A guide to the best restaurants in Palm Beach
Palm Beach dining options range hugely, from fine dining and local delicacies to cheap eats and fusion experiments. Whatever you fancy on your Aruba holidays, Palm Beach benefits from combining Caribbean cuisine with Aruba‘s landscape, meaning fresh seafood and meats alongside locally grown fruit and veg.
The best of the best at Carte Blanche Restaurant
Carte Blanche shakes up traditional dining with an eccentric and enjoyable restaurant vibe. The experience is truly one of a kind, with the hosts performing culinary magic behind the bar as guests sit in front of them and watch in awe, invited to eat and drink their remarkable creations late into the night.
A tasty bite at Eduardo's Beach Shack
Here’s one for the fruit-lovers. Eduardo’s serves up incredible smoothies, fruit salads, ice cream sundaes, the works. These aren’t your typical sugar-rich desserts though, as Eduardo’s Beach Shack ensures all of its offerings are healthy, with granola, acai and natural yoghurt replacing the usual suspects.
A memorable experience at The Kitchen Table by White
The Kitchen Table opts for French service, bringing lots of smaller portions for guests to try alongside wine pairings which are nothing short of exquisite. The grand price is a reflection of the level of service and quality of the food, and an added bonus comes in the form of mingling on shared tables with people you’ve never met before.
Beer and bratwurst at Bavaria Restaurant
It’s not often you find a German restaurant while away in the Caribbean, but Bavaria is truly worth a visit on your holidays to Aruba. There are over 100 German beers served here, which means a meal of bratwurst and potato pancakes is a must if you’re going to tackle as many as possible.
Enjoy futuristic luxury at Elements Restaurant
Coloured lights and an idyllic beach-side setting make Elements one of the most atmospheric places to eat in the evenings. The menu is predominantly made up of Caribbean seafood, and there’s even the option to sit on a private table that faces out to sea under a canopy of silk curtains.
Al fresco dining at Passions on the Beach
Passions on the Beach offers one of the most romantic atmospheres in Aruba. Reasonable prices and friendly service make this a must-visit, plus if you get there just before sunset you’ll have some seriously impressive views to enjoy during dinner.
Go veggie and vegan at the Garden Fresh Cafe
Healthy smoothies, vegan panini and an all meat-free menu make Garden Fresh the top visited cafe for those of the veggie persuasion. The menu changes regularly to keep things interesting, and you can take everything away with you if you just can’t wait to get to the beach.
Sausages on the beach at Scott's Brats
This tiny beach hut serves takeaway sausages with a range of sauces and accompaniments. It’s a great place to visit if you’re after a light lunch but don’t want to lose your spot on the sand, and there’s also a build-your-own cocktail bar.
Have it your way at The Lazy Turtle
The Lazy Turtle has a huge menu, full of everything from Chinese to Italian. Each meal is prepared with the expertise of a would-be-native to its origin country. There are even some unique fusion options, like the Chinese Sea Bass which marries the spoils of the Aruba with the spices of the Orient.
Get cosy at Madame Janette
Madame Janette serves Caribbean food to the highest standard, and occasionally throws a European dish or two into the mix. You can choose to sit around the glowing swimming pool or under the hanging branches while you eat and drink to your heart’s content at one of Palm Beach’s most vibrant establishments.