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“Very good food, service and ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'aldea

L'aldea
Ranked #106 of 272 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: L'aldea is an Amazonian themed Churrascaria that combines the authentic cuisine of Brazil with the generous spirit of Curacao. After dinner take a romantic stroll between the ruins and enjoy our life-size, hand made sculptures. Stand on the sacred bridge look around and feel yourself deep within the jungles of South America, between the mysterious sculptures and the Mayan pyramid awakening the spirit of these ancient civilizations in your soul.
Berlin, Germany
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good food, service and ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited this restaurant for dinner the week of Christmas and really enjoyed it. It's a rodizio-style restaurant: you pay a fixed price for all you can eat salad bar and grilled meats that are served off the spit by constantly wandering servers. This is not exquisitely or delicately prepared fare. Go for an all-you-can-eat selection of simply but flavourfully grilled meats. Though it was expensive, which would be my only major criticism, the selection was vast both of high quality meats and salad bar items. There must have been at least 15 different types of grilled beef (don't pass on the hanger steak), ham, sausage, and chicken (thighs also a must) served to order. The salad bar, encased in an entire glass cold room, was also varied and good, for a salad bar.
The restaurant is part of a whole amazon experience theme parkette, with indoor water effects, lush vegetation and faux ruins decor. Although guests are basically dining al fresco and the room is designed to accommodate large groups, the vibe is pretty romantic and cosy.
Noteworthy service was prompt, attentive and warm. The on site manager-owner clearly takes a lot of pride in the establishment and this surely saves the restaurant from the typically terrible service found elsewhere on the island.
Note that the restaurant is by island standards a long drive from almost anywhere east of Piscadera Bay. It's literally on the outer eastern edge of Willemstad. That said, we thought it was well worth the drive.

  • Visited December 2013
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Exactly as described”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are here last night. Food was as expected - good selection on the salad bar (enough for a good solid meal, if you don't want meat) and the meat was tasty. Waiter was very attentive and helpful, and the complementary shuttle service was very helpful to have (though we had to wait over 30 minutes for our ride back after dinner).

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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“Outstanding Meat Coma!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

L'Aldea was an outstanding selection for a night out after not eating lunch... The meat... ok, the meat! I finally had to flip over my "no thank you" card to just catch up with the amount of meat that had accumulated on my plate! I was going to slip into a meat coma by the end of the night! While the meat was outstanding and it kept flowing, they also offer this amazing room of a salad / soup bar. So many great choices to compliment your meal. This is a great place to go and just eat some awesome meat!

Oh, and yes, it is definitely a drive away from town... but don't fret... they offer a free shuttle to and from most of the hotels! Just ask the hotel to get you a ride!

  • Visited October 2013
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Dronten, Flevoland, Netherlands
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“A lot and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

You get really a lot of food and have many choices! Very tasty and the ambiance was great in the rain forest! Keep up going guys!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Peter S
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Authentic and Rich environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went at night so missed some of the wildlife that surrounds the eatery, but the outside dining is out of this world. Great selections of meats of all types and a diverse salad bar really top it off. A good wine list means you won't be thirsty.

Be sure to get one of the free shuttles as it is a bit of a ride from Wilemsted. Figure 20-25 min ride from town and give yourself about 2 hours to get the full experience.

Visited October 2013
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