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Plein Cafe Wilhelmina

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Wilhelminaplein 19-23, Willemstad 1000, Curacao
+(5999)/461-9666
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A piece of Holland in the Caribbean

This is a great place to have a beer in the afternoon or an early dinner. It's the closest you can get to a bistro in Holland or Belgium. The food and the atmosphere are just great. I liked it more than the restaurants in Punda, which tend to be more touristy and expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
aaronsztarkman
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Caracas, Venezuela
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Caracas, Venezuela
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great place to have a beer in the afternoon or an early dinner. It's the closest you can get to a bistro in Holland or Belgium. The food and the atmosphere are just great. I liked it more than the restaurants in Punda, which tend to be more touristy and expensive.

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Burleson, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

They were packed when we came to eat and they were very accommodating and set up a table for us over on the side. Service was pretty good and the food was pretty good as well. Nothing spectacular but it was worth the time and money :)

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New York, New York, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Warning for American friends: this place is just like what you would get in a bistro / café in Belgium or The Netherlands. It is bit high end food and it is not Michelin star service. Request change s on a dish is not recommended That being said, this place is just like being on a main square in Brussels... More 

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Denton, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stopped here a couple of times for a drink and a snack. Nice outside seating and good spot for "people watching". No happy hour here which seems odd as the location right next door which pretty much shares the same outside seating area has a happy hour from 4-6 pm daily. We enjoyed our visits here.

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Coventry, RI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lunch was great for me, my husband, and daughter. She got the chicken nuggets with fries, husband got a turkey club, and I got the eggs on toast. Nice people watching location. Server was very nice. My husband did use their bathroom and saw the kitchen and told me that had I seen the kitchen I would not have eaten... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Laid back and very enjoyable! Who wants to rush??? Food very tasty! Prices good. Cold water and beer. Very good Bloody Mary!

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

And unfortunately it appears that if you speak spanish or english then service drops a few points just for that. Would give it a pass. Breakfast is ok, expensive, but fast service, lunch and dinner and not good

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Enfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Service very slow, but they have a menu with a lot of choices and serve breakfast until 11 a.m. Don't expect an American breakfast, however, even if that's what it says on the menu. Some of the omelettes were OK, but they don't understand "over easy" when it comes to eggs. It's either sunny side up or fully cooked. Plenty... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We ate here one night. Thought that it must be good since there were so many people eating there already. The service was pleasant but not outstanding. The atmosphere was nice. The food was ok, but nothing special,

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Coarsegold, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This restaurant is just a couple blocks down the street from the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge in the square across from the large Curacao block "sign". I had a grilled steak wrap for lunch and it was excellent. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was due to one of the waitresses being on island time. Fortunately, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilhelminaplein 19-23, Willemstad 1000, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/461-9666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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