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“Service Desaster”

Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 14 Dessert in Curacao
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, 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 15 November 2013

Food was ok, but the service is a real shame. Had to wait endlessly. In the end even the bill contained an error.

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Thank MikeDe2
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Nice location the food was good and yes sometimes it doesnt feel like there are trying to serve you as it shut have been, bud overall nice place to be especially the beach nice calm waters. And the big stairs are a nice way to go in to the sea.

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Thank arie f
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I ate at Zanzibar twice during my stay in Curacao, and both times service was really bad. Our first time, I gave them the benefit of the doubt because it was right after happy hour on a Saturday and they were really busy. The second time, however, they were really not busy. The waitress served all the tables around us, and we had to ask to order drinks, food, and to get more water. She rolled her eyes and slammed the water down on our table. In addition, we had to wait forever for our check, even though she had no problem serving the tables around us.

It's sad because it is pretty much the only food option at this beach, but get ready to pay a lot of money and wait a long time to eat.

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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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