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Restaurant Cristal Curacao

Johan Van Walbeeckplein 20, Willemstad NA, Curacao
+599 9 461 1639
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lion fish” (8 reviews)
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Johan Van Walbeeckplein 20, Willemstad NA, Curacao
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our forth visit to Cristal and always a great dinner. On this visit we both had the lion fish cevechie and the loin of tuna. Both were beautifully prepared and the tuna was cooked to perfection. All of the ingredients are fresh and much locally...More

Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a small, family restaurant with just a few tables and with all the meals cooked on the order. Great atmosphere, homey, with a great chef ( the owner)! From the appetizers to the desert, everything was a piece of culinary art! I...More

Thank columbcl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high expectations of this restaurant, but they quite not yet met them. Dinner and service was good. The special of boeuf stroganoff was a bit off. The sauce was kinda overcooked, so it lacked the creaminess. The other dishes we great. So overall...More

Thank Alvin B
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We could not make up our minds this evening so we decided to share three dishes from the new menu. That was more than a tasty experience. It was excellent!!! Even the dessert was a surprise and was presented with our extra wishes of icecream...More

Thank scooby1212
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We had the great honour to get the table in the small backyard of the restaurant with a direct view in the really really tiny kitchen. But what comes out of that tiny kitchen is really great. We had the variation of starters (for those...More

Thank Nachtigal I
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were recommended this place by a girl who worked and waited on us at Zest on Jan Thiel Beach. Over the course of a week, we became friends with her. Her boyfriend is a chef here, so we went as a family of 6...More

Thank krp56
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We were just walking down the street on our way to a different restaurant when we decided to stick our nose inside Cristal and check out the menu. They had me at “duck”. It was a quiet Tuesday night so we had our choice of...More

Thank Marjan R
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We went to Cristal because we couldn't get into the restaurant that was our first choice that evening. What good fortune because this was the best place we ate at in Willemstad. We got a table without a reservation. The restaurant had a great vibe...More

Thank sunburn2017
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Don't waste your money, avoid at all costs. There are too many better restaurants on the island than to waste your time, money and evening eating here. The food is acceptable but the service is pathetic. Took us over two hours to get our dinners,...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Having dined at Cristal one evening while in Curacao for two weeks I was excited to try a new restaurant. Limited menu but they offer a daily special where you can choose a 3,4 or 5 course meal. Food was very good but having to...More

Thank Gail C
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Jan M
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Response from Patty G | Reviewed this property |
I think you mean to say dresscode? Officially not but I wouldn't go there in my beach wear. Unofficial dresscode: 'charming' I would say ;-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johan Van Walbeeckplein 20, Willemstad NA, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 461 1639
  • E-mail
Restaurant Cristal on Curacao is all about making your evening an absolutely tasteful one. Whether you would like just an entree from our new menu, a 3-course dinner or go all out with a 5-course dinner, anything is possible. Our menu purely exists out of fresh ingredients and homemade products turned into classic dishes with a modern twist. We offer lunch and fine dining complemented with a perfect glass of wine. Call us to make your reservation today!
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