About Ruinas Del Mar
Palm Beach, Aruba 99553
Ruinas del Mar, “Ruins by the Sea”, is Hyatt Regency Aruba’s signature restaurant offering contemporary cuisine in an open-air environment. Guests are invited to enjoy menu items such as fresh seafood and steaks, hearth oven specialties, and a display of multiple food stations offered during breakfast, Sunday brunch, and special events. The design of Ruinas del Mar pays homage to several original Aruban architectural elements including caliche stone and the use of water in design.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Hyatt Regency Aruba
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Criselda Pinto: 586 1234
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Ruinas Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
We have been coming to Ruinas del Mar for many years. We have noticed that the prices keep going up but the quality of food can't keep pace. There are now much more reasonably priced alternatives in Aruba with similar ambience, and unfortunately we'll probably be going there from now on.
Always have Sunday brunch here when in Aruba. High quality food, great staff and nice location at the Hyatt. Pricey, but all good brunches are nowadays. Usual breakfast fare along with carving stations and raw bar with sushi. Better than any other place that we've been too in the area.
We went for Sunday brunch and there were four people in our party. The food was excellent and so was the wait staff. The only complaint was that there were a lot of children running around and no one was watching them. They have a waterfall within the entrance and the children were all standing on the wall and at one point it looked like a child was going to fall in. I actually got up and said something to the parents. I think that the waiters or whoever is in charge should say something to parents about watching their children. After paying a nice amount of money for our meal I really didn't want to see anyone get hurt or blood splattered all over the place. It seems like the locals just let their children run rampid without disciplining them.
The sunday brunch at Ruinas del Mar is supposed to be the place to be. It was a little overpriced, but the selection was vast. Service was lacking as there seemed to be a lot going on. Ask for everything you need when you're first seated, it may be your only chance. Overall, a decent experience. Would try it again and lower my expectations.
While vacationing in Aruba, we had the pleasure of dining at Ruinas Del Mar in the Hyatt Hotel. We hadn't been there in a few years and I don't know why we waited so long to return. Such a beautiful restaurant (especially the outdoor area by the swan pond). The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Each dish was presented beautifully and described by our waiter as it was placed before us. My husband ordered the red snapper and I ordered the filet mignon/lobster tail combo. We ended our meal with a vanilla bean brulee. Perfect evening!
My wife and I were in Aruba for our Honeymoon 34 yrs ago so we came back last week for our anniversary. This was one of many great restaurants we dined at. It was romantic and enjoyable seeing the black swans and coy fish in the pond right next to our table on their patio. Our meal was excellent and service was great as well.
Service was impeccable we had a main server and an assistant server for water, bread, etc. I ordered the surf and turf, my boyfriend had the lamb. Both were excellent! We were celebrating my birthday, which was noted in the reservations and they comped a coconut cake as dessert - equally scrumptious! Thanks for such a great dining experience on our first night in Aruba!
After 17 visits to Aruba, I always wanted to go to this restaurant. It turned out to be a great disappointment. Although the waitress was attentive, it took a long time to get our food even though the restaurant was quite empty. I ordered the filet with lobster tail and my husband ordered the filet with scallops. When the food arrived, it was cool and the vegetables were so cold that they seemed to have come right from the refrigerator. We left most of the food on the plates. After speaking with the manager, he was somewhat apologetic but we did not sense any real care. He told us that we would not have to pay for one of the entrees.
Our evening was ruined and we will never return there. This was the worse dinner we have ever experienced while on the island.
Beautiful place too bad both the service and food was horrible!! I ordered the red snapper special everything on my plate including all the vegetables tasted the same!! If I had my eyes closed I couldn't tell the difference of one food to the other. My husband ordered the surf and turf with fillet mignon. The meat was so tough and dry and the scallops were super large and rubbery. Both the server and assistant server barely spoke English so it was near impossible to understand each other. We would not go back anytime soon.
If you dine outside, you can see black swans and red fish in the water. But it must not be dark outside, they don't have light to see this beauty after 8 pm.
Vine starts from $45 and food is very expensive!
No reservation needed, they are half empty (inside).
This was our second visit. The first time was marvelous and we dined outside. Unfortunately, it was way too hot to dine outside that night, so we had to dine inside. We were a tad early for our reservation and I don't know why they wouldn't accommodate us and let us sit in the dining room, we were the only ones there. The hostess said we can sit in an another area with menus and it felt really awkward.
I also want to mention that prior to our dinner we stopped for cocktails at the outdoor bar and were literally ignored by the bartender who was too busy watching the cricket match on TV. I put my finger up for service and he looked right at me and then looked back at the TV and never came over. RUDE! It took us a while to finally get waited on by the other guy. We almost left.
In the dining room, the staff was setting up for a party in the next room which was divided only by a curtain. We were the only couple there. We could not believe the rudeness of the staff! The staff were LOUDLY dragging chairs and tables across the floor and talking so loudly and some of the staff were arguing and yelling across the room! We asked our waitress and the bus boy several times to ask them to please keep it down. Every time they would then peek over the curtain to see who was complaining. And then they would start up again. They had NO regard for us what so ever. Our romantic Anniversary dinner was NOT romantic at all.
I ordered the mozzarella and arugula salad for an appetizer and it came under a huge pile of arugula and some small pieces of mozzarella. Way TOO much arugula. There was not enough dressing and it was also flavorless.
I can't complain about my steak and my husband's dinner was fine. We LOVE this property (even though the pond water was a disgusting green this time) , but we would be hard pressed to ever go back again. When the manager came over and asked if everything was fine, I said yes. That is my fault for not speaking up, but we were in a big hurry to leave.
We go to Aruba each year for two weeks and eat most of our meals out. This restaurant has become an annual visit during our stay. This past visit, we had the same table and waiter as previous years and were not disappointed at all. Everything was great. We were a group of 4 that had both sea food and steak, all of which was outstanding. We look forward to our next visit to the island and also to Ruinas Del Mar
Decided to try Brunch with special friend before they headed to the airport... $57.00 US per person was a little steep but give the hotel's rep thought would try. It was a complete let down... the carving station roast beef was overcooked. The morning buffet at Marriott is better at 1/2 the price... If you don't plan to have mimosas forget going!
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