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Aruba Beach Cafe

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1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3601
+1 954-776-0001
09:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place offers good food and service, but I really enjoyed having a view of the beach, ocean and pier. The other advantage is that those beach-view tables are more distant from the live music near the bar - it can get quite loud. The place was active and busy on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank ccvvbb
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best seafood quesadilla ever!! The restaurant is right on the ocean. Staff was very friendly with beautiful views of the ocean

Thank Peter V
Margate, Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for happy hour ~ live music was better than average ~ drinks were so-so priced ~ but the appetizers were out of this world ~ completely worth the trip ~ afterward right outside the cafe is a great people watching promenade ~ sit and sip

Thank FloridaMike_13
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went serval times to this restaurant on our weekend getaway and would definitely recommend for people to try the tuna, shrimp and blue point oysters! All three were fantastic! Service is friendly and the view of the ocean can't be beat!

Thank Lovethefoodandwine
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and cocktails. Always have music playing for dancing. Sits right on the beach. Staff is great

Thank babydollkc721
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The stone crabs here definitely worth the 10 minute wait and great service. It insists I must place one hundred characters. What more can I say about my joyful and wonderful experience here...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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768 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 916 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

And I can see why. The food was terrible. Bimini bread tasted like stale white bread with honey butter. Stone crabs tasted and smelled like ammonia, yuck! Service was bad. Took order and didn't check back on our crappy food till he brought the bill. Hoping the stinky crabs don't make me sick. Definitely wouldn't return or recommend. To bad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go for happy hour or Sunday brunch. Sunday brunch has a bit of everything especially for the hearty appetite. Happy hour has select starters at fair prices, reduced price drinks, and acoustic live music. It's a great place to grab a high top outside and people watch. Right on the water...nice view, decent food and drinks, personable... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good atmosphere, and good service. We ate there for dinner on Saturday night and you get lots of food for the money and it is good. We ate brunch there on Sunday and it was good and good choices of food. Love that you can sit outside and enjoy the beach.

Thank karenkuder
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun restaurant for couples and families. It is right on the beach. You can find parking yourself ( not easy but doable) or use the pay to park $1.75/hr or pay for valet parking when you pull up to the restaurant. There is both inside and outside seating. Steel drum music playing hits from the Caribbean and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 954-776-0001
Located Directly on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea flAward- winning Chef brings you the true taste of the Caribbean, along with American Favorites Fresh Seafood Prime Steaks, Gourmet Salads and burgers and much more. Three Tropical Bars await to quench your thirst. Aruba Starts Jumping island style with live music daily. Causal Dress with seating inside or on the outside deck provides a picturesque view of the ocean. serving lunch and dinner late night dining. One Happy Restuarant!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?