• Enrique Balestrini

One Great Lunch at De Suikertuin Bistro.

I Visited De Suikertuin Bistro recently to check if it still keeps the favorite status among downtown lunch seekers.

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De Suikertuin Bistro Cunucu

De Suikertuin has always been a special place to me, with lots of breakfasts and wine afternoons spent there over the years. The charm of the Cunucu house with thick walls and wooden ceilings is like no other. They have made it an oasis in the middle of Playa (Downtown, Oranjestad) where you can have it all: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Click here for the location on google maps.

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini
The restaurant is full of details.

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini
The backyard. Perfect for an afternoon chatting with friends.

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini


Lunch.


Lunch places are important. Aruba has hundreds of restaurants but sometimes is hard to find decent lunch options, especially if you are looking for a variety of cuisines under one roof. De Suikertuin Bistro has a great menu and the prices are great too! HERE


Of course, it's hard to show you many options with only one visit but here is what we had:


Started freshening things up with a Chia Cucumber Lemonade, which sounded crazy but we decided to give it a try!

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Cucumber Chia Lemonade

It was so good! I am here for the festive decorations!


Apart from the menu, they offer daily specials. It was hard not to order the Mexican Chicken Soup (A+ item on the menu) but taking a look at the specials, gave the Chicken Corn Chowder a chance.

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Daily specials apart from their regular menu

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Chicken Corn Chowder

Generous, hearty, and nicely presented on a board with butter and bread.


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Couscous Salad.

That is the Couscous salad with chicken and feta. Nicely seasoned and chilled.


For main courses, We decided to go for a Waldorf Salad Sandwich and Mushroom Gratin to share.

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Waldorf Salad Sandwich

Gotta love a baguette sandwich. The salad inside was fantastic! would have again without giving it a thought.


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Mushroom Gratin

The Mushroom Gratin first of all was massive, covered in a thick layer of Gouda cheese, mushroom, and cream inside. Definitely an indulgence.


I noticed they have a full bar set up and a list of craft beers if you want to turn your lunch into a celebratory occasion. Also, the coffee is great!

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini

De Suikertuin Bistro The FoodE Life Enrique Balestrini

If you are looking for a place to have lunch located downtown, where you can eat in peace, have different options, maybe a cocktail or a coffee... this is my recommendation. It has been a favorite for years!


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