Aruba’s Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers

We proudly read online that several restaurants got the Wine Spectator Award 2016, for their wine lists. A few new ones: El Gaucho Argentine Steakhouse, Flying Fishbone, Screaming Eagle and Wilhelmina; A number of old members:  L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House, Texas de Brazil, Aqua Grille, and Papiamento Restaurant. Papiamento Restaurant & Aqua Grille deserve special recognition for sticking with the program for many yeaars.  The award is subject for renewal annually, so it’s not small feat.

The restaurants will all be included in the August issue of Wine Spectator magazine; which is something to be proud of!

Here’s the complete list:

El Gaucho Argentine Grill — Wilheminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$, with wines from Argentina, Chile, California

Argentine Steakhouse Cuisine $$$

Wine Spectator Award Since 2016

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Wilhelmina Restaurant — Wilhelminastraat 74, Oranjestad, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$

International Cuisine and wine list $$$

Wine Spectator Award, Since 2016

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L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House — L.G. Smith Blvd. 82, Oranjestad, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$, with wines from California, France, Italy

Steakhouse Cuisine $$$

Wine Spectator Award Since 2014

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Papiamento Restaurant — Washington 61, Noord, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$ with California wines

Caribbean Cuisine $$$

Wine Spectator Award Caribbean, Since 2011

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Flying Fishbone — Savaneta 344, Savaneta, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$ with wines from California

American, Contemporary & Regional Cuisine $$$

Wine Spectator Award Since 2016

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  1. Aqua Grill — J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 374, Palm Beach, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$ with California wines

International Cuisine, Seafood $$$

Wine Spectator Award Since 2009

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Texas de Brazil— J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 382, Noord, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$ with International wines

Brazilian, Steakhouse Cuisine $$$

Wine Spectator Award Since 2015

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Screaming Eagle Restaurant — 228 J.E. Irausquin Blvd., Oranjestad, Aruba

Wine Strengths $$$ with International and California wines

Contemporary, French Cuisine $$$

Wine Spectator Award Since 2015