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Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+(5999)/864-0126
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Overpriced & slow service

I didn't care for this place much, though there may not be very many choices on this side of the island. I guess the price you pay is always a surprise because no prices are written down. I paid $20 for the shrimp entrée that only had a few small shrimp. The lemon water was good, but that was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Daniela128
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Portland, Maine
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Kauai, Hawaii
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Try the iguana stew it is really tasty. Yep tastes like chicken. No menu given to you, the owner sits at your table and tells you from memory what is available. A real character and nice guy. Fun place to go at least once while on Curaçao. They have a bird feeder outside filled with sugar and all kinds of... More 

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Lake Jackson, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place with a LOT of ambiance. It has been ran by the same family for about 70 years. I would highly recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food was not great. They also give a little serving. The service from Jaanchies was nice when he comes to the table to take your order. The food took long to come & when it did it was cold. When we was done we waited for the waitress to come give us the bill. She did not show at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went to Jaanchies for lunch on our last day and were not happy. There are no menus, but I thought it was cute when Jaanchie came to sit with us to explain what was offered on the menu that day. There were four of us in our party and we ordered a combo platter of grouper and conch. He... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went there because it was close to the Hotel. It looked nice from outside and....I don't know...no other options? Jannnchie greeted us in person guided us to the table and explained the options. That was the best part. He also offered us a Leguan dish....later more. So we ordered, me steak (meh...) the little lady chcken (meh) both came... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I didn't care for this place much, though there may not be very many choices on this side of the island. I guess the price you pay is always a surprise because no prices are written down. I paid $20 for the shrimp entrée that only had a few small shrimp. The lemon water was good, but that was about... More 

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Aruba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

You are on Curaçao and you want a taste of the local cuisine? Jaanchies is the place! The food was good. I highly recommend the Iguana Soup! I could have scored the place higher if it wasn't for thr hostesses. The ladies were simply rude, slow, and indifferent. The owner, "Jaanchie" who personally served us, really saved the day! He... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

First time to the island. Not knowing where to go, a local recommended Jaanchies, and we were glad she did.We were a group of 11 and they were very nice. Beer was ice cold and the food was outstanding. The goat stew was incredible, as was the Creole grouper. Rice, beans and plantains came with. All eleven plates were great.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We waited over an hour to get our meal (we arrived at around 2:00 and the place was not busy). They put condiment bowls of mayo on the table at the beginning so they sat in the heat for an hour too. The food was mediocre (I thought the iguana was tasty- my friends did not). The ladies at the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Far and away our favorite restaurant in Curacao. The iguana did, indeed, taste like chicken and everything else, including the goat stew, was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and genuine--no resort chain restaurant here--and the people incredibly friendly. The other patrons looked like locals--that says it all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Sabana Westpunt
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/864-0126

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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