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Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant

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Jan Thiel Z/N, Curacao
+(5999)/747-0633
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 49
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  • 33
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  • 22
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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
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202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I went out last Saturday at Zanzibar (11 April) with my boyfriend and whilst we were ordering drinks at the cocktailbar together there was a security guard behind us talking to another guy. All of a sudden a hand went up my dress and pinched my bum. I turned around and both the security guard and the guy stared at... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 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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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 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
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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
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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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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