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Karakter Curacao

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Coral Estate, Rif St Marie, Curacao
+599 9 864 2233
08:00 - 22:00
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were at Karakter several times. In January '17 was the last time. Karakter (although with an artificial beach) is one of the better places to be on this island. The view is magnificent and the underwater life is stunning. Much beter than Cas Abou or Grote Knip, Kleine Knip. The restaurant is great, nice menu, many daily specials. The... More 

Thank Cor B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were staying in Coral Estates, and restaurants on this end of the island are few and far between. We had a late lunch here, and were able to people watch while waiting for our food and during our dining experience. Look for their food and drink specials. I had a tuna steak on a bed of greens, and it... More 

Thank kayemax
Perth, Canada
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went for lunch (delicious) as well as enjoying the excellent snorkelling (go round the pier) and comfy chairs and loungers in the shade next to the restaurant. We had the most wonderful day. It's pricey but worth it.

Thank Jean W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing location. The brunch is a top 5 in Curacao. The service is great and the combination of great fancy food and the turquoise shallow waters were you can swim while you wait for the food makes an environment impossible to forget. An experience that defines itself as one of the best in Curacao.

Thank Francisco Santo... D
Madison, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow, and prices I felt were high for the quality of service, drinks were never kept full

Thank kristibill11
KarakterCuracao, Owner at Karakter Curacao, responded to this review

We are really sorry to hear this. Service is always our number one priority, as you can read in the other reviews as well. Probably something went wrong on our side. We apologize and we hope to see you a next time for a positive experience with great service... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous setting. Have visited many times during our trips to Curacao. Great burgers!.. A great restaurant over looking the sea.. good menu.. Great for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. We have not had dinner here but the menu looks really good. Definitely check this place out if your over on this side of the island.

Thank Jo G
KarakterCuracao, Owner at Karakter Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Great to read that you discovered (almost) all of our menu's! Hope to see you one day for dinner as well! More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located directly at the beach with a very nice view and generally the atmosphere was quite pleasant. We ordered the "Taste for 2", which was awfully disappointing. The quality of the food was fine, but it wasn't what you would expect. Granted, we didn't ask beforehand what exactly would be served, but on the menu, it is... More 

Thank Karl B
KarakterCuracao, Owner at Karakter Curacao, responded to this review

We feel sorry that our platter didn't meet your expectations. At Karakter we always try to be a bit different and original, also in our tasting platter. The ham wrapped around cheese was a beef carpaccio with arugula and truffle mayonnaise, the cold fish is a Tataki of tuna with soy cilatro dressing (indeed rare on the inside), the meat... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For boxing day this year we decided to keep things nice and keep things simple and go out for dinner. We chose Karakter, based on the beautiful scenery (especially around sunset) and the option of sitting under cover in this rainy season. First of all - the location is absolutely STUNNING! The water is crystal clear and the color blue... More 

Thank SunnyCuracao
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on Christmas ...it was my girlfriends birthday ...they served a special Christmas diner ...a very tastefull diner ...the ambiance is great ...it is about 40 min drive from punda ..a taxi to the place is expensive ( about 60 us dollar for a single ride )...but it was worth it !...

Thank Dave v
KarakterCuracao, Owner at Karakter Curacao, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We know that we are a bit far away. We know that it takes some time for our guest to reach... That's the reason why we always try to go one step further. And make it worth the journey! More 

Richmond Hill, Ontario
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a spectacular view however it was extremely disappointing in service and food! Shocking really. I had the "catch of the day" which was red snapper and it tasted more like the catch of the year. It was tough, thick and tasteless. It had to go back it was that bad and I am usually the last one... More 

Thank Suzanne T
KarakterCuracao, Owner at Karakter Curacao, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne, We feel really sorry about your experience. I was that night in the restaurant myself and I have to admit that things went wrong at your table. It was extreme busy but of course that is not an excuse. Are you still on the island? We would like to invite you for dinner to give our team a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
French, Caribbean, Dutch, Seafood, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coral Estate, Rif St Marie, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +599 9 864 2233

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