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De Ruyter Cafe

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De Ruyterkade Z/N Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 462 1010
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant as wandering around the town in search of dinner. The pictures and names on the dishes next to them outside of the restaurant attracted our son's attention. We tried cassava for the first time (tastes like potato ), fried noodles and fried plantain (banana) , roti and curry were delicious as well. The service is fast... More 

Thank Alyona M
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I think the restaurant is at a new location, just across the street from the Plasa Bieu! on De Ruyterkade in Punda. The food is just fantastic! Authentic Surinamese food! Very, very good!

Thank phatREADS
Brockport, New York
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220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were the only people there for Lunch on a Tuesday. The waitress is Dutch and the wife of the Surinamese chef. Suriname, close to Curacao on the north east coast of South America, is a true melting pot, with no ethnic group more than 25% of the population. The food is eclectic and this restaurant did a great job... More 

Thank David N
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went there right before closing time ...it was raining outside ...so we sat inside ...the ambiance inside is not very romantic but the food is really good !..we highly recommend this place for real fresh surinam food !!

Thank Dave v
Brooklyn, New York
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139 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I had visited Curacao 4 years ago and we did again recently for our honeymoon. When we went the first time we saw De Ruyter Cafe Surinamese food and we wanted to go the first time but we didn't have a chance. We did recently and it was one of the best dinners I've ever had. The... More 

1 Thank Bill D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We happen to learn of this place from a very nice gentleman we met earlier in the day. When we arrived, we were the only ones there. The place is a little rough, no ac but outside was a nice breeze so it was tolerable. The owners were kind and really seemed to care about their food. My wife had... More 

1 Thank 94traveler2014
Chicago, Illinois
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503 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Our first time in Curacao we spotted this place where people streamed out with neatly tied white plastic take-away bags. Unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to eat there, but this time we made a point of doing so and we were glad we did. We opted to eat outside in the small covered dining area right on the main... More 

1 Thank Babu2773
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I have only eaten the dish called Pom, but it was magic! The flavours were all new and exiting to me who is used to Swedish food.

1 Thank superm0nica
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We went there (after an unsuccessful attempt during the weekend) during lunch time, it was not crowded and we were nicely welcomed and seated by the waitress (that I assume is the owner as well). We ordered nice homemade drinks (tamarind and passion fruit) and our food. I had the vegetarian Bami Goreng and my wife had the garlic fish.... More 

Thank Remi M
Russiaville, Indiana
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We had walked all over Willemstad and I was getting hungry. My husband did not have any appetite, as I don't think he felt well. The Old Market across the street was vey hot inside and crowded, so we opted for this small, outdoor café with a covered patio and great breeze. We chose a table and waited to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De Ruyterkade Z/N Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 462 1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?