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Iguana Cafe

Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
(9) 465-1056
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Ranked #40 of 130 Restaurants in Willemstad
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Winchester, England
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311 reviews 311 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The food here may be moderate but it is the very best place to sit with a drink and watch everything that happens on the main Willemstad waterway. The prettily lit Emma pedestrian bridge is towed across the waterway and then back to its resting position across the far water's edge up to 30 times a day. Ships and boats... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was the second time in two years we've been disappointed by the service. The three stars are because the view of the pontoon bridge is great and this year we were told to try the Lionfish. It isn't on the menu, we had to ask for it. I loved it. Almost enough to say it was worth the trip.... More

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Raleigh, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The location/view from this restaurant is awesome. You are seated right on the waterway and have an unobstructed view of the boat traffic, the pontoon bridge, and pedestrians. There are fans blowing a mist to keep the temperature down. I can't think of a better place to sit, have a drink and some munchies and just relax. Oftentimes in the... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great little place to have a few drinks, people watch and take in the scenery. We didn't eat there so no idea how the food is.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great place to grab a drink and watch the bridge. Lots of fans and must for a hot day. It is right along the water. We just stopped for a drink but looked like a nice place to eat.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant/bar is situated on the dock between the floating bridge and the ferry landing on the Punda side. As such, it's at the heart of all the action in old town and is a great place to sit and people watch (and ships, too). The food is typical dutch caribbean, which means lots of fried stuff, but the lionfish... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After being stuck in my hotel for days this place was a great treat for me. Reasonably priced and good food. I ordered the chicken stoba (some type of local stew it said) it definitely had curry in it, it was good, it comes with rice or fries i got rice it was just rice. It also had a salad... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate there in July 2014 and although there weren´t many other guests it took forever until we got our dinner. One of us had the daily special which was chicken and not too bad, especially as as a special it was reasonably priced. The other had salmon which was a bit nasty. It was not done properly when we... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You definitely get a great view of Curacao. Good to relax, enjoy a drink, and people watch. The pina coladas were amazing. Food wasn't anything special.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Expect simple food and drinks, somewhat over-priced, but what a view! Love the fans and misters to keep the place cool. Order a large draft Heineken, and maybe a sandwich (I had lamb gyro with side salad - good choice).

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