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“Down to earth spot, good food at low prices, lousy handling of complaints though”
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De Tropen
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I have been to this down to earth place on a high traffic road many times. I love the food, nothing fancy but with great taste and very reasonably priced.

9 of the 10 experiences here are good, therefore it is such a pity that when you have a rare complaint this is dealt with very poorly. The Ceasar salad that I ordered last week was terrible, with a strange stressing and lacking some basic ingredients of a Ceasar salad. I told the waiter who did not show any interest in my complaint and just told me 'well, yes, we have changed the menu'.

Again, I hardly complain but when I have a valid complaint I would like to be dealt with as a valued customer.

Further, De Tropen is another a restaurant that does not comply with the law by adding 9% sales tax on printed prices (law: these prices are to be inclusive of sales tax). Just deal with by not leaving any tip and telling your waiter that you consider the illegal 9% surcharge being the tip.

Nevertheless, I can recommend de Tropen for some good, reasonably priced food in a down to earth ambience.

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Thank Margret S
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Cool distinctive dining at the Tropen. Good quality of food doesn’t have to mean spending lots of money. People told us “mainly a place where interns like to dine because of the cheap money” Bullitt, fresh cooked vegetables, meat, pastas etc. are very well perpetrated and served. The friendly and thoughtful staff just feels the vibe of their guests. The only minor are some crazy Antillean people who think everybody likes to hear the loudness of their cars and bikes.

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Thank Ella en Jan J
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

During our stay on Curacao, we visited De Tropen 3 times. All of these experiences have been very good. Fast service, good food and very low prices compared to some other restaurants. The food is not 2-star material, but personally I like a good burger with a salad or french fries. They have large menu and a short list of 12 dishes for 15 ANG. Some of the furniture is a bit dated, but most of it has been replaced by newer tables and lounge chairs.

If you want a nice meal De Tropen is a good place to visit.

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3  Thank EricBus
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

If you would like to have a fast and easy mail which is reasonably priced, you can visit the Tropen. Don't expect any culinaire suprises, the food tasts very good but is simple. The staff is very friendly.

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Thank andre s
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Reviewed 28 January 2010

This is a popular hangout for the local people because of their very active "quiz" nights. You can create a group of up to five people and compete to be the winning team. It's a very entertaining way to spend a few hours and the announcer will ask the trivia in both English and Dutch. They also have live music on the weekend.

Also this is a great place to come during the day to eat and work on the internet as it is one of the very few wifi areas in town that also gives you a power outlet.

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1  Thank Hop_and_Jaunt
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