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The Old Fisherman

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Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and some of our friends came here to eat and I have to say we were not disappointed. The food and service were both absolutely amazing - as well as all of the "girly" drinks they had. Our waiter was Dino and he was funny, informative and took very good care of us. My husband and I shared... More 

Thank Morgan F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old well established eatery in downtown Aruba. Dino, Naomi, and Juan were wonderful people. The food was wonderful, the drinks awesome and delicious (the Aruba Frosti especially). Check out the Russian Lobster Pasta!!! Repeat visits recommended!!! Ayo.

Thank karen n
Naples, Florida
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cruise itinerary had a day stop in Oranjestad and, having been to Aruba before, we wanted a good local lunch. Since the last time we were here a number of years ago, Oranjestad has installed a free electric trolley system in the main tourist areas, so we took a ride to see how it had changed. We really did... More 

Thank Ed_and_Bonnie26
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the Renaisance hotel...for a quick delicious inexpensive diner...nice if you are on your own

Thank michael v
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A seafood restaurant that is extremely popular with locals. Always a nice variety of seafood and soups. Reasonably priced.

Thank arubamark
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here is very nice. However, bringing us our drink took a long time and they were low on the fish, which is strange. However, it was a delicious local supper. Will go again. VERY reasonable in a country that is wicked expensive.

Thank easy-traveller-mtl
Coralville, Iowa
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love their food but wish they had a less expensive menu for lunch. Food is fresh and the service was excellent. Great location downtown.

Thank CowgirlRoundup
Commerce Township, Michigan
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant down town, walking distance from ships. Great selection of frozen cocktails and mixed drinks. Catch of the day was a delicious grouper with garlic sauce.

Thank cvite
New Rochelle, NY
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are at The Old Fisherman on our vacation to Aruba. This is a fine local dining spot specializing in fresh Fisk. We shared a whole grilled Red Snapper. Fish was expertly prepared, flakey and moist, served with plantains, rice, vegetables and creole sauce. We thoroughly enjoyed this meal and will revisit this restaurant next year when we return to... More 

Thank HoadNewRochelle_NY
Bellaire, Michigan
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cruise had an overnight stop in Aruba, and The Old Fisherman had been recommended to us earlier in the day by a local tour guide. As we recall the father (the old fisherman) goes out each for the catch of the day, and the son runs the restaurant. First off, our waiter (Zinho) was a real character...very funny/comical...who offered... More 

Thank Ralph49615

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?