Luxury travelers seeking inimitable hospitality, stunning sea views, mesmerizing sunsets, a unique natural landscape, and mouth-watering culinary experiences have long found joyful escape at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. Casa Nonna, which means “grandmother’s house” in Italian, is as open and inviting as you would expect from its name. Their standout menu offers a curated mix of traditional Roman and Tuscan fare highlighted by fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant boasts a robust wine list as the ideal complement to your meal.
Tel: 527-2222. www.ritzcarlton.com
Pelican Nest Seafood Grill
The Pelican Nest Seafood Grill is located completely above the water with panoramic views of the beautiful blue Caribbean waters at any time of day and especially during sunsets. Try their wide array of fresh seafood, especially their mouth-watering ceviche, creative cocktails, and relax in a casual, carefree environment where you will be attended by courteous and friendly staff that love what they do. Popular with locals and tourists, join them today for a real taste of the Caribbean.
Tel: 586-2259. www.pelican-aruba.com
Get an authentic feel for Cuba, circa 1959, and no passport required! Feast on their genuine Cuban favorites like their renowned ropa vieja, palomilla steak, shrimp, or lobster enchilada. Savor Aruba’s best mojitos “in the universe” and daiquiris made with real seven-year-old Cuban rum as well as 100% fresh café Cubano. Kid-friendly but also a great spot to dance the night away to live music every evening. Menu includes a full page of vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options. For any special dietary restrictions contact them in advance. Open seven days a week: breakfast 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located downtown at Renaissance Marketplace (across from the cinemas).
Tel: 588-0627. www.cubascookin.com