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Iguana Cafe

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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 1056
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09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Okay, so we didn't try the main menu, only 1 appetizer. The seating all along the main harbor channel, between the pedestrian pontoon bridge and the big driving bridge, can't be beat. They even have misting fans to keep you cool. Once you're seated and enjoying the views, it's tough to really screw things up. Our calamari was some of... More 

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Thank Brad S
Rimbey
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the Iguana is right on the canal so it has a great atmosphere and their grilled fish is fabulous. they serve lion fish too which is very good and helps the environment.

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Thank Leanne_E_12_12
Russellville, Arkansas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best place to eat if you want a view of the Willemstad harbor from the Punda side. The food selection is standard mid-range grill food. The specials are affordably priced. If you want something more exotic, the Iguana Cafe offers Lionfish on its menu. This restaurant is a good option if you want to dine with a... More 

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Thank James E
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to eat here just because of the great location. The tables are right on the canal buy the floating bridge, where all the action is. I actually ate here twice, the second time on a Sunday partly because few other restaurants were open. I had a crab (fake) sandwich which was pretty good and the second time a... More 

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Thank RThomas5586
Preston, Penwortham, UK
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235 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our last day in Curacao after the most amazing 2 weeks holiday which we took our son and his fiancé, daughter and son-in-law and 5 month grandson to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and they had visited this cafe and recommended it to pass time before our flight home. It is located in such a great prime spot... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband went to Iguana Cafe to have a cold beer and lunch. The food was excellent and the service efficient although the place was full. The outdoor setting just in front of the canal and view of Punda on the other side is very pretty and gives a feel of relaxed vacationing. Simple but efficient.

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Thank Nickie47
Fall River, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a vacation in Curaçao. During a shopping day in Willemstad we had lunch at the Iquana Cafe. The food was great, the service was great and the view was spectacular! I would highly recommend it!

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Thank Kim C
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the only place we could find to dine on a Sunday afternoon. The location along the inlet is the only positive for this restaurant. The place is dirty & crowded, and street trash cans in the dining area. The food was mediocre at best. The staff were diligent and pleasant.

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Thank Rick H
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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445 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From where we get off our cruise ship, it was just a short walk across the Queen Emma Pontoon bridge into the town of Curacao. Just to the left is the Iguana Café. My wife & I loved the beautiful views overlooking the bay, but that was the best part of our lunch. We both ordered burgers, but we could... More 

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Thank RRanella
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably a must while visiting, good selection of drinks with daily specials. I'd probably just have drinks and save the food for some where else as it's nothing special. But stay for the people watching/bridge opening and closing etc.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 465 1056

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