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Jaanchies Restaurant

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Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+599 9 864 0126
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As I think I have said often for my reviews in this country, you are on island time. But I found the service to be just right and the food very, very good. No menu, which was a unique thing, but the owner comes to your table and sits down with you to tell you what they have that day.... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived after 2 pm. After 1 hour wait, they said they were out of shrimp and asked to substitute something else and I said ok. After 1.5 hours, we inquired to owner about wait- he shrugged his shoulders and so we left. My husband was so upset, he prepared this statement "My wife and I love experiencing local cuisine,... More 

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Walpole, Maine
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd only suggest eating here if you are open to new experiences and have some patience. There is no menu and no prices posted anywhere so if you are a stickler for such things try somewhere else. It was definitely a different experience from everywhere else I have been. Food was good, not great, service was indifferent but it was... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique place- open air restaurant surrounded by bird feeders so lots of wild birds around. A cat strolled by while we dined. No menu. The server just tells you what's available. No prices told. Lots of fish options, goat stew, beef stew, chicken and iguana dishes. They'll give you a free taste of iguana, said it's just like chicken. I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful, owner, so friendly. My family wanted to try iguana and he had so many ways to prepare it. was a great meal and experience on our trip, definitely recommend to go out of your way to stop in

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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Homemade food. We sat next to the window and Jaanchie added food to the bird feeders so we had some entertainment while we waited. They offer kid size meals which was good for families. We had fish, beef stew, and pork chops. All was good but liked the porkchop the best. Everyone shared a sample of the iguana and it... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Larry with VIP tours brought us here for lunch. We enjoyed mahi-mahi, garlic shrimp, fried shrimp and goat stew. There is no true menu, the owner comes to your table and goes over verbally the fresh food for the day. This allowed for us to pick and choose and taste many different items. The owner was very... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were staying in Westpunt over New Years for a family dive vacation. I have to say this was a wonderfully unique dining experience. The restaurant is definitely causal and local. The owners sits down at your table to tell you what is on the menu for the day and takes your order. No menu. No prices. The food was... More 

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Thank SecondreviewCT
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Friendly service from the gentleman you seated us and presented verbally the menu. A++. As you have no idea the prices, getting a lunch bill for $50 US was a bit shocking. The food was good, did try the iguana stew which does taste like chicken!

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Bremerton, Washington
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were taken here while on a private tour of Curacao --- as noted by other reviewers, it's the oldest restaurant on the island & is managed by the original owners grandson, if I remember correctly. He comes to your table & describes what is available that day (without mentioning prices)....the food was a little slow in coming as he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?