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“Grasia de Dios”
Review of Plaza Bieu

Plaza Bieu
Ranked #13 of 275 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Plasa Bieu is near the Old Market, just beyond the Queen Wilhelmina footbridge and down the street from the Floating Market.
Mattapoisett, MA
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Grasia de Dios”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We did this the last day on the island. Delicious and fun experience. Wish we'd done it sooner so we could repeat! The people running this section were very nice and very helpful showing us what they had and how it all works. Make sure you make this a must do for your trip. And try the goat!

If our cook or waiter reads this - it's from Ozzie and Sue! Thanks again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank sueoz
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Emeryville, California
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“It doesn't get any more authentic Curaçao than this!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

As a Curaçao native, Plaza is the first eating place I flock to when back on the island. Nowhere can you eat our "krioyo" food prepared more deliciously, or more authentically. Make sure you go to Yvonne, don't even bother trying the other sellers, and have yourself a feast:
- Piska ku funchi ku banana hasá (ask for extra sous krioyo on the side)
- Kabritu stoba ku aros moro and banana hasá
- Steak'i wea
- Tutu!!!
Omg, salivating just thinking about it.
And the atmosphere is just great: you share a big table with whoever happens to be sitting there already. Make sure you sit at one of the tables closest to the doors, as it gets HOT in there.
Only open for lunch btw, and not open on Sundays!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Tashefraiche
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Marysville, California
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28 reviews
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“Cool place, it's 5(?)restaurants”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a great place for lunch. It seems to be 50/50 locals/tourists. It's actually a number of restaurants. You can tell them apart by the table cloths and the vests that the servers wear. So when you walk in walk all the way to the end and check out all the menus then pick the place you want to eat. All the prices were very reasonable we ate at the second restaurant and had the chicken and the fish. Both were wonderful, and came with a little spicy salad (well ok lettuce) and rice and beans. The portions are huge. Super yummy. If your by the floating market, don't miss this place.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Grumpyj56
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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“yum!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

spent five days on a quick holiday to curacao, three of them spent in willemstad. i ate lunch here two times, it would have been three, but sadly i just missed out on lunch on the first day (closes at 330pm). in any case, this is the perfect place to try local eats and drinks. take a look through and see what specials they have for the day, i tried iguana for the first time here (does not taste like chicken, no matter what anyone says)! it's super delicious and cheap. everyone is super polite and courteous. ps...not all vendors serve beer, only one of two of them have it in this venue! looking forward to visiting (and eating) here again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank girlflyingsolo
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John T, Owner at Plaza Bieu, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear customer,

Even though you did not mention the name of my restaurant, I remember you told me that same thing, at my restaurant "Grasia Di Dios". The more customers write about us, the more international tourist may really when in Curacao come and eat at our restaurant, at Plasa Bieu.

We thank you for having passed a memorable day at our restaurant
We hope you tell more people about us.
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Cape Porpoise, ME
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“Atmosphere: thumbs up, food: hmm...”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

The 'vegetarian' label here is misleading: you would think a dish called 'stewed cucumber' is vegetarian, wouldn't you? Instead, it featured mostly some uncertain meat - maybe we got the stewed goat instead? The stewed chicken was chicken, mostly dark meat chicken. Flavor was very ordinary, so overall a large disappointment for us.

Visited January 2014
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Thank capeporpoise2
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John T, Owner at Plaza Bieu, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Dear customer,

In africa and the caribbean, you would find a type of cucumber named Cucumis Sativus.
WE would like to ask you to look it up on the internet so would understand the following explanation; We at Grasia di Dios would never misinform a customer. Even though we do not know exactly where you ate, the type of cucumber you will see on internet is completely different than the regularly known cucumbers used as vegetables. The cucumbers in question are opened, the seeds taken out, including the white "meat". Then what remains after that proces, is the skin. That skin is stewed, along with, salted beef, salted beef ribs, beef, and pigtail.

That meal can never be presented as vegetarian meal with us. In our concept vegetarian means "no meat"
As to the chicken, you can obtain chicken that color, by first frying it in honey, and then stew it, or stewing it with mushroom sauce.

We hope to have been of some help to you.
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