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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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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Probably best restaurant on the Otrobanda waterfront

We visited this restaurant in our first night in Willemstad after looking around the Otrobanda waterfront and not seeing much in the way of nicer restaurants. The tuna tartare was so delicious, and for my main I got a traditional dish called Karni Stoba, which is stewed beef in tomatoes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant in our first night in Willemstad after looking around the Otrobanda waterfront and not seeing much in the way of nicer restaurants. The tuna tartare was so delicious, and for my main I got a traditional dish called Karni Stoba, which is stewed beef in tomatoes and polenta fries, which was tasty. Finally, I had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Last minute decision to go, service was good, great views, good appetizers and we all enjoyed our main dishes (all different). Overall great dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We keep going back to this place if we can get a table on the balcony. The food is ok the service also but the views are spectacular. The entrance to the St Anna Bay, the Emma Pontoon bridge and the wonderful views across to Punda. Not to be missed if you are in Curaçao.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The location by the water and outside seating at the garden made the night amazing. I had the Antillian beef stew. Wine, food and service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is awesome. My husband and I came here twice on our 8 night vacation. He was really craving a tuna steak and this place fit the bill. I got the Caesar Salad the first night (it was OK) and the sirloin the second night. The flavor was amazing. I had to send it back on the grill once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place is amazing. We had dinner twice at this restaurant because the food was just that good. The staff is inredible. Terrance and Romero at the bar will whip up something fabulous for you. Don't skip the Cuban Banana Soup, or the Oven Baked Goat Cheese appetizer. So decadent. Great patio up front. View overlooking Willemstad. You can watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Terrence the bar tender is great! He is very attentive and plays the best music! Go at night and sit on the patio at the high tables to watch the boats pass by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Drank too much, ate too much and then paid too much. The question is what is a great time worth? Bottom line we had a great time and the food was really very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We recently ate at Gouverneur with a large group. The menu was set and ours was delicious. Service was a bit hit and miss but we were a very large group, and I know that cannot be easy. Servers were very friendly. Fish was excellent as was the curry soup. Views outstanding of the harbour entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We made a reservation for the family in order to celebrate my parents anniversary and everything went perfectly. The food, the location and the service were great. Highly recommended for families and large groups.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Great to read that we were able to offer you a pleasant evening. We hope we may welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange 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: Caribbean, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

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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