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at Sunshine Getaway on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki | Westpunt, Curacao
599-9-864-0005
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sol Food is a small casual place where we (David and Sunshine) serve lunch...
Sol Food is a small casual place where we (David and Sunshine) serve lunch and dinner on our deck. We live downstairs and have a 3 bedroom vacation rental upstairs, Sunshine Getaway. Westpunt is at the far west end of the island and is quite small. Our home is on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki about a half mile before you get to the Lodge Kura Hulanda. To find us, take the road across from Jaanchie's restaurant and a left between the cemetery and ball field. If you any trouble finding us, ask anyone where we live.We are a part of our community and the island. David has a mountain bike club for the boys in town, the Westpunt Riders Boys Mountain Bike Club and I am involved with the American Women's Club and a few other organizations around Curacao. We do not have the luxury of American wholesalers or grocery stores and I shop every Thursday with fingers crossed that I'll be able to find all that we need for Sol Food. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 9PM, reservations are recommended. There are only 9 tables and it is hard to accommodate any group larger than 8 guests. The Lodge has a banquet room. Besides the Lodge and Jaanchies, you can eat at Misje or Rancho Sobrino here in town. Our menu is simple; pizza, salads and/or tuna, shrimp, tilapia, snapper, steak, chicken, hot dogs or hamburgers from the grill.We hire the boys from the bike club and a couple of local women. We are not a high end restaurant nor do we wish to be one. Many of the boys have worked for us 3 or 4 years and returning guests have been able to see how they have progressed not only in life but with their language and social skills. We find that those who chose to stay in Westpunt are laid back and casual, most of them are snorkelers, divers or mountain bikers. Many have become friends and we all enjoy seeing each other when they return.If you are staying in Westpunt or Lagun, Sol Food is a great place to meet with old or new friends and have something to eat. But really folks, it's just simple American food. If you are staying in Santa Barbara, Jan Theil or Jan Sofat, it is over an hour drive one way. We highly recommend that you do take the drive to see the beaches and National Parks. If you have time, come by for lunch or an early dinner and drive back during the daylight. We are 45 minutes from Lions Dive, Sunscape and the Royal Sea Aquarium and 35 minutes from the Renaissance, Hilton and Marriott. There is such a variety of great places to eat all over Curacao. We hope you enjoy your stay.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great coffee, great fruit punch, great view!

We only came here for a light lunch, however were impressed by the view, atmosphere and value for money: the coffee and brownie are tasty and especially the fruit punch is great: usually on Curacao you get some kind of juice from a supermarket, however at sol they create a really big and fruity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Willemstad, Curacao
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Willemstad, Curacao
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We only came here for a light lunch, however were impressed by the view, atmosphere and value for money: the coffee and brownie are tasty and especially the fruit punch is great: usually on Curacao you get some kind of juice from a supermarket, however at sol they create a really big and fruity punch.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

this is a great little restaurant run by a couple. Food was good they had fresh Lionfish and i had a steak that was very good you would want to make a reservation as they are only open on the weekends

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Edson, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Sol Foods was open six nights while we were in Westpunt, and we ate there six times, from pizza to steak, we tried a lot of the menu and the steak was really good! We got pizzas to go for lunch the next day, the lemon blueberry loaf was awesome, and save room for a brownie sundae! Sunshine is true... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

great atmosphere, beautiful location and friendly service. It's only open on the weekend, so plan your time to be there. Plates come with two of Sunshine's whimseys. Turns out Sunshine is the owner and the dishes are whatever is available in the market that day. They were the best part of the meal. We had garlic cheesecake and corn pancakes.

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a lovely surprise! This hidden gem has a great reputation in Westpunt with good reason! Sunshine, Dave and their staff make you feel like an old friend from the minute you step on the property. The menu is not extensive, but they do justice to everything on it! Their pizza is excellent, and

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I stayed with David and Sunshine in their rental apartment on the property, which made getting to dinner easy - but I would have driven the length of the island for this food. We ate at Sol Food several times during our stay (they are only open on the weekends) but would have eaten here every night. The other restaurants... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sunshine is a very nice woman and she grilled us some great fish and vegetables. Apparently we missed out on the pizza and should have gotten one to go. Nice view, the restaurant is tucked away on a deck off of her house and seats about 20 people so make a reservation. About an hour from town so go early... More 

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Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We read a lot a good comments on this place and we were not disappointed. I was expecting a little more fresh fish and seafood but the one we had were really good (grilled shrimps and grilled tuna). There a several pizzas and burgers too but we were there for fish. The owner was there for suggestions and travel tips.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Summer and Dave are extraordinary people. Not only have they created a unique restaurant with amazing food and desserts order the mint brownie! But they are transforming the community of Westpunt by providing employment to some of the local youth and has developed a biking community specifically for the kids complete with providing bikes helmets lessons trail building and organizes... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sol Food at the Westpunt end of the island offers the best food and best ambiance, certainly for lunchtime! High above the sea, the view is splendid, but so is the greenery surrounding the patio. The hummingbird darting back and forth provided a special bit of entertainment. Bring your camera! The meals that both my husband and I chose were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: at Sunshine Getaway on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki | Westpunt, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: 599-9-864-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Sol Food is a small casual place where we (David and Sunshine) serve lunch and dinner on our deck. We live downstairs and have a 3 bedroom vacation rental upstairs, Sunshine Getaway. Westpunt is at the far west end of the island and is quite small. Our home is on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki about a half mile before you get to the Lodge Kura Hulanda. To find us, take the road across from Jaanchie's restaurant and a left between the cemetery and ball field. If you any trouble finding us, ask anyone where we live.We are a part of our community and the island. David has a mountain bike club for the boys in town, the Westpunt Riders Boys Mountain Bike Club and I am involved with the American Women's Club and a few other organizations around Curacao. We do not have the luxury of American wholesalers or grocery stores and I shop every Thursday with fingers crossed that I'll be able to find all that we need for Sol Food. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 9PM, reservations are recommended. There are only 9 tables and it is hard to accommodate any group larger than 8 guests. The Lodge has a banquet room. Besides the Lodge and Jaanchies, you can eat at Misje or Rancho Sobrino here in town. Our menu is simple; pizza, salads and/or tuna, shrimp, tilapia, snapper, steak, chicken, hot dogs or hamburgers from the grill.We hire the boys from the bike club and a couple of local women. We are not a high end restaurant nor do we wish to be one. Many of the boys have worked for us 3 or 4 years and returning guests have been able to see how they have progressed not only in life but with their language and social skills. We find that those who chose to stay in Westpunt are laid back and casual, most of them are snorkelers, divers or mountain bikers. Many have become friends and we all enjoy seeing each other when they return.If you are staying in Westpunt or Lagun, Sol Food is a great place to meet with old or new friends and have something to eat. But really folks, it's just simple American food. If you are staying in Santa Barbara, Jan Theil or Jan Sofat, it is over an hour drive one way. We highly recommend that you do take the drive to see the beaches and National Parks. If you have time, come by for lunch or an early dinner and drive back during the daylight. We are 45 minutes from Lions Dive, Sunscape and the Royal Sea Aquarium and 35 minutes from the Renaissance, Hilton and Marriott. There is such a variety of great places to eat all over Curacao. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?