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“Great fresh fish”
Review of AWA DI PLAYA

AWA DI PLAYA
Ranked #288 of 377 Restaurants in Curacao
Price range: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed March 5, 2011

Don't be put off by the exterior- it's a popular little place, frequented by locals and tourists as well. It was dfoing a very brisk business the day we visited, both eat-in and take-out.

No menu, just a verbal list of the three fish offered that day. I had jack, and my wife had panga (the 3rd choice was red snapper). The fish was perfectly cooked, and the Amstel was nice and cold. The older couple who run the place were very nice. We will certainly be back. Only caveat is the bathrooms (go before you go, if you know what I mean !).

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Reviewed January 8, 2011

We liked this simple ,quaint local restaurant with views on the fishingboats , sailing in with freshly caught fish every early morning. We had the Red snapper and Conch (sort of Coquilles St Jacques), but there is also Dorade and Mula. There is a nice mix or Curacao and Dutch locals sitting under the tin porch roof, the tradewind gives it a fresh breeze. Our funny server with the Panama hat and goldchain made it even more authentic to be here. With a polar beercan at hand we had the time of our lives!!!!
Only for lunch, but be on time (approx. 0.30 P.M.) as the popular catches run out fast early.
Directions: simple, Piscaderabay, close to the Hilton, pass by the Hooks Hut restaurant. Around the corner you'll see the sign Awa di Playa. Very reasonable prices for what you get.

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Reviewed May 19, 2010

This is a great place to have lunch when you feel like having seafood. They don't have a menu but once you arrive they tell you what they have and you can choose from that. i had the Dorade with funchi (funchi is a kind of polenta) which was wonderful. Don't expect any fancy plates - all is being served with a smile on a foam container, if you can't eat it all? Just close the container and bring the food with you.

I was served by an older man, with a hat on and a big neckless that would not be misplaced in any jazz bar with a glass of Scotch in his hand. It was the best lunch I had ever had here in Curacao.

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Reviewed December 1, 2009

Would you like to enjoy the real Antillian way of eating fresh fish? At Piscadera Bay, 10 minutes walk from Mariott, passing Hilton and Hooks Hut, at the left side, you'll find a simple but good fish restaurant, very nice located at the waterfront, many fishing boats to look at. Best is to have lunch here, around 1200 'o clock. Ask for the conch, a sort of
St Jacques scallop or pica crioio made of fresh fish, funchi & iambo. Also local fish like Dorado, Mula to get if you come early. With a polar-beer at hand, you'll have the time of your life!!!

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Reviewed September 14, 2016
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