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Iguana Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
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Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 465 1056
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped off here (outside location) for a lunchtime snack and a cocktail or two. Good menu with plenty of choice. Good venue to watch the Queen Emma bridge open and close.

Thank waikikirob
Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

You dont need more than that. Sandwiches and burgers are tasty, drinks (both soft drinks and coctails) are cold enough. And you have a good view to the bridges.

Thank Robert L
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped here for a Pina Colada and it was a very nice place for it. By the water, under shade with misters going. Can see both bridges from here.

Thank Janetlynn13
Wolfville, Canada
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744 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to find a spot where we could have a cold drink (it was a warm day in Willemstad), and meet up with friends; the Iguana Cafe was the perfect spot. We took a table close to the bar, and next to the street, We could watch the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge when it swung open and shut. Friends... More 

Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title suggests their lionfish is great. Really enjoyed the service, drinks, and view as well. Nice place to take a break from shopping.

Thank Herstead
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a place to rest after walking around in beautiful Willemstad. Iguana cafe has a very nice view, good prices on cold beers and a friendly staff. We enjoyed our hours there watching ships enter and exitin the bay. We spent about 5 hours and did not want to leave. We had so much fun.

Thank Ashwin E
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take some time to enjoy the view at this lovely riverside cafe. The drink are good and try the combo platter for a nice snack to share.

Thank Beth H
Slidell, Louisiana
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this spot after walking the bridge and thru town. Had the calamari and some quesadillas. The drinks were reasonable and they had good fans to keep the air moving. Service can be a little overwhelmed but they do work hard to serve you

Thank LarryG1988
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped to rest at this lovely restaurant by the sea. It was an extremely hot day but we found great service, a tremendous view and refreshing drinks at the iguana cafe. The bridge had to move a couple of times. Made for an interesting and much needed stop.

Thank Eliza56003
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun by the swing bridge. Great people watching with a beer or two. The cafe is outside right by the water. You can watch the swing bridge in action.

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Caribbean, Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Handelskade 13 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 465 1056

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