Faro Blanco Restaurant

California Lighthouse Z/N, Westpunt N/A

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


  Business Info

  • Address: California Lighthouse Z/N, Westpunt N/A
  • Cross Street: Noord
  • Cuisine: Italian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | 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, 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,

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  Events & Special Hours

NYE Celebration
Dec. 31, 2020
All Day 6 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | All Day noon - 11 p.m.  
Tuesday
Restaurant | All Day noon - 11 p.m.  
Wednesday
Restaurant | All Day noon - 11 p.m.  
Thursday
Restaurant | All Day noon - 11 p.m.  
Friday
Restaurant | All Day noon - 11 p.m.  
Saturday
Restaurant | All Day noon - 11 p.m.  
Sunday
Restaurant | Closed

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Tim R.

JR. Great server


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2020
Stephanie B.

Amazing!!!!!!!!! Definitely going back!❤️


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 25, 2020
Anitra D.

Great views! Good food!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Connie W.

Waiter was extremely attentive, However, the mosquitoes took control as soon as sun went down, we come every year, but 1st time in November. It would have been nicer if there were bug zapper hanging below, instead of everyone spraying 'OFF' bug spray. but other than that we will continue to go to the restaurant each time we visit Aruba.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Francesca T.

Amazing view, great food !! Highly recommend. They made our honeymoon dinner very special, thank you Jr.!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 17, 2020
Ted L.

Great restaurant. Been there many times.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
mona C.

Very pleasant dinner. Food was excellent...atmosphere even better. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2020
John C.

Outstanding food and service, and amazing views.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Amy R.

Sat at table 303 and had spectacular view of the sunset. The filet mignon was absolutely delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Amber S.

This was my second time here and it was amazing just like the first! You can’t beat the view of the sunset. Very romantic spot for my honeymoon! Service was good and food was good as well. I had the lasagna and my husband had the sea bass and he loved it!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
April D.

Beautiful romantic place for dinner and our server was great! Delicious food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Louis B.

Faro Blanco was amazing! We got there just in time to watch the sunset. Food was great, service was great, and the view was outstanding! Highly recommend.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 30, 2020
Jack M.

Excellent food and service. This is our favorite restaurant in Aruba.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 27, 2020
Stephanie W.

Good service good food. Thank you Arthur very nice person


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2020
Sue H.

Food was delicious Chucho didn’t check on us very often. Only had water refilled once. We waited awhile for the dessert and had no water for 45 minutes!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2020
David F.

The service was superb and food top rate. Have been here before and will definitely return again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Lyzet D.

Deliciosa la comida, muy buena atención realmente nos sentimos seguros y disfrutamos muchísimo. Gracias


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2020
Jacqueline T.

Wonderful evening at Faro. Always love being there for great food, and awesome sunsets. Chucho was great - attentive, and provided great recommendations.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 13, 2020
David D.

It was an absolutely wonderful evening. Such a beautiful setting, the sunset was spectacular. Our Server was so caring and attentive, the food was delicious, and served hot. We are here in Aruba for the first time, celebrating our 32nd anniversary, and Faro Blanco was our first dinner reservation, what a great way to start our time here!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Mike L.

The ambiance and the meal were fantastic! Andres was our server and he was very attentive! Perfect evening!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Kelly K.

This was amazing. The service, view and food was exceptional. I would surely go back here again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Ziphora B.

Service was great! The local special made it very affordable for us as locals. Even though we were late for our reservation, they still had our table reserved for us. Food was delicious!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Carey S.

Waiter Jairo was excellent!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 01, 2020
Corinne B.

Great view! Great staff! Good food!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Michele D.

Fabulous food in a fabulous setting with great service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Kathy D.

Excellent food and service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Lori C.

Excellent meal!! Food was outstanding, the view was amazing and the servers were so nice!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Frank P.

We had a very nice time Faro blanco was perfect after we got engaged on top of the light house the food was amazing and the service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Lisa H.

Excellent evening! Great wine choices. Mushroom risotto was delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2020
Mike S.

The experience was wonderful! The view, the ambiance left nothing lacking. The food was really good. My husband and I both had a pasta dish. The waiter was very good, but I think he got a little too busy. The overall was fantastic! Would definitely recommend and visit again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2020
Jeremy C.

Beautiful all around. Great food and wine selection. Gets a little overwhelming at sunset if I’m the bottom deck due to the loads of people taking pictures. They will not hesitate to stand directly next to you for that perfect shot or even interrupt your dinner to take the pic for them! Upper deck table highly recommended


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 22, 2020
Joshua F.

Faro Blanco is a fantastic restaurant, the food was amazing the setting is great and the service was really good. The only knock I would put on it, was that it was pretty expensive, but everything was great so it wasn't too bad.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 19, 2020
Ken M.

we made our reservation for the sunset view, unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. Regardless, the view from the patio is amazing. Chucho and the other staff were very pleasant and attentive. The food (carpacio, porcini rissotto, and veal scalopini) was great. Then the rains came, everyone sitting on the patio was quickly moved under cover and happily resumed their meals. Cheers,


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Kelly M.

Worth it! Thank you!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 06, 2020
Melissa K.

We had a very nice dinner at El Faro Blanco and the view is spectacular! The service was also excellent.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 20, 2020
Diane P.

Beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing evening watching the sun set


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 01, 2020
Diana M.

My daughter and I had an amazing time, wonderful ambience, food, service- it was beautiful. Citronella candles on the deck would have been great since mosquitoes were biting a bit. Other than that, lovely lovely experience.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Jordan P.

Great place, great views, food was good


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 08, 2020
Ulrich M.

It was a very spooky evening in this unreal time. Hope that the new normal never be the normal for ever! Anyway: we'll be back! Let me say: Fuck you Corona!! We are much stronger than you!!! Many thanks to the team of Faro Blanko - you made a very good job! Greetings Ulrich + Family Ps: .. see you in October.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 28, 2020
Jon D.

It is a great location with the sun setting in the background. The food and service are always top notch and were in excellent form during our visit, especially considering they had only recently reopened. Highly recommended!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 27, 2020
Darryl Z.

The only challenge was the mosquitoes. Also $14. For dogfish 60 minute is a crazy high price. It only cost$1.50 in the states. I understand you need to make a profit but that seems egregious.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Richard D.

Tha ambiance. Relaxing. Good service. Food was excellent.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 27, 2020
Bryan P.

We sat for over 30 minutes before making it known we hadn’t been served. Once that happened the service was okay. Food is okay, decent. Very high prices. Second time there, second identical experience. You’re going for the view, not the service I guess.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 29, 2020
Garrison W.

The music did an injustice to your beautiful restaurant and view. Perhaps classical instrumentals would be more fitting. The physical shape and size of your Menu was awkward and inconvenient for everyone involved. Your team took a minute to open up, but when they did, they were very enjoyable to be around. We love that you are so eager to celebrate special occasions for everyone in your restaurant!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2020
Phil G.

This place is a hidden gem in Aruba. Next to the California Lighthouse it has spectacular views of the city and the outdoor seating is romantic and amazing. Better yet is the food and the service. If you like Italian cuisine you will love Faro Blanco.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 12, 2020
Ralph W.

We were there for our anniversary and despite mentioning this upfront opon our reservation. This was not celebrated by the staff. This was disappointing. Overall the food was excellent.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 13, 2020
Cynthia M.

We requested for 4 cappuccino Were told by the waiter that the coffee machines “was broken” I Think it was more like they didn’t want to use it cause it was already cleaned.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 01, 2020
Andre L.

Food presentation was lacking! Service was slow (refills took awhile)! Introduction do the restaurant could have been better e.g. (the waiter name? Presenting the menu? Specials of the day? Etc) Nice environment! Good music! Beautiful view! Thx