Faro Blanco Restaurant

California Lighthouse Z/N, Westpunt N/A
$$$ Italian Recommended New Editor's Pick View Outdoor Seating

Situated atop of the Hudishibana hill right next to Aruba’s most famous landmark the California lighthouse is our hidden gem. The Faro Blanco Restaurant which once was the dwellings of the lighthouse keeper now serves Aruba and it’s guests the best in Italian cuisine. As the only restaurant boasting this unique location, guests can enjoy a truly unspoiled view over Aruba’s west coast untouched nature. The sunset and views over Aruba create a spectacular palette of colors, ideal for taking pictures and creating new and lasting memories.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We are delighted to have you join us.
Please note that our restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Requests for popular tables cannot be guaranteed when booking online or through the phone and all seating requests are accepted on arrival.

Business Info

  • Address: California Lighthouse Z/N, Westpunt N/A
  • Cross Street: Noord
  • Cuisine: Italian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 20.00 | Only applicable for wines not on the wine list.
  • Phone: +2975860787
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Celebrity Spotting,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Sunday Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.73 out of 5 stars based on 4809 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2022
Bruce B.
Top notch all the way around- don’t miss out on this restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2022
Pete K.
Great place for dinner

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Nov 25, 2022
Lindsay S.
Wonderful experience delicious food! Next time we will come earlier to see sunset

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2022
Charles C.
Simply outstanding in all respects.

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Nov 22, 2022
Suzanne W.
When in Aruba we always have dinner at sunset at Faro Blanco. Love the food, service and view of the setting sun over the sea. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2022
Zach D.
Joven our server who we have had before was amazing and so was the food.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2022
Bridget S.
My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Faro Blanco! The food was great, the view was beautiful, and the staff was wonderful! They even gave us a special dessert to celebrate our honeymoon! Would definitely recommend and we will absolutely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2022
Joseph W.
There for an anniversary. Service was great… moved our table to inside knowing there was rain on the way! Food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2022
James J.
Excellent staff. Made you feel like you were right at home.

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Nov 19, 2022
Kelly J.
Love the experience every time at Faro Blanco! We've visited several times and will continue to return on our trips to Aruba!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Nov 16, 2022
Ciel C.
I would like more non seafood options. Food was tasty, service was impeccable.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2022
concepcion m.
I’m always coming back!

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Nov 15, 2022
Rhowena & Geoffrey J.
Service was excellent!!!

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Nov 13, 2022
Fortunata B.
When we booked the reservation we let them know we were celebrating our 50th anniversary & they never acknowledged it They, however, had many birthdays that were acknowledged. Should not ask if we were celebrating any special event if they weren’t going to acknowledge.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2022
Alexander R.
A wonderful evening for our wedding anniversary. The service, food and atmosphere was perfect.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2022
Nancy S.
Muy recomendable!!!!

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Nov 10, 2022
Carol P.
It’s always great food and atmosphere when we go.

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Nov 09, 2022
Joanne M.
Jr was Great

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Nov 09, 2022
Dennis H.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Faro Blanco! Your entire team was very attentive to us and provided the best of service. Thank you for a wonderful evening and a very delicious meal! When we return next year, we will be sure to dine at Faro Blanco! One suggestion we have is that when guest slide their chairs, it is very noisy and distracting and it disturbs the wonderful ambience of your restaurant. We suggest that you place rubber glides on all the chair legs to lessen the noise.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2022
Mieka B.
Far exceeded my expectations! The view is phenomenal! The restaurant is gorgeous! The food is amazing! The server was very friendly & helped out taking our picture. A MUST DO IN ARUBA!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2022
James P.
This was our first visit to Faro Blanco. There were 10 of us, which probably poses a challenge for any server/staff, but the service was first class. As was planned/hoped, we were there for the sunset - outstanding. Our server (I believe that his name was Kingsley) was a true professional. He even took pictures of our group, without a second thought. The food was very well prepared and reasonably priced, for a first-class establishment. We hope to return on a future visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2022
Denis O.
Great view and service. The chocolate cupcake desert was wonderful!!!!

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Nov 05, 2022
Gerry D.
Best food we have ever had in Aruba in the 15 years we have been visiting. This was our first time, but definitely not the last. Highly recommend this outstanding restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2022
Maryellen J.
Unbelievable night!!!!

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Nov 02, 2022
Jack W.
The food, service, and view was amazing

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Oct 30, 2022
Arleen P.
Our best night in Aruba! food and service was beyond excellent. Our thanks to our wait staff, led by Ken.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 29, 2022
Ndidi A.
The VIEW is AMAZING! Hands down the best on the island. The staff is friendly and the service is fantastic. The menu has good selection and the food is well prepared and delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 6/10
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Oct 28, 2022
Amy G.
The food was subpar and very overpriced. The lobster tail was not lobster and terribly overcooked. It appears that it was precooked and heated up. My husband’s seafood pasta was a HUGE disappointment. VERY small amount of fish and pasta was not good. Not to mention the swarm of knats!!! We will not be going back. It’s a shame bc it was one of our favorites

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2022
Robert E.
This was one of our favourite meals and locations during our stay, friendly staff with a breathe taking view for the sunset. Food was delicious, and would highly recommend for anyone thats looking for a nice view and a romantic setting for dinner. Thanks for having us!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Oct 22, 2022
Dion F.
This was our 2nd time visiting Aruba, but our first time experiencing Faro Blanco. The restaurant is beautiful, the ambiance is to die for, and the sea bass was superb!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2022
Melissa S.
Our server was amazing and attentive. Food was amazing and fairly priced, especially for the quality. Will definitely be returning here

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Karen D.
Wonderful experience, views were great, the sky cleared up from the rain in time for a decent sunset. Food was very good, service and staff were top notch .

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Oct 15, 2022
Katherine M.
Ambiance was perfect to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food was amazing-closest to Italian food we had in Italy. Waiter was less than enthusiastic. But everything else made up for his lack of energy.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2022
Rob F.
Kingsley provided outstanding service and made the experience memorable. The entrees were delicious and presented well. The view of the sunset and ambiance was very romantic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2022
Patricia C.
excellent meal with great service

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2022
Craig M.
Amazing dining experience. The food, service and of course the sunset view were absolutely perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2022
Susan V.
We visited Faro Blanco for our 30th anniversary and my 57th birthday upon recommendation from someone we met at Baby Beach on our first trip to Aruba. We were certainly not disappointed! From the view, to the live music, and the food, it was all excellent! The portion size was so much greater than anywhere else on the island with reasonable pricing. To top it off, they actually read our reservation notes and brought out a cake with a magnificent candle and sang happy birthday. We were very happy with our visit and look forward to coming back on our next trip to paradise!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2022
Tim R.
Great time unbelievable waiter

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2022
Heather Y.
We loved our server and the ladies at the desk were so super sweet. Thank you for an amazing birthday/last night in Aruba experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2022
MICHAEL P.
Loved it

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2022
Melissa B.
Staff was super friendly and welcoming. Good & ambiance was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 08, 2022
Sonya M.
Thank you for the lovely evening

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2022
Joseph A.
Food was excellent, had a great meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2022
Lauren K.
Our server was extremely attentive and made our evening so enjoyable. It was such a beautiful experience!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 07, 2022
Michael S.
Best place on the island to see the sunset amazing. Good food good atmosphere and a nice breeze

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 06, 2022
alwyn d.
Beautiful setting, great service, good menu and food was excellent. Wine list seemed over priced, but worth it for a special occasion

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2022
Karen S.
The service was superb and food was excellent. The views and atmosphere were stunning. We very much enjoyed our meal and experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 03, 2022
Lorraine E.
price of pizza is a bit high

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2022
Jackie Q.
A beautiful restaurant with great ambiance. The waitstaff was very attentive and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend it to anyone coming to Aruba!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 4/10
Sep 30, 2022
Courtney C.
Sadly while the location and views are stunning we found the food very sub par and the staff not at all very friendly or attentive. I was happy to come to a restaurant with such a great selection for vegan options however the pasta dish was very disappointing, dry, lacking in flavor and not very large for the price. Also the rolls where cold and dry.