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Iguana Cafe

Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
(9) 465-1056
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Ranked #35 of 126 restaurants in Willemstad
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food was average to good. Setting was amazing. Was lovely to sit outside and watch all the ships coming through Curacao and having to pass the foot bridge. They open it manually and it is really something to experience. Bridge is also really nice at night.

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

very nice place to take a break and eat or drink something also I was very suprised how our waitress was so honnest (I gave her in US CURENCY the total of our bill....) put she came back to me saying that I had made a mistake on the total of our bill) I gave her in us what was... More

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Ottawa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Service and food was excellent; views outstanding. If I recall correctly had fans blowing cool water mist which helped tremendously in keeping cool. Great place to sit and relax after walking thru the harbor and market area before setting off to do the rest of the downtown.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This cafe has a perfect location with a nice few over the harbor entrance. While you eat outside you can watch all the big ships passing by. The food is normal (good taste, don't expect anything special), but they have really good Burgers. So if you are just looking for a nice place to eat something and enjoy your evening... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This cafe is excellently located on the deep water harbor edge and its such a great ambiance any time of day. The buffalo wings are really good and its my favorite thing to order here. The beverages are nice, cold and served promptly by the helpful and always smiling staff. The view is spectacular and the beauty of the harbor... More

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Paramaribo, Suriname
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nice cafe to relax after a walk across punda and otrobanda. They have delicious cocktails and the food was average.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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222 reviews 222 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This cafe is located on the famous Handelskade of Willemstad, and from the terrace you have a fine view on passing ships and the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge. Now there are several terraces at the Handelskade, but Iguana Cafe is recommended because of the delicious cocktails, including a couple of their own designs which tasted very good.

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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271 reviews 271 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If in Willemstad and wanting to people watch and enjoy the waterside view then this is a gem amongst many waterfront cafes. You can sit by the waterside and enjoy the views across St. Anna bay to the rest of the town joined by the Queen Emma Floating pontoon Bridge (this swings open and shut to allow shipping to pass... More

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Toronto
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our taxi driver recommended this café for breakfast. The service was fast and efficient. The food was delicious. We found tables right by the water and enjoyed watching the bridge open and close. One day the Coast Guard came close to the sidewalk and a woman, who had lost her hat in the water, persuaded them to get it for... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Good place to go for a drink, watching boats passing by, at night can be fun with live entretainment. Fun for tourists. Food- had it few times & regret it every time. It's horrible. Won't eat there again. Service could be better. They are ok but it's hard to get their attention sometimes.

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