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Plaza Bieu

Sha Caprileskade | Curacao (Country listed here because not shown in drop-down list, very strange), Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #6 of 126 restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Plasa Bieu is near the Old Market, just beyond the Queen Wilhelmina footbridge and down the street from the Floating Market.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Plasa Bieu is near the Old Market, just beyond the Queen Wilhelmina footbridge and down the street from the Floating Market.
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Tampere, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The plaza seemed modest but the food was absolutely delicious! We just went there when it seemed to be about to be closed and got our randomly picked fish dishes really quick. My wife told that it was the best meal so far she's had on the island and I must agree. The portion size was also sufficient and we... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is maybe the most representative place for local food. It´s placed at a popular market. It´s really big, but always crowded. Tables are for 6-8 people, and you have to share the table with anyone else to keep them full. Tables are not too clean. Flavors are great and you feel tasting a really homemade food. Portions are huge.

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Troy, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A great spot that tourists and locals come together for some great home cooked food. If you are not an adventurous eater, you may not like the menu options since it is very eccentric like pig tails and goat meat, but none the less a great taste of Curacao food. There are about 6 vendors set up with picnic tables... More

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Plasa Bieu is like a small open air farmer's market - with 6-8 vendors cooking local food. The menu changes daily and if you arrive after 2pm, the selection will be limited. Each vendor has about 6 picnic tables set up and patrons share tables. Although recommended by the hotel staff, on our first visit, we were very skeptical. It... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The busiest stall was the one farthest from downtown, so we went there. We got lucky, and found an English speaker. She helped us order. I had goat with rice and plantains. My son and wife had red snapper (he is 15 and loved it). My 10 year old liked the pumpkin arepa, but my other 10 year old refused... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you spend time in Curacao you MUST experience the Plaza Bieu. The Plaza Bieu is actually a food court located right across the street from the central bus station in Willemstad Here you experience local food, prepared by local people mainly for local people... The people there are super friendly with tourists and will explain everything there is to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food was so good. We had rice and beans and plantains. I had stewed goat meat and she had chicken. The service is fast and friendly, the prices are great, and the beer is cold. You sit at picnic tables with bright colored tablecloths, and even the dishes are brightly colored. Don't miss this piece of local culture. And... More

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Swainton, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We asked the "locals" at our hotel, Marriott Hotel and Emerald Casino, Curacao, where would they go when in town. They told us where to go and we were so glad. We ate at the first "restaurant" in the complex where they make fresh limeaide. We had a full lunch consisting of 3 pieces of chicken, rice and beans, small... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We are suckers for covered markets. After all, these are the places where the locals eat, where the menus are not adapted to the tourists’ tastes. And so it is with Plasa Bieu. Inside the building you will find several large kitchens with long tables in fort of them. Yvonne’s is the first one you see if you are coming... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Got a very helpful orientation to the options from a local and had a very nice chicken curry with rice and beans for $5 US, which was the "small" size and I still couldn't eat it all. If you want decent food that will fill you up for not a lot of money, this is the best value I have... More

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John T, Owner at Plaza Bieu, responded to this review

Sir, As regards our restaurant "The Grace of God" , in spite of the many obstacles aiming to keep us from focusing on our aim, we endeavor , just as our beautiful Caribbean sea surrounds our Island, to surround each of our visitors with the best of quality meals we can offer, and to show them we aim to serve... More

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