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Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+(5999)/864-0126
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found a cab driver to take us to and around Westpunt all day. When we asked him for something good and local, he took us to Jaanchies. It was about 3 p.m. and we walked right in around several other groups. There was a band serenading each table, the decor had a lot of character and we could already... More 

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Thank Nicole H
Taunton, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we expected, Jaanchies met our expectations, its nothing glamorous and the service is average, but that's part of the experience. From the walking menu Jaanchie himself, telling us what they had in the kitchen that day, to the local treats, like iguana, it was a nice experience. A nice complimentary ice cream in the rocking chairs just aside from... More 

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Thank jeffpags
Hampton, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the lunch we had at Jaanchies. We sat by the bird atrium and enjoyed watching them while we ate. Wonderful service including Jaanchie explaining the menu of the day to each table. The pricing is per person. Try the iguana! Banana ice cream was yummy.

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L.A.
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Walking" menu as someone else commented with no prices. Sticker shock when we saw the bill for a meal I wouldn't have paid $10 for in the States. I had fish that was bland, old and so overcooked it got stuck in my teeth and hurt! Worthless iceburg lettuce salad with no dressing. Caribbean rice and beans was okay, kinda... More 

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Thank Lilly L
Noblesville, Indiana
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved eating at this place. Sat right by the birds, which added to the overall experience. I love that the owner comes and sits at your table and verbally tells you what is on the menu that day. My kind of local joint! Food was delicious, fresh and the iguana stew was very good. Beware of the little bones,... More 

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Thank lindsinic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot already said about the fact there is no menu and the owner comes ot your table and explains what can be served. The food is ok, nothing special and sets you back by 22$ per person, kind of fix price! We had mero, shrimp and friend "conk". The desert was a nice coconut ice cream. Independently... More 

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Thank José L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here before heading to the beach and were not disappointed. We tried the goat stew with a side of iguana (be wary of bones) and the food was so flavorful. Be ready to spend some time there, though, especially if it's busy.

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Thank cjwchristine
Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a unique dining experience - no touristy at all! The menu is not printed but rather a "walking" menu (by Jaanchie himself). We tried the iguana (not our favorite) and seafood meals. The portions are moderate. The restaurant is open air style with birds and other wildlife for your viewing. We were a little price shocked when... More 

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Thank monikaesu28
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hospitality interesting ambiance and large portions of food. Very little flavor on one of the dishes except for the banana ice cream brought at the end of the meal. Very expensive for 2 meals.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jaanchie's for fresh seafood, especially the fish. Attentive & personal service, a lot of food, and they have a talking menu. (Jaanchie himself).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Sabana Westpunt
  • Phone Number: +(5999)/864-0126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?