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“Fishing boats about, but no fresh fish”

Discover Diving Restaurant
Ranked #126 of 401 Restaurants in Curacao
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Lagun is a small, sheltered beach at the end of a wonderful bay for snorkeling. Drawn onto the beach lie several fishing boats. So, after snorkeling (go there yourself, it is great!), we went into Discover Diving restaurant and ordered food. A fish (she) and fried cuts of fish (me).

The fish was tough. My cuts of fish were tough, too, and not recognizable as fish at all. Or rather, they were leathery somethings cut into the shape of a fish(!) and fried in batter. Back home in Holland, I discovered these same things being sold in the deep-freeze department of my local supermarket, so probably this product had been exported from Holland to Curaçao to be sold in a diving restaurant on the coast.

The meal came with french fried potatoes. Judging by taste and texture, these had been imported as well. No match at all for the locally-made french fries we had tasted elsewhere.

But to end on a more positive note: the cats in the restaurant, all five of them, were less picky than we were. So they got all the fish and they adored it. The girl that served us was very nice and friendly. The beer was cold and tasted excellent. And after we left, we went to another restaurant and had a very nice and tasty meal.

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Thank Pieter D
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

On a recent trip to Curacao, my husband and I stopped at the Discover Diving Restaurant after snorkelling at Lugun Beach. We were staying at Marazul Dive Resort and a fellow guest had told us about the great ribs there. We had a lovely late afternoon drink and ordered two rib meals to go, which came with fries and salad. This is a fun, outdoor little restaurant, and had it been dinnertime when we were there, we would have just eaten there. However, we took our meals to go, went back to our place, and a few hours later when we were ready to eat, we heated everything up in the microwave and had a great meal. The ribs were awesome, and we had enough left over to have another meal the next night. Worth a visit!

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Thank lovesthesun-7
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Near beach, also dive center in same building. Easy Caribbean food and reasonable priced lunch. Food was tasty and location nice. Serving could be faster but on holiday we are not in a hurry.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Accidently found this rustic little restaurant. Glad we did.......we had the fish platter for 2 and it was delicious. Very generous portion size s well.

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Thank polishprincess56
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Our family rented a house for two weeks in Lagun over the winter holidays and frequented the restaurant and dive shop many times. The people working the restaurant were always friendly and helpful. It was very nice that they were open on all the holidays as many places were closed. Was it 5 star dining in a posh restaurant with servers fawning over you (as it sounds like some reviewers were expecting)? No and thanks goodness - if I wanted that I would have vacationed in New York or Paris. But it was a true, relaxed, casual island dining experience. No rush, no worries. The cats, chickens, locals and friendly banter added to the whole experience. Food was very good and surprising just how good a simple cheese and lettuce sandwich on great bread can taste after a morning of diving.
My daughter and I finished our open water diving certification at the dive shop. Instructors were patient, serious (when needed) and fun. Diving with one's own child for the first time can be a bit of test on Dad's nerves but the staff made us very relaxed and comfortable. Wilfred was a great source of island tips and tricks as well.
Overall, Discover Diving was our go to place during our two week stay and very happy we came across it.

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Thank David P
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