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The Fab Five! The Best Local Lunch Spots: Red Fish

When in Aruba hosts a Fab Five series, asking locals and repeat visitors about their favorites on a variety of topics—from best burgers to favorite happy hour. A recent poll queried our readers on their favorite local lunch spots, receiving hundreds of responses.  Our blog today features one of the top five–Red Fish.

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The chef’s signature paella

Regular visitors to Aruba are likely familiar with Driftwood, serving Aruban-style seafood—often caught by the owner, Herb Merryweather, himself—since 1986. The Merryweather family also owns and operates Red Fish, a fast-casual option for seafood lovers, which opened in 2013.  Located off the main boulevard between downtown Oranjestad and the hotel areas, this outdoor, flip-flop-worthy, casual seafood joint specializes in local-catch seafood—deep-fried, pan-fried, or grilled—by the pound, with side dishes.  Specialty dishes and non-seafood items are also available.

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Deep-fried local red snapper with traditional creole and garlic sauces

Visit the website or call Tel: +297-280-6666 for more information.