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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
(9) 465-1056
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 261
    Very good
  • 142
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spectacular View

We ate here when all the lights in the city were on. Great views! We had stew, which was not a traditional American stew but with a coating of spice/sauce. IT WAS Excellent. Service was slow, but we were in no hurry. Drinks were good, not weak. This is right on the waterfront and outdoors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Phil G
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We ate here when all the lights in the city were on. Great views! We had stew, which was not a traditional American stew but with a coating of spice/sauce. IT WAS Excellent. Service was slow, but we were in no hurry. Drinks were good, not weak. This is right on the waterfront and outdoors under canopy's. Live outdoor music... More 

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went here today for lunch with our family of 6 adults and 1 todler. The location is nice with a few of the water and the floating bridge. The server didnt write down our order of drinks and as they were served one was forgotten. Ofcourse this can happen. Then when our food was ordered again nothing got written... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Overall, a nice place to grab some food with a great view. Visited twice while in Curacao, once for drinks and once for a meal and drinks. The food was pretty good, I got a salad and my husband got a burger. A lot of things on the menu were traditional bar-type food, and they prepared everything well. The drinks... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great place to find some shade with lovely water misters to sit and wait for the Queen Emma to swing open to allow a ship or yacht to pass through. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc.available. Food was average. Only problem I encountered was that there were no-smoking sections ... therefore there were smokers all around me. Not healthy.

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Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of this café. View is wonderful, the salad I had was good and great coffee. You have to visit this landmark location and enjoy your surroundings.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great place to sit and have a cold drink while you wait for the bridge to open back up. Good drinks, mist fans to cool you, shade to sit and watch the floating bridge operate.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For people travelling to Curacao, Iguana Cafe is the perfect place to sit and enjoy an evening meal overlooking the water. The excitement levels tend to pick up when the bridge swings open as well, always fun to watch. However it is rather expensive, and the food is nothing particularly special... but if you're looking for convenience and location, this... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

beautiful out door experience, drinks are good, other than that it's bar food, lots of fries with everything. Best thing is the live music very enjoyable, make sure and check out the harbor the ships/vessels that pass by can be huge and mezmerising. Nice view of the city, safe, recommend. Free but if you take a seat expect to order... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Spent our last evening in Willemstad mostly sitting by the water's edge in this cafe. They have large awnings over the entire area with water misters to keep you nice and cool. Happy hour is great with cheap drinks and snacks....great Mojitos! Had the Lionfish dinner (huge portions!) and it was deep fried (not bad, but preferred it as Sashimi... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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195 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I like this place a lot because it's a great location and the food and drinks are good. A big part of this that you're enjoying your time right on the water outside but in the shade. It's hot out but you don't really feel it becaus they have fans and spray a mist of water to cool the seating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: (9) 465-1056

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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