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Socratesstraat at Dr. MJ Hugenholzweg, Willemstad, Curacao
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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For those who like to try the local dishes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
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NY, NY
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is THE place for the tourist to feel like an Islander. Not quite as rustic as the "truck stops" on the streets but has the true Curacao"ian" tastes. The menu is limited but each dish is better than the next. Make sure you are somewhat adventurous - not made for those who enjoy simple and boring!

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Curacao
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This restaurant has been around for a long time, probably at least 40 years, they deserve credit for promoting local dishes for all those years. The place itself is rather worn down, but that doesn’t matter, most people come to enjoy the traditional Curacao dishes. But do not visit if well groomed ambience in a modern designed, tastefully decorated place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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