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Sol Food

at Sunshine Getaway on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki | Westpunt, Curacao
599-9-864-0005
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Ranked #3 of 241 Restaurants in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Krakow, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Like David, the owner said "If you can't beat 'em....eat 'em!" Which we did.....delicious, fresh catch of the day!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants on the island. There is nothing fancy about sol food. Just good simple service great food and a fantastic view hidden in the tree tops. A perfect end to an afternoon spent at any of the beaches on the west side. Sunshine and David run a fantastic kitchen. Food is simple but delicious. Pizza, hotdog,... More

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Curacao
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had my birthday lunch @ Solfood. It is a cute place under the trees, where you feel you are @ Bandabou. The food was really good, but we missed that they did not have any local dish. If you eat @ Bandabou, it's a local dish you want. People were friendly and the service was good.

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Kensington, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Sol Food had come recommended, so my wife and I stopped there while driving around the western side of the island. We ordered the pizza and it was very good. Sunshine, one of the owners, stopped by our table and we had a nice chat. She is very warm and friendly. It was a little harder to find than I... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We try to visit Sol Food at least one time for a pizza lunch when we're hitting one of the western beaches. Each time it is consistently excellent and the owner, Sunshine, always has a few new things to talk to us about that are happening on Curaçao. A very casual place where you can relax and feel like you're... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I read several reviews about the pizza so we ordered that. It was NOT good. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you I had a frozen one that tasted better. I didn't rate the service because frankly it's the islands and everything is slow. But I really hated that the ice melted before I can even drink my beverage and... More

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Copley, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate at Sol Food twice while on vacation in Curaçao in October 2012, and that still wasn't enough! We enjoyed the pizza which was fantastic! They even bring you out additional toppings like minced garlic to add on top. The drinks, food and service was fantastic. Sunshine and her husband were welcoming and great to talk to. The view... More

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Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent thin crust pizza, gorgeous salads and homemade burgers along with friendly, informative owners, brought us back again before our vacation was over!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I don't know how anyone could say the food was average - it was outstanding (I will try to attach a photo of my husband's amazing looking snapper!). I've been all over the world and this was a gem of a find. The owner used to be a caterer - I mean you can't go wrong!! My 17 year old... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Got a burger and a hotdog with cokes, paid around 26 dollars. Maybe in local tourist prices cheap but for me pretty average experience as food was plain and nothing special. View was great and personnel very friendly, but wouldn't come from very far for the food alone.

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