We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great food and friendly host !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sol Food

Sol Food
at Sunshine Getaway on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki | Westpunt, Curacao
599-9-864-0005
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 269 Restaurants in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sol Food is a small casual place where we (David and Sunshine) serve lunch and dinner on our deck. We live downstairs and have a 3 bedroom vacation rental upstairs, Sunshine Getaway. Westpunt is at the far west end of the island and is quite small. Our home is on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki about a half mile before you get to the Lodge Kura Hulanda. To find us, take the road across from Jaanchie's restaurant and a left between the cemetery and ball field. If you any trouble finding us, ask anyone where we live.We are a part of our community and the island. David has a mountain bike club for the boys in town, the Westpunt Riders Boys Mountain Bike Club and I am involved with the American Women's Club and a few other organizations around Curacao. We do not have the luxury of American wholesalers or grocery stores and I shop every Thursday with fingers crossed that I'll be able to find all that we need for Sol Food. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 9PM, reservations are recommended. There are only 9 tables and it is hard to accommodate any group larger than 8 guests. The Lodge has a banquet room. Besides the Lodge and Jaanchies, you can eat at Misje or Rancho Sobrino here in town. Our menu is simple; pizza, salads and/or tuna, shrimp, tilapia, snapper, steak, chicken, hot dogs or hamburgers from the grill.We hire the boys from the bike club and a couple of local women. We are not a high end restaurant nor do we wish to be one. Many of the boys have worked for us 3 or 4 years and returning guests have been able to see how they have progressed not only in life but with their language and social skills. We find that those who chose to stay in Westpunt are laid back and casual, most of them are snorkelers, divers or mountain bikers. Many have become friends and we all enjoy seeing each other when they return.If you are staying in Westpunt or Lagun, Sol Food is a great place to meet with old or new friends and have something to eat. But really folks, it's just simple American food. If you are staying in Santa Barbara, Jan Theil or Jan Sofat, it is over an hour drive one way. We highly recommend that you do take the drive to see the beaches and National Parks. If you have time, come by for lunch or an early dinner and drive back during the daylight. We are 45 minutes from Lions Dive, Sunscape and the Royal Sea Aquarium and 35 minutes from the Renaissance, Hilton and Marriott. There is such a variety of great places to eat all over Curacao. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great food and friendly host !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had made reservations by email for the night we arrived - good thing as it it's small and popular. We had some trouble finding the resto in the dark as we were completely unfamiliar with the area. But after a few wrong turns ended up in the right place.

Parking was on the road and we felt very welcome as soon as we walked through the gates of Sol Food.

Hubby and I enjoyed salsa with mango and the sides of the days called Sunshin's Whimsy's. Everything was delicious. Our teenager wolfed down the pepperoni pizza which was great tasting. We all shared a Caesar Salad to start and for dessert all had a brownie with the works.

Service was spotty, but good for the Carribbean.

Price was $120 USD including three beers, two pop two coffee, tax and tip (which is included).

Sunshine had lots of great tips and treats as parting gifts - such a warm and wonderful person.

We will be back.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

435 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    309
    92
    24
    7
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rowlett, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Friendly atmosphere - Sunshine is the greatest. Food is good, but enjoying the sunset and atmosphere makes an evening there even better.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
gfsu
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Just awesome for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stopped here while on the west end of island and couldn't have been happier. The house and patio setup is awesome and squeaky clean. Food is great for lunch lots of casual options and nothing fried. Even had a brownie and ice cream for dessert. Beer prices were great (they even bring you a bucket of spares just in are you get thirsty) and you can watch the bay as you hang out. Spent some time talking to sunshine and she was very hospitable and made sure we had a great lunch. This is a great place and we will most definitely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westfield, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Pizza with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Cute 10-12 table Resturant run by a lovely women , who welcomed us like we were from her family. The vibe gives you a feeling like your visiting an Aunt or cousin. Our table had a mixture of pizza that were all tasty . The table next to us commented how good their rib eye was. Between the food, hospitality and value the girls from Boston will be back. :)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“My first Lion fish Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Walking into SOL Food is like walking into your own kitchen at home. Sunshine and Dave make you feel like you are a part of the family. We ate twice and on the first night we had the Lion fish that, for a limited fish eater, was amazing. Dave's secret coating blended so well with the fish's natural flavour and made it melt in your mouth.

We also had a lunch and had the pizza. Imagine coming to Curacao and have one of the best pizza's you've ever had. MMMMM Good! Watch out if you drop crumbs though.....no dogs....just cute lizards! Very friendly indeed!

Thanks Sunshine and Dave!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sol Food also viewed

Curacao, Caribbean
Willemstad, Curacao
 

Been to Sol Food? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sol Food, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.