfection The new location is absolutely beautiful!!! Not to mention the food. Everything is fresh that day from local providers. Everyone was so friendly sly and inviting. Love, Wales and Boston
John D
John D
2021-11-24
Wow. What an amazing meal !! Some folks we met during our trip motioned this restaurant. I wish we had found it sooner. I was without exception the best meal we had on our vacation. I had Grouper and my spouse had Barracuda. The flavors of the sauces and fish were indescribably good. We both had lemonade. One sip and I could not believe it was the best I had ever had. I asked what kind and they told me they make it themselves and it tastes so good because they make it with love. Very charming atmosphere. I would not miss this place on your trip.
Ron S
Ron S
2021-11-23
Great food, wonderful experience, and staff Portions were plentiful for the price, and we did not leave hungry either time. (yes, we ate here twice within 6 days see below) We have been to Aruba seven previous times, and Taste my Aruba will be a destination every time we come back to Aruba. We ate here twice, initially as a two-some at the original location behind the Renaissance. We liked it so much we brought our friends when they arrived and went to the "new" (now present), location all within 6 days. Yes, they changed locations and within 6 days didn't miss a beat. We loved the idea that part of the menu changed with each visit. The fresh catch, amongst others, can change and certainly is fresh. The food was fantastic, the service was great (Anton), and Miss Nathaly herself, was wonderful. Truly a "family" amongst the staff.
Brittany M
Brittany M
2021-11-21
Amazing Aruban Cuisine and welcoming staff! The moment we walked in the door we were welcomed by friendly staff and the owner herself. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. I had the barracuda and my husband had the amber jack. We were also blown away with the homemade hot sauce. Highly recommend ! You will not be disappointed.
Jennifer B
Jennifer B
2021-11-17
Delicious authentic Aruban dishes This beautiful restaurant has such a warm and welcoming staff and environment. We had several appetizers, dishes and drinks between our family members, so we were able to taste many of their delicious, authentic dishes. Truly everything we had was superb. Would definitely recommend and cannot wait to visit again!
vitatakarenka
vitatakarenka
2021-11-17
So glad we went back!!! This was our first time visiting Taste My Aruba at the new location and it lived up to all our expectations. We knew we had to come back after having dinner at the former location in 2019. The food was amazing, the staff friendly and helpful. The fish soup and ceviche were our favourite appetisers and all our fish mains were delicious. The new building is incredibly atmospheric. Nathaly is so welcoming and the waiters were so accommodating of our 10 month old baby during dinner. We will come back here every time we come to Aruba!
David S
David S
2021-11-15
Authentic Aruba Cuisine We’ve been multiple times and will always come back! The most amazingly fresh seafood, delicious sauces and the most gracious of hosts. Thank you Nathaly and Ramalo for another unforgettable evening! Masha Danki
mathildetsd
mathildetsd
2021-11-13
Good food but poor service The food was good and the new location of the restaurant amazing - however the service was really slow - the slowest we had on the island over a week - and the waiters tried to charge us 200$ instead of 130$ as per the bill, which for a tip is almost half of the bill!!! Otherwise the main plates with fresh fish are good and generous in proportions.
J B
J B
2021-10-22
Bring your fresh catch here, Compliments to the Chef!!!! We booked a charter with Hatts Off catching Barracuda and Black Fin Tuna. Sherwin from Hatts Off recommended we take our food to Taste My Aruba to have them prepare it for us. They didn't open until 6 so I called at 6:05 and asked about them preparing our fish. The phone was handed to the Chef who said no problem. They were booked that night but they set up a table and chairs for us outside by the other tables so that was nice. The chef personally took my fillets from me and said they'd do us up something special. OMG.....he did not disappoint! From Tuna Tar Tar to garlic Barracuda, the food was outstanding! The chefs personally delivered the final plate, the Barracuda, and explained how it was all done. If I could give this restaurant, and the chef, 10 stars I would.
Scuba Stevie
Scuba Stevie
2021-10-14
Great night Great dinner (meatballs outstanding) shrimp and pasta was fantastic and my wife had barracuda for the first time and loved it. The service was great and the conversation with Deon & Lobi even better. Deon, I hope you get to watch many more baseball games with your dad and Lobi you get to travel in your future endeavors. Most importantly though is to stay away from Deon’s daughters if you want to be able to travel:) lol.

 

Location

Wilhelminastraat 57, Oranjestad, Aruba