Savaneta 270, Savaneta, Aruba
ZeeroverA classic fish house in the sleepy village of Savaneta, Zeerover is all about fresh, Aruban-style seafood. Cooled by ocean breezes, the spot may feel like a bit of a dive to some, but its fish comes straight from the sea—in fact, you can watch from the restaurant's perch on the pier as fishermen pull in their catch. The menu reflects whatever the boats bring in that day, often snapper, wahoo, or even barracuda, and includes savory sides like banana hasa (plantains), pan bati (corn bread pancakes), and funchi (fritters). Be sure to also try the shrimp; the peel-and-eat delicacies are always cooked to perfection. Note: The restaurant is closed on Mondays.
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago
Authentic and fresh—that's the mantra at this classic outdoor fish spot in the sleepy village of Savaneta. Selections are accompanied by savory Aruban sides like banana hasa (fried plantains), pan bati (cornbread pancake) and funchi (fritters). Closed Mondays.
over 4 years ago
Eat Like a Local at Zeerover
Enjoy fresh seafood right from the source at this local spot in Savaneta, a seaside town that was once the capital of Aruba
. Enjoy a cold Chill beer as you wait on line. The menu, in both Papiamento and English is simple. Once it's your turn, be prepared to select your fish and shrimp (fresh caught that day), plus sides.
about 7 years ago
Enjoy Aruba’s Freshest Seafood at Zeerover
You can eat nice seafood most anywhere in Aruba, but only Zeerover serves the freshest. The hub of all fishing activity on the island, this humble spot in Savantea doubles as a restaurant and seafood market where the majority of seafood served on the island is brought ashore.
Zeerover’s Fresh Seafood
Zeerover (Dutch for pirate) is a friendly spot by the docks in Savaneta that serves up spectacular “boat-to-plate” dishes. Upon arrival, you order your fish by the pound—prawns or the fresh catch of the day—get your number, pay, and leave a tip (as the jar says, “tipping is sexy”). Then just grab a local Balashi beer at the next window and sit yourself at a table to enjoy the scene and the scenery. Meanwhile, your fish is being whisked off into the outdoor kitchen, and shortly thereafter it lands in front of you in a brightly colored plastic basket. In short, Zeerover is delicious, local, reasonable, and 100% authentic.