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Iguana Cafe

American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
(9) 465-1056
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want okay food that's overpriced but is at a terrific spot, Iguana's the place. The servers were friendly and it was lovely to sit there and gape at the ships going by and the bridge swinging this way and that as you wait for the sun to do gown. Don't expect more though. The breakfast is a bit... More 

Thank Kaushik R
Breda, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had some drinks while the sun was setting and the lights on the bridge were lit. Nice, relaxing. The only thing they mixed up was that they gave our 12 y.o. daughter the drink with the alcohol, which was in a test tube so it could be easily transferred to the right glass. Only alcoholic drinks are half price... More 

Thank Homer_Bundy
Staten Island, New York
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great spot to relax, have some drinks and enjoy the view and take a break from shopping. It's right next to the pontoon bridge so it's pretty centrally located. Don't give any food to the birds or you will have a swarm of pigeons that will not leave you alone till you leave. My only other gripe... More 

Thank Jason V
Purmerend, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A restaurant/bar located in the city centre of the Island. The best thing about this place is that in the evening hours you'll have a local live band playing the best caribbean music while you enjoy a nice dinner and/or a nice drink. The vibe is amazing with a lot of tourists and local people. You'll see ships and boats... More 

Thank RupertOscar
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was fun and right in town. Salads were huge and food and drinks were good. Across the street was a local musical group which was very entertaining, waitstaff attentive and prices were not exorbitant. Planning on going back! .

Thank weiss800
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location against the channel water. The service was adequate and swift. Our first night on the island our burgers were simply average diner style charburgers - not gourmet of ANY kind. But since we were famished after our day of traveling at the time they tasted amazing.

Thank Hogues
Front Royal, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view of the water, and they use misters to keep it cool sitting there. Food was mediocre to poor, and pricey compared to really good restaurants on Curacao. Eat somewhere else if you can.

Thank JWilliamK
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is just okay, but away over priced. The location is amazing and that alone will make you dine here at least once. For that reason I suggest breakfast. The prices for breakfast are more reasonable and if you rise early the are one of the first to open. You can sit and watch the ships go in and... More 

Thank iluvjamaica7/05
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

go for the ambiance only ate breakfast here it was ok not anything special but the area its in makes it worth the stop

Thank jamesdati
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had both food and just drinks here, much because of the location, since you can sit and watch the pontoon bridge, the boat traffic, and do some people watching. We always got good food, the price was not to high, but the service was a bit slow once or twice.

Thank Hanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: (9) 465-1056

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