Le Petit Cafe

6,8 based on 33 reviews
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International
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  • Casual Dining
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Restaurant Information

Le Petit Cafe

J. E. Irausquin Bld z/n
Aruba
Tel: (297) 587 4620
Opening Hours:
Unknown
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Le Petit Cafe
3 locations; Royal Plaza Mall, Paradise Beach Villas and Playa Linda Beach Resort

Offering a la carte and buffet breakfast from 8 - 11 a.m. and a continental dinner menu, with a special on the stone grill
feature from 6 - 11 p.m. daily, this quaint eatery welcomes the entire family.
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Unique place to eat.....they have a singer on

Oct 23, 2015 - posted by
The food is brought to you on a very hot stone and you kind of cook it yourself. I always get the grouper and it is the best around. My husband likes the filet. We go early and order the special which is fantastic. You get appretizer, soup or salad, main entree that they have you choice from and desert....which is so wonderful.
If you haven't eaten there it's definitely a place to try. We go every year and this will be our 8th visit when we come in Feb 2016.
The staff is always friendly and always busy.....go early so you can sit outside.
Enjoy
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Best Food in Aruba

Jul 24, 2014 - posted by
This is our third time in Aruba, we have had just about all of the dining experiences in Aruba, but this one was the best!
Steak on the stone was the best flavored that we have had.
We are here for our 45th wedding anniversary, and they treated us as if we were regulars that come in once a week.
Service GREAT! Food Fantastic! Price was great for the food and service.
There are not many places that you can eat in Aruba that the owner comes to the table and takes time to talk with you!
We will be back next year, FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!
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Pleasantly surprised!

Jun 1, 2014 - posted by
We came across Le Petit while strolling around the Mall area during dinnertime, I looked at the menu before we sat down had an excellent meal! They specialize in Seafood and Pasta, we have had pasta at Giannis the night before and it was just fair so I ordered the shrimp with linguine, garlic and olive oil the shrimp were absolutely delicious the pasta was cooked perfectly my 19 year old had the Ceasar salad certainly the best looking romaine lettuce we have seen during our 8 day stay here! This place is a hidden gem but the funny part is it is right at the entrance to the mini mall we were so surprised the food was excellent!! The service was very good waiter was quite attentive would highly recommend!!
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7 nights - 7 different restaurants - this was

Nov 23, 2013 - posted by
The "presentation" was very creative and I might say unique, which in now way makes up for
a) completely tasteless french onion soup - the worst i've had in many years
b) completely tasteless and undercooked "churrazco" stake. probably wasn't "churrazco" to begin with
3) tasteless fish.
one good point: they don't charge 15% "service fee" like most others. basically begging people to leave something. i wish i could take some from the chef and the owners, and pass it along to the waiters.
and the bathroom is in such a state of disrepair that it's scary to go in
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Not Sure Anymore

Oct 17, 2013 - posted by
I visited this restaurant in 2011 and 2012. In both those instances, the food quality was excellent (I'm basing my numbered ratings on all 3 visits) The lava rock cooking was fun and certainly unique.

In October of 2013, my girlfriend and I returned for our third visit. This experience was completely opposite of our first two visits, yet eerily similar to other reviews on this site.

First, we were served with complimentary bread filled with cheese. The outside ends were extremely hot while the inside was perfectly frozen. Our appetizer, chicken sate, included a side of peanut butter. The edges of the peanut butter was also hot, however, the inside was very cold. It was clear and distressing to know at this point, our food wasn't being freshly prepared, it was being microwaved.

The main dish was surf and turf which we both ordered. My anxiety of the food preparation lessened knowing I would now be cooking it. However, the steak had the slightest odd taste to it. After leaving the restaurant, we both felt a little off (In fairness to Le Petit, it wouldn't be right or factual to blame them as we were never tested for food poisoning.)

Finally, the service wasn't the best. At times we felt neglected as it took a long time for refills, or simple check-ups on us.

I'm not sure if we simply caught Le Petit on an off night which can happen at any restaurant. I'm undecided if I will return to this restaurant in 2014. When that time comes, I will check further views and make my decision then.
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Excellent!

May 15, 2013 - posted by
My wife and I ate here two nights in a row. The service was fantastic! Bread came right away, and after we asked, they brought us "plain" bread both nights. The food was served promptly. I loved the hot stone! I had no problem with the stream rising from the stone. You just have to be careful not to touch it.....it is quite hot!
My wife had the shrimp linguine and was able to get it with marinara sauce instead of "pink sauce". You just have to ask. Hers was fantastic also.
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Recent Visit

Jan 2, 2013 - posted by
My family and I visited Le Petite Cafe on 12/23/12 during our holiday visit to Aruba. It came highly recommended by a couple from Rhode island we met on our flight down. We were not disappointed. The restaurant's hook is the "lava stone" presentation for grilled meats and seafood. As indicated your food will continue cooking after served to you so be sure to keep an eye on it. My wife and one son had pasta dished - seafood linguini for my wife and lasagna for my son. Both enjoyed their meals very much. My other son had lobster and shrimp while I had the shrimp. Both cam e served on the lava stones. We both enjoyed our meals but my son did comment on the smoke from my meal wafting into his eyes as he ate. I'm sorry for Michelle and her family's experience but can only say that ours was very good and we would go again when we return.
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PLEASE PLEASE READ THIS

Nov 28, 2012 - posted by
My family and I went to Aruba over Thanksgiving break. We ate at Le Petit 2 nights in a row. The first night the food was great, but after eating the food I cooked myself on a stone, my stomach felt a little funny. It went away and we ended up eating at the restaurant the next night. The service was AWFUL. My dad asked the waiter to get more garlic bread atleast 4 times before they did. But that's besides the point. I woke up at 4 in the morning with HORRIBLE stomach pains. I got food poisoning and was vomiting till about 2 pm. It gets worse. Our flight was at 4 pm and my mom started to feel sick. Right before boarding she went to the bathroom because she had felt worse. After 10 minutes my dad told me to check on her. I found my mom unconscious in the bathroom stall. She was very sweaty and her pants were dropped. There was diarrhea in the toilet. The paramedics came and gave my mom oxygen and an iv. It was so scary. She was rushed to the hospital in Aruba which we stayed at for a couple hours. I got medicine too through an IV and there weren't enough beds so I had to lay in my dads arms because I felt very week and dizzy after receiving the medicine. We had to pay over 3,500 dollars for my mom's trip to the hospital and the ambulance ride alone, not including myself because I was not checked in, another night in a hotel, and all the unexpected extra taxi rides to the airport again, from the hospital to a hotel, to the pharmacy and back (in Aruba), etc. And yes all the vomiting and fainting on my mother's and my part was confirmed to be from food poisoning. PLEASE, do not eat at Le Petit Cafe.
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Affordable breakfast

Oct 17, 2012 - posted by
This was the best bang for your buck for breakfast! I got two eggs,bacon, sausage, home fries, toast and coffee for $7.95. You can get the same meal at the Marriott for $19.95 and Salt and pepper for 12.95! Best deal in town nice and quaint place!
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Stone cooking

May 25, 2012 - posted by
This restaurant was a new experience for my wife and I. They actually bring you your entree partially cooked and served on a HOT stone. This allows you to cook it the rest of the way just the way you like it. My wife had seafood food and I had beef. We shared some of each other food. My wife likes beef cooked more that I do so this allowed me to do that. The service was good, the setting was very pleasant and the price was good for Aruba (where most all restaurants are expensive). It is right in the middle of all the nightlife and is located in front of Playa Linda Hotel.
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