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Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant

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Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
+(5999)/747-0633
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unlike others, we liked the burgers here

Made for a good stop for lunch after flyboarding on Jan Theil beach. Had seen some negative reviews of their burgers, but lunch menu was limited and I was in the mood for a burger. Actually half our party of four got Zanziburgers. They were definitely different. Not sure if its simply the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
ctc10s
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Peoria, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Made for a good stop for lunch after flyboarding on Jan Theil beach. Had seen some negative reviews of their burgers, but lunch menu was limited and I was in the mood for a burger. Actually half our party of four got Zanziburgers. They were definitely different. Not sure if its simply the seasonings they use, or if they mix... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you are hungry while saying on the beach go for french fries or sandwiches; hamburgers were not ok. They did not allow (actually threw us out) us to stay in the beach restaurant with baby strollers, which happened the first time in my life. Service is available from the beach (beds, etc), which is ok.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had dinner at the Zanzibar restaurant during our stay in early February- the Jan Thiel area is almost all Dutch people, so Dutch is the written and spoken language here. Being American, we don't speak or read Dutch, everyone we met was very friendly and helpful in switching to English (they all spoke amazingly proficient English!) and helping us... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you are not Dutch, do not expect to get any service or even an acknowledgement. My husband and I came here on a Sunday evening for a drink. We sat at an almost empty bar at 9:30 in the evening. There were two blond female bar tenders working the empty bar. There was another couple sitting three chairs away... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went there for lunch. We ask a cheeseburger and a Club ocean, both were great! Totally recomended!

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Zanzibar one Saturday afternoon. Both the beach area and the bar/restaurant were swamped with people like it was college spring break in November! The lunch menu was limited, the food was mediocre and the service was poor. The servers were impatient and completely inattentive to their customers. Several customers, including my bf and I were... More 

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was there for lunch last week. It's a kind of bar in the beach. The service is very good. They serve breakfast and snacks. For a fast lunch it is very good. don't wait for elaborate plates and different food. it is nice for a people who want to enjoy a day in a beach and stay close a... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Had lunch here when we came to check out Jan Thiel. Lunch menu is very small! Half is breakfast and only a few lunch options. The food was alright but nothing special. Service wasn't great. Our bill had twice as many drinks than we ordered. When we asked to pay the waitress disappeared. Went to the till and 3 other... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I ate the best risotto ever as a sidesish that came with .....baracuda! It was mjummy. restaurant was too hot. No open air no wind.

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Rome, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Guys!!! This is the place where you want to spend your full day. In this beautiful place you can find lot of stores, fast food restaurants, nice people and a very fair tasty pizza. Just in front of the sea you can go for a nice swim and watch lot of fishes. And the dawn is one thing in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/747-0633

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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