No, it’s not the game. It’s a fantastic restaurant on the island. Recommended to us 5 years ago by a local. It is the first stop we make as soon as we get here. We also go multiple times while we are here. Of course we take all of our guests there as well.
We went last night for the third time with our new arrivals. Once again it did not disappoint! We had a delightful waitress, Elena! Cute as a pin and just fun to engage. She informed us she was Dutch and 21 years old. We immediately became fast friends; I hope for years to come.
Our friendly bartender, Jimmy, has been working there as long as we have been going. He too is adorable, always has a big smile on his face. He never ceases to come from behind the bar to hug us and say “Welcome”. If you need to find something here, he is your man!
Bingo is a local hangout for the Dutch. The food is prepared fresh and is phenomenal. I will whisper one thing to you…..beef carpaccio! If you never try another thing; this is a must. We had the salmon carpaccio last night. It too, was amazing. I would never have paired a honey mustard sauce with it; it made the dish.
Bingo has an old world feel; lanterns, dark wood tables, shutters at the windows. You feel transformed to another time. Bottles of Schrobbeler, a dutch liquor, line the windows and walls. It’s hard to describe the taste but it’s very good.
There are steaks and burgers on the menu too. I had one of the best burgers last night I think I have had anywhere. Coming from me that’s saying something. I do love a good burger. It was cooked to perfection and the meat was flavorful. My brother-in-law had steak and he raved about it.
If you ever get to Aruba, and I suggest you do, locate Bingo. It’s a fun, friendly, atmosphere with great food. The entire staff is truly amazing. It has the feel of your local bar/restaurant away from home. The place is always packed and hopping; a reservation is a good idea. Eat in the bar or the restaurant, whatever your preference. You’ll be glad you did!
Til next time,