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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
(9) 465-1056
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 224
    Very good
  • 123
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Nice place for a harbor-side lunch

Recommended for sitting by the harbor, enjoying a drink or sandwich, while watching the pontoon bridge open and marine traffic transit the waterway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
rcsan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended for sitting by the harbor, enjoying a drink or sandwich, while watching the pontoon bridge open and marine traffic transit the waterway.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Positioned along the water, with a view of Queen Emma Bridge, is what gives this cafe its high rating. The food is good at prices you'd expect. The service was very slow when we were there. If you want, for a price, you can have your photo taken with a large-ish iguana flung around your shoulder. I'd say it is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Five of us decided to grab a quick lunch at this restaurant because of the view and of course the weather was awesome so we all wanted to sit outdoors instead of inside an air conditioned restaurant. Our initial impression was not the best since our server seemed to not even want to be there. We asked a couple of... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After a tour of the island and a walking excursion through the city, we were ready for a break. This place has a unique location, right on the water but next to a busy street. It is a good place to watch the boat traffic, the floating pedestrian bridge, and other tourists! It was crowded but the server made room... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It has a great view of the Queen Emma Brug. Everything else is wonderfully average, nothing special but a great place to grab a bite or have a drink and relax.

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winnipeg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Located in Punda Williemstadt by entrance to harbor. Nice atmosphere, decent appetizers, quick waitresses, occasional music. Variety of tourists from cruise ships and resorts. Excellent beer, it's like a sidewarlk cafe in Europe.

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Dallas
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here was just acceptable but the beer was cold and the location on the water, looking at the pontoon bridge, was great!

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Adrian, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice place for a drink and to rest from the hot sun . We did not have any food there . Drinks were reasonably priced and service was friendly .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We sat and had some calamari and enjoyed some Presidente here for an hour or 2 and watched the Queen Emma bridge - along with the pedestrians. It was a nice experience, and great atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We sat here for about 20 minutes for a drink and to enjoy the beautiful view of Punda, the bridge, and the historical Dutch style colourful buildings. We enjoyed our time. Service was just okay, but we just wanted a quick drink. The bill came to $7 USD for two drinks.

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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