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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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to eat breakfast and came across this place. Right on the waterfront in Punda where the ferry stops. Only about 5 breakfast choices, but that was OK. One other couple in the place. We ordered and got our coffee fairly quickly.(Nice lattes.) My husbands breakfast came, eggs, ham, cheese and croissants. Croissants were dry. After about... More 

Thank 6Sandie
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Iguana café is ideally situated between the bridges of Willemstad giving a good view of panda and ohtra banda. I don’t know if we were lucky or if it happens all the time but the pontoon bridge went into motion while we were eating and drinking there which gave a nice view of why this floating bridge is needed there.... More 

Thank Martijn_en_Inge
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant offers local delicacies--the lion fish. If you are a scuba diver, you an participate in spearing the fish and get it served for free. It is deep fried and offered with rice or fries. Definitely a worthy meal. The restaurant served the best PiñaColada that I had tried on the island. You have to be prepared to pay... More 

Thank EvijaVV
Crofton, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch! No iguana burgers though. Great view of queen Emma bridge. Located downtown near all shopping. Service was good. All outdoor seating.

Thank MalibuSally
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely located by the water next to the Queen Emma floating bridge, therefore nice views, but service is not really good. Perfect to have a quick drink if you're strolling through the city of Willemstad.

Thank Fieke A
reno, nv
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad but nothing special. It is basically a cafe on the channel. I ordered the calamari and it tasted like the oil they cooked it in was very old and needed to be changed. Wife had chicken wings and they were decent. Daughter had crab salad and said she liked it.

Thank LPogo
Bayside, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are other cafes to visit than this one. It's location attracts tourists. I can't say much for the people who make the drinks. I found some hair in my drink and the bartender didn't even apologize. She picked up the phone to answer a call. I was grossed. The waitress didn't say anything either. They need to work on... More 

Thank Anna M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab a bite and drinks along the canal. I had the lionfish, and is was fantastic. Outdoor covered seating with friendly staff.

Thank Vet1776
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent venue to people watch both for a drink and for food. Lunch was good value. Good place to people watch whilst keeping cool under the fans

Thank Tracy N
Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner saturday night! Grat place...just in fron of the bay and sitting next to the colourfull bridge. With friendly waiters. Caribbean live music. The food was excellent.....pasta with seafood sauce....delightfull...just sitting in the street with the beautifull curazao buildings in front.... Good proces and the drinks very nice

Thank 31Monica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?