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The Kitchen

L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (15 reviews)
“grouper” (15 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I can not even begin to explain how amazing the food is... From the extended salad bar, all the way to their fresh made drinks... The food tastes so fresh, just like it is homemade. It is a really good and clean eat. The whole...More

Thank Srishti A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Kitchen had a buffet that served salads, beef, chicken, fish and it is weighed and thats how you pay. You can take food home you can't finish. My wife and I paid $28 and took food home.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 18 March 2017

the options to chose from are extensive and you pay by the pound, there are choices for every lifestyle, vegetarian, meat lovers, so yo will surely find things in the buffet that you can fulfill your eating needs.

Thank sergej
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting lunch buffet restaurant in Italiestraat, on the western outskirts of Oranjestaad. Open from 11 until 3 except on Sundays. You pay for your buffet food by weight. Very good selection of food and good value for Aruba. As well as salads, there are...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

When you want to see and choose what you eat and have a great assortment of food go visit the Kitchen. Great food, great variety and delicious. We love it. Open for lunch only.

Thank 358mildredn
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We used The Kitchen twice for lunchtime takeaways. This buffet-style eatery is open from 11.30 am to 3 pm and offers a variety of foods for a splendid lunch. The buffet starts with salads aplenty - but remember that price is by weight - so...More

Thank Sox299
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

At here and have to say it was delicious- lots of different options almost an overwhelming amount of choices! You go through the line and pile up your plate and then pay by weight. Lots of choices would definitely go back just to try them...More

Thank MrBrandonL
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Please do not expect a Fogo de Chao. The restaurant is very simple. No Guaranas and no caipirinhas. The service was average. I would not go back.

Thank monica682016
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Mostly a local place, with small options with proteins for a buffet restaurant (there's not chicken), also the meat was dry. But maybe was a bad day to visit

Thank Luis G
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by some locals. What a find. Take a big plate, pick from all kinds of salad and sides and entrees, weigh it! Service is good. Food is great. We'll go back!

Thank 1econ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$17
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
  • E-mail
Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba.
Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food.
Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's.
And well over 30 options of sides and salads.
Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food.
Average spending $12.
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