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Jaanchies Restaurant

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Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+599 9 864 0126
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant isn't a 4 star. But the service of the people is awesome. The owner is the walking and talking menu, he is so special. The food tastes great and is cheap. The experience is unforgettable.

Thank Rozanne R
Vancouver Island, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This restaurant was on our 'Curacao To Do" list. I had seen this on various youtube videos as a must. We unexpectedly stumbled upon it as we were heading to a beach around lunchtime. We got the last parking spot in front of the restaurant and were were seated right away. As others have said, there are no menus. The... More 

Thank westcoaststar
Boston, MA
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We lost power dur e to a strike in Willamstad, and wanted a meal, luckily Jaanchies Restaurant was nearby. We parked across the street and walked in, made sure the kitchen was working. We looked over the menu and pretty much made our decisions. The older gentleman pulled up a chair to sit with us and explained what was available.... More 

Thank bosrocker51
Clayton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Cozy restaurant with decent food. I had shrimp and "steak". Not exactly sure what it was "steak of..." Local food. Good atmosphere with the birds. However, if you are using American dollars...be careful. The credit card machine was not working properly and we used American dollars. We travel the world and have eaten at all price points. However, I have... More 

Thank GEW2000
Juiz de Fora, MG
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a great spot to relax after a day on the beautiful beaches of Westpunt. It offers good local food at reasonable prices; and a delicious ambiance full of chirping birds flying about. Worth a visit!

Thank maria p
Manaus, AM
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Pretty cosy restaurant. Dozens of birds com by to eat and drink by the porch. Specially barika helo which are beautiful and plentiful in Curaçao (almost like a national symbol). Take your time. Watch the restaurant, the birds and the fish tanks. It is an experience for at least one or two hours not a fast food at all. The... More 

Thank Jorge B
Willemstad, Curacao
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Dear all, I live and work on this beautiful island and been to Jaanchies today for the first time. Jaanchies is an established restaurant and a "must go" for tourists! We were in the neighbourhood and thought let's try it for lunch. Mr Jaanchies personally sits at your table and tells you the menu without the costs :-) We ordered... More 

Thank Rein B
Delray Beach, Florida
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287 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The initial impression was good, with a nice environment and friendly staff. We ordered the fish and the goat stew, plus one beer. The total was $45 USD. The food was okay, but certainly not worth the money. The service was incredibly slow and they never came back during our meal to check on us. We felt cheated when we... More 

Thank colbox
Breda, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

No menu's, just sit at a table and the owner tells you todays menu in a very entertaining way. Authentic meals: Iguana, Goat Stew and local fish. Very tasty. After dinner the owner invited us over to sit in the rocking chairs while we ate our complimentary ice cream. The restaurant looks authentic and there is a lot to see.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went here as a friend recommended who is from the island! AMAZING! Tried their iguana stew which was new, but good. Their grouper meal was delicious as well. We were explained the history behind restaurant, taken care of wonderfully by Jaanchai himself, and were given ice cream to finish off our delicious lunch. Great experience and great staff. Would definitely... More 

Thank Adrianna P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Sabana Westpunt
  • Phone Number: +599 9 864 0126

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