Scampi's is one of the 3 restaurants located at the Waterfront Terrace in Punda. The Terrace is literally over the rocky shore so you see and hear the waves below your feet. Service is good, view is great. Atmosphere is so so... rather empty the day we went.
Favorite Dish: Sirloin steak... yes, I know, it's an Italian restaurant but...
Hook's Hut in Piscadera Bay was the restaurant we most liked. Incredible setting on the beach, romantic but casual, with great food and live music on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends. We went 3 times in a week as we loved the atmosphere, the food and eating on the beach a few feet from the water. Prices are average
Favorite Dish: Grilled tuna with sesame seeds and vegetables. Hook's Hut sampler dessert.
On a porch near the swimming pool, you can enjoy world-class meals with the finest ingredients, served with great wine.
Favorite Dish: Everything you order will be prepared with an extreme sense of taste, with the best ingedients and well-dared combinations.
Larousse is in an historical Dutch house in Punda just down from the Avila Beach Hotel. It has fabulous French food, and personable hosts-the husband and wife team of Marjolein and pim.
Favorite Dish: Everyting I had there has always been good, but the terrine du canard is marvelous-served with a miniature glass of port.
Dine on the verandah of a restored 19th century Dutch mansion overlooking the Santa Ana Bay and colourful Punda skyline or in the romantic, courtyard amongst lush tropical plants under the stars!
This restaurant was so amazing, I dined there two nights in a row!! Highly recommended!!
Favorite Dish: Keshi Yenya a hearty local dish of chicken, prunes and Dutch Gouda Cheese worth a try. The (freshly caught) trio of (local) fish (grouper, snapper and wahoo ) filets are absolutly to die for!! Don't miss the yummy Cuban Banana soup and try a Blue Curacao..
This french/swiss restaurant has a very unique setting. It is located inside the Rif Fort
Cocktails on the terrace at sunset is a great way to begin. It is especially exciting when a large ship passes by in the harbor.
Inside you have views of the harbor lights and Punda.
This hotel/casino was very near the airport. You could see the planes take off and land from the open air restaurant.
We just stopped for a light lunch while waiting to pick up my son at the airport.
Very friendly staff.
We chose to eat at the Iguana Cafe because I wanted to set out near the waterfront.
The menu was mostly sanwiches with a few local dishes. Somewhat expensive for what you got.
Favorite Dish: Nothing very great here, just the atmosphere.
My husband always says that you can't eat that.
The food here was fantastic. Great service and relaxing atmosphere.
The only problem that we had was finding how to get into their parking lot. We must have walked a mile to get there.
Favorite Dish: The soup was outstanding. The food was all good but not Thai spicey.
The Indonesian decor features batiks, copper pots, and wooden figurines. Over 100 Wajang dolls are on display throughout the restaurant.
The service was great and the food was delightful.
It is rather hard to find because of lack of road signs in the area.
Favorite Dish: I had the veggie platter which had several different things on it but my favorite thing was the bread spread with mango preserves.
They offer a buffet in the evening and serve from the menu. The service was very good and so was the food.
The restaurant is on the second floor of the shopping mall but you can take the elevator to get there.
Favorite Dish: Since I do not eat meat, they fixed me a special serving of spinach and cheese that was delicious.
Very nice to eat on the beach, food is good the waiter not. i think the waiter had a bad day.
we were with a group had two coupons for a bottle of wine and the waiter gave only one. he said it is one per group on the coupon said one per 2 persons.
We had eaten here before the wedding was here. the cook was good and very friendly.
we had a kind of barbeque with salades.
it was a bit further from the restaurant on the beach.
Favorite Dish: i had
salade chicken and lobster small 13.50 naf
stoofpotje mix of meat and vegtables 27.50 n
fishsoup 9.50 naf
fett. chorizo 23,50 naf
2 still water 0.5l 2,85 naf
regular coffee 2,86 naf
tea 2,86 naf
diet cola 2,85 naf
total inc tax 4,41 92,68 naf
so this bill is in guilders
Here at The Blues Bar you can watch the sunset while having dinner and listening to Jazz (Thursdays and Saturdays). The resturaunt is closed on Mondays.
Although it is part of the Avila Hotel, there were many locals socializing at the bar.
Sit right on the beach in the sand..watch the locals swim and fish. A really great sunset can be seen here
The staff is super friendly and accomodationg.
Favorite Dish: I am still craving that fish soup 6 months later!
One of the things that makes Willemstad so easy for a tourist to visit is its plethora of small sidewalk cafes, bistros, fast food places, and food stands that provide easy, relaxed and quick service so that one is not taken away from sightseeing or shopping for any great length of time.
I saw a shady, inviting little place in Punda that I wanted to stop at but we were too busy shopping at the time. It was just off to the right of Keuken Plein Street which intersects Breedestraat Street just past Boolchand?s, on the same side of the street, if you are walking away from the harbor. Probably easier to find on a map than my lame instructions here.
Another place that obviously caters to tourists is the one shown in the photograph. This was located on the Otrobanda side of the harbor and part of the way down towards Riffort. It seems to cater to the tourists that are shopping in the tent market located along the promenade there.
Just in back of this kiosk was a thriving hair-braiding business. Several teenagers were getting their hair down there as I walked past.