Gasparito

9 based on 84 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Aruban, Seafood
Main Course:
$20.00 - $42.00
is:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
  
Meals:
Dinner
Serves:
Vegetarian
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Menu(s):

Restaurant Information

Gasparito

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Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 7044
Opening Hours:
Daily:
5:00pm - 11:00pm
(closed on Sundays)
Gasparito
Gasparito... The name of the area where we are located and the name
of our Restaurant-Art Gallery. In the past, areas and properties were named after
the families who owned the land. Our ancestors were Arawak Indians and Europeans,
therefore the areas on the Island have distinct Indian and European names.
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Best Aruba food!

Oct 9, 2017 - posted by
It's like being invited to a private home for a special Aruban home cooked meal. Very intimate with personalized service. Great Aruba flavors with the 'Aruba Combo' and my wife's coconut shrimp was the best she has ever had. Owner/server was great and really made the evening. Make sure you make reservations as they only serve a limited number of plates each day. Will come back next year.
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Very disapointing

Nov 25, 2016 - posted by
Since reviews were very positive in general, we went to Gasparito this evening. We arrived at a empty restaurant with a grumpy host. We reluctantly got a table but assumed that a good local dish could make us forget the frosty entree. Sadly this was not the case. After a small bowl of watery soup, we got our main dishes. The plates were searing hot, which might be the reason for the food being overcooked. Together with the overcooked meat, I received a piece of plantain the size of a grape, a spoonful of rice and a oreo-sized piece of funchi. When it took quite some effort to order a beer, I ran out of patience. Yes, the family sauce was great and okey, the quesillo was decent. But when the box with the bill was thrown on the table, I almost felt compelled to toss it back. Very disapointing.
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great local restaurant with reasonable prices

Feb 20, 2016 - posted by
well worth the trip, excellent small and friendly local restaurant with great food, great prices and very personable host and owner. we go back every year and have never been disappointed. no advertising makes it less crowded and much quieter than most at this time of year. an annual regular that never ceases to please. very reasonable wine prices as well which is a big plug. more restaurants should do this. will be back again.
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hidden gem

Apr 8, 2014 - posted by
We happened upon this restaurant in 2013 and made a point of returning again in 2014. The onion soup was a good as remembered and our entrees delightful. Good flan, too! Would definitely recommend you try this hidden, local gem. Skip the high-rise hustle.
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Hidden Gem

Sep 26, 2013 - posted by
I've been here once before many years ago and I don't know why I haven't been back. But since I go to Aruba every year I will make it a point to come here! For appetizer I had their delicious homemade raviolis. For entrees, I had their Keshi Yena and my friend had their mixed platter with filet mignon and seafood. Both portions very plentiful and delicious. My only negative was the waitress made a weak apple martini! The service was very good and friendly. I will definitely return.
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Worth Dining Here

Feb 19, 2013 - posted by
Very nice place, great old Cunucu house and patio. Very good value and very good portions. First time here and will definitely be back. Nice wine pour and very reasonable prices for the quantity and quality. sorry we did not find this place before this trip.
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Maybe an off night?

Sep 16, 2012 - posted by
Don't know what happened as we have been here each trip for the last 12 years. We arrived and were promptly seated on the terrace. While looking at menu three other tables arrived. Each of them received bread; we did not. We had to ask for it, and waiter apologized. No problem. My husband and I ordered wine and all we can say is it was bad....so so warm and terrible. It was nice they did not charge us. I ordered onion soup with Gouda cheese. The cheese was good; broth tasted like lipton and hardly any onion; just huge bay leaves! My main course was the shrimp with coconut sauce. All I can say is that I have been on the island for 13 days; whenever I ordered shrimp they were large and seemed fresh. These were tiny and tasted like they were frozen as well as the veggies. The shrimp were not clean and had black veins running through them. My husband had the veggie selection. He said the veggies also tasted like they were frozen, and barely touched his entree. He did, however, like the fish soup. We were very disappointed as we have been here many times throughout the years and liked it. Don't think we will return next year. The waiter was apologetic for the wine; but tried to make it seem like we did not know what we were talking about.
Hope they can get their act back together soon. It was a really nice restaurant.
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Not Pleasant

Sep 10, 2012 - posted by
We were not happy with this restaurant. A reservation was made for a Monday night and confirmed in an email. When we called to reconfirm on the island the answer to our call was the phone was not on. We went anyway and it was closed.

I wonder if they are still open?
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Warm and inviting

Aug 18, 2012 - posted by
This is hands-down one of my favorite restaurants in Aruba because the food is always excellent, the ambiance is warm and cheerful, and the owners and staff always make you feel welcome. The food is beautifully presented, no matter what you choose from the menu. This visit I had the Gasparito chicken, my favorite, and it lived up to my expectations. My partner's Fisherman's Loot - grouper with creole sauce - was also a hug success. We had the special. three courses for $19.99 that we saw advertised in the paper, and certainly got our money's worth! Coupon or not, we always make it a point to eat here at least once each visit. I also like that the owner and his wife take the time to visit the guests and chat, as well as make recommendations. You feel like one of the family when you dine here, and that makes the vacation that much nicer.
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Very Vegetarian friendly

Aug 8, 2012 - posted by
This was our absolute favorite meal in Aruba. Everything was delicious, it was romantic and the service was great. We ate in the courtyard and even though it was mostly empty on a Saturday at 7pm, the atmosphere was very pleasant. They have three vegetarian entrees, AND one of them is even on the Early Bird menu. This is the only place we ate at that offered a vegetarian early bird special. My wife had the vegetables in creole sauce and loved it. I had the decidedly not vegetarian Aruba combo with fish and keshi yena. We were both very happy.
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