Eetcafe The Paddock

3,2 based on 43 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Dutch, International
Main Course:
$16.00 - $22.00
is:
  • Budget Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
Accepts:
 
Meals:
Dinner, Lunch
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Menu(s): Breakfast

Restaurant Information

Eetcafe The Paddock
Wharfside Market
L.G. Smith Boulevard13
Aruba
Tel: (297) 5832334
Opening Hours:
10:00am - 2:00am
Happy Hour  
Eetcafe The Paddock
Eetcafe The Paddock, located right next to the fruit market and the harbor is the only genuine Dutch bar on Aruba. In Holland we call it an 'Eetcafe' meaning that you can enjoy different popular platters each day in a friendly atmosphere as you savor your favorite beverage.
Showing reviews 1 - 10 of 43

Terrible food

Apr 18, 2024 - posted by
Terrible food. Unfriendly staff. Avoid at all costs
1.0
2.0
1.0
1.0
n/a
n/a

Not recommended avoid this place

Jul 1, 2023 - posted by
Food was terrible even the French Fries were greasy and well done. Chicken Alfredo was not good. To top it off you get sewage smell coming thru while eating.
3.0
6.0
3.0
6.0
6.0
n/a

The most rude waiter has ever met

Oct 29, 2019 - posted by
This is my second time in Aruba and I want to say this. I never , ever been in the place with the worse waiter ever, maybe he is the owner , who knows? The food was horrible . Maybe they need to see Roberto from Coco plum restaurant and learn how to treat your clients . I feel very sad to say that but Aruba has change a lot since I came here two years ago. To sad to say but I don’t think I will come back here ever again.
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
n/a

Our first time after visiting Aruba for so ma

Sep 11, 2016 - posted by
We have been coming to Aruba for over 25 years and have not eaten at Paddock ever! Well, Aruba has started charging for parking everywhere in Oranjestaad (2 florins for 2 hours) and we found a spot near the Paddock so we decided to try them for a quick light lunch. The location is nice right by the water and the service very friendly. The prices and specials are also very good and reasonable for Aruba...they have an ayce ribs for $15pp on Saturday evenings...one of the lowest price for ayce ribs. However, we have not tried them yet. Today, I had a bacon cheeseburger and Amy had a pineapple cheeseburger sans the cheese. Both were fresh and very good, seasoned and cooked just right. They just came with lettuce, onions and tomato. Sides were a la carte. Service was also attentive, friendly and very good. It looks like we've discover another new place to eat!
9.0
9.0
8.0
9.0
8.0
n/a

Bad food at a high price

Feb 10, 2016 - posted by
My girlfriend and I went to this place this February 2016, we ordered seafood and it was the worse seafood I ever had. So we barely ate and we aked for the check, $50 and change for a bad meal
1.0
4.0
5.0
n/a
n/a
n/a

funky place on the harbor

Aug 10, 2012 - posted by
My wife and I own a house in Aruba and spend a lot of time on the island. We stop at the Paddock for lunch occasionally or drinks in the afternoon and we have had dinner there a couple times. The Paddock is a funky, old bar-restaurant that sits right on the harbor. It has some outdoor tables that face the harbor so you can watch charter fishing boats and cruise ships come and go and planes approaching the airport while you are eating. Given the type of place it is, the food is very good and very reasonably priced. We usually sit at the bar and service there is great. Note that every cruise ship docked can mean up to 3000 more people in town so the service staff can be extremely busy.
8.0
6.0
n/a
8.0
n/a
8.0

The WORST

Jun 20, 2012 - posted by
This was quite possibly the worst dining experience that I have ever had in my life.
I'm 52 and can not remember any time I was so very unhappy with a restaurant.
My wife ordered the fish soup and when she got it it looked like it was canned tomato soup with a few pieces of fish in it. The taste was NASTY. The only time we saw our waitress was like 15 minutes after we were seated and then again just before we received our check. They had birds flying all around the restaurant landing on tables and the place was dirty. The hamburger I had was very dry and on a huge bun so you didn't even know you had meat inside it.
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE!!!!!!!!
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
n/a
n/a

“”

Feb 9, 2012 - posted by
This has to be the worst dining experience I have had in Aruba. Wait staff were very unconcerned. When someone in my party asked to please have someone take our order, she said " we are very busy!" Food was over cooked and possibly the vegetables were canned. I have heard about how good the burgers are but we were told we couldn't order them because they were not able to cook ribs and burgers at the same time. What????? Anyway, don't waste your time and certainly not your money. I am not sure how they are still in business.
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
n/a
n/a

“”

Feb 7, 2012 - posted by
Our party of four visited this restaurant for lunch. First the drink order was wrong. Then after a long wait only three meal were brought to the table. One was completely forgotten and had to re-ordered at that time. No apology was given. The orders that were received included cold French fries. I asked the waitress to replace them and she did not seemed pleased!! Being an open air restaurant pigeons were all around. There was a notice asking patrons not to feed the birds. However a piece of food fell on the floor and the waitress immediately came over to sweep it up. She told us please don't feed the birds in an accusatory manner. When we told her it fell - we did not feed she started to argue with us. How inappropriate!! The gents restroom was disgusting!! Do not patronize this restaurant. It was awful!!
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
n/a
n/a

“”

Feb 5, 2012 - posted by
Rude,Rude,Rude service. This was my fifth and final time eating at The Paddock. Looking at the restaurant from the outside it has a fun, quirky atmosphere but it was far from a fun place last Wednesday night( Rib Night). I have eaten here each time I visit Aruba, even though the service was marginal, but this time it reached a new low. It was crowded and apparent that they were short staffed. We were patient, placed orders and received food relatively fast, food was okay but servers all had an almost hateful attitude.

Aruba may be one happy island but the Paddock is not a happy restaurant.
7.0
1.0
3.0
6.0
6.0
8.0
Showing reviews 1 - 10 of 43

Restaurant page views: 77,010