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Jan Thiel Beach Z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 747 0633
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Jan Thiel Beach, Zest Beach Cafe is the perfect setting for dinner at the end of the day. The menu has a mix of caribbean, dutch and mediterranean cuisine. Food is delicious and the staff is friendly and patient with diners like us unfamiliar with some of the dutch choices. The views at sunset are wonderful. We raced... More 

Thank DougSpons
Naples, Florida
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here the first night after arriving at the papagayo. The beach vibe with the lights and wooden benches is just great...I like those kinda restaurants. The food was great but the service was slow unfortunately which I don't really mind during a vacation. The vibe and the beachy part made this restaurant almost my favorite one. Highly recommended

Thank EnnoFL89
St. Catharines, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the last evening of our 3 week rental in Boca Gentil at this restaurant. For a non-Dutch speaking person, the menu was a wonderful departure from the ordinary. A bit pricey but well worth it for a farewell dinner.

Thank William B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here we enjoyed all the moments of the day! Great breakfast(lot to choose). One time we had lunch in the restaurant and the other time on the beach in Zest café. In the café I ordered 'chorizo' and thats all you get!Better the staff inform before that you only get 1 sausage. After she served it I ordered french fries... More 

Thank CEVisserKuwait
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The dessert of snowball chocolate mousse was outstanding!! My husband had the red snapper and loved it. I had the chicken and probably wouldn't order again.

Thank Vicki86
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately an awful service for an excellent food. We have just paid more than 400$ dollars to spend 3 hours for not achieving but the appetizers and not the main course for me. I was not able to get my main course, We complain to the manager, he kindly offered us another bottle of wine but after waiting 3 hours... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Good drinks when you finally get them. The girls in the bar just dont bother to even smile or say hello.Not very wellcoming.A smile dosnt hurt..prefer to talk to eachother rather then costumers.So we take our drinks next door for the rest of our stay.Why is that?Get a job you enjoy instead and let happy people serve and make drinks.This... More 

Thank Patricia R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We (me and my wife) were sitting there for one and a half hour mostly waiting, since it only took us 20 minutes to eat a very poor fish hamburger and a poorer tabbouleh; the rest of the time we waisted waiting for food, mayo and mustard (again, terrible fish burger) and the check. Not recommended at all.

Thank Ignacio C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Excelent place to relax on the beach. In front of the restaurant there are beach chairs, with a salted water pool overviewing the ocean. It's like your own private beach. Good food, good and pleasant music, lovely staff, and very quiet for a beach club. Loved everything. We ended up staying the hole day. And it was perfect!

Thank Cecilia L
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It has been an unusually rainy weekend for Curaçao. The restaurant that my three friends and I intended to dine at was closed due to the heavy rain. Zest was proposed to be a great fine-dining alternative, but it ended up being one of the worst dining experiences of my life, regardless of the fine-dining label. Things started out as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Thiel Beach Z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 747 0633
In February 2011 Zest Mediterranean opened its doors. Nowadays Zest can look back at a successful period and a promising future, together with the new Zest Beach Cafe !Zest Mediterranean serves all the good of the Mediterranean, like fresh pasta's, pure fish and meat and delicious desserts. Zest Mediterranean is opened daily from 09.00h till 24:00h

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