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Iguana Cafe

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

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Great location

A lovely spot for watching the waterfront and the ferry crossing the channel. Second visit here and we had nice icecreams and drinks. The coffee was good also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Larne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Sandefjord, Norway
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327 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We sat down here a couple of times to watch oiltankers and containerships approach the port of St Annasbaii . Front row seating to all the action, so this is the place to be when ships are on their way The food was so-so, and selection of drinks okay. Despite the name Iguana cafe, we disliked that a man with... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely spot for watching the waterfront and the ferry crossing the channel. Second visit here and we had nice icecreams and drinks. The coffee was good also.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is poor, although it is difficult to find good food on the island. Cocktails poor (way too sweet), service mediocre to poor. The location brings people in but I imagine there is very little repeat business.

Thank LondonKeir
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here primarily for the view of the bay and the Queen Emma Bridge at night. We were pleasantly surprised with the food. I would recommend ordering the local Chicken Stoba.

Thank Sara B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my weekend visit I rented a car and decided to have breakfast in downtown. We park the car at Renaissance and walked around. We couldn't resist to visit the bridge, and finally we spot the best place for breakfast, Iguana Café. Magically the drinks and the food where coming pretty fast, from nowhere....... the view was awesome, we were... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although an awesome location, the food was not good. I'd recommend this spot for a quick drink to enjoy the view. That's it.

Thank Jen L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skip this one when you visit Curacao. The food was really bad. I had a club sandwich that was terrible and my wife had one of the traditional dishes of Curacao that was describe as a meatball, but was anything but that. Service as fine, but food was terrible.

Thank Nate L
Stony Plain, Canada
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to take a break while looking at the sights. Sitting on the patio right next to the waterfront is a good way to view the operation of the floating bridge.

Waddinxveen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view but very bad service. Had to wait very long for the bill and drinks while it was quiet. When they gave the change it was wrong and a 10 gulden note was broken. They had to give another one, which again took them about 10 minutes and I had to ask again.

Thank Nomadje
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the reasons why I wanted to visit this island while island hoping was when I saw a pic of this street and I am glad I did . The food is good to very good as we ate there twice once for lunch once for dinner . Try both for the atmosphere . Service is friendly , there... 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: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups


Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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