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Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+(5999)/864-0126
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 79
    Excellent
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  • 92
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  • 71
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  • 63
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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
Local flavor

There is no menu, the owner? Comes around, pulls out a chair and tells you what they have that day. He is a lot of fun, you can tell he enjoys his work. The food was okay.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Muchadew
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

No menu. Rather, the owner himself comes to each table to detail the available choices for entrees and sides. Had a combination plate consisting of shrimp (which was outstanding) and grouper. Thought the grouper was a little chewy, but haven’t had grouper before, so nothing to compare it to. Were given small complimentary scoop of coconut ice cream for dessert.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I went there for the iguana stew. However I also ordered the steak, just in case I didn't like the iguana. It turned out I liked the iguana stew better than the steak. I wouldn't recommend the steak. I got two large pieces of meat but very thin. You are better off with the chicken or any other seafood. Make... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is no menu, the owner? Comes around, pulls out a chair and tells you what they have that day. He is a lot of fun, you can tell he enjoys his work. The food was okay.

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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had the beef and goat stews which were very flavourful and tender, and the iguana soup. Relaxed atmosphere, great fresh lemonade, wonderful dessert on the house. Their fried bananas were great! Good portions, good food and drinks. One star off for the jarring music which sounded like someone was sharpening their knives ;) Would have been nice if it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had the Best seafood meal at Jaanchies in Curacao. They have been family owned for over 30 years. Jaanchie himself came out to our table to visit and made sure we had the very best service and meal. I had lobster and scallops and enjoyed this family owned restaurant. I will return again on my next visit for sure.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant, and the food is interesting, but the staff gets overwhelmed. There's only so much space on the grill in the back, and when this restaurant gets full they struggle to keep up. There's also a lack of pricing information, and the staff doesn't seem real keen on customer service. It's worth coming here, but... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This place was pretty cool. Very neat atmosphere - sort of outdoor seating. The owner comes by and gives you the menu verbally. He also feeds the birds sugar so there is a lot of things to see :). The food was very tasty and there was a lot of it! Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Exelent ! great service . best food ever ( KARKO ) and a great price . hightly recommended . I will be back soon !

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Oslo
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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