Sure, you're in Aruba and you want to catch the sunset. But how about watching the sun dip below the horizon with candlelight flickering in front? No, we're not talking about a black-tie restaurant—at this casual joint in downtown Oranjestad everyone has a prime view of the ocean below. Yes, below: The bar and grill are set on a pier stretching out on the water. It's intimate enough to get cozy if you're with a special someone, as there's only 16 tables. The local owners will make sure you feel at home, as they're hands-on manning the grill or chatting with guests. The atmosphere has a hint of romance (you're dining on the water in Aruba, after all) but those going solo will feel more than welcome up at the circular bar in the center. As the name suggests, the menu features pinchos (skewered tapas-style dishes) of fresh surf-and-turf that go swimmingly with one of the many margaritas. Live entertainment draws guests on weekends.
Pinchos Grill & Bar
At the Aruba Surfside Marina Hotel, L.G. Smith Blvd. 7
Our Rating Neighborhood Oranjestad Hours Sun–Thurs 5pm–midnight, Fri–Sat 5pm–1am Phone 297/583-2666 Prices
Main courses $19–$44Cuisine Type GRILL Web site Pinchos Grill & Bar
MapAt the Aruba Surfside Marina Hotel, L.G. Smith Blvd. 7 Aruba
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