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Vegetarian Friendly
Caribbean, Cajun & Creole
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four adults were expecting a wonderful local restaurant experience, but it was actually quite mediocre. This is a large covered outdoor old market with about eight local restaurant purveyors providing home-cooked meals. Whatever you do, don’t sit down at the first one,...and explore all to understand your options. You can also order different things from each one. Maybe it was just our bad luck, but we felt sort of pushed when we entered the building by a host to sit in front of the first one, which limited to our flexibility in ordering. My sister-in-law ordered the okra soup, which was absolutely terrible and inedible. It also came with polenta, which was also bland. I ordered the goat, which was very good and worth trying. My wife and mother-in-law ordered the chicken, which they liked. Everything is very bony and does have a degree of fat, so it was a very average meal in totality. Seating is at picnic tables with plastic table cloths, so not really super comfortable. It also wasn’t cheap 19 guilders per person. If you are looking for a low end fast experience, I guess this is fine, but it’s definitely not worth going out of your way or stopping for.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 5, 2021 via mobile

Very enjoyable reasonable and not crowded (perhaps due to the rain). After listening to what various cooks were offering we settled on stewed papaya and also salt fish. Nice and spicy and definitely different from what restaurants in town offer. Helpful service and reasonable prices...too.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

Great place to have a tasty selection of local home style cooking! Different stalls to choose from. We went to Zus di plasa and had fried red snapper fish and goat stoba (stew). Generous portion and super yummi!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

After not having been in Curaçao for a long time, we ended up at the Old Market which did not have the food stuff that they used to have in the past... So, we had a look at the tourist stuff they sold and went...out side when I saw a building with the sign "Plasa Bieu" and had a quick look inside. Yes, this was the place we have been looking for and we ended up having a lovely dinner of conch with rice and chicken roti.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020

This was the restaurant where real natives came to eat. It was enjoyable for the ambience. The food was not particularly exciting but filling. I ordered snapper but they were out and gave me dorad on top of fried rice. On the table there is...a mixture of onions, vinegar and hot peppers that can be used to spice it up. My partner had chicken--same comments. As always the people were quite nice and helpful.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2020

Market has many souvenir shops along side stalls selling spices, oils, and other local products. Also has food stalls offering lunch plates. We ordered chicken and vegetarian plates at the Surinamese stall. It was probably the best food we ate in Curacao. Food prices very...reasonable compared to restaurants on the island.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

This is truly your one stop for local crafts and souvenirs and local cuisine. The prices of both are very reasonable, much cheaper than the newer souvenir shops. Just check the opening hours as we went back to pick up a few more items only...to find it closed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019

Fortunately we were in port on a Saturday (market is not open on Sundays) and conch stew is served on Friday and Saturday at the very last stall. It was crowded but worth the wait and you can get a cold Polar beer. None of...us were brave enough to try the goat heads and liver stew. My wife had a vegetarian dish from Mom's Kitchen (next to the last stall) that was wonderful. We are always glad to taste some of the real local foods when we come through Curacao.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 5, 2019

Excellent place to explore local food in budget. Its tasty, little nosy but that's how locals do. Recommended to visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2019

Our tour guide recommended this market for lunch. Yvonne di Plasa was the food stall we chose. The serving was plentiful and delicious. My husband especially loved the goat stew. We were able to pay in US dollars.

Date of visit: November 2019
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from Arjan T | Reviewed this property |
I'd say it is. It's a little under a mile, and you get to cross the historic pontoon bridge on your way. Please note that at the moment, the market has moved to the nearby round market building. At least, it was so a month... More
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May 29, 2018|
Response from flemish01 | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open. They only serve lunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm though. No dinner service. You can pay in USD but will receive change in Antillean Guilders. Small bills, $20.00, are recommended.
October 14, 2017|
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Response from GeorgeCuracao | Reviewed this property |
Sorry NOT open on Sundays,
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