Just because this restaurant and bar is located in the Royal Plaza Mall downtown doesn't mean you're in for another tourist trap. Iguana Joe's second-floor location really is ideal, with open-air seating perfect for people watching over the street and harbor nearby. The eatery is pretty casual, with a yellow, teal, and magenta bar, and seafoam-green wooden chairs outside on the terrace overlooking downtown. Convenient for cruise ship passengers, the spot also offers quick service and delicious Aruban fare at a decent price (meals range around $12). The baby back ribs are a hot commodity touted as the "best ribs in the Caribbean" (diners don't disagree), and the drinks are on the strong side, blending multiple liquors into mixed-drink pitchers perfect for sharing at the table.
Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill
Royal Plaza Mall
Our Rating Neighborhood Oranjestad Hours Mon–Sat 11am–midnight Phone 297/583-9373 Web site Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill
MapRoyal Plaza Mall Aruba
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