Gostoso Restaurante

9,5 based on 55 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Aruban, International, Portuguese
Main Course:
$18.00 - $40.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
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Meals:
Dinner, Lunch, Take Out
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Menu(s): Dinner

Restaurant Information

Gostoso Restaurante

Caya Ing Roland H. Lacle 12
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 588 00 53
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday
Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday
Lunch: 12pm - 4pm
Dinner: 6:30pm - 10pm
Gostoso Restaurante
Gostoso a local favorite restaurant, that serve a blend of both Portuguese and Aruban Cuisine, which is designed to delight even the most discriminating Palate.

With our cozy and small atmosphere and impeccable service at a reasonable price “Gostoso Restaurante” will be your next favorite neighborhood Restaurant.
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Hidden Gem

Dec 4, 2013 - posted by
We ate at Gostoso in April and loved it, had never heard of it before. Loved it so much we went back on our recent trip last week. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is very small, and a little difficult to find if you're not familiar with the island, but totally worth it. The owner came to the table and explained the menu and the specials. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone. I had the sea bass with passion fruit sauce, it was fantastic, I wanted to lick the plate! My husband had the beef tenderloins "Italian style" and said they were excellent and perfectly cooked. They do have a kids' menu as well, our daughter said the chicken fingers were very good. Make reservations, as there are maybe only 10 tables and it's getting more well-known now. We will definitely go back on our next trip.
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What a find!

Oct 19, 2013 - posted by
Delicious food, in a very welcoming atmosphere. Not easy to find, but worth it! Jose, the owner, is charming and friendly, welcoming and a great guide to the menu.
I cannot wait to come back and to recommend Gostoso to friend who may be traveling to Aruba.
DO NOT MISS Gostoso!
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Twice Blessed

Oct 15, 2013 - posted by
So incredible we went there for 2 nights in a row including our last night. Jose is an incredible host with amazing culinary skills.Wife had the Seafood platter with coconut curry sause. I needed a Meat break so I opted for a rib eye. It was excellent. The place is small so we could hear all the raves from the other patrons. This place is a hidden gem, if you need directions just ask!
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Return Trip to a Great Restaurant

Aug 12, 2013 - posted by
We had the pleasure to return to this great restaurant on July 25th during our yearly jaunt down to the island. As ususal, Jose welcomed us back with a hearty greeting and even though we didn't have a reservation, he seated us immediately. Upon selection of a wine, Jose informed us that he didn't have the selected wine and took the time to tell us about a Portueges wine which was lovely. We normally get the "sushi" and this year was no different and it was delicious. My wife had the goat stew which was very tender and a good portion. I selected the grouper with a lime and butter sauce which was wonderful. We ended up splitting an order of the tres leche cake which is a must if you are going to try this restaurant. Another great year and good food at Gotoso and looking forward to our return next year!
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Fantastic!!

Jul 27, 2013 - posted by
We ate at Gostoso's in July and were very happy we did! Our cab driver Jose (who we recommend also) recommended it and we are so glad he did. The chef/owner Jose was wonderful. He made you feel like you were guests in his home! Service and food were excellent! We will be back next July! Amazing!!
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Nice find

Jun 15, 2013 - posted by
First time trying this restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner. We had the Stuffed Avocado Bacalhau Vinaigrette, which was very good. Then we had snapper and grouper, one with passion fruit sauce and one with mango sauce. Both dishes were great.The only bad point was we were the only one in the restaurant. I definitely recommenced trying this restaurant.
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Magical

Mar 31, 2013 - posted by
First of all big thanks to the chef/owner Jose for a great dining experience! He makes you feel like you are eating in his home. We tried the fish chowder,stuffed artichoke with shrimp,the creole"sushi roll", grouper with creole sauce, and chicken mignon. All were superb and generous portions. Can't wait to come back next year!!!
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Loved it!

Mar 15, 2013 - posted by
After reading all the great reviews, my husband and I ate here last week. Wow! What a hidden gem! Jose is a doll, and the whole staff is friendly and helpful! The Creole Sushi Roll appetizer is awesome (and I don't even eat sushi - it's not "really" sushi), the Gostoso cocktail is great, too. My husband got one of the specials, and I had grouper in mango sauce. Everything was just wonderful!! This will now be a regular dinner spot for us in Aruba!!
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Best food AND Best Value

Dec 25, 2012 - posted by
We have been coming down to Aruba for 7 years now, and I have been researching different restaurants to go to on this site. I read the reviews of Gostoso, and after having dinner there for the very first time, I have to agree that this is the best find on the island!

Gostoso's is a small establishment with limited seating so you must call in advance to secure a table.

My family (of 5, youngest being 14) arrived and were sat down right away. From the start, we were greeted by warm smiles, and throughout the meal, the attention given to us was not overbearing, but was quite timely. Our water glasses never got empty.

The menu is diverse and offers something for everybody.

For appetizers, I had a stuffed artichoke that was unique and flavorful. My wife had soup which was delicious. My boys ordered their specialty... the Creole Sushi Rolls. Not sushi - sushi... but a Portuguese style sushi roll... no rice or seaweed, but filled with crab or salmon, and avocado, wrapped in thinly sliced plantain... with a sweet homemade sauce... DELICIOUS!!! Must order at least one for the table!!!

Dinner: Although their steak supposedly is terrific, we all were in the mood for fish, and BOY! what a treat. We each ordered the grouper and we either had it with a mango sauce or Madeira style... with passion fruit and a sliced banana that was warmed up laying on top. It is an absolute treat for your taste buds... Best on the island so far.

Dessert: Two words... Tres Leches. They have a bread/cake dessert soaked in three different types of milk and topped with merengue. Yummy. A homemade dark chocolate cake was good, and their caramel flan was okay.

At this point, you will be stuffed, as the portions are generous.

Throughout the process, they were very clear as to how much everything costs... except for the sangria. They made it sound wonderful, so I ordered it. They didn't say how much it would cost --> US$50 ! Ridiculous.

When I got the bill I was shocked. Great way to ruin what overall was a terrific experience. Everything else is very fairly priced... so ask before you order (Lesson Learned)

Again... whether you are looking for a "Fine" restaurant or just one of fair value... this one is as good as any!








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A great Find

Dec 4, 2012 - posted by
We have been coming to Aruba for 12 years and this is the first time we ate here. Boy have we missed out... The food was excellent, the spices unique and the staff was great. The owner/chef was very attentive to our needs and was very appreciative of our comments. A little off the beaten path but very easy to find and we'll worth it.
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