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Gouverneur de Rouville

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De Rouvilleweg 9-F | Otrobanda Waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 462 5999
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the...
Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the Handelskade and harbor entrance, you will find restaurant De Gouverneur (the Governor).This stately Curacaoan location you shouldn't miss, welcomes you from early morning to late at night for drinks, lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM, dinner is served from 6:00 PM till 10:30 pm. Apart from their extensive, internationally orientated menu, they serve good local cuisine as well. De Gouverneur's service is a byword for friendliness, and the restaurant is therefore also very popular among st local inhabitants. For ten years now! Open: daily from 10 till midnight Prices: Lunch sandwiches, salads and authentic main courses: USD 13 - USD 22.70 Dinner: Starters USD 14.80, Soups USD 9.60, Main Courses USD 27.45, Desserts USD 9.60
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food and view

We had dinner on the balcony and we had a nice time. We had the banana soup and shrimp tempura as starters. The banana soup seemed to be the must try based on previous reviews. It was a bit more pungent than I thought - I think there was curry in it. Those I traveled with didn't care much for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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oakland, ca
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

omg! the view was amazing. The food rocked! Our waiter wrote down a complete ravel plane for us. We lucked out!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I am late in writing this review as we visited the end of July. We arrived on a busy Sunday night so had some drinks in the bar first as we hadn't booked a table.The bar area was great, really good music and vibe. The meal was disappointing mainly due to the staff who were polite but really conveyed an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Another recommendation from the Hilton Curasco. They did not disappoint from beginning to end. The banana soup is a definite must and the pineapple martini was the best I've ever had! We had called and made reservations and we were given the garden area. Upon arriving a balcony seating became available. Either way we would have been pleased but the... More 

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StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback.We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. We are glad to notice that you have enjoyed our famous banana soup. One of our aims is to exceed the expectations of our guests, we are proud to notice that we were able to. Therefore, we would... More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had a great lunch over looking the pontoon bridge. Just a short walk from the ferry and the menu had a lot of choices.

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Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a enjoyed your lunch on our beautiful balcony. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. We would like to thank you for this wonderful compliment, With kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de... More 

San Rafael, California
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142 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and then both our hotel as well as our taxi driver confirmed it was one of the best. We sat on the bar deck facing the water and shops across the way. Lovely view. The service was top notch. Our waiter filled us in on lots of insider details about the Caribbean Islands. The... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. The view from our balcony still amazes us as well. We are constantly improving our quality products in order to guarantee a high quality. One of our aims is to exceed the expectations of our guests. We... More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner on the balcony and we had a nice time. We had the banana soup and shrimp tempura as starters. The banana soup seemed to be the must try based on previous reviews. It was a bit more pungent than I thought - I think there was curry in it. Those I traveled with didn't care much for... More 

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StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience on our beautiful balcony. We are constantly improving our quality products in order to guarantee a high quality. Therefore we would like to thank you for your compliments. Our staff is looking forward to welcome you again. With kind... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The ambiance, the people, perfect! We have had the Cubian bananasoup, the taste is delicious! Spicy doesn't mean hot, it was a sweet sensation (cinnemon, coco) After that we have had the kesha Yena also recommendable!

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StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience on our beautiful Balcony. Our team is proud to notice you have enjoyed our authentic Curacao dishes. Spicy doesn’t always mean hot indeed, our team is providing the best they can on a daily base to serve the beautiful... More 

Compassrose89
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wonderful ambiance! Overlooking the bay/port, watch the ships come in. Open air restaurant, old carribean feel. Friendly staff will speak to you in Dutch as well as english or the local island language Papiamento. The service is wonderful and the food amazing! Great place to relax and enjoy the island of Otrabonda!

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StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience on our balcony. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. We are constantly improving our quality products in order to guarantee a high quality. One of our aims is to exceed the expectations... More 

Curacao
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I called ahead for a table with a view, got there and got a prime spot. The lemonade was freshly made, the service was fast and the food was excellent. Definitely enjoyed the experience.

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StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience on our beautiful Balcony. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. We are looking forward to serve you again in our restaurant. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place was amazing!! We arrived without having a reservation, but a short wait and a drink a the bar, we were able to get a table outside on the balcony. Luckily for us! The experience was wonderful! Our waitress was so nice and was patient and had great recommendations for drinks. For dinner my husband tried the Keshi Yena... More 

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StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience on our beautiful balcony. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. One of our aims is to exceed the expectations of our guests, we are proud to notice that we were able to.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: De Rouvilleweg 9-F | Otrobanda Waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 462 5999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the Handelskade and harbor entrance, you will find restaurant De Gouverneur (the Governor).This stately Curacaoan location you shouldn't miss, welcomes you from early morning to late at night for drinks, lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM, dinner is served from 6:00 PM till 10:30 pm. Apart from their extensive, internationally orientated menu, they serve good local cuisine as well. De Gouverneur's service is a byword for friendliness, and the restaurant is therefore also very popular among st local inhabitants. For ten years now! Open: daily from 10 till midnight Prices: Lunch sandwiches, salads and authentic main courses: USD 13 - USD 22.70 Dinner: Starters USD 14.80, Soups USD 9.60, Main Courses USD 27.45, Desserts USD 9.60
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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