Aruba

Many chain restaurants, both fast food and upscale, from the United States are present in Aruba i.e. Texas de Brazil, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Hooters, Subway, Tony Romas. You'll find some downtown, and many near the large resort hotels.

The upscale restaurants near resorts vary in quality as there are a limited number of them and they have a steady stream of tourist customers, as they advertise in pamphlets available in the hotels. The fast food places are essentially no different than their American counterparts.

Gianni’s Group is a collection of five different resturants, Daniel’s Steak and Chop, Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano, Azzurro, Azia, and Amore Mio Pizzeria. These restaurants have mainly Italian food, but you can also get seafood, steak, pizza, sandwiches, and more. The restaurants range in prices. For a party of two at Amore Mio Pizzeria you can look to spend under $50 for an appetizer, beverages non-alcoholic, and two meals. At Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano, for a party of two, you are looking to spend closer to $80.

Also good are some of the local fare restaurants. While obviously relying on tourist income, good food can be had. Nos Cunucu is a good example of such. With meals like the traditional baked cheese and some more interesting items such as Iguana soup. Don't be afraid to eat at random bars and such along the road, with normal caution of course. Good food can be had for relatively low cost. These pander to locals.

Due to the proximity of ostrich farms, foods such as ostrich burgers are widely available. There are also numerous seafood restaurants which serve locally caught seafood.

For those staying near Eagle and Palm Beach the new Super Food grocery store offers excellent food choices for those that do not want to eat out every night. They sell both American and European fare, with certain US specific foods being more expensive. You can get an excellent selection of beef and chicken as well as pork products. They also sell beer, hard liquor as well as beauty products sunscreen. With cab fare ranging from $9 to $12 from Eagle and Palm Beach Hotels this can be an excellent choice. (http://www.superfoodaruba.com) (http://www.wakawakaaruba.com)