Serves meat, veg options available. Fine dining hotel restaurant and bar on the beach. Offers a separate vegan/vegetarian menu with vegan items labeled plus a large salad bar with many vegan choices. Located in Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, Aruba's adult-only beach resort. Price: Expensive more-less
Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Western, Salad bar, Non-veg
LG Smith Blvd, 55B, Eagle - Manchebo Beach (at Bucuti Resort)
Oranjestad, Aruba
297-583-1100

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Michael X. James
Jonlandis
Jonlandis
  • vegan
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+16

A great experience

4
Posted on 01 / 28 / 2016

This is probably the best high end vegan option on the island. An amazing experience with vegan options for all courses. Everything is clearly marked and the servers know what vegan means. This isn't veggie burgers and salad... Amazing options that are unique to this place. I had four courses, including dessert - all vegan. Reasonably priced for this type of restaurant. You can tell your server if you want a brief meal or that you want to take your time. Make reservations for around 6 or 6:15 to watch the sunset with dinner. Wine list is reasonably priced. Good signature cocktails. Personally - this is a 5/5 for me. Best on the island.

Pros: atmosphere, menu options, service
Fit_Fathers
Fit_Fathers
  • vegan
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+219

Elements Restaurant at Bucuti & Tara Resort

4
Posted on 12 / 05 / 2015

Only two years old, the adult only Elements Restaurant is nestled within the Bucuti & Tara luxury resort on Palm Beach. My wife Misa and I enjoyed a full-on vegan collection of both fine, hot and cold selections.

A viscous broccoli and carrot soup and Caesar salad with avocados warmed up our pallets. For the entrees, Misa had the pineapple quinoa and vegetables which was creatively served in the shell of a whole pineapple. I went with the whole wheat and spaghetti squash pasta seasoned with garlic, tomatillos, leeks and quorn which was enhanced with Dijon mustard and Riesling wine. Dessert consisted of the Panna Cotta, a chilly medley of almond milk, coconut milk and cacao simmered together and topped with chopped nuts.

We were seated outside on the pristine, white sandy beach where the Caribbean evening waters were calm, the palm trees whistled gently with the soft Breeze and the temperament was as romantic as an Arubian sunset wedding.

We do suggest you book here during your next trip to Aruba. Simply amazing.


Vegiate
Vegiate
  • vegan
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+18

great menu

4
Posted on 10 / 09 / 2015

Had lunch there. There are many vegan and vegetarian and GF items all marked with a V or a symbol. Beautiful location. Make sure you communicate with the server about what vegan is. We ordered a vegan dish with the "vegan tartar sauce" but we got the tartar sauce with pieces of eggs. They actually have Vegenaise and the chef knows what vegan is, just make sure your server knows. Also, the chef felt bad about the egg mistake and made us vegan desserts: panna cotta made with agar with Rice whip. They have the ingredients, the menu, and the skill to make great vegan dishes. The staff just needs practice so please go and order some vegan stuff.

Pros: Creative Chef, Great menu, nice location
Cons: servers may not understand vegan

Michael X. James
Michael X. James
  • vegan
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+331

Perfect. Just Perfect.

4
Posted on 01 / 01 / 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Marriot Surf Club and made a reservation to have the Prix Fixe sunset dinner in a private palapa on the beach. They only have two seatings each night (6pm & 8:30pm) for each of their 4 palapas so if you're interested in this option, make reservations early. When we called we specified that we are both vegan (my gf is also GF...gluten free) and we were both told that it'd be no problem at all. Unfortunately when we arrived and mentioned this to our server, we were told that nobody had informed the chef. Nevertheless, Chef Vanessa came out to us on the beach and was extremely helpful and accommodating. She came up with a few ideas and ran them by us and we were delighted with every thing she said.

Our first course was an arugula risotto. It was amazing! I don't particularly like arugula but this was delicious. The second course was our least favorite of the night. Carrot Ginger soup for me, Cauliflower soup for her. Both are said to be vegan on the menu but they must alter them a little because ours were rather bland and flavorless. Not terrible, just nothing we'd ever get again nor recommend. Third was the arugula and fresh berry salad with a raspberry vinaigrette. It was great! In fact we both ate it way too fast and totally forgot to take a picture of it. Fourth was our palate cleanser...mango sorbet. It was so creamy that we were questioning whether or not it was actually vegan. Chef Vanessa was too knowledgeable about the vegan lifestyle to have let us down though. Our fifth course was the main course. I got the whole wheat pasta with roasted veggies and tomatillo...it was really good. My gf got the quinoa stuffed pineapple which was both amazing and unique! It looked like it was baked and showed looking like a whole pineapple with a balsamic drizzle on the side...then the waiter carried a ladle of fire and flambed the top. It was fun to watch and to eat. Finally we had some chocolate covered strawberries that were very good. They weren't on the menu and Chef Vanessa came up with it just for us.

Overall it really was the perfect dinner. The prix fixe dinner also comes with a bottle of wine of your choice and worked out to be about $147 (15% tip included...but we threw in some more for all their accommodating). The views and the food are spectacular. They took pics for us right at sunset and everything. I can't wait to go back again next year!

Pros: Vegan, gluten free options, Location right on the beach, Super friendly staff
Cons: The soup was a little bland, Can get expensive

 

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