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“Great food and service”

Restaurant Cristal Curacao
Ranked #17 of 336 Restaurants in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Cristal on Curacao is all about making your evening an absolutely tasteful one. Whether you would like just an entree from our new menu, a 3-course dinner or go all out with a 5-course dinner, anything is possible. Our menu purely exists out of fresh ingredients and homemade products turned into classic dishes with a modern twist. We offer lunch and fine dining complemented with a perfect glass of wine. Call us to make your reservation today!
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We went to Cristal because we couldn't get into the restaurant that was our first choice that evening. What good fortune because this was the best place we ate at in Willemstad. We got a table without a reservation. The restaurant had a great vibe and we we were served by one of the owners. The appetizers (croque madame and soup) were fantastic and the lion fish was perfectly done (kudos to the chef for creating this dish!). The desserts were glorious. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food. All four of us loved this place.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Don't waste your money, avoid at all costs. There are too many better restaurants on the island than to waste your time, money and evening eating here. The food is acceptable but the service is pathetic. Took us over two hours to get our dinners, which arrived cold, on a Thursday night when it wasn't very busy. There were but 2 cooks and 2 waitstaff, total 4 people in the restaurant. One of the waitstaff had to go assist in the kitchen, people were leaving because they weren't being served. There was a line to pay the bill because no one came to take the check and the waitstaff never checked back to see how the ,meals were. We left no tip it was so bad.

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1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Having dined at Cristal one evening while in Curacao for two weeks I was excited to try a new restaurant. Limited menu but they offer a daily special where you can choose a 3,4 or 5 course meal. Food was very good but having to wait 45 mins between each course was way too long. It was apparent that they need additional staff not just the owner running around trying to take orders as well as serve everyone. Would we return; only if more staff are brought on to expedite orders.

1  Thank 143gailc
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends based on reviews read here. The service was friendly and entertaining, food was tasty, but menu was limited (2-3 main dishes; no bread available on the side, for example)

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Last week we went to this restaurant and we had a first class meal.
Last night we went with some friends and were surprised that we had a different sort of experience!
The restaurant was full but they did not have the staff they needed. So the owner and her husband the chef were serving. I think the last was the problem because he was not cooking or managing the kitchen. Food was of a difference quality and took a long time to serve.
We went away and where really disappointed.

1  Thank Antoinette T
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