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Iguana Cafe

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American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 1056
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Today
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good place to stop for a drink as its located adjacent to the port area - always a busy thoroughfare with some nice tables adjacent to the river. Did not eat here so can't comment on the food but service was a little slow - not an issue for us - but more for those around us! Worth a visit... More 

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Thank Scene-set
Beitostolen, Norway
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was rainy and we stopped by for a quick coffee and cake. I had a banana muffin. Did not getter feeling that it was home made. I guess I am spoiled and was looking for a nice banana cake but ended up with A banana muffin. It was not great. The coffe was good as on the whole Island.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prime spot for people and ship watching. Fun to sit here and have drinks in the evening, they had great live music most nights.

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Thank Julie W
Charlottetown, Canada
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51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like a happening spot, they have one of the best locations in the Handelskade. We sat down, waited 26 minutes to get acknowledged we existed. Once we received a menu, we waited, and waited, and waited some more. Another 32 minutes had passed and we still didn't have a drink in on our table and no one had taken... More 

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Thank CommanderRyker
Chicago
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent spot to people watch and see the floating bridge pivot to allow ships to pass. Try the local Dino's Draft beer.

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Thank ThatToddlinTown
Livonia, Michigan
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193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this place is great, right at the moving bridge, along the river in front of the colorful buildings. We had lunch here and it started raining so we had a few drinks to kill time. The service was pretty efficient. The draft Heineken was great. The food was ok. I had the crab salad sandwich which was... More 

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Thank advonefin
Puerto Rico, Caribbean
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133 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Iguana Cafe is a great ace to have a beer and listen to music during the night. It is also a great place to take pictures of the buildings.

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Thank Galloza89
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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482 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location near the pontjesbrug and the staff is OK. However although the drinks are fine, the qulaity of the food should be improved regarding the prices. Our typical dutch satay had an odd spicey taste (mexican insteda of indonesian?) and the suace was a joke.

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Thank werdlerswereld
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us descended on the Iguana for lunch after wandering around Willemstad for a while. The location (we sat at tables by the water) is great for watching the Queen Emma Bridge open and close and for general people watching. The food isn't horribly expensive. I only had a frozen Cappuccino (US$7). My colleagues had churrasco (not so good)... More 

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Thank smgold
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was quite good, but the location truly made the experience special. Like at many Curaçao restaurants, the service can be a bit slow for those accustomed to dining out in the United States.

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Thank Zackary E

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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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?