Faro Blanco Restaurant

8,6 based on 110 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Italian
Main Course:
$25.00 - $45.00
is:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
    
Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Menu(s):

Restaurant Information

Faro Blanco Restaurant

California Lighthouse z/n
Aruba
Tel: +(297) 586 0786
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00AM - 11:00PM
Happy Hour  
Faro Blanco Restaurant
Situated atop of the Hudishibana hill right next to Aruba’s most famous landmark the California lighthouse is our hidden gem. The Faro Blanco Restaurant which once was the dwellings of the lighthouse keeper now serves Aruba and it's guests the best in Italian cuisine.

As the only restaurant boasting this unique location, guests can enjoy a truly unspoiled view over Aruba’s west coast untouched nature. The sunset and views over Aruba create a spectacular palette of colors, ideal for taking pictures and creating new and lasting memories.
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Must do if you're in Aruba.

Feb 28, 2017 - posted by
The diner was great, and the service we got from waiter Obet was terrific.
We recommend diner at sunset, the view is amazing!
Although the tour of the lighthouse and a lunch afterwards at the restaurant is also a good combination.
We will surely come back.
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Very Special Ambiance w/ Average Food

Jun 3, 2015 - posted by
We went to visit the Lighthouse on our last night in Aruba (😫) and happened upon La Trattoria, which was oddly not even mentioned by our concierge. Yes it is pricey ($35-$45usd entrees) but we felt well worth it, as it has to be the coolest, quaintest and most romantic fine dining restaurant in Aruba. The view is spectacular (for Aruba) and the best on the island, including the awesome Aruban sunset (which we missed) and the night lights of the entire island. Tho we felt under-dressed at first sight of the white table cloth setting we quickly were put at ease by the gracious host who welcomed us warmly and genuinely as he escorted us to our table. The bread is delicious; Sea Bass was very good tho very rich as its smothered in Parmesan cheese; spaghetti was undercooked slightly but Marinara sauce very good if you like a sweet taste. There was a sax player performing live which made the atmosphere pleasant, relaxing and as I've said previously, very romantic. We were on our 2nd honeymoon trip to Aruba and the Trattoria made our last night there quite special indeed...a perfect ending to an awesome vacation! We can't wait to return to Aruba and the La Trattoria! By the way this place would be a wonderful venue for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary celebration.
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Very Special Ambiance w/ Average Food

May 31, 2015 - posted by
We went to visit the Lighthouse on our last night in Aruba (😫) and happened upon La Trattoria, which was oddly not even mentioned by our concierge. Yes it is pricey ($35-$45usd entrees) but we felt well worth it, as it has to be the coolest, quaintest and most romantic fine dining restaurant in Aruba. The view is spectacular (for Aruba) and the best on the island, including the awesome Aruban sunset (which we missed) and the night lights of the entire island. Tho we felt under-dressed at first sight of the white table cloth setting we quickly were put at ease by the gracious host who welcomed us warmly and genuinely as he escorted us to our table. The bread is delicious; Sea Bass was very good tho very rich as its smothered in Parmesan cheese; spaghetti was undercooked slightly but Marinara sauce very good if you like a sweet taste. There was a sax player performing live which made the atmosphere pleasant, relaxing and as I've said previously, very romantic. We were on our 2nd honeymoon trip to Aruba and the Trattoria made our last night there quite special indeed...a perfect ending to an awesome vacation! We can't wait to return to Aruba and the La Trattoria! By the way this place would be a wonderful venue for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary celebration.
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Very Special Ambiance w/ Average Food

May 30, 2015 - posted by
We went to visit the Lighthouse on our last night in Aruba (😫) and happened upon La Trattoria, which was oddly not even mentioned by our concierge. Yes it is pricey ($35-$45usd entrees) but we felt well worth it, as it has to be the coolest, quaintest and most romantic fine dining restaurant in Aruba. The view is spectacular (for Aruba) and the best on the island, including the awesome Aruban sunset (which we missed) and the night lights of the entire island. Tho we felt under-dressed at first sight of the white table cloth setting we quickly were put at ease by the gracious host who welcomed us warmly and genuinely as he escorted us to our table. The bread is delicious; Sea Bass was very good tho very rich as its smothered in Parmesan cheese; spaghetti was undercooked slightly but Marinara sauce very good if you like a sweet taste. There was a sax player performing live which made the atmosphere pleasant, relaxing and as I've said previously, very romantic. We were on our 2nd honeymoon trip to Aruba and the Trattoria made our last night there quite special indeed...a perfect ending to an awesome vacation! We can't wait to return to Aruba and the La Trattoria! By the way this place would be a wonderful venue for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary celebration.
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Better than expected

Jan 9, 2014 - posted by
Been to Aruba 6 times and finally broke down and went to el faro banco... Your looking at $16 taxi ride each way from the high rise hotels... It is extremely expensive here.... However, it's the best view on the island, so you pay for it... I had shrimp and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto... It was one of the best meals I've had.... But again, prices not for the faint of heart
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review of the restuarant

Sep 18, 2013 - posted by
The food is lousy. The service is terrible. The view is great.
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VERY DISAPOINTED!!!

Aug 18, 2013 - posted by
After reading the reviews for this place, with most being positive, I had very high expectations for La Trattoria at El Faro Blanco for my first trip to Aruba. BIG DISAPOINTMENT!!! I cannot comprehend why so many positive reviews for their food and service? The food lacked finesse and proper seasoning. Service had no personality, and at times a bid rude. Their tomato sauce has absolute no taste. Kudos to all the parmigiano cheese for helping my eggplant appetizer taste a little better. My girlfriend seemed to have enjoyed her caprese salad appetizer; however her osso cuco dinner was extremely salty and a little tough. I had ordered the gnocchi with Bolognese sauce. The sauce tasted like it came out of can. This place is overpriced and the food is horrible. I will never come back, nor will I recommend anyone to come here, except for the amazing view this place has to offer. I agree with other reviewers. Save your money. Come here, take your pictures, have a glass or water and leave.
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Wonderful Evening

Jun 30, 2013 - posted by
We haven't been to this restaurant since our honeymoon 11 years ago but wanted our daughter to experience the setting.
What a pleasant surprise to have a great meal to go with the perfect location. Although they do not have a children's menu, they allow you share without an additional fee.
My wife and daughter split the chicken parm dinner and it was as close to a NY chicken parm we have had in Aruba. I had the grilled lamb chops that were amazing.

Our server, Theo, was very helpful and provided excellent service.

We will be recommending friends and family to this restaurant.
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The View Is Special

Jan 21, 2013 - posted by
Aruba's highest restaurant looks out over the Sea and the northern third of the island. We had lunch: The fish and seafood soup was excellent and the carpaccio was done well, but a vegetarian sandwich was not because they do not have good bread. Service was good, not great.
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55 yr wedding anniversary

Jun 3, 2012 - posted by
We wanted our parents to experience the great view for their 55th wedding anniversary.
Well the view is great!
The food was great!
The service was great!
The steelpan player was very talented and played superb.
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