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Iguana Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 1056
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch at this cafe which is situated right on the waterway where you can watch the floating bridge and cruise ships go by. The bridge opens to let the ships pass through and then they dock close by. The food at this restaurant is excellent. One of us had lamb, which was out of this world good. I... More 

Thank RedhatgalBarb
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Curaçao twice and both times we've stopped at this waterfront cafe for lunch while shopping. It's so nice to relax in the shade and watch the water and the sights from here. Not to mention the food is really good! Try the lamb burrito, it's fabulous!

Thank Debbi D
Stockholm, Sweden
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195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When the cruise ships come in it will be crowded. It's a nice spot overlooking the the water entrance and see the bridge opens. Service and the food are ok considering the amount of people.

Thank Centh
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for an early breakfast before heading to the beach. Granted there were not many customers there, service was good and the server pleasant. I had the scrambled egg breakfast which was served HOT (temp wise). I don't often experience breakfast where the eggs are as hot. She did forget to bring my juice but was very apologetic... More 

Thank Lolson090
Montreal, Canada
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had breakfast once, pancakes were ok. We stop on a afternoon for shakes, they were good. The view on the canal is great, service is ok.

Thank missgreenpeas
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reason for the two stars is the view, everything else is bad! I ordered pasta, but ended up not eating it - I think that says everything!

Thank Marthe Marie C
Oakville, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here one night and found the service to be slow even though they were not that busy. We didn't sit on the waterside as there were too many smokers but unfortunately the other side of the street is where they have their garbage bins so we kept getting wafts of that smell when the wind blew in... More 

Thank DBird00
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a coffee to watch the activity on the water. Easy view of the floating bridge with full views of up and down the waterway.

Thank Dana R
Brecon, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great spot on the water to sit with a cocktail or beer and watch the swing bridge do it's thing! Happy hour starts at 6pm and is well worth it.

Thank MrMrsW50
Ashburn, VA
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was slow which is typically in Curacao. View at night was great. Good alternative to Gouverneur de Rouville if you can't get a reservation with a view.

Thank 4Gs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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?