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“Abysmal service, mediocre food, intimidating management” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Scampi's

Scampi's
Waterfortstraat 41-41 | Willemstad, Punda, Curacao
+599 9 465 0769
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Ranked #66 of 238 restaurants in Curacao
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Scampi’s Restaurant Curacao is located in the historic Waterfort terrace in the heart of Willemstad. Dine by the waterside, with a romantic candlelit dinner that offers a view of Curacao’s port. Our menu has a wide selection of fresh caught seafood, with tantalizing plates to sooth any palate. For our land-lovers, Scampi’s offers a wide variety of prime cuts off of our grill-menu. Scampi’s will without a doubt give you the best dining experience in curacao
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Abysmal service, mediocre food, intimidating management”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We went for this place because the place next door where the hotel had sent us seemed empty in comparison. WHAT A MISTAKE! The service was beyond horrible. Inexperienced and apathetic staff meant that we had to make the same orders (as simple as "water for everyone please") over and over again without anything happening. I guess the place was so busy because it takes 40 minutes for them to give you a glass of water when you ask for one!
The waitstaff completely screwed up the order, failed to serve some of us their food, said they would expedite the orders they forgot but meanwhile kept serving the same dish to other tables with our table's hungry friends just seeing them walk by while others at our table were already long done their meal. Totally unacceptable, and the food never even came in the end!
As an "apology" the angry female manager suggested she remove the dishes from our bill that never came. What the -bleep-? Those dishes never came, we did not get them, what kind of compensation is that? When we expressed our discontent in a polite manner and requested some form of compensation she threatened to call security.
Save your money, energy and appetite and EAT SOMEWHERE ELSE!!
Oh, and these people also own the place next door (The Grillking) so don't expect much from that place either!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“One of the worst restaurants in the world.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

At first, the restaurant seemed fine. However, as the night progressed some obvious flaws became apparent. Initially, they forgot to give us menus, and proceeded to disregard our need actually order the food. Not only was the service slower than I have ever experienced, the wait staff was absolutely inattentive. They completely forgot to serve on of us our meal while everyone at our table had gotten theirs; the entire restaurant received their orders - even though they ordered much later than we did. The staff was rude, unwelcoming, and straight up disrespectful. The manager was something out of a horror movie while the wait staff were shockingly horrendous.
One of the worst restaurants I have ever been to. Period.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011 via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience. Started off with the peruvian grouper ceviche. Perfect. Had the catch of the day. Was grilled red snapper. I assumed a fillet. Turned out to be a whole fish. Reasonable priced drinks. Big thumbs up.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food,poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. The food was very good. We got seafood grouper and a seafood platter. The atmosphere is very nice,right on the water. If you have patience it is worth wait.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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“Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

My husband and I ate at Scampi's twice during our recent visit to Curacao. Our first dinner was on the recommendation from our hotel concierge at the Hyatt. We had a table for two right on the water, it was so romantic and beautiful, oh did I mention the food was delicious too? Then a couple of nights later we were with our boys and the family we were traveling with and we all had dinner there the 8 of us. Again, the service was great, the food amazing and we were able to see the most amazing sunset, a must see from this restaurant! This is basically a seafood place, but there are other options on the menu as well. My boys didn't like the beef dish on the kids menu as it came cooked with some sort of sauce I explained this to the waitress and she immediately had another beef dish brought out without the sauce, at no charge. The servers are very friendly, service is not as slow as other places we visited.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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