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The Old Fisherman

Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 588 3648
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (44 reviews)
“rice” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (75 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was local and tasty. Seafood was, as expected, great as well as the plantains and other side dishes. However, make sure you give yourself plenty of time as the service is poor to terrible. They take forever to serve you and we had...More

Thank greensboro71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a GEM ... hiddrn downtown not far from the pier , not far from the dwtn trolley cars... nice afforable price, host,hostess.. food great... it's a must...

Thank ddawall2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bartender recommended this restaurant for local Caribbean Cuisine and it was spot on. Reasonably priced and a small area with friendly service.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is a nice quaint restaurant in the downtown area. The food was great and the service excellent. You truly felt like the staff cared about whether you were happy with everything. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Mikala B
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Pay cash or check your credit card statement when you get home. I tipped 20% on my bill which was a $15 tip on $71 food/drink bill. They added ANOTHER $20 in tip, Changing my $15 tip to $35. Thankfully #capitalone caught it. For whatever...More

Thank Darryl A
Piero P, Owner at The Old Fisherman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Goodmorning Sir I am the owner and i would like to look in to this matter my email is pieropimienta@gmail.com and my phone number is 00297 5937875 Pls contact me so i can look into this Regards

Reviewed 12 May 2018

Off the beaten path, which is what we wanted. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful!

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The locals told us of this place and so glad they did. Food was excellent the staff very helpful and knowledgeable . She explained exactly what the dishes were since they had funky names. I had my first taste of shark a little salty but...More

Thank ljbal4
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This place is by far the best local Restaurant for Seafood. We have been told to come here by so many locals. You will not regret it.

Thank Serena D
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Over the many years and many visits to The Old Fishermen restaurant, I still enjoy looking at the walls of the restaurant. A big old grouper. A very old picture of what was the Natural Bridge of Aruba. Picture frames of fishermen, some long gone...More

Thank BeegeebeeSeas
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Our taxi driver's recommendation for a local seafood restaurant. What a great choice friendly, good service and great food. Had the catch of the day, grouper blackened

Thank helenhelenwade
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Pamela G
1 October 2017|
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Response from Piero P | Property representative |
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 588 3648
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