Papiamento RestaurantLocated in a former home built more than 100 years ago, this intimate restaurant excels in ambience and Caribbean specialties. Outdoor tables sit next to a pool and pretty tropical gardens, while the dining room boasts an array of European antiques. A son of the restaurant’s original owners, the current chef specializes in such dishes as bouillabaisse, crunchy okra, and cinnamon-and-brown-sugar sweet potato mash. Also on offer is seafood prepared with local spices and coconut milk. Whatever you choose, don’t miss the wine cellar, which once functioned as the home’s cheese room and now features nearly 2,000 bottles by 120 labels.
Tucked in a 126-year-old former house, this intimate eatery excels in romantic ambiance and offers a sophisticated take on Aruban specialties. Some tables are positioned around a pool surrounded by tropical plants. Signature items include seafood dishes served with a hint of local spices and coconut milk.