Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

9 based on 165 reviews
Cuisine(s):
American, Caribbean, Fastfood, International, Italian, Seafood
Main Course:
$25.00 - $50.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Beach Dining
  • Romantic Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
   
Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Take Out
Serves:
Vegetarian
Kidsmenu
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Free WiFi
Menu(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner Specials

Restaurant Information

Matthew's Beachside Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 51
Aruba
Tel: +(297) 588 7300
Opening Hours:
Breakfast from 7:30am - 11:00am
Lunch from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour   Specials  
Matthew's Beachside Restaurant
Celebrated as one of the best casual beachfront restaurants on Aruba and surrounded by the sound of the Caribbean waves crashing on the shore, you will be able to enjoy a unique sunset view incomparable to anywhere else on the island.
Our dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients to offer an upscale Caribbean, International and Seafood cuisine.
Matthew’s offers a variety of activities that make it worth visiting.
In addition to full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, we offer all- you-can-eat spare ribs on Tuesdays, Karaoke on Wednesdays, Italian night on Thursdays and our daily happy hours 3 times per day
from noon – 1pm, 4-6pm featuring live music at the bar and 9-10 pm.

Located on the beach "Punta Brabo" in the luxurious and comfortable Casa del Mar Beach Resort.
Matthew's beachside restaurant combines fine dining with an unparalleled view of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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Not for me

Mar 29, 2014 - posted by
After reading some of these great reviews, I thought I'd try it - we winter here and eat out often, and there are myriads of restaurants on the island, most of them better than this one!
Matthews does have a prime location on the beach, but that's all. The fish had been previously frozen and tasted like it. One of our party sent it back, but the second entre was identical. Poor, poor, poor...
And although they had plenty of staff, they obviously preferred to chat and laugh amongst each other rather than serve their guests.
Nope, not for me....
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Excellent Surprise

Feb 17, 2014 - posted by
Ate there twice last week, food was amazing! The first night, we had a group of 8 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Second night,group of 3, food was phenomenal!
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Twice every visit

Jan 9, 2014 - posted by
We go twice every year in Aruba... It is NOT pricey compared to other places.... Especially when the food is so good... I've had many things there -steak kabobs, lobster pasta, mixed grill, coconut shrimp... All have been top notch. Always good food, always good service...
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much improved - excellent steak, but pricey

Nov 23, 2013 - posted by
Since I always stay in the hotels nearby I often go to Matthews. This time I was impressed at how the quality of food has improved. Unfortunately the value has not:
the steak was excellent, the best I've had in Aruba years. Cooked as if the chef has read my mind. But either it was much smaller than the advertized 9oz, or I simply chomped it down too quickly.
Also the drinks I've ordered were too watered down.
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Another night at a favorite

Nov 2, 2013 - posted by
Went to Matthews again. I had the Caribbean Seafood soup for starters. DW, as usual, had the Pina Colada Shrimp. I wanted to try something different and had the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Price was $104.80, which included 2 drinks, 2 glasses of wine, 15% Svc Chg, extra tip, and a 10% food discount coupon. The Chicken was good, but I thought it could have used a bit more cheese - especially since Aruba is influenced somewhat by Dutch cuisine.
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Old Reliable

Nov 2, 2013 - posted by
Went to one of our favorites - Matthews. Looks like they've made some improvements & have a lot of tables on the patio just before the beach. DW had the Pina Colada shrimp (I think that's the only dish she orders here) and I had the Churrasco steak. Price was $102.90, which included 2 drinks, 2 glasses of wine, 15% Svc Chg, extra tip and a 10% food discount coupon. Only complaint was that the music was too loud.
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Incredible

Oct 15, 2013 - posted by
Went on their rib night and those that had the ribs said they were tasty, big and plentiful. We know Stefan and his family since Rumba days and were delighted that he had stopped by and actually came over with wife and son Matthew to great us warmly. It was so good to see these wonderful folks again. I had Grouper and my wife had her always Matthews favorate the Tuna Steak. Fantastic! O yea our granddaughter had the Chicken Palmajan and she had to bag most it it cause it was so big.Big and tasty glasses of Sangria.
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Good Food but Sevice is Lacking

Aug 12, 2013 - posted by
My wife and I returned to Matthews on July 23rd on our yearly jaunt down to the island. We've been to Matthews a number of times and have greatly enjoyed the food, view and service. The food and view were wonderful this time, however, the service was somewhat lacking. Tuesday is all you can ear rib night and we arrived in the middle of the dinner rush. I ordered the ribs while my wife had a wonderful grouper dish. From the start, the service seemed very disorganized. We were finally able to place our orders and the food arrived within a reasonable period. The reason I say the service was somewhat lacking is because we weren't sure who was waiting on us. The male waiter we thought was our waiter only took our food order. The food, brought out by a runner, was delicious, however, no one came back to check to see how the meal was or ask me if I wanted more ribs. The amount of ribs that came out on the platter was sufficient to satisfy, however, no one checked on our overall satisfaction with the meal. I also had to get up and get more water for our table as no one bothered to fill our water glasses when they were empty. These are some very correctable deficiencies with the restaurant and perhaps next time we'll come earlier to avoid the mayhem of later large crowds.
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Great Experience

Jun 25, 2013 - posted by
Tried Matthew's for the first time after some family recommendations. We were not disappointed. The service was outstanding and food was excellent. The meat combo - filet mignon, grilled chicken and chorizo skewer were delicious and could be shared. My wife's caprese salad was one of the best she has had and my daughter kept it simple with pasta and meatballs - nice portion for a child's meal.
Nice beachfront setting made it a great experience.
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Great Food, Bad Service

Jun 20, 2013 - posted by
My wife and I had a great meal. The food was excellent. We split the Spicy Shrimp App. My Wife had the Lasagna Bolognese and I had the Filet of Tilapia. All three items were very good. We'll defiantly be back for the food. The service was bad. Our server must have had a bad night. Lets just say she was forgetfull.
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