Buccaneer

6 based on 69 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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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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SKIP THIS ONE !

Oct 20, 2013 - posted by
Years back it was a friendly nice place to eat. Now it is just horrible. Food is gross, service is the worst I have EVER seen anywhere ! RUDE RUDE RUDE !!
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Jan 30, 2012 - posted by
This restaurant was recommended by several locals, and I can only assume they get kickbacks for referring people there. The food is very dated -- stuck in the '80s -- and dead generic in every possible respect. The swordfish steak was low quality product, and when told this the waitress just said "oh" and took it away.

The taste was nothing to write home about. The waiters had a "patter" rather than a personality. The decor looks like something you'd have found in a chain restaurant in the 70s. It's dark, outdated, and really not worth the money. There are far better places to visit on Aruba.
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Jan 19, 2012 - posted by
We have been going to Aruba for 23 years and because our friends think Buccaneer is great we went almost every year (much to my chagrin). After our last visit we have decided that we will not be wasting our money any more. Service is slow and the servers seem very confused as what to do. Food barely passable. The chef from way back is no longer there so maybe that is the issue
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Jan 9, 2012 - posted by
Knowing we were dining with a 7 year old, the hotel recommended this restaurant. Very child-friendly with the feeling of dining on an old pirate boat. The huge fish tank was cool, especially for my daughter.
The food was very good for a casual restaurant. Not a place we would rush back to, but definitely would recommend to someone dining with children.
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Nov 23, 2011 - posted by
Wow... This was a restauarant that was recommended to us by people that we had met on the beach as well as locals. All I can say is wow. A throw back to the 80's. The decor has not been changed since it opened in 1980 and neither has the music. When we got there we felt like we were in a time warp.

The service was super slow... we sat for at least 10 minutes before someone even came over to us. Our server was ok, but absolutely nothing to write home about. The food was utterly disgusting. Everything was saturated in butter, I mean literally dripping in it. Then the vegetables (cabbage.. yum - NOT!) were dripping in greasy butter and cheese sauce. I ordered the "special fish of the day" it was SUPPOSED to be Mahi Mahi... um, yeah, I've had Mahi Mahi and it certainly didn't look like that!!! It was also completely overcooked and dry, which is surprising with all the butter that they had w/ everything else! My friend both had the NY Sirloin and it was disgusting. None of us finished out meals because the food was just that bad.

All I can say is thank god that we had gotten a gift certificate for $100 from La Cabana for doing the time share thing.. because if we had had to pay for that meal we would have been SO UPSET!

We were so disgusted with the meal, that it actually became comical at just HOW bad it was. It has definitely become the worst meal and restaurant that my husband, friends and I have ever eaten at.

We ended up going to Passions later to get some Key Lime Pie to get the horrible flavor, blinding of the eyes from the awful decor, and just awful experience...

Just dont go here. This was the worst meal ever and just horrible!
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Jun 18, 2011 - posted by
Our first trip to aruba on our honeymoon and the Buccaneer was recommended by a coworker. What a disappointment. Slow service, it took 5 minutes to get a menu. Food was nothing special and crowded together on the plate causing unwanted mixing of flavors. 15 % service charge already added to bill made servers lazy. Delayed more when their printer didn't work, good thing I had some cash I might still be there. Found out later the cook left and went to Wacky Wahoo's years ago. If you want seafood go there.
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