The restaurant scene in Aruba is one of the best you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean. The island’s 200+ restaurants offer a stunning array of cuisines representing more than 90 unique nationalities. Whether you’re looking for Caribbean food, Latin cuisine, Asian, Dutch or good old American comfort food, Aruba’s restaurants consistently deliver variety, which is the spice of life, as they say. And if you love steak, you’ll be especially pleased with what you’ll on One Happy Island. Here are the top 5 Aruba steakhouses that serve up exactly what steak lovers want:
Joe & Guisseppe is Unique Among Aruba Steakhouses
Besides being the only restaurant among Aruba steakhouses that calls itself an Italian steakhouse, Joe & Guisseppe is also the only one on the island to serve only USDA Prime steaks. And USDA Prime means it is the highest quality steak available from the United States. It’s all about the “marbling” effect of having the most intramuscular fat throughout the cut. You can read more about the qualities of this kind of steak in our previous article, What Makes USDA Prime Steak the Best? The Joe & Guisseppe dining experience is an upscale affair where every customer enjoys VIP treatment. Check out customer reviews of Joe & Guisseppe on TripAdvisor, where people praise the skirt steak as the best to be found anywhere on the island! The menu offers classic steak choices, including a 20oz Prime T-Bone, a 36oz Prime Porterhouse, a 22oz Prime Chicago-Style Rib Eye, a 14oz Bone-In Filet, a 14oz Rib Eye Steak, a 13oz Marinated Prime Skirt Steak, a 12oz New York Strip and an 8oz Petite Filet Mignon. Adding in a fantastic selection of Italian dishes, mouth-watering desserts and a lovely selection of wines makes for a unique experience among Aruba steakhouses.
Texas de Brazil: Brazilian Churrasca (Barbecue)
Brazil is known all around the world for its take on barbecue, called churrasca (pronounced chew-HAH-skah), and for good reason. Brazil has become the meat-producing capital of the entire world, with the value of its beef, pork, and poultry exports skyrocketing from an average of just over $1 billion annually in the early 1990’s to more than $12.5 billion each year today. Texas de Brazil presents a unique Brazilian-American combination of Churrascarian culture, serving up a great variety of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, along with all the sides, salads, desserts and beverages you would expect from a well-rounded steakhouse. Texas de Brazil on TripAdvisor has a rating of 4.5 based on 1,800+ reviews. But if you want the highest-quality cuts of beef imported directly from the Chicago stockyards of the USA, Joe & Guuisseppe should be on your short-list of Aruba steakhouses!
Daniel’s Steak and Chop: An American Steakhouse Experience
This family-friendly steakhouse has been serving up great food and good service for more than 10 years on One Happy Island. The open kitchen allows customers to see the kitchen team hard at work preparing their Certified Angus Beef steaks and chops on charcoal grills. Angus beef comes from cattle with certain characteristics, the most obvious of which is their black hair. You can learn more about Certified Angus Beef label on its About the Brand page. Daniel’s Steak and Chop on TripAdvisor has a rating of 4.5 based on 1,200+ reviews. This restaurant’s Angus beef can be graded as either Prime (the highest) or Choice (the second-highest), but if you want the guaranteed quality of USDA Prime steak, that is the only kind of steak served at Joe & Guisseppe!
Tango Argentine Grill
In Argentina, a grill-based restaurant is called a parilla (pronounced pah-REE-yah), and the South American nation has gained a reputation for its quality beef. Prepared on a charcoal grill, Tango’s seven main cuts of steak generously sized and expertly prepared for true steak lovers. Customers also enjoy nightly live music and occasional tango dance performances to complete an authentic Argentinian steakhouse dining experience. Tango Argentine Grill on TripAdvisor has a rating of 4.5 based on 1,800+ reviews.
The Chophouse at Manchebo
An elegant ambiance and contemporary flair are on tap at the Chophouse at Manchebo, where you can enjoy a great selection of eight different cuts of steak along with “carni stoba” or Aruban beef stew. The Chophouse at Manchebo on TripAdvisor has a rating of 4.5 based on 500+ reviews. While it does have a great selection of steaks, the highest-quality cut offered here is USDA Choice, which is a full grade below the USDA Prime cuts exclusively served at Joe & Guisseppe. What’s the difference? Find out on the USDA website page What’s Your Beef – Prime, Choice or Select?
Aruba steakhouses are where meat-lovers can enjoy what makes them happiest – expertly prepared cuts of beef sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. But if you want to enjoy the highest-quality steaks carrying the USDA Prime label, you must visit Joe & Guisseppe, the island’s go-to steakhouse with an Italian flair. Our location is in the heart of Palm Beach at the Brickell Bay Beach Club and Spa, which means it is within walking distance of all the major high-rise resorts and hotels. You can easily reserve a table online or give us a call at +297 586-0999. You’ll be glad you did!