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Socratesstraat at Dr. MJ Hugenholzweg, Willemstad, Curacao
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This restaurant if a must for some great local food. I had the stewed goat meat and the ocra. The goat meat is served with white rice and fried sweet plantains. Just writing this review and I want to go back for some. The Ocra is to be approached cautiously for finicky eaters. Remember Ocra is slimy by nature and... More 

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New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Found out about this place from one of staff at our hotel about this place. One of the main issues with this place isn't the food, it's the location. Travelers have to look for this place and hope that it is still open by the time they get there. (Recommendation: Not a busy area, though their hours state a 9... More 

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Okeechobee, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We took a taxi from just on the other side of the pontoon bridge. Our taxi drivers name was Patricia. We asked her for her input on a good place for food. She said she really don't eat at touristy areas. We said no we wanted some good local food, so she took us to one of her favorite restaurants... More 

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Thank Scott B
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This is one of the classic Curacao touchstone restaurants. Everything about this place is authentic Curacao style. From the 20th century furniture, classic style bar right to the lime with cloves air freshners (My grandmother had these in her house). The food is prepared well, home style, with good ingredients. The recipes originate prior to a time where concepts like... More 

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NY, NY
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436 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

I had been here 30 years ago and went back again last Friday. We were a group of 8 and the restaurant was only half full. There was only one server who took our orders, brought our drinks, delivered the food and bused the tables. It took 25 minutes to get served but we were chatting so the time went... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

a great stop for genuine local food. The staff was nice and the service good. try the stewed beef or stewed goat. the fried plantains are a good choice as well.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

A simple, unassuming place that serves the best Curacao food on the island. Try Keshi Yena, Kabritu Stoba, or Karko (cheese and chicken, goat stew, or chonch).

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

the food is awesome i really like to stick with the fish steak. I eat here each visit atleast once and have never been less than totally satisfied.

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chicago
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

I'm being kind on the 3 star rating as the majority of our group basically hated their food. I'm guessing we just ordered the wrong things? Which is why I'm leaving it at 3. The stroba (beef stew) plate was reportedly good. The fried plantains were so-so. Not the best I've ever had. Three people tried the Okra stew. Yikes.... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

have a nice lunch or diner a the famous local restaurant "Golden Star" near Willemstad. Try the red snapper with tutu. wow!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Socratesstraat at Dr. MJ Hugenholzweg, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

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