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Jaanchies Restaurant

Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
+599 9 864 0126
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“goat stew” (41 reviews)
“the owner” (164 reviews)
“talking menu” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
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1 - 10 of 767 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived this place was recommended by two locals, i have to believe they either have never been here or were recommending the cute uniqueness of the place. The food was terrible and overpriced and very limited. There is no menu ergo no prices...More

Thank cmrtraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Local restaurant just past Grote Knip beach at your right hand side on your way to Westpunt. The aged owner Jan is your "walking menu" and will guide you - sitting at your table - through the choices of fish and meat including Iguana. All...More

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I arrived in a foul mood and asked to see a menu 3 times after being seated. We got our drinks before seeing a menu and as I was just about ready to get outta there Jaanchi, the owner comes and sits down at our...More

Thank PinkyChile
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were told by a local that it was a touristy type place but we decided to stop for lunch anyway. There is no menu and the owner (I think) stops by your table and tells you the few things that are available but he...More

Thank RosieOO
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stopped at Jaanchies while on a tour in Curacao. Our guide recommended it for a nice, local lunch and she was right. There is no menu.....the owner stops at each table to explain what is available. The highlight was apparently iguana stew but we...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Atmosphere was great....a large map and small map of Curacao adorn one wall for lunch time "here's where we were" chattings...it took a few minutes to scare up a server and the owner came over and told us what our choices were....I went with a...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Easy to miss when you're driving through town. Parking across the street. Causal atmosphere, I assume authentic Curacao. Birds, cats, sleeping dog outside. Jaanchie, the walking talking menu, is quite charming and fun. We tried local dishes including iguana (tasty but very bony), conch and...More

Thank asmith9955
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Beware of ordering here without asking how much you're going to pay, because it is a place where they take advantage of tourists. We came here after reading about Jaanchies in an article about the best things to do in Curaçao. Unfortunately we made the...More

1  Thank travellover34594
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely not just a meal but an experience. We enjoyed watching the birds as we waited for our meal. After being charmed by Jaanchie and his walking talking menu he could hve sold us the island but we went with his suggestions for fish and...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Rest was full but we got the last table. There was live music, evergreens and a lot Elvis. Very Nice food. Good atmosphere. Go There.

Thank troels62
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Do you still serve Keshi Yena, it was the best on the island before
25 October 2016|
Response from fpgirl |
Sorry- can't help you. Don't know what it is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westpunt, Sabana Westpunt, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Sabana Westpunt
  • Phone Number: +599 9 864 0126
  • E-mail