Pelican's Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

7,9 based on 48 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Seafood
Main Course:
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
Accepts:
Meals:
Brunch, Dinner
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Good!
Menu(s):

Restaurant Information

Pelican's Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

Pelican Pier
Aruba
Tel: +(297)- 5872302/5861
Opening Hours:
Champagne Brunch: Departs Daily at 9:30 am
Starlight Dinner: Departs Daily at ....
Pelican's Nest Seafood & Grill Bar
Aruba's favorite restaurant completely above the water offers many unique attributes; the spectacular view at any time of the day and especially during sunsets, the wide array of fresh seafood, a relaxing atmosphere, exclusive seating for dinner and the option while dining to feed the fish. Our Peruvian chef makes a famous and delicious fish ceviche.
Showing reviews 1 - 10 of 48

An excellent dining experience.

Sep 13, 2016 - posted by
First I want to say our waiter Carlos was fantastic. He was very attentive and made suggestions about the different items on the menu. I had the grouper and I really enjoyed it. We sat right by the water so we had a view of the fish in the water. When I asked Carlos how deep was the water at that spot he told me about 8 feet. This was a beautiful spot and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. We had dinner at night and the lighting was hard for me to see the menu but I would recommend this restaurant to others and plan to eat there when I return. Send me the recipe for the grouper. It was great!!
10.0
10.0
10.0
9.0
n/a
n/a

Never again

Sep 2, 2016 - posted by
A tremendous view for an Aruba sunset, but thats about it, horrible food, fried polenta that came out very cold with sweatmarks, so must have been sitting there fried for a long time, fried plantain was so greasy, way to ripe, fish to me was not fresh as claimed.
4.0
6.0
1.0
10.0
6.0
3.0

Hustled for tips

Aug 3, 2016 - posted by
Our second time eating there we were hustled for extra tips even after the 15% and we left $5.00 extra per person as a good gesture, the waiter and the other waiters were asking for more tip money. We confronted the manager and he was very much content in seen how the waiters acted. I will never eat there again.
Beautiful sunset and great entertainment, not much lighting after sunset, it is unfortunate how the waiters behaved.
6.0
6.0
6.0
10.0
6.0
1.0

Obnoxious guitar player ruined experience

Apr 29, 2016 - posted by
We chose this restaurant because of the location. The meal was average; service fair. Just as we're waiting to pay our bill, the obnoxious guitar player comes over and wants to play for us. He was roaming around from table to table the whole time. He doesn't speak or understand English and starts to play for us. At the end of his song, he wouldn't leave and started angrily pulling cash out to show us what he expected. We were only carrying credit cards and assumed he was paid by the restaurant (which he could very well be). Our bad; but he got downright aggressive. Dude, you sucked. We were trying to be polite as you interrupted our conversation. Would never go back here if this is how they treat patrons.
6.0
6.0
6.0
9.0
n/a
n/a

Paradise

May 8, 2015 - posted by
Can't wait to have lunch and cocktails here again! Can't ask for better scenery. Nothing better than enjoying lunch or dinner on the Caribbean
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
n/a

Beware Servers

May 5, 2015 - posted by
Great food. Great experience. Great view.

Then they close. They close terribly.

The bill came out. The waiter went on about how the 15% included gratuity was in fact not gratuity, and that we needed to tip him extra. And we needed to leave the tip amount prior to him taking our credit card.

The entire night was excellent, until that one final moment where the gypsie came out and we left feeling we hated the place.

We will not go back nor do we recommend anyone. If you go, be prepared for this trickery, and ask for a manager. Promptly.

8.0
2.0
6.0
8.0
n/a
n/a

Server demanded tip and credit card

Apr 22, 2015 - posted by
Wonderful location on the water and the food was excellent. The service was terrible at the end when we wanted to pay cash - he kept demanding a credit card and wouldn't hand us the bill, just stood there and we kept saying we are paying cash. Then he went into a tirade about the service charge, claiming it is not a tip. He also sat us on the windy side saying there were reservations. However that area of the restaurant was not even half full by 8:30 p.m. The guitar player was a nuisance, tried to sell us CDs during dinner. Would never go here again due to the waiter's attitude about the tip, all we did was ask what is service charge. The guitar player is obnoxious and we heard him say 'americanos.' Well Americanos can spend their hard earned money somewhere else on vacation. Aruba has changed, not the same. Would not use credit cards, have had too many problems when we get home and find unauthorized charges to cards from restaurants.
10.0
2.0
10.0
8.0
4.0
4.0

rude server

Oct 19, 2014 - posted by
The food was okay at best. The server was very rude pretty much demanding a tip at the end. The server grabbed the money and bill prior to my husband even placing it on the table. The server stated that there was no tip included even though there was clearly a 15% service charge added. The server began to argue with my husband. We tried to ask for clarification as from what we read and had experienced at other restaurants the 15% service charge meant the tip was included. The server did not take the time to explain what the service charge was for but was just very rude an abrupt and told us to get take out if we did not want to tip. I was a server for years and I am always a very generous tipper. The way the server handled the situation ruined the entire experience.
6.0
2.0
5.0
9.0
5.0
9.0

Don't bother.

Aug 20, 2014 - posted by
Can't believe this restaurant is on this list. This place was terrible. I should have realized it when I walked in and there were only three tables taken. I should have walked out then. 65 percent of the food on the menu was fried and unhealthy. The portions were good but what difference does it make if the food is no better than crabby Jerry's in the states. The location is great and feeding the fish is the highlite of your nite. Don't bother there are too many good restaurant on Aruba to choose from.
2.0
2.0
2.0
5.0
4.0
4.0

Lack of Class in Service

Jun 15, 2014 - posted by
Great and super location on a pier, over the water and off a beautiful Moomba Beach. We made reservations on Father's Day, June 15, 2014 and arrived at 6pm for the early special. We waited 3-5 minutes to be seated as no hostess was at the front. We waited 10 minutes to get water and to order drinks and an appetizer (which we also ordered main courses at the same time). After one hour, we were told one of the courses was no longer available. So we re-ordered and the food did come quick then (grouper and red snapper). The food was excellent. The service was spotty and poorly managed at best and a new supervisor should be hired. I could run this place more efficient and make a ton of cash for the owner. The saving grace is location and quality of the food but I will not eat here ever again and come to Aruba for two weeks annually.
9.0
3.0
7.0
9.0
5.0
n/a
Showing reviews 1 - 10 of 48

Restaurant page views: 80,853