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    Indi's: Indian Buffet

    by kyoub Written Jun 12, 2005

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    Indian Restaurant

    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.

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    Bistro Le Clochard: Romantic setting

    by kyoub Written Jun 13, 2005

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    This french/swiss restaurant has a very unique setting. It is located inside the Rif Fort
    shopping center.
    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.

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    Rijsttafel Indonesian Cuisine: Over 100 Wajang dolls on display

    by kyoub Written Jun 12, 2005

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    Wajang doll

    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.

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    Sawasdee Thai Restaurant: Delicious soup

    by kyoub Written Jun 12, 2005

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    Thai Restaurant

    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.

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    Airport Hotel and Casino: Open air restaurant

    by kyoub Written Jun 12, 2005

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    Mural

    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.

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    Iguana cafe: On the waterfront

    by kyoub Written Jun 12, 2005

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    On the waterfront

    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.

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    Surf and Turf: Dine on the beach...literally

    by Ophelio Written Jan 14, 2005

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    Sit right on the beach in the sand..watch the locals swim and fish. A really great sunset can be seen here
    too!
    The staff is super friendly and accomodationg.

    Favorite Dish: I am still craving that fish soup 6 months later!

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    Hook's Hut Beach Bar & Restaurant: Hook's Hut Beach Bar & Restaurant

    by dila Written Mar 18, 2005

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    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.
    very good.
    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
    jose had
    fishsoup 9.50 naf
    fett. chorizo 23,50 naf
    drinks
    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

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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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    The Blues Bar: Jazzy Sunset

    by Ophelio Written Jan 23, 2005

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    The Blues Bar on Curacao

    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.

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    KFC and Pizza Hut: There are fast food restaurants in the Punda area

    by dlytle Updated Jan 13, 2004

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    KFC and Pizza Hut in Curacao

    Although I was not looking for them, while my wife and I were walking down Breedestraat towards Columbusstraat (both main streets in Punda) we stumbled upon a little shady sidewalk park area and there before us were the signs indicating the presence of a Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut fast food restaurant.

    Deciding very quickly, we went in and got a little chicken snack. The place was fairly clean and the chicken tasted just like the KFC back home. The only problem I had was that I love biscuits with butter and after I ordered my biscuit they told me they did not have any butter. I didn't think to ask if they were just out of butter or never carried it.

    But if you have a craving for some American fast food while you are in Curacao you can certainly find it.

    Favorite Dish: The chicken snack was good.

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    There are several to choose from: Handelskade Street sidewalk cafes and restaurants

    by dlytle Updated Jan 13, 2004

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    The Handelskade Street Sidewalk Cafes in Punda

    Willemstad offers excellent restaurants and bistros where it is very pleasant to spend some time. Imagine sitting out on a pleasant colorful street, the soft shining of the antique streetlights providing the early evening with a mellow glow. The narrow bay with its ever-rushing water gurgles past you while you take in the seaside sounds of the ferry and passing ships and boats. Singles and couples swirl around you providing a gentle murmuring background filled in by the occasional automobile passing by in the street.

    That's what it is like along Handelskade street in Punda. Best known for its cartoon colored buildings, Handelskade street provides several nice sidewalk cafes where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or an entire meal.

    Favorite Dish: Unfortunately, I was not in Curacao long enough to enjoy the treat of partaking from one of these quaint bistros.

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    Sidewalk cafes and fast food kiosks

    by dlytle Written Jan 14, 2004

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    A food kiosk at the tent market in Curacao

    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.

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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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  • 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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