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“Great food, great service, perfect location”
Review of Sol Food

Sol Food
Ranked #6 of 423 Restaurants in Curacao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sol Food is a small casual place where we (David and Sunshine) serve lunch and dinner on our deck. We live downstairs and have a 3 bedroom vacation rental upstairs, Sunshine Getaway. Westpunt is at the far west end of the island and is quite small. Our home is on the Weg Naar Playa Kalki about a half mile before you get to the Lodge Kura Hulanda. To find us, take the road across from Jaanchie's restaurant and a left between the cemetery and ball field. If you any trouble finding us, ask anyone where we live.We are a part of our community and the island. David has a mountain bike club for the boys in town, the Westpunt Riders Boys Mountain Bike Club and I am involved with the American Women's Club and a few other organizations around Curacao. We do not have the luxury of American wholesalers or grocery stores and I shop every Thursday with fingers crossed that I'll be able to find all that we need for Sol Food. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 9PM, reservations are recommended. There are only 9 tables and it is hard to accommodate any group larger than 8 guests. The Lodge has a banquet room. Besides the Lodge and Jaanchies, you can eat at Misje or Rancho Sobrino here in town. Our menu is simple; pizza, salads and/or tuna, shrimp, tilapia, snapper, steak, chicken, hot dogs or hamburgers from the grill.We hire the boys from the bike club and a couple of local women. We are not a high end restaurant nor do we wish to be one. Many of the boys have worked for us 3 or 4 years and returning guests have been able to see how they have progressed not only in life but with their language and social skills. We find that those who chose to stay in Westpunt are laid back and casual, most of them are snorkelers, divers or mountain bikers. Many have become friends and we all enjoy seeing each other when they return.If you are staying in Westpunt or Lagun, Sol Food is a great place to meet with old or new friends and have something to eat. But really folks, it's just simple American food. If you are staying in Santa Barbara, Jan Theil or Jan Sofat, it is over an hour drive one way. We highly recommend that you do take the drive to see the beaches and National Parks. If you have time, come by for lunch or an early dinner and drive back during the daylight. We are 45 minutes from Lions Dive, Sunscape and the Royal Sea Aquarium and 35 minutes from the Renaissance, Hilton and Marriott. There is such a variety of great places to eat all over Curacao. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at this place during the weekend. Fantastic porch overlooking the water at Playa Grandi. Tables with plastic chairs but the people are extremely friendly (American owners) and the food is very good and a lot (no deep-fry, only grill). We had a snapper and shrimps, this comes with a nice seperate salad, rice with vegetables and good asparagus. In total we paid 110 naf, a great deal I think. Will definitely come back again!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

I have a place in this town, Westpunt, and make it point to eat here at least once when I make a trip to the island. The owners are expats and are community minded people. Sunshine and David and ying and yang or Sweet and Sour. Sunshine is as you would expect, extroverted and quick with a smile or a story. David is harder to get a smile out of but worth the time.

The venue is unique, the food is excellent, and the staff is fun. Don't miss this place.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Sunshine is always excited and energetic to see us (as we are with her as well). When she greets you with a big smile and gives you a hug, you cannot have a bad day while visiting here.

David and staff are busily working in the kitchen, but will take a moment to say hi and get into a conversation. The staff are some of the locals that Sunshine and David have done a great job with and giving them experience to work elsewhere down the road if they desire.

We continue to visit this location when diving on the West side. Sunshine, David and crew always put together a great meal.

The view, the taste, the friendships we have is why we like visiting when on the island.

As always, with my wife's allergy, sunshine and David put together a special blend of pizza to avoid allergies to garlic (gluten free is also available with our other friends visit with us). My wife knew what she was doing when she ordered her special toppings. The pizza was 1 of 8 for our large group of hungry divers and delivered in the middle of the pack, so she could take some back for late night snacks and lunch another day. Also made her a special Green side salad (no dressing), they treat us and everyone so well here.

Recommend going here for lunch, get dessert (brownies and ice cream) then take home the leftovers.

Thanks to our friends Mark & Suzy for making sure this location is always on the list for a dive and a meal.

Also Cudo's for Sol Food and Sunshine, for trying to use paper straws instead of plastic to help save the environment. The expense passed on is worth the end result for underwater friends while diving.

I cannot wait until we return again.

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curacaosunshine, Owner at Sol Food, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Jeep update.... new radiator, new fuel tank, waiting on the back shocks. Soon the 1999 blue beauty will be brand new!
See you next dive trip, Sunshine

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

It was great to find a really good pizza in a restaurant with a nice buzz at this quiet end of the island of Curacao. We had a lovely chat with the owner, atedelicious pizza and salad and drank some really good wine. This is a really special eating place in Westpunt. I recommend booking as it is very popular.The serving staff are local people which is very nice to see. The owners are very enthusiastic about Curacao and a great source of information.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot in westpunt for a sunset dinner. Summer was a charming hostess, and the brownies were yummy.

Thank RAFI K
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