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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 #2 of 232 restaurants in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $25
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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Burbank, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My Husband and I have traveled quite a bit, and we found our bike rental and meals at Sol Food a truly wonderful experience. I have never recommended any place before, but if you come to Curacao - you should make this a destination point. Thank you Sunshine and David for all that you do. Douglas Carlson

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Stittsville, Ontario
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband & I just returned from a 10 night stay in the Westpunt area, and ate 3 times at Sol Food. This is a lovely place - quite small, and reservations recommended in the evening. The dining is on an outdoor patio with a lovely view, and very nice ambience. It is almost impossible not to find yourself talking... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A lovely place embued with the spirits of the owners Sunshine and husband. Dining al fresco with very fresh and appetizing dishes in a friendly atmosphere.

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Amsterdam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you want good service on Curaçao and a great view, this is the place to go. Drinks are very reasonable priced which is nice. We thought the food was quite average here compared to other places we ate recently and especially after reading all the excellent reviews here. It's Burgers, pizza's, salads etc. We had the Ribeye steak which... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I did not like the food. It was too little and the qulity was poor. I can cook better myself. The ambience and host though are really nice.

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Arbor Vitae, Wi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We got treated to a meal at this restaurant. We read the reviews, and decided to go with pizza. We started with a Caesar salad, which was perfectly dressed, and had the sausage pizza with all the veggies. Sunshine does everything from scratch, and it was delicious. We ended the meal with a mint brownie with vanilla hagndaz. Yummy. Oh,... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Sol Food is a great little restaurant. The food was great, as were the hosts and the views. Definitely worth the trip.

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Novi, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fun, funky place to go on the west end of the island. We ate there twice in seven days. Good, reasonably priced new-york style pizza the first time and steak the second time. The ‘vibe’ is great. Sunshine is a total trip - she runs the front of the restaurant with her husband running the kitchen. She chats with everyone... More

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Mount Arlington, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Best thing ever was finding this gem from TripAdvisor ratings. You can't go wrong with eating here - great food, great service, wonderful sea views. It was one of the best places that we ate on the island. Get the pizza it was comparable to NY and NJ fare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Ate at Sol food twice while enjoying our March break in Curaçao. The pizzas and lion fish were amazing and very affordable. Sunshine and her husband run a great establishment! Their service and willingness to make us feel comfortable went a long with us and our two young boys. Sol food should be a must if you're visiting Curaçao.

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