Buccaneer

6,3 based on 75 reviews
Cuisine(s):
International, Seafood
Main Course:
$20.00 - $38.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Indoor Dining
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Dinner
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Restaurant Information

Buccaneer

Gasparito11 C
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 6172
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Buccaneer
You may get the feeling you're dining below the deck of a sunken ship, as 12 large aquariums with colorful fish surround you. Our unique decor creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Our second dining room resembles an underwater cave, complete with a 5,000-gallon sea water tank, unseen elsewhere. Our friendly staff will give you the "Welcome Aboard" feeling and the chef-owner will personally take care of you.
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Our #1 favorite seafood resaurant

Jun 29, 2016 - posted by
If you love a great place to eat in Aruba with big delicious portions and good prices then you found the right place. Our big family been coming here since it opened and now its a bigger famiglia and we always come twice to eat. Buccaneer is our favorite ristorante to eat at with fresh fish from ocean. My favorite dishes are fresf catch of day, the surf & turf, rack of lamb, the chef special always #1 .
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Outstanding Dining Experience

Jun 26, 2016 - posted by
I cannot say enough about this restaurant and are so happy we found this hidden jewel as we drove by. From entering this restaurant we loved it , ambiance was right up our ally especially the wall to wall aquariums and the diving helmet which my husband admired as he is a navy seals diver and was impressed in the preservation of this especially in front bow of bar . The food just delicious in every word. We tried the Baracuda and red snapper filet as it was fresh catch and we love seafood. Each presentation was perfect, grilled asparagus on my plate with peso mashed potatoes and on husbands sauteed fresh zucchini. For our 25th anniversary the chef presented us with a coconut double layer custard cake and it was by far the moistest cake ever. We will be back with friends and family this winter and letting everyone know of this delicious restaurant.
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Great Dining Experience.

Jun 26, 2016 - posted by
We absolutely loved this restaurant. A few co-workers made mention of this restaurant being a family must do on their trips and another told us to order barracuda so we made reservations for 7 persons and loved it. From greeting to seated to chefs specials we were delighted. We started off with appetizers which included escargot, ceviche, seafood chowder and chef special of garlic cheese bread with deep fried Stilton blu cheese to die for. Each one of us ordered different items and all I can say is delicious. The chef came out and introduced himself and it was amazing to learn about the history and artifacts of this nautical restaurant really impressed. Everyone loved the aquarium and made mention about the clarity especially for being a wall aquarium, so clean and colorful fish that filled the tanks. Dessert was delicious we had the coconut cake, triple chocolate cake and cheesecake and others ordered after dinner drinks. I loved this restaurant and so glad about the recommendation. The restaurant was hopping on Friday evening with locals, the soccer game was going on the big screen and of course you seen men getting up from the tables to see the score. The boat bar is bad ass and really a great talent whom ever designed the top with seashells and lights. Reasonably priced and delicious.The tourists we met outside while waiting on cab said they come every year twice with their friends and families who were also from New York. Hats off to the staff and Chef. We will pass the recommendation onto others.
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Trying to make a comeback

May 26, 2016 - posted by
I had been to the Bucaneer many years ago and was told that it had gone down hill and was "tired" but I decided to give it a try anyway. The restaurant itself is very cool with all the walls essentially fish tanks. The restaurant was basically empty which caused us much skeptism however within minutes of sitting down the chef came over to our table to introduce himself. He was new and explained a few items on the menu. Bottom line. The food was really good. The service was amazing ( granted we were the only ones in there) and the restaurant itself was interesting - really cool fish in the aquarium
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Phenomenal!

May 10, 2016 - posted by
Love the Buccaneer! The food was fabulous...fresh fresh fresh fish and seafood. We had large group, and everyone raved about their selections. James, the Executive Chef was the best. It was so much fun having James at our table, helping us decide what dish we wanted to experience, explaining the dishes...and treating us to his expert service, opinion and culinary skills. What a nice treat the night was...we will be back for sure..and spread the good news about the Buccaneer! Danki!
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Excellent evening, Buccaneer is definitely ba

May 2, 2016 - posted by
Was on island for a meeting and our team went to Buccaneer one evening for dinner. Some had been in their glory days and other had never been. We had heard the sad and disappointing news of the decline of the restaurant and were excited to go due to the new chef. The evening did not disappoint. The owner and the chef both took time with our group. The staff was friendly and personable, the food excellent! They have kept many of the menu items that Buccaneer was known for and added new items. 16 people walked away very full and very happy. We will be back and hope you give them a try as well.
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Food is good, employees pad the bill

Mar 9, 2015 - posted by
We went here because we were recommend by locals. The decor n setting was sea n pirate style. Pretty cool layout with huge fish tanks. The food was very flavorful, we all had fish entrees. Our bill was presented by our waiter and we were told where to sign. We took a minute to look over the bill and found we were overcharged for an extra Long Island and 2 extra deserts. I brought this to the waiters attention and was refunded the incorrect amount of $25.30. Great food, but be careful not to get over charged.
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Buccaneer is back

Mar 1, 2015 - posted by
this was one of our regular places but it started to go downhill so we did not go there for 3 years. heard that they had a new chef so we decided to give them one more chance and it proved to be a good decision. They are back to the way it used to be. great food, great service and of course great ambiance for an island restaurant. very reasonable prices as well. great for kids. worth trying again as we did.
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Jun 2, 2014 - posted by
My husband could not even chew the twin tenderloins. When he told the waiter, he just smiled and gave me a card to write a review. We've been going there since 1985 but when the owner passed the prices went up and the food quality changed... No one seemed to care our meal was awful... Won't be back....
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Flat out waste of $$

Jan 9, 2014 - posted by
This place is hurting BAAAAAD.... We went because I knew they have fish tanks, and it is kid friendly.... Figured my 2 yr old would have fun..... The place is so out dated that I felt almost like it was an episode of punk'd.... I won't even waste my time telling what we ate..... Just don't bother going.... It was horrible
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