Awards & Accolades

Lauderdale By The Sea Guide: 

“Aruba Beach Café is like a Caribbean getaway located right in the lovely little town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and easily checks every box on the “what makes a great restaurant” list. ” ~Jeff Levine, 

shireens-arubaShireen’s Spotlight: Aruba Beach Cafe

“Aruba’s laid-back beach attitude, mixed with the sun, surf and sand, is a recipe for sheer happiness. Other stand-out items on their menu include: Caicos Conch Fritters, Twin Cabo Fish Tacos, Seafood Quesadilla, Seafood Fra Diavolo and the Key West Fried Shrimp.” ~Shireen Sandoval, Deco Drive Entertainment Host | Miami Fashion Blogger



One of ten best Waterfront Restaurants in Broward County!
‘Aruba Beach Cafe is quintessential South Florida livin’

Sun-Sentinel Awards Aruba 4 Stars!
“The long-running Aruba Beach Cafe is picture perfect!” Top 200
“Super Chef Chris Nealon is the main man here and he’s in charge of a fine menu with sushi style starters, great luncheon burgers, numerous salads and pastabilities plus steaks and fillets of fresh fish.”

Sun-Sentinel Entree Excellence!
“So perfect are the escargots baked with tomato, garlic and Pernod…luscious Caribbean conch chowder.”
“Great seafood and steaks. The casual bar, where familiar faces greet one another on a first name basis, is a favorite with locals and tourists.”

South Florida Magazine
‘Best Caribbean Restaurant’ To the delight of his loyal clientele, Nealon has been making the same Seafood Louie recipe for 24 years. Consistency rules.

Zagat Survey
Aruba Beach Cafe is “unpretentious”, “affordable” American-Caribbean grub right “on the sand”; locals bring out-of-towners to show off the “breathtaking” view and call the nightly live music “a plus.”

Fort Lauderdale Seafood Festival
‘4 Time best restaurant winner’ Chef Chris Nealon was the first-place winner where top chefs battle it out for bragging rights to the best food.

Celebrity Chefs “Fleet week”
‘Chef Chris Nealon cooks for Service Members during Fleet week for 5 consecutive years running.’