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Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+(5999)/864-0126
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Overpriced and poor service

The place itself was charming, but the food was at best mediocre and overpriced. Waitresses were sullen and uncommunicative. No price information before ordering. Been there done that, not going again.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
eoxaal
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Oslo
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Oslo
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The place itself was charming, but the food was at best mediocre and overpriced. Waitresses were sullen and uncommunicative. No price information before ordering. Been there done that, not going again.

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Edgewater Park, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Jaanchies is a quintessential island restaurant located on the sunny west side of Curacao. The reviews on tripadvisor are mixed, but coming from a well rounded traveler and especially of the Caribbean this is a must stop on the island. While entering the restaurant, we saw a local fisherman dropping off his catch...the fish can not get any fresher. The... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant at the end of the island is family owned, which gives it a unique feeling. The service might not be the fastest, but the food was always very fresh and tasty. They have no menu, instead the owner goes to all of the tables and explains what is on offer in that day. Worth the trip even... More 

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Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very authentic local cuisine is offered at this unique restaurant. Locally owned and operated, the staff are very nice and the food options are indeed west-end Curacao. It is a true rural Curacao experience. Give it a try if you're in Westpunt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

we had a late lunch hear one day. The food was okay..smallish portions. The restaurant was a little run down but the service was excellent

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went in for lunch, had heard that this was a must go when visiting Westpunt. This is the only place in Curacao where you can eat Iguana (nothing special, tastes like chicken with too much bones in it). The decoration of the restaurant was amusing, very traditional. The owner visited our table to tell us about the days menu... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A short drive from Groot Knip beach (beautiful beach and great snorkeling btw), Jaanchie's was a tasty surprise. Arrive early (they close at 7pm) and enjoy the "walk & talk" menu. I ordered the conch & shrimp in garlic sauce, my fiancé the wahoo & shrimp combo. We both had the Caribbean rice and plantains. Delicious meal, served quickly, and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For the first time since our yearly visits to Jaanchie, we were disappointed. The place was not clean and the food was apparently prepared early in advance and just warmed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

restaurant closes early and relies on tour buses. average food for the price. no written menu, all main courses about $20. owner very friendly. nice atmosphere and good service.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went here with my wife a couple of days ago. Don't be in a hurry when you visit Jaanchies. Take it slow and enjoy the hodgepodge interior. Collection of curiosities and let Jaanchie decide what you should eat. We did like the carribean atmosphere and dishes. Jaanchie himself is quite the character, with lots of stories to tell.

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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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