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Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant

Jan Thiel Beach Z/N | Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 747 0633
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Jan Thiel Beach Z/N | Willemstad, Curacao
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Food and service were great, the waiters were fast, the location was perfect. Different types of food, American, Caribbean and continental menu. A must!

Thank Laramitoda
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Good atmosphere and super location (directly at the sea side), but food is average at best. Pizza was ok, but grilled chicken extremely overcooked, fish and steak served with some weird combination of rice and vegetables.

Thank Rob V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Super location, beautiful safe beach and lots of sun beds, however got ripped off over drinks. we ordered frozen cappuccinos, and orange colored smoothies turned up. when the right drinks eventually turned up they were only 2/3 full - and they had the cheek to...More

Thank UkGailJ
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent location, we were sitting almost on the beach with two families. Staff is very friendly and the food is simply but good and tasty. The fish curry that I had was actually very nice, good flavours and nice and spicy as should!

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We did book the 4 course dinner at the Lounge bed. This was juste awesome! This evening was the best during the whloe stay on Curacao. The sunset ist gorgeous to watch during you have your fine dinner. A bottle of Wine and everything is...More

Thank Fabio_IBK
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We visited Zanzibar as a recommendation to see Jan Thiel beach while here on Curaçao. We ordered tempura shrimp appetizer as a meal, fish curry and the kids cheese pizza. Both the shrimp and curry were average and the pizza was greasy. They have many...More

Thank SanibelMomof3
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Normally i do not write bad reviews. To sit at zanzibar you will pay 12 guildens, before you order anything (entrance fee+chair). It took me half an hour to get the drinks menu plus an hour to get a beer and a drink. It was...More

Thank Andre W
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

It took us about 20min just to get the menu, the service was hardly polite. There are much better places in the island, don't go to zanzibar...

Thank Julia A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

For some reason I thought this place wasn't going to be good, but the food here was consistently great--both for breakfast and dinner. The kids liked it too.

Thank seeblack
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Honestly, we expected the least from this place compared to the other more fancy and marketed places around Jan Thiel. It doesn't look special or somehow specifically appealing. So we visited this place only at the end of our stay. However, it turned out to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Thiel Beach Z/N | Willemstad, Curacao (Formerly Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant)
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +599 9 747 0633
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Located at the eastern part of the island, at Jan Thiel Beach, you can find the charming Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant. As the name implies, the bar and the restaurant radiate warmth and coziness of East Africa. Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant is open every day of the week from 8:00AM till at least 11:00PM for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the whole day, enjoy a good cup of coffee or cappuccino, a cool smoothie, a refreshing beer, a soda, cocktail or delicious mixed drink. Rent a comfortable beach bed or a lounge bed and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. If you would like to escape the heat of the sun, our beach offers shade under one of the many palm trees. Toilets and showers are available.
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