Local Food in Aruba

Expand your knowledge of traditional snacks and food. Here are common Local Food on Aruba!


Pastechi is a beloved Aruban snack consisting of flaky pastry filled with various savory fillings like chicken, beef, or cheese. These half-moon delights are often enjoyed as a quick bite or breakfast item.


Similar to a croquette, the Aruban kroket features a crispy breaded exterior and a flavorful, creamy filling. Common fillings include beef, chicken, or seafood.


Webo Yena
Webo Yena translates to "stuffed eggs" in Papiamento. It involves hard-boiled eggs cut in half, filled with a mixture of egg yolks, spices, and sometimes tuna or shrimp.


Dedito means "little finger" in Spanish, and these small, deep-fried snacks resemble finger-shaped fritters. Typically filled with cheese or hotdogs.


Stoba is a hearty Aruban stew featuring slow-cooked meat (often goat or beef) with vegetables like okra, potatoes, and onions.


Keshi Yena
Keshi Yena is a flavorful dish where a round wheel of Edam or Gouda cheese is hollowed out and filled with a savory mixture of spiced meats, peppers, onions, and sometimes raisins.


Funchi is a cornmeal-based side dish, similar to polenta, commonly served alongside Aruban stews and meats.


Truki Pan
Truki Pan are food trucks or roadside stalls across the island that sell quick snacks after your intense night of going out.