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The Old Fisherman

Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“rice” (51 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This wonderful little restaurant was recommended by our hotel, two cab drivers, and a tour operator. No wonder! Great food and service for a reasonable price. Our waitress, Ginna, was so sweet and accommodating. We loved this place so much we went back 2 days...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have to say this is my third time to visit Aruba by way of cruise and it was my first time eating at this little gem. I loved the drinks, food, service, and prices. I would stop by again if in Aruba.

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally some food that is top notch and without the hiked up prices. I had the salmon with garlic sauce and my wife had grouper with coconut sauce. Plenty of tasty sides with the meals, and they even brought over some on the house cornbread...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a traditional Arubian seafood meal, this is the place. It is a quaint little restaurant that is across from the bus depot. It was recommended to us by a local. When we went there were quite a few locals eating there. My...More

Thank Darryl K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for dinner while we were visiting on our Taxi driver's recommendation. You leave the dock and proceed past the bus station queuing area on the other side of the main street. The restaurant is quite clean & quaint. The service was friendly...More

Thank TipSC
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Fresh fish cakes and spicy papaya sauce! A 'must do' if you'd like to taste local fare. Friendly and helpful service from Carlos.

Thank DbizTravel
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, very local food, nice services by Marien, this is my second time in this restaurant in one week .... Thanks Marien for your services

1  Thank Alfredo F
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We asked our taxi driver for a good seafood restaurant hen we arrived. She recommended The Old Fishermen and we were glad we followed her recommendation. Food was great. Price was good. Our waiter Juan was very helpful and attentive. Would recommend it highly.

Thank jjtremblay1
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love to support local businesses while on vacation and we were craving some really good seafood. The Old Fisherman came highly recommended by the locals and seemed to have pretty good reviews online, so we went for dinner. We both ordered...More

1  Thank sassational
Reviewed October 2, 2017

When my partner and I arrived in Aruba we asked the taxi driver, taking us to our hotel, where the best food places were on the island. The Old Fisherman came up first and was truly amazing, that being hospitality and food we just had...More

Thank kosafrii
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Pamela G
October 1, 2017|
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We are closed on Sundayz Thnk you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648
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