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“Great food”
Review of Sol Food

Sol Food
Ranked #17 of 381 Restaurants in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sol Food is a small casual place where we (David and Sunshine) serve lunch and dinner on our deck. We live downstairs and have a 3 bedroom vacation rental upstairs, Sunshine Getaway. Westpunt is at the far west end of the island and is quite small. Our home is on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki about a half mile before you get to the Lodge Kura Hulanda. To find us, take the road across from Jaanchie's restaurant and a left between the cemetery and ball field. If you any trouble finding us, ask anyone where we live.We are a part of our community and the island. David has a mountain bike club for the boys in town, the Westpunt Riders Boys Mountain Bike Club and I am involved with the American Women's Club and a few other organizations around Curacao. We do not have the luxury of American wholesalers or grocery stores and I shop every Thursday with fingers crossed that I'll be able to find all that we need for Sol Food. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 9PM, reservations are recommended. There are only 9 tables and it is hard to accommodate any group larger than 8 guests. The Lodge has a banquet room. Besides the Lodge and Jaanchies, you can eat at Misje or Rancho Sobrino here in town. Our menu is simple; pizza, salads and/or tuna, shrimp, tilapia, snapper, steak, chicken, hot dogs or hamburgers from the grill.We hire the boys from the bike club and a couple of local women. We are not a high end restaurant nor do we wish to be one. Many of the boys have worked for us 3 or 4 years and returning guests have been able to see how they have progressed not only in life but with their language and social skills. We find that those who chose to stay in Westpunt are laid back and casual, most of them are snorkelers, divers or mountain bikers. Many have become friends and we all enjoy seeing each other when they return.If you are staying in Westpunt or Lagun, Sol Food is a great place to meet with old or new friends and have something to eat. But really folks, it's just simple American food. If you are staying in Santa Barbara, Jan Theil or Jan Sofat, it is over an hour drive one way. We highly recommend that you do take the drive to see the beaches and National Parks. If you have time, come by for lunch or an early dinner and drive back during the daylight. We are 45 minutes from Lions Dive, Sunscape and the Royal Sea Aquarium and 35 minutes from the Renaissance, Hilton and Marriott. There is such a variety of great places to eat all over Curacao. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stopped here on a Friday night without a reservation (our mistake!) so we had to wait a bit for a table. However, Sunshine and Dave, one of the cooks, made sure we were comfy while we waited. The food itself was delicious and the atmosphere on the deck during sunset was so beautiful. Do yourself a favor and stop by here during your trip. Make sure to get the brownie sundae for dessert!

Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

It's an easy walk from Kura Hulanda hotel, we tried it one evening just to make a change. The food ranges from inexpensive pizza to great local fish with interesting garnishes made from whatever is on hand (sweet potato and apple was a mix I hadn't trried before, but it worked brilliantry). One of the owners, a chatty american called Sunshine, is a mine of useful information about the island. The restaurant is obviously well known to the diving community, and there were lots of cross-table converstaions about the day's discoveries. Seems like a great place to make friends over a good meal.

Thank Traveller38France
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Enjoyed a delicious veggie pizza and Sangria. View from balcony was beautiful and relaxing. Feels like you're in a secret location.

Thank SpreadTruth
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Sunshine and David have lived on Curacao for 6 years and operate a wonderful, family feeling place with outside tables overlooking local fishing boats in the bay. The place is small with only about a dozen tables, so make reservations, but the food is great and the service friendly from their young waitstaff. Try the pizza, steak, or fresh fish, including awesome lion fish. The Caesar salad is unbeatable, and the fresh breads Sunshine makes daily are amazing. All the food and drinks are reasonably priced. Be sure to save room for their excellent brownie ice cream sundae.

1  Thank rfdf74
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

A place not to miss!!! Sunshine and David are awesome as is their food, friendliness and vibe! Note, remember you are on island time so sit back, visit and enjoy your time at Sol Food. Don't be in a rush!

Thank mhendrick1213
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