Old Cunucu House, The

9,3 based on 27 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Aruban, Caribbean, International, Seafood
Main Course:
$16.00 - $32.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
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Meals:
Dinner
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Free WiFi
Menu(s):

Restaurant Information

Old Cunucu House, The

Palm Beach 150
Aruba
Tel: +(297) 586 1666
Opening Hours:
Daily 5 pm to 10:00 pm, Sundays closed
Old Cunucu House, The
This old cunucu house is an original Aruban house which was built over 150 years ago. You will experience the ultimate dining experience combined with our "Native Hospitality". To create, invent and rediscover are man's great abilities at the core of every art form. We strive for the perfection that is impossible to attain but pleasant to pursue. We offer our enthusiasm and hearthy thanks, above all for the continued patronage of our guests
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Nice and delicious sunday lunch

Oct 30, 2016 - posted by
I love all typical Arubian food and this is the restaurant for this. I had the beef liver with onions. The others had garlic schrimp, goat, keshi yena and pumpkin soup. For desert the quesio and as a surprice "pan bollo". By the way they promised the recipe for this one. I did not get to pay so I can't say how painful that was.
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True arubian cuisine!

May 25, 2016 - posted by
A must visit spot when on the island. The food and atmosphere are amazing. The seafood is amazing, and I'm pretty sure this is one of the only places near the resorts you can find goat. A real gem!
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Authentic Taste of Aruba

Dec 14, 2015 - posted by
My wife and I visit this place every year when we make our annual pilgrimage to Aruba. This year we went there 3 times. we love this place because it is so authentically and completely Aruban. You can go to Wendy's or Pizza Hut or McDonald's if you want American food. But the Old Cunucu House has Aruban cuisine at its finest. Dishes are ALWAYS prepared expertly and delicious!
This year, I had Keeshi Yena (Chicken, olives, spices, raisins, cashew nuts and LOTS of melted Gouda cheese--"keeshi" is Papiamento for "cheese"). It's a traditional dish, and it melts in your mouth! Then, I had Seafod Palm Beach: mussels, shrimp, scallops, squid and maybe a little whitefish in a fabulous creamy sauce with Pernod. I think this is my favorite dish-- it is "wow-good!" My wife had carni stoba (Stewed beef), which is also extremely delicious. They also have a creamy pumpkin soup, very delicately and expertly seasoned, that I recommend highly. In fact, in the 20 or so times we have visited this place, we have always had a superlative dining experience.
We usually eat outdoors, but the inside dining room is very pleasant. The restaurant is an old Aruban farm (cunucu) house. the restaurant is owned by a very charming and friendly Aruban lady who makes everyone feel at home with her Aruban hospitality, as do all the members of her staff.
If you go to Aruba and miss this place, shame on you-- you missed tasting the essence of the wonderful cuisine of this island's rich culture.
This place is WONDERFUL for lunch or dinner. Also, their prices are very reasonable, compared to some of the more upscale restaurants that in my opinion are not as good.
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My Favorite #1 Restaurant in Aruba

Oct 8, 2015 - posted by
OK, I have not been here for 10 months. But I will be going back soon. My wife and I dine here at least 3 or 4 times every year when we visit Aruba. This is a family-owned business, and they are the most wonderful, sweet and hospitable people! The food is authentic Aruban, and will make an Aruba cuisine lover of you. Every dish is carefully and meticulously prepared, and DELICIOUS! Their carne stoba (Beef stew) and cabrito stoba (stewed goat-- my favorite) are, well, melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Their bacalao (fish hash) is a traditional Caribbean favorite, and I recommend theirs. They also have fresh fish ("catch of the day") that is always worth trying. If you go to Aruba and want American food, there are plenty oif places to accommodate you. But if you want a real taste of Aruba, along with genuine Aruban hospitality, I think this is the BEST choice on the Island!
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Yum...

May 20, 2015 - posted by
An Arubian friend took me to this restaurant a few years ago and I have to make a stop there at least once everytime I'm in Aruba. What to say but 'dushi!' Ask for the 'peanut butter cup' for a nice end to the meal. Yummmmm....
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AN OLD FAVORITE

Nov 16, 2014 - posted by
Old Cunucu House This is a different type of restaurant
a little of the beatin track, but worth the ride.
$6.00 cab ride low key nad a little slow, but the food was wonderful.
The seafood was quite good, my Arubian version of Bacala
was quite nice.
Drinks are good a bit pricey for this place, but this is a vacation so go with the flow.
You might even purchase a painting off the wall by a local artist.
All in all it's a good meal that may even suprize you
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Jasmine you're the best!

Jul 13, 2014 - posted by
We discovered this restaurant by accident and thought we should check it out! Best decision we made the whole time we were in Aruba. We ate there 3 times and each time great food and great service from Jasmine. I loved the grouper and the had to be 5 lb lobster I had. Husband loved the goat stew and the seafood medley. Highly recommend, and be sure to tell Jasmine "hi" for us.
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Great!

Apr 6, 2014 - posted by
My husband and I went to the restaurant on Saturday night April 5th.
We had a wonderful evening with delicious food and a great atmosphere.
Our waitress Jasmine helped to make our evening one to remember.
We will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family!
Paul and Lori Chadwick
Toronto Ontario
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Feb 16, 2013 - posted by
This was our first visit to Old Cunucu House and we were glad we went. The atmosphere is truly Aruban which makes it more fun.

The food was Aruban so it was nice to try things more to the local culture though the dish my wife had was a bit on the dry side. I found mine to be very good.

It was fun to try foods a bit different than much of the island. I would recommend going here just to try some different foods.

We will go back with friends in the future to have a more authentic experience.
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Quaint place

Jun 10, 2012 - posted by
We've been going to Aruba for 30 yrs and have never tried this place. Not your typical tourist dining place which is what we were looking for. Charming place, felt like you were dining in someone's home. Food was excellent. Our group tried the fan fried snapper, goat stew, keeshi yena and the aruban seafood special. We were all thrilled with our selections and enjoyed every bit of it. Ordered a few drinks which were very weak to say the least. Our waiter was the bar tender too. He was very friendly and offered great suggestions when it came to meal selections. Ate outside and the ambience was great. Was quite comfortable and breezy considering it was more inland. Walked around inside and saw the artwork on the walls. Staff was very friendly and made this Aruban experience worthwhile. Serving sizes were ample and the prices were great. Will definitely go back!
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