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Socratesstraat at Dr. MJ Hugenholzweg, Willemstad, Curacao
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Criollo (Creole) soul food Restaurant

This is one of the classic Curacao touchstone restaurants. Everything about this place is authentic Curacao style. From the 20th century furniture, classic style bar right to the lime with cloves air freshners (My grandmother had these in her house). The food is prepared well, home style, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Jeroen W
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Okeechobee, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi from just on the other side of the pontoon bridge. Our taxi drivers name was Patricia. We asked her for her input on a good place for food. She said she really don't eat at touristy areas. We said no we wanted some good local food, so she took us to one of her favorite restaurants... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is one of the classic Curacao touchstone restaurants. Everything about this place is authentic Curacao style. From the 20th century furniture, classic style bar right to the lime with cloves air freshners (My grandmother had these in her house). The food is prepared well, home style, with good ingredients. The recipes originate prior to a time where concepts like... More 

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NY, NY
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232 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I had been here 30 years ago and went back again last Friday. We were a group of 8 and the restaurant was only half full. There was only one server who took our orders, brought our drinks, delivered the food and bused the tables. It took 25 minutes to get served but we were chatting so the time went... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

a great stop for genuine local food. The staff was nice and the service good. try the stewed beef or stewed goat. the fried plantains are a good choice as well.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

A simple, unassuming place that serves the best Curacao food on the island. Try Keshi Yena, Kabritu Stoba, or Karko (cheese and chicken, goat stew, or chonch).

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

the food is awesome i really like to stick with the fish steak. I eat here each visit atleast once and have never been less than totally satisfied.

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I'm being kind on the 3 star rating as the majority of our group basically hated their food. I'm guessing we just ordered the wrong things? Which is why I'm leaving it at 3. The stroba (beef stew) plate was reportedly good. The fried plantains were so-so. Not the best I've ever had. Three people tried the Okra stew. Yikes.... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

have a nice lunch or diner a the famous local restaurant "Golden Star" near Willemstad. Try the red snapper with tutu. wow!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Golden Star restaurant deserves some extra stars. It dedicates itself to local food and it tastes great.

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Netherlands Antilles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The Golden Star is a small restaurant with good food, but I prefer it just to take off.

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Address: Socratesstraat at Dr. MJ Hugenholzweg, Willemstad, Curacao
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
Cuisine: Caribbean

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Socratesstraat at Dr. MJ Hugenholzweg, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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