Bavaria German Restaurant & Bar

Cafe Rembrandt


Overall rating:
 
  8,2    based on 28 reviews
Food:
 
 8,3
Service:
 
 8,6
Presentation:
 
 8,1
Environment:
 
 7,9
Childfriendly:
 
 7,7
Wheelchair:
 
 8,2
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~ General ~

Cafee Rembrandt, Europea eetcafee with lots of live music on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Just across the street from Restaurant Amazonia and Sopranos. Easy parking behind the South Beach Centre and free Wifi.

~ Details ~

Price Main Course USD - (±EUR):
$8.00 - $24.00 ( €6.03 - €18.10 )
No service charge is added to your check
Cuisine(s):
American, Dutch, International
Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Take Out
Smoking:
Indoor & Outdoor
Credit Cards:
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • VISA
Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu 10am - 2am
Fri - Sat 10am - 4am
Sundays 4pm - 2am

Live Music:
Wednesdays & Fridays starting 10.30pm
Happy Hours:
Fridays 5pm - 7pm

~ Menu(s) ~

~ Contact ~

Cafe Rembrandt

Palm Beach 55, South Beach Mall
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 4747
Fax: +(297) - 586 4748

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Reviewed by , posted on February 16, 2014

Get out of business

For more tan 5 years we have been satisfied guests of this restaurant. Since the sale t a new owner, service is poor and tables are empty. I wanted to talk about this with the owner, who was in sight. Server asked him, he flew away an sent (lovely) manager. When you start hiding for your customers: please get out of hospitality-business.

Food:
 
  2.0
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  2.0
Presentation:
 
  5.0
Environment:
 
  1.0
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  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on May 30, 2012

My favorite!

Rembrandt is my absolute favorite place to go for happy hour/lunch. They make the most amazing mojitos in the world!! All the servers are extremely nice and respectful friendly and remembered us and came and sat and spoke with us.. I think I visited cafe Rembrandt at least 7 times on my 10 day trip to Aruba this year and I will defiantly be going back :)

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  10.0
Wheelchair:
 
  10.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on May 28, 2012

Very good casual dining

We enjoyed a very good dinner her last September. The grouper special was delicious and the beers nice and cold. the service was very attentive. We also stopped by with friends a couple of nights later and enjoyed the casual vibe having some traditional dutch appetizers and drinks.

Food:
 
  8.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 18, 2012

What in the world is going on here! We used to enjoy lunches here, but the menu has changed significantly and the atmosphere has deteriorated into somewhat of a bistro mood with escalated prices. The spirit and ambiance of RUMBA'S (of which the owner was a founder) is gone as is everything that made that venture a successful one. To add injury to insult, the owner has also branched out with interests in MATTHEW'S, CAFE DAVINCI and another place at the airport. We suspect that, by spreading the talent so thinly, it is dificult to maintain the standards that were once associated with RUMBA'S and, as a result, all of the places suffer accordingly. This particular place is little more than a bar with some mediocre entertainment and somewhat edible food. If that is what you want, then go - do not expect to see us there.

Food:
 
  3.0
Service:
 
  2.0
Presentation:
 
  1.0
Environment:
 
  1.0
Childfriendly:
 
  1.0
Wheelchair:
 
  1.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 15, 2012

I went there for dinner with my wife, both of us living in the Island. The service was fairly good and the food was also faily good. The choice of salads was not very big, but the sizes were OK.
A little on the pricey side, but affordable. Although not an excellent place, it certainly is worth a repeat visit.

Food:
 
  8.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  7.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on January 29, 2012

while we were in Aruba this January we dined 4 times at this fine restaurant. We had a surprise birthday for one of our very close friends and it was handled just great.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  10.0
Wheelchair:
 
  10.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on October 25, 2011

I went here to eat after reading some of the reviews and was very happy I went. Food was great, especially the homemade honey mustard dressing. The service was very good, especially at breakfast, and you get 25% off breakfast with your dinner receipt from a previous dinner there. Early birds are automatically taken off check between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 20%. My entire family will return there next year, it was fantastic.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  10.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  10.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on October 10, 2011

We were disappointed in this restaurant after reading a fler. My opinion is that it is a BAR with a few well worn tables. They advertise a 205 discount for early diners. Very limited menu. Our party of four adults had seven soft drinks at 3.00 each. I guess they don't have happy hour prices for sodas. It would have been cheaper if we drank beer. Our meals were a bacon burger with fries(13.20), Fish and chips(23.80). Ribs with fries(21.20. Surf and turf with fries and three of the smallest shrimp that I have ever seen in Aruba. We had two cheese cakes and two creme brule for desserts. They were out of ice cream. I do not know how they calculated the discount, but they did not charge for two desserts. I guess that is the method they use to give you the dscount. Check total was $72.81 without any service charge added. Not worth a return trip.

Food:
 
  5.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  5.0
Environment:
 
  5.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on September 26, 2011

Wed 09/14 – Café Rembrandt
We tried this place last year and enjoyed it. Very casual place in the high-rise area. For drinks DW had a Margerita and I had a vodka martini. DW had the chicken sate and I had the filet mignon with a pepper sauce. Good size portions and a generous wine pour – we both had the Hob Nob Pinot Noir.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on August 19, 2011

Our first night we went to dinner here and did not regret. If it were up to us adults (we were traveling with 3 teens), we would have gone back once more. The food is delicious! Something went wrong with my dish, it got delivered to another table, so I had to wait. They made amends by offering me a free glass of wine. It was our least expensive dinner of the vacation and much enjoyed. Much prefer this place over Bingo's, where you're told on the menu to expect slow service, because they're Dutch. Hm, the service last year was so slow and just not caring, that even my Dutch self was annoyed. To top it off, the food was not that great. Cafe Rembrandt over Bingo's any time.

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  7.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 19, 2011

We visited REMBRANDT'S last year and were not overly impressed, but we did decide to give the place a second try this year especially since it was one of the few places open when we decided to grab a late lunch. The food is nothing special and there is some question in our mind as to whether the place was set up to be a restaurant or an elongated bar. Nonetheless the food was edible but it simply was nothing memorable. The owner was the founder of RUMBA'S (which is sadly missed) but somehow the spirit of that place has not been carried over to this one and the owner may be getting a bit complacent with his success and we are told that he is considering expanding across the walkway - what this means for the place is anybody's guess but it would seem a bit imprudent to compete with oneself even if the menues might be different. Bottom lin here is the the restaurant really is nothing special but it is not bad either.

Food:
 
  4.0
Service:
 
  6.0
Presentation:
 
  4.0
Environment:
 
  5.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 13, 2011

Tucked away in the mini-mall across from the high-rise hotel area. Good for lunch or an affordable dinner or just having a beer. The split pea soup with sausage was great, almost a meal in itself, and the chicken sate was good but not what I was expecting…the huge chunks of chicken on a skewer looked like Flinstone-sized meat portions…it was tasty but just too much. I’d suggest sticking to the Dutch entrees. My husband liked his hamburger, and the fries were good. Nice selection of beers. Casual—no reservation needed.

Food:
 
  7.0
Service:
 
  5.0
Presentation:
 
  6.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  7.0
Wheelchair:
 
  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on November 13, 2010

Found this place to be a nice surprice, great burger and cheap like 8$Us, atmosphere was good with the live music, it is a petty that is surrounded by this even noiser places, was somehow caotic outside, but rembrandt rocks...!

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  10.0
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  9.0
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Reviewed by , posted on October 20, 2010

We went to cafe rembrant twice during our stay in Aruba. We loved it. Sat outside both times to people watch. We had the tempura grouper and the pork tenderlion. My husband and I share and we loved both meals. When we returned we said we would try something else but decided to go with what we knew was great so had the same main courses again. Waiters and waitresses were very friendly. I told them I like dark beer like guinness and they brought me out 3 bottles of dark dutch beer to try, was really good and fun. Prices were very, very reasonable. Try it, you will love it.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  9.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  7.0
Wheelchair:
 
  9.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on September 28, 2010

Sunday, 09/05/2010
First time having dinner at Rembrandt’s – we all enjoyed it. DW and DD had the Chicken Sate and I had the Pork Snitzel. For drinks, DW & DD had the cocktail special – a Mango Aruba Ariba and I had a vodka martini straight up with olives. We sat outside where it was very breezy. Inside was very cool, but just a few tables. Only negative was the Malbec DW & I had, which was just a little bit “past”.

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on July 4, 2010

We ate here 4 times during our week long stay in Aruba. We loved every menu item ordered (we had a party of five). Service was friendly and great! We look forward to returning to Aruba and will definitely eat here numerous times. Dinner for five was around $75 so the prices are great for excellent food!

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
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  10.0
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  10.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on January 28, 2010

Truly as one of the other reviewers said, a breath of fresh air! Great different food, great service. Very comfortable bar to sit and have a cocktail! Friendly staff, fun place!

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on October 20, 2009

This was a breath of fresh air for us on our trip. The prices were NOT astronomical like many other restaurants. The food was simple, yet delicious! The service was good, not great, but very good. The drinks were good and strong and at good prices. The Rembrandt sandwich was simply amazing. We actually ate here twice during out 5 day stay. Highly recommended.

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  8.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on August 12, 2009

What a great bar and place to hang with locals! We went on a Friday night and the place was busy. Good mix of people Arubans, Dutch and tourists (us). Casual and fun.

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  10.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
Wheelchair:
 
  10.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on August 3, 2009

Fantastic place for a good meal and at a great price. Outstanding service and timely. If you want the best of both worlds (good food at a great price in a tourist area) The Cafe Rembrandt is the place to go. One happy island and one happy cafe. As Toby Keith would say....I love this cafe (well sort of).

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
Childfriendly:
 
  9.0
Wheelchair:
 
  9.0
 
Reviewed by , posted on July 9, 2009

Lovely Bar, great food and friendly staff. One of the only Bars in the high rise area. Weel worth a visit

Food:
 
  10.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  9.0
Environment:
 
  9.0
Childfriendly:
 
  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on March 31, 2009

Having had the opportunity to eat at Rembrandt's twice while in Aruba, we must say that we had outstanding service both times. Each time, we ordered different menu items, and each time we were pleasantly surprised. Prices were affordable, the atmosphere hinted at both the European and Aruban culture, and its location makes it very accessible for tourists.

Food:
 
  8.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
Environment:
 
  8.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 26, 2009

Our first visit to Rembrandt... We loved the place...
first class service and the food was great. We've ben coming to Aruba for years and like to try new places.
Rembrandt is a first class restaurant...

We had the chicken schnitzel w/mushroom sauce and finished our evening with a shared piece of dutch apple pie al la mode... prices are moderate and
well worth it.

go, enjoy.....

Food:
 
  10.0
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  10.0
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  10.0
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  9.0
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  n/a
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  n/a
 
Reviewed by , posted on February 25, 2009

Very nice!! Good food, good prices and the staff is great!
European atmosphere on Aruba! Super! We will be back next year!
Thanx!

Food:
 
  9.0
Service:
 
  10.0
Presentation:
 
  8.0
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  9.0
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  n/a
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Reviewed by , posted on February 22, 2009

Our most favorite restaurant on the island. What a great surprice! What a very inviting place! Don't miss it!

I would like to thank the entire staff and kitchen for making our dining so wonderfull.

Food:
 
  9.0
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  9.0
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  9.0
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  9.0
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  n/a
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