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Gouverneur de Rouville

de Rouvilleweg 9 | Otrobanda Waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 462 5999
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Ranked #11 of 130 Restaurants in Willemstad
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, International, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.The kitchen is opened non-stop. 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 and salads USD 7 - USD 12.50 Dinner: Starters USD 12.50, Soups USD 8, Main Courses USD 20, Desserts USD 8
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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We've really enjoyed the atmosphere of this restaurant. Good cocktails, evening happy hour with 50% off, meals were very tasty too. This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and was definitely worth a visit!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Wife and I decided to eat here after reading reviews on TA. We showed up without reservations (recommended) and all of the scenic tables were occupied. The bartender (Arthur, I think) was kind enough to open up the outdoor bar seating for us which allowed us to have the terrific views (along with the nice breeze) of downtown Willemstad. He... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I've been remiss in writing a review for Gouverneur since our visit to Curacao last year. This place was so enjoyable that we often reminisce about our two meals here and crave the food. The first time we ate here was late evening for dinner. We arrived a little before 10pm and were able to grab a table on the... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a warm holiday evening on the veranda of this historical building which affords a panoramic view of the St. Anna Bay. The diverse menu contains some local favorites; one of the main reasons for our visit. Suggestion: 'Karni Stoba'.

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Jeroenvdvelden, General Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for your visit at our restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our local specialties. Currently we are working on an all new menu but our local specials will remain! Till next time! Kind regards, More

Cary, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

It had been quite a few years since we last dined at the Gouverneur, and I must say it exceeded my recollection of the last occasion. Good menu selection, great tasting food, at a good value and served by a friendly, energetic young wait staff. Some classical local specialties, including keshi yena (stuffed cheese) and karne stoba (very rich beef... More

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Jeroenvdvelden, General Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. It is always good to hear that we still can exceed your expectations each visit. Our staff is always willing to learn and very helpful! We are currently working on a new dinner menu a combination of our current classics with new delicious specials of the Chef. For now we have... More

Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to this restaurant on our second evening we stayed on the island. We met a collegue with his wife and had a lovely evening and dinner with the four of us. The food is really good. The choice is not to big but sufficient end the view you have from the gallery ( if you can sit there)... More

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Jeroenvdvelden, General Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you for your visit at our restaurant. It is indeed necessary to make a reservation at our balcony side with the amazing view. We are very happy to hear that your evening was great! Thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor and till next time! Kind regards, More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here for lunch and dinner during our stay in Willemstad. We had the Cuban banana soup both times because it was so good. Service and food were excellent and the view of the bay and the Queen Emma bridge were marvelous.

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Jeroenvdvelden, General Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for visiting us not only once but several times! We do have a new lunch menu since August! We are very proud and happy to hear that you enjoyed our specialties so much. Enjoy your stay at Curacao! Kind regards, More

Bucharest, Romania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had dinner here with view at the sea and Punda..and was simply great! tasty beef stew and very good red snapper plate!aslo kind and helpfull staff. they serve good wine and the prices includs all tax...so no bad surprises.

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Jeroenvdvelden, General Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you for your positive feedback! We are very happy to hear you had a great night out at our restaurant and enjoyed our food as well as the view! Hopefully we will see you again! Kind regards, More

GUYANA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I've had lunch and salad at the Gouverneur de Rouville and it was just great! While we await our meals, we were served the best juice as we sat in the patio viewing the beautiful architectural buildings and the floating bridge that connects Otrabanda to Punda. The view of the Handelskade and Pontoo bridge were simply amazing, and we were... More

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Jeroenvdvelden, General Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you so much for giving us feedback. We are very proud and working hard to maintain our level of service! Till next time! Kind regards, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dear all, We went spontaneously decided to go for dinner on a Friday night at the Gouverneur. As mentioned in other reviews it is wise to make a reservation if you want to sit on the balcony. So we did. We had a great table with great views. The food is perfect and the service excellent. Great value for money... More

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