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Lima Bistro, Oranjestad, Outside US

Lima Bistro

4.8
4.8
816 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
Teddy Bouroncle, a self-proclaimed 'cocinero comilón', follows in the footsteps of his grandparents, combining unexpected quality ingredients to create explosive flavors inspired by his beloved home — Lima. Staying true to Peru’s culinary practice of fusing international cuisine with local ingredients, our dishes are made with locally grown herbs and greens, homemade sourdough, and fresh Catches of the Day. Toast with wines that take you on a journey around the world. Celebrate the island life with ice-cold local beers and sip creative cocktails made with authentic Peruvian liqueur. Enjoy our air-conditioned dining room or our terrace where you can enjoy the stunning views of Oranjestad's marina at Harbour House. Kids Policy: In order to accommodate our guests who are seeking a quiet and relaxing night out, Lima Bistro will not be accepting any reservations of parties accompanied by children under the age of 12. Pets are not allowed inside the restaurant nor on our outside terrace.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 39 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Contemporary Latin

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    741 2705

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Teddy Bouroncle

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about booking private events, please email us info@limabistro.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Oranjestad

  • Parking Details

    Parking at harbour house condominum parking lot

  • Public Transit

    We are located at New Harbor House Condominium in downtown Oranjestad on the first floor Facing the water .

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 816 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Caribbean

    International

  • Aruba

    Best Overall

  • Aruba

    Best Food

  • Aruba

    Best Service

  • Aruba

    Best Value

  • Aruba

    Innovative

  • Aruba

    Great for fine wines

  • Aruba

    International

  • Aruba

    Most Booked

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  1. JG

    JayneG

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing, the server was very helpful explaining the different dishes and the manager was terrific! Sally as engaging, helpful and appreciative of the business! We liked it so much that Sally helped us to make a second reservation for this week. We will go back in March as well when we are back! We highly recommend Lima Bistro!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently dined at Lima Bistro in Aruba and was blown away by the unique flavors and beautiful presentation of their Peruvian cuisine. The complementary bread and homemade butter with a delicious mustard and mayo sauce was the perfect start to my meal. My highlight was the tuna tostada, which was incredibly fresh and the sauces were out of this world. I also tried the beef anticucho, which was delicious with a variety of sauces. I even tried the special short rib of the day, which was good but I'd rather try other entrées next time. The atmosphere, food, drinks, and service were all top-notch. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fantastic dining experience
  4. SH

    StephenH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the drinks and appetizers to the dessert and coffee, it was an awesome culinary experience.
  5. C

    Cheerfulcheech

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    What a 💎! We loved everything, especially the scallops and sauce on the fresh fish entree. There was a weird thing where our drink orders didn’t arrive, but the everyone was very apologetic.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best meal I have ever had in Aruba and I have been coming for about 20 years. Awesome.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    please share the tuna tartar recipe 😃 this was my third time exploring lima bistro and every time its just gets better service makes you feel at home and food is 10/10
  8. ER

    EdwardR

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, I have been there before and it doesn’t disappoint. The cocktails were perfectly made to our requests. Our waitress Nancy took time to explain each dish to us in detail. Appetizers were delicious, we had three different meals and they were all fabulous. I will definitely go again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  10. NS

    NanceeS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Server good; however, ordered the pichanta, and when it came and when I took a bite, it was stringy and chewy to the point you were afraid to swallow, so you would not choke. Our waiter asked how things were, he walked away. My husband then called him back a few minutes after, and he asked if I wanted it replaced. Tuna was much better. It was good, not great overall. No particular complaint. Except for the waiter taking off when I explained it was chewy snd difficult to swallow. Nit a bad experience, but, would I return during our 3 weeks here ir next year, No!
  11. JP

    JoleneP

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service!
  12. J

    Jaap

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We only had appetizers which filled us up just fine. All of them were wonderful. Ceviche, scallops, shrimp, beets, more fish (I forget which ones exactly). Wonderfully presented and delicious! The wine selection is also quite nice; the Sancerre was great. Not the cheapest place of course, but well worth the investment. We'll be back!
  13. CL

    CarlosL

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida estuvo deliciosa. Hasta el pan con mantequilla que sirvieron es espectacular. Los postres también son muy buenos.
  14. A

    Amucktraveler

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service surpassed by only by the food! A definite must while in Aruba
  15. A

    Alan

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat in Lima every year and it never disappoints. Always great food and service, especially Nancy our server this time. Wonderful drinks- Pisco sour. Creative dishes. Don’t miss it.
  16. PS

    PaulS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1/30/23. Best dinner ever had. In a room fine dining it was perfect. And service was unbelievable. Well taken care of cocktails to deserve Was amazing
  17. S

    Sasha

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ve dined here often, every single time the food has been amazing. Definitely one of the best restaurants on the island!

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoThank you Sasha for your review of our family restaurant!

  18. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite new restaurant on the island. The food was amazing along with the service and ambiance. Cheers to the Chef/Owner.

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoCheers to you, Jess, and welcome to the family of culinary explorers!

  19. H

    o2blkHim

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu here. It's all fantastic! It's our go to for a nice meal out.

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoHi o2blkHim.... thank you for coming to dinner with an open mind to try new flavors!

  20. GL

    GeorgeL

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious fusion of flavors. Excellent service. Nice ambiance, you see the kitchen at work, but a bit noisy (inside). Would definitely go again.

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoHello GeorgeL... thank you for sharing your experience at the bistro!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geweldig gegeten. Echt fantastisch, ook de ambiance is top. Het enige dat ik werkelijk vreselijk vind is dat de bediening een soort American style afgericht is als Pavlov hondjes. Hello how are you I am here to serve you met zo’n plastic namaak glimlach. De bediening bestaat uit leuke, lieve mensen die dat nepgedoe helemaal niet nodig hebben!
  22. Z

    scottZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional, not any cuisine I have had.This is our second visit to Lima . We where here also in Nov 2021.. All good! I had the duck and hubby had the pork chop.The tuna tostadas as appetizers were amazing! Thank you Lima for another wonderful dining experience. RMZ- NYC

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoHi scottZ... thank you for coming back to have dinner with us. Come back soon!

  23. a

    anno

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lima Bistro is a wonderful restaurant- the food is absolutely incredible, the service is perfect, and the setting is lovely. We spent 12 days in Aruba and this restaurant was — by far — the best! Make a reservation because you won’t regret it.

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoThank you, anno, for adding us to your list of best places to dine. Cheers!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Cozy. Good service and delicious food.

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoThank you for your 5-star review!

  25. DA

    DianeA

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Lima was wonderful. Reminded me of eating in NYC where the restaurant is not too big and food was elevated. I would strongly recommend if you are visiting Aruba.

    Lima BistroResponded 7 days agoThank you DianeA, for your review of our family restaurant. Come back soon!

  26. J

    Jack

    Columbus

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ceviche is world class. Entrees, duck and pork chop were delicious. Highest recommendation. Wonderful service.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 26, 2023Thank you for, Jack, for sharing your experience!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waitress was CLUELESS.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 26, 2023We are sorry that you did not have pleasant experience and we can recognize when mistakes were made. We hope that you'll make plans to have dinner with us on another occasion. Cheers!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried to get in last year with out a reservation and couldn’t. So this time I made a reservation before my trip. Lima was excellent all around. I had the Duck thigh dinner and it was probably the best I’ve ever had.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 26, 2023Thank you for choosing to have dinner with us!

  29. KT

    KarenT

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasant atmosphere and the people that work there were very helpful and nice.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 26, 2023Hi KarenT, thank you for your 5-star review of our family restaurant!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time at Lima. We sat on the terrace; split 6 apps for 2 of us to enjoy and experience more of the menu. Everything was delicious with good drinks!

    Lima BistroResponded on January 26, 2023Welcome to the family of culinary explorers... come back soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Didn’t disappoint, great value, service along with outstanding food

    Lima BistroResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you for your 5-star review!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and the meal spectacular. We enjoyed it very much!

    Lima BistroResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you for choosing to have dinner with us!

  33. c

    classiclincoln

    Philadelphia

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for dinner last night because we wanted to try this place. Nice views overlooking the harbor, but probably not so good if cruise ships are in since there is a dock right there. We started with the beef anticucho, which was skewers of beef superbly spiced with Peruvian spices. My wife had the duck and she said it was the best she's ever had on the island or at home. I had the special which was skirt steak with Peruvian spices. They were able to swap out the tempura for broccolini. My meal was excellent; the meat was cooked perfectly, and the server didn't even ask how I wanted it; she must have read my mind! The chocolate mouse at the end of the meal was a perfect finale. As good as the food was, the service was excellent. Cecilia was our server and she was friendly, checked back often to see how we were, pre bussed and cleaned the tables and had an excellent grasp on the menu, as we had asked questions. Additionally, Maria, the manager, was floating around the patio checking in on guests and pre bussing tables as well. The only thing they could have done better was have the food runners not auction off the food. Prices are not cheap, but it is a fine dining restaurant and well worth it. I don't toss out 5 star ratings unless it's deserved, and this place earned it. Probabaly one of the top 5 dinining experiences we've ever had on the island in the 15+ years we've been coming. Well worth stopping in.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 24, 2023Hello classiclincoln, thank you for taking the time to share your experience in such detail. Welcome to the family culinary explorers... come back soon. Cheers!

  34. NP

    NickP

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional restaurant is the heart of Oranjestad. The menu is filled with great Peruvian street food and Peruvian influences. From the locally made bread to the fresh seafood appetizers you won’t be disappointed if you just got a bunch of small plates to share. The service was top-notch, very attentive but also personable. One of the best spots in Aruba.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you, NickP, for joining us for dinner. Come back soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 23, 2023Thank you for your 5-star review!

  36. BS

    BrianS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and the experience was great.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you, BrianS for reviewing our family restaurant!

  37. JE

    JenniferE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond excellent. Run to eat here. Went twice on one trip. Appetizers are outstanding, Pisco Sour absolutely delicious. Service was excellent.

    Lima BistroResponded on January 24, 2023Hello JenniferE, thank you for having dinner with us. Cheers to family, love, and life!

  38. K

    Kelly

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were absolutely spectacular. My best meal of 2023 so far. The appetizers were especially delicious. I can’t stop thinking about the beet app that we had!

    Lima BistroResponded on January 20, 2023Hello Kelly, thank you for adding us to your list of favorites. Come back soon!

  39. H

    Herb

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent. Only complaint was one meal piece of meat had a ring of fat. My meal, same , was excellent.
  40. TR

    TheRealGSU

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent!! Food was fantastic. Our server, Nancy, was wonderful!!

    Lima BistroResponded on January 26, 2023Hi TheRealGSU...thank you for recognizing the work of our staff. Come back soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lima Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 816 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Lima Bistro

2 Weststraat, Oranjestad, Outside US 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Oranjestad

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Seafood, Contemporary Latin

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking at harbour house condominum parking lot

  • Public Transit

    We are located at New Harbor House Condominium in downtown Oranjestad on the first floor Facing the water .

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Teddy Bouroncle

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    741 2705

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about booking private events, please email us info@limabistro.com

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