Aruban food is very exotic, diverse and delicious, giving you a wide variety of cuisines to please your palate. Finding a restaurant in Aruba to have a quick, cheap meal isn't difficult at all. Does the thought of aromatic smoke wafting from a fire pit make your mouth water with anticipation? If you are familiar with jerk cooking, then you can bet there will be scores of hungry diners lining up for a taste. Jamaica Me Krazy prides itself on its secret recipe for jerk cooking that calls for marinating the meat for over a day in a range of spices, and then slow-cooking it over an outdoor grill. The result is a menu full of tempting tastes like jerk boneless chicken breast, curried shrimp, Caribbean Coconut Lobster Tail, or Jamaica's national dish of ackee and salt fish. If you want something to wash it all down, be sure to check out the full drink menu, complete with Red Stripe Beer and an assortment of exotic mixed drinks.
Seafood lovers should check out Driftwood. Authentic Aruban seafood doesn't get any fresher or better than the fare at this rustic restaurant tucked away on a side street. Keeping with its name, this cozy venue is full of gnarled driftwood posts and slats laced with ship lanterns and Captain Nemo underwater helmets. The owner wakes up early every morning, hops on his boat, and stalks the coast for your dinner. Depending on what he snags, you might enjoy lobster, shrimp, octopus, squid, grouper, or mahimahi.
Fried Oreos, anyone? Check out Smokey Joe's Island Grill. This casual outdoor eatery features burgers, wings, and salads, but the ribs are its signature dish and they can be prepared several different ways. Try the dry-rubbed variety, or go whole hog and order all three types. Just save room for their signature dessert -- fried Oreos -- much tastier than they sound. Low prices, great food, lively atmosphere and excellent service -- what else could you ask for from these cheap Aruba restaurants?
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 228
L.G. Smith Boulevard 82
LG Smith Boulevard 82
Renaissance Aruba Resort
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L. G. Smith Boulevard 477
Palm Beach 55
South Beach Building Loc. 33
J. E. Irasquin Blvd. 87
Across from the Hyatt
Playa Linda Beach Resort, Palm Beach
J. E. Irausquin Blvd. 85
At the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
Main St., near the refinery
Royal Plaza Mall (downtown Oranjestad)
J. E. Irausquin Blvd. 370
Across from the Allegro Resort