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    Starbucks: Iced coffee central

    by steedappeal Updated Mar 3, 2013

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    Normally I would avoid Starbucks but the ambience here is so pleasant I couldn't resist. This is one of the only places that will make you a proper, American-style Iced Coffee. Great air conditioning and free WiFi along with indoor/outdoor seating.

    Great job to Anne and her staff. Near to the Renaissance. Truly the nicest-looking Starbucks I have ever patronized.

    Favorite Dish: Iced Coffee

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    Cafe deBuren: On the late side in Punda

    by steedappeal Updated Feb 10, 2013

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    I had dinner here almost every night. It is a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is one of the few places to stay open late in Punda (meaning around 10 pm). There is a nice cross-section of locals and tourist here. You will hear lots of Dutch, too!

    The young waitresses are very competent and lively, too.

    Favorite Dish: The bitterballen were the best that I ever tasted and the mini kaassouffles were exceptional. A perfect koffie verkeerd ("incorrect coffee") is fondly remembered!

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    ZOYA: On the Banda side of living

    by steedappeal Updated Feb 3, 2013

    Located next to the Otrobanda Hotel and hiding underneath a much fancier looking restaurant, this place is terrific. The Chef/Owner Andre even came out to welcome me and, on a subsequent visit, he even cooked me a local specialty (Keshi) not even on his menu that day.

    His winning strategy for his new place is to offer really authentic, local food in an accessible, pleasant setting that will appeal to any international visitor.

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    Cafe Copa Cabana: Lazing away the hours

    by steedappeal Written Feb 3, 2013
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    This place is terrific! I came here almost every day for lunch. This used to be the Hardrock Cafe that closed some time ago. The owner Vincent does a wonderful job catering to locals and tourists alike. You'll even spot some of the local power brokers here (they're usually in a tie). Trust the daily blackboard special, sit and relax away the hours at this tranquil courtyard restaurant. Indoor as well as outdoor seating.

    Favorite Dish: The daily special.

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    We have several restaurants...

    by tuti_plaate Updated Sep 5, 2011

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    The Wine Cellar across the Cathedral

    We have several restaurants lodged in town houses or land houses. At most of them you will enjoy a unique ambience. Most of them are simply good, not too extraordinary.
    Landhuis Groot Davelaar, De Taveerne. tel. 7370669
    Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei. tel. 7671500
    Landhuis Daniel. tel. 8648400
    Villa Elizabeth. tel. 4657565
    Belle Terrace. tel. 4614377
    De Gouverneur. tel. 4623038
    Fort Nassau. tel. 4613450 or 4613086; info@fortnassau.com; mon-fri 12-2 lunch;18:30-22:30 dinner
    I recommend my favorite: The Wine Cellar. tel. 4612178; nicocornelisse@yahoo.com

    All are housed in dutch fortresses, colonial landhouses or townhouses.

    Favorite Dish: 'Keshi Yená' is a very good choice. It consists of minced meat (sometimes chicken) mixed with vegetables, olives, raisins, cashews with wich a round Gouda cheese is filled (in the most original version; otherwise it will be an oven dish covered with gouda cheese). Good, healthy and filling!

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    Plasa Bieu!: Excellent Local Food

    by bekssa Written Jan 28, 2011

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    This restaurant was suggested by some of the local businessmen who were sitting outside at one of the bars in the newer area of Williamstad (where most of the tourists go--where the jewelry stores, etc. are). I showed them my "local food treasure hunt list" and they both immediately pointed down the street. They said that Plasa Bieu was THE place to go. It is where celebrities like to stop when they visit and even the queen! With that recomendation, we were on our way.

    The restaurant itself reminded me of a giant revival meeting or camp tent. It was filled with lots of picnic type tables. You just grab a seat whereever you find room. You may end up with a few birds picking up any escaped crumbs from the ground as your company.

    The woman who waited on us was wonderfully helpful as she answered our questions and helped us figure out what to get.

    Favorite Dish: We ended up with goat stew, rice & beans, plantains, funchi and she also talked me into ordering tutu. It was my favorite. I really like chopping it up in pieces, and mixing it into the rice & beans and some of the sauce from the stew. Yum! Oh yeah, don't forget to add some of the onion and pepper sauce found on most of the tables. If your table doesn't have any, borrow some from a neighbor. I sure wish we had a neighborhood restaurant with these fantastic flavors back in the states!!

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    You will have a unique...

    by tuti_plaate Updated Oct 6, 2009

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    You will have a unique experience, dining at an indonesian restaurant. Try one of these:
    Indonesian Restaurant Tempo Doeloe: tel. 4612881, www.tempodoeloe.an.
    Restaurant Rijsttafel Indonesia. Mercuriusstraat 19. tel. 4612606
    A different eastern taste in the Caribbean!

    Favorite Dish: You really should try the extended 'Rijsttafel'. You will have the chance to taste a little bit of all types of food: goat, beef, porc, chicken, fish, fruits and vegetables, egg, you name it!

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    There are restaurants housed...

    by tuti_plaate Updated Oct 6, 2009

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    There are restaurants housed in some old fortresses. My favorites:
    Bistro Le Clochard: at the entrance of the St. Annabay on the Otrobanda side. Great view, greater food, the most priced in town (i mean dollars)! tel. 4625666
    Fort Nassau: at the top of the hill at the end of the St. Annabay. Fantastic view, very good cuisine. tel. 4613450
    Indonesian Restaurant Tempo Doeloe: The open air restaurant is built on top of the Parasasa Hill overlooking the Hotel area and the WTC. From here you will have a great view of "the sun sinking in the sea." A unique eastern cuisine. Good price. Try the 'Rijsttafel'. tel. 4612881, www.tempodoeloe.an. A Small World Int'l Cuisine: Waterfort Boogjes on the Punda side. Top standard cuisine, terrific ambience by the waterside along other restaurants. Great for people watching. tel. 4655575
    Across the Border: Waterfort Boogjes on the Punda side. Traditional Mexican recipes, great selection of margarita's and tequila's. Regular prices. tel. 4651466
    Scampi's: Waterfort Boogjes on the Punda side. Big variety of seafood. Cocktails. Regular prices. tel. 4650769
    Italian Restaurant La Pergola: Waterfort Boogjes on the Punda side. Very good, extended italian ciusine. tel. 4613482
    Sea View: Waterfort Boogjes on the Punda side. Local cuisine with good taste. Standard prices. tel. 4616688
    The Grill King: Waterfort Boogjes on the Punda side. Good and tasty steaks, grilled seafood, standard prices. tel. 4616870
    Fort Waakzaamheid: A view over the western part of Otrobanda. Good cuisine. Popular with locals, sometimes crowded. Dance parties in the weekends. tel. 4621044
    Playa Forti: Westpunt. Ideal for after a day at the Westpunt beach, or after a day of touring the island. tel. 8640273
    The fortresses are of the Dutch colonial period.
    The Waterfort Boogjes house several types of cuisine.

    Favorite Dish: Ask for the catch of the day, it may be one you like!
    And sometimes, why not try something different then red snapper, like our local Keshi Yena : originally a whole, round dutch Gouda cheese stuffed with ground meat, olives, unions, prunes, herbs and spices!!!

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  • Various: Bang for the Buck - Dining

    by thoughtforce Written Apr 14, 2008

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    Just returned from Curacao and nothing to eat is cheap. Best thing is to get a good meal for your money. We ate at several restaraunts and most of the time left still hungry. Hooks is the exception - by far the best food deal on the island. Also try the restaraunts in the Rif Fort the Indian was outstanding and the Steak and Seafood restaraunt looked great though we did not eat there.

    Stay away from La Pergola on the Punda waterfront, the nearby Kingfish is less expensive and casual for waterfront dining.

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  • Spice Island: Awesome Indian Food

    by thoughtforce Updated Apr 14, 2008

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    View of Sunset from Rif Fort

    Excellent "cooked to order" Indian food. Four of us ordered a dinner each which included one entre, a salad, rice, and bread plus two additional side entres. We shared all six entres. The entres we ordered were Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Curry, Spinach with Cheese, Chick peas with potatoes, and two orders of mixed vegetables. We like spicy food and asked the chef to spice it up, which he did and we were delighted. The view of the harbour from our seat at the top of Rif Fort is spectacular at sunset.

    Favorite Dish: The spinach with cheese was great. I especially liked the way the cheese was rolled in spices and grilled then sauted into the chopped spinach. When you bit into the cheese it had a slightly toasted spicy exterior and a moist almost creamy center.

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  • Hooks Hut at the Hilton: Look Here for an American Size Meal

    by thoughtforce Written Apr 14, 2008
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    If you want a good meal at a fair price, Hook's Hut it the place to go. Hooks serves both lunch and dinner under roof on the beach. They offer everything from salads, hamburgers and wraps at lunch to 16 oz grilled tenderloin and seafood for dinner. Hooks is one fo the few placed where you can get a balanced meal (meat, salad, and vegetables) without mortgaging the farm. If you plan to be seated before 9 PM make a reservation.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled tenderloin!

    Excellent cut of meat cut thick and grilled to perfection. If you like your meat well done you might not like the tenderloin - it is so thick it is virtually impossible to cook through to the middle. Order the tenderloin medium for a very redish hot center.

    The chicken caesar is a great light lunch item that will leave you hungry enough at dinner. The chicken wraps are enough to feed two people (or one teenager). Hamburgers are hamburgers, appropriately sized and served with fries.

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  • Hook's Hut Curacao: Hooks Hut Curacao

    by yuppieyuppie Written Mar 11, 2008

    I just came to live on the island and it is a great island.
    Since I work close to Hooks Hut this is the place I visit frequently.
    Unfortunately, the service is bad.
    Management is not so good, a place runned by Dutch people is expected to run better with much better service. It takes so long befor an order can be placed. Even if tables have been reserved in advanced...
    Some of the staff girls are really nice and know well what they are doing but other absolutely not...completely rude.
    Out of this world that a restaurant with such a good name runs like this. My advice, go but do not expect too much, avoid the Sundays since the kitchen food is really bad compared with other days.
    Regards,

    Michael McBryde

    Favorite Dish: Rib eye, depends on the day you visit the place

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    Asia de Cuba: DO NOT MISS this place!

    by mdfloyd322 Written Nov 21, 2007
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    Asia de Cuba is located just outside of Willemstadt. I do not know the name of the town it's actually in but the cab drivers will know.

    The food is a blend of Cuban and Asian. A group of about 16 divers went there one evening. Everyone got different items and shared. I had nothing that wasn't fantastic. I'm a big Cuban fan and wasn't disappointed by the pork and plantanos with black beans and rice.

    The service was quite good, even though we only had one server for our large group. We had called ahead so they had a long table set up for us inside but there is also a large patio out back. There was a large catered party going on that night but wouldn't have known it.

    The place was very chic and elegant with a nice semi-open air environment.

    The only disappointment was the manager would not allow us to have individual checks but the waitress took care of us individually but backing out each of our orders and letting us pay separately. I believe her name was Anna and she was excellent with our group.

    Favorite Dish: I think it was called Fidel's Pork Satay with plantains and black beans and rice.

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    Don't know: Great for lunch

    by Frisbeeace Written Jun 26, 2007

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    This place is great for sandwiches and salads when you visit Willemstad. It is located in the Punda side, 3 blocks from the floating bridge in a somehow hidden yard. Just look for the famous bells and turn left and you-ll find it.

    Favorite Dish: tuna salad

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    Bistro Le Clochard: Sophistication for a special dinner

    by Frisbeeace Written Jun 18, 2007
    Bistro Le Clochard

    The Bistro is an upscale and expensive restaurant located on a fortress at the entrance to the Willemstad bay. Fine food, sophisticated atmosphere and a great view. Service could be better, the waiter wasn't attentive enough. Recommended for that special night.

    Favorite Dish: Asperges Veal Escalope

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