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Jaanchies Restaurant

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

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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
Charming Restaurant

Jaanchies is a very charming open air restaurant. The owner was very friendly and provided us with a small but unexpected parting gift as we left. My barracuda meal was just the right proportion for my lunch and was one of my favourite meals on the island. My mother in law had the garlic shrimp... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
iamdeecee
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Toronto
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Tonsberg, Norway
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The restaurant is really typical and it serves local food. The owner is superfunny and he loves talking with the guests. We even received a small present at the end of our lunch!

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Thank Stefano C
Paradera
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice ambiance, good food and great service by Mr. Jaanchie himself. This is a must when in Band'abou!

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Thank ajathode
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in for lunch as we were driving past - it was like eating in an aviary! Great fun. There are a number of bird tables & feeders which attracted vast numbers of teeny bananaquips during our visit. Frankly a welcome entertainment as the service is as slow as everywhere else on the island i.e. really slow. The owner... More 

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Thank BarneySpeaks
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family owned business which is authentic for the island of Curacao. Jaanchie speaks fluent english, better than most on the island. There are no written menu's so Jaanchie or the wait staff tell you what the menu is for the day. good food, good atmosphere

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Thank Ron M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, If you are at Curacao, I really advise to visit Jaanchie's place. It is a family owned restaurant in the West of the island where you can try some local dishes. Very personalized approach, owner takes your order and explains you about the dishes. You can try iguana there if you dare 😉 For dinner for 2 people with... More 

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Thank Evgenia K
Ostend, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaanchies is really an authentic restaurant. It's also the best place on the island to eat iguana. There is no written/printed menu. Instead the owner goes from table to table explaining the menu in quiet a funny way.😄 Drinks came rather slowly but we didn't have to wait very long. The iguana stew was very tasteful and came with baked... More 

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Thank Denna83
Newport, Kentucky
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaanchie himself is delightful too! And the food is the BEST I've had anywhere on the island! SUPER DELISH!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank WWanderGirl
Calgary, AB
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most unique (in a good way) dining experiences you can get on Curacao. There is no written menu; the owner comes over to describe what is available that day. (Don't worry, there is a wide selection, something for every taste.) It is mainly local/Creole style food, not spicy but with plenty of flavor. When we... More 

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Thank LisaT1969
Toronto
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaanchies is a very charming open air restaurant. The owner was very friendly and provided us with a small but unexpected parting gift as we left. My barracuda meal was just the right proportion for my lunch and was one of my favourite meals on the island. My mother in law had the garlic shrimp but did not seem to... More 

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Thank iamdeecee
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place seemed charming. Host came by and told us what was available for lunch. No written menus, no price list. We should have been wary. Food arrived and and only positive thing I can say is that we didn't get sick. Small dish of rice or fries, wilted lettuce pretending to be salad and the thinnest fried fish I... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?