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“A shame, this should have been good”

Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 14 Dessert in Curacao
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 October 2013

What a disappointment. This is a great spot, and the food was good, but the service was very poor. We were ignored for ages, had to keep asking for a menu, then had to get up and go to the back to get someone over to take our order. We really were made to feel uncomfortable and its the only place we found like this in two weeks. Great beach but I suggest you take a walk along and try one of the other restaurants nearby, there are several and we had good food and service in two of them.

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Thank fly400
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Service can improve depending on where u visit but for some of the sit in places the service is top notch. The area to relax is chill and relaxing. It's a great place to go with friends and alone if u need that kind of time!

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Thank Knighttravelmd
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

My colleagues and I (from The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort) went to Zanzibar to have some drinks and Pizza, while some of us were swimming 2 of them ordered 3 Pizzas and drinks, when ordering the drinks , they asked for 3 Margaritas , Once the Manager from our work and I approached the waitress to ask her about the order and why the Margarita drinks were taking so long, she said with a bad attitude "you didn't order drinks you order 6 Pizzas",... because she though that the Margarita drinks were Margarita (pizza). We all KNOW that it is human to make a mistake, but after explaining her that it was a misunderstanding and that we want it 3 Margaritas and only 3 Pizzas , her expression in her face was really unpleasant and she responded the local language "Kansami yiu" Which expresses that she was annoyed by us... As ambassadors of the culture of service here in Curacao ourselves, and concern about Curacao’s service reputation, we approached the manager of the Restaurant wanting to feedback about the rude behavior of such employee (her name is Tracy), the manager, while we were still explaining the situation, interrupted us and said: " I already know, and I already talked to her, Anything Else??? " ... Then, there were no Doubts to us that Zanzibar is not Service Oriented and they really need some training in how to treat their clients, regardless of any language barrier. Kindness is an Universal Language , and It is sad to see that from top to bottom in that organization they don't care about the service. I think they take their visitors for granted because the overall atmosphere of the beach area were they are located is beautiful and It is a famous spot in Curacao.

We will prefer not to recommend Zanzibar to our Guests anymore, given the above mentioned circumstances.

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Thank SweetAle
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

If you're in Curacao to relax, there's no better place to go than Zanzibar. The food is good, the service is excellent, and the prices are reasonable especially since it caters to tourists. It's safe, clean and very family friendly. I highly recommend this hotspot!

Thank AirDumas
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Went specifically for the pizza based on reviews and it was delicious when it finally came. Very crowded when we arrived but hostess assured us she'd take care of us. Only 15 min wait for table but got stuck back by the kitchen which wasn't great. Service from that point on was beyond slow. We constantly had to flag down any server we could find for drinks, refills and the check. Definitely got the feeling that they had plenty of customers and didn't care about customer service.

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Thank hmngbrd
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