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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks

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  • 140
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    Very good
  • 163
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  • 44
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Beer, Sun and a swinging bridge

Nice place to just sit down relax and watch boats cruise by! This cafe is right aside of the swinging bridge in Willemstad. A unique experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Guillfred B
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place to just sit down relax and watch boats cruise by! This cafe is right aside of the swinging bridge in Willemstad. A unique experience.

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Oakfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

How wonderful the seafood tacos were!!! To sit and enjoy the ocean view and beautiful surrounding buildings was spectacular. We finished up our day of wondering and sat here for a few hours talking and enjoying the day and each other...so PEACEFUL.

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Eersel, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sit back and relax! Enjoy the sunshine or the shade overlooking the entrance of the Willemstad harbour and the famous 'pontjes' bridge. Never a dull moment: ships (from small to hughe) coming and going, and the bridge opening and closing. So order a beer or a cocktail and snack some 'bitterballen'.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Right beside swinging bridge, well signposted and on the water. Sit and watch the world go by or watch the bridge do it's thing, nice for snacks and drinks but you can get cheaper and better quality meals further into the city, but this place cannot be beaten for location. The floating market is less than 3 minutes walk. Go... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was there several times mainly for their 2 hour happy hour (runs Mon-Friday from 6pm-8pm) on all drinks including cocktails... Its strategically located facing the wooden bridge and Otrabanda. On Tuesday till Friday they play live music also which makes it more interesting (from 7pm onwards) Staff is really slow though, even when its not busy, it takes effort... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The place is amazing and from there you can see the prettiest sunsets!! But as I said, the plus of this place is just the location. The food is all precooked and it taste like warmed up in a microwave. And the beverages are basic and tasteless. The prices are ok. The staff (as almost all the people that "help"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Good food and great drinks just by the river with a large outdoor seating area. The only thing wishing for were faster service.

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Kingwood, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice place right on the water, nice sunsets, food was medium, wait staff a little slow, but overall nice sitting outside watching the sun go down

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Cafe is right on the water in downtown Willemstad. Best view you can ask for, but the food was average. I had a chicken sandwich and I am not sure where it came from, but it did not taste too good. Wife had a burger and it was way over cooked. People smoking everywhere which is not enjoyable when you... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great happy hours after six o'clock and they have delicious snacks. Enjoying the view of our Swinging Lady. During high season admire all those cruise ships in our natural port. Great!!! Awesome!!!

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Additional Information about Iguana Cafe

Address: Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: (9) 465-1056
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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