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Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant

Jan Thiel Beach Z/N | Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 747 0633
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Jan Thiel Beach Z/N | Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is decent but the very slow service ruins it. You are never sure who your waiter/waitress is. I recommend the half rotisserie chicken--very good.

Thank harleyrkc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zanzibar gives a classic "I'm in the tropics" feeling. Even though the beach is small, the setup and design of this place makes you feel relaxed immediately. The food is great and the restaurant's tables mostly have great views of the ocean. We actually had...More

Thank arjantupan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is nice, only not the best place to hangout. The sunbeds are close to each other. Only for swimming it is a good place. You can go their very easily into the water. The restaurant for lunch and dinner is good. We recommend...More

1  Thank NandaH74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are here on vacation it is attractive to have dinner here. It's a cozy environment, many people around you and not bad food. But if you want experience since you are here on Curacao, your money isn't worth it. The service isn't even...More

1  Thank Tessa1101
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here in the late afternoon after a long day of boating out to Klein Curacao. We sat at the bar and were promptly acknowledged and got our cocktails. For food, we ordered the chicken satay. It was good and hit the spot. Our...More

1  Thank JNewz
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to venture to Jhan Thiel beach and heard good things about this restaurant. It was average and just ok. It is VERY busy in the evenings and we felt rushed out. The food was good but service lacking. Not some place I would...More

1  Thank Dawn Q
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We stayed in the Jan Thiel beach area for one week and spent a good deal of time at the Beach itself. We ate most of our lunches at Zest, but tried Zanzibar one day. It was good, nothing memorable. Service was fine, food was...More

1  Thank krp56
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Zanzi has good drinks, smoothies and good food. The service is good, the place is wonderful and pizza is the recomendation

1  Thank lbuzatta
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Last Saturday we were at Zanzibar for happy hour and the live band..."the John Morgan band",. Was amazing. Great drinks and awesome music. THE place to be Saturdays.

1  Thank Kathie S
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place twice during our stay in Jan Thiel. Food is ok. Tried the pizza one night which is ok I guess for Curacao standard. Second night tried some other foods from the menu which is quite heavily catering to the big Dutch audience...More

1  Thank Antti83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Thiel Beach Z/N | Willemstad, Curacao (Formerly Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +599 9 747 0633
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Located at the eastern part of the island, at Jan Thiel Beach, you can find the charming Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant. As the name implies, the bar and the restaurant radiate warmth and coziness of East Africa. Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant is open every day of the week from 8:00AM till at least 11:00PM for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the whole day, enjoy a good cup of coffee or cappuccino, a cool smoothie, a refreshing beer, a soda, cocktail or delicious mixed drink. Rent a comfortable beach bed or a lounge bed and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. If you would like to escape the heat of the sun, our beach offers shade under one of the many palm trees. Toilets and showers are available.
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