Caribbean Cuisine on Curacao

Caribbean culinary staples are favored by all types of travelers, perhaps because chefs use daring flavor combinations, native produce, and artfully prepared fish. In this destination overall, there's several options that feature this cuisine.

From the fine dining atmosphere at Sjalotte to the fantastic dinner service at Porterhouse Steakhouse, you are sure to find something you absolutely love.


Take time to pursue this full list of Caribbean restaurants available. For each restaurant, you can click its name to learn more about its hours, locale, and even nearby attractions.

Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville

Otrabanda | (599) 946-2599 ext. 9

Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville is located near the center of Willemstad. In addition to Caribbean food, this restaurant serves up International dishes, so it's a delicious choice for guests who like to mix it up. The spectacular view of ships sailing in and out of the harbor is one of the draws of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville. Surrounded by a number of other historic buildings, Gouverneur de Rouville offers a timeless ambiance.


(599) 9 864-2233

Karakter, part of Coral Estate, is found near St. Willibrordus; it is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the northwest of Piscadera. Fresh catches from and Caribbean style eats play nicely together at this fun favorite. The most popular menu offerings include the Red Snapper Fillet with refreshing citrus sauce, the spinach and tomato tartlet, the Trio of Fish which includes tuna, red snapper, and salmon with cilantro-soya, risotto, and sauteed fennel. You also won't want to overlook the Ribeye Steak served with homemade fries, spicy butter, and bernaise sauce or the Beef Tenderloin smoked on cherry wood and served with roseval potatoes.

Restaurant Seasons

Willemstad | (999) 788-2800

Restaurant Seasons, on the premises of ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas, is located along the eastern outskirts of Willemstad. Searching for hot, shareable plates of food in a friendly, informal setting? Perhaps you'll like the low-key atmosphere at this restaurant. Gourmet Caribbean comfort food is their specialty, and guests can't seem to get enough of it. Their signature dish is an elegant sauteed goose liver with Calvados sauce in a white wine and honey stoved apple, but other options include salads, sandwiches, and pasta. Each dish is made to perfection and with the highest quality ingredients available. If you're around on Saturday, make sure to stop by in the morning for their "Gossip at Seasons" where guests and locals are treated to the best coffee and pastries on the island.

Rozendaels Restaurant

Punda | (599-9) 461-8806

Rozendaels Restaurant is located in Punda, near the middle of Willemstad. When the whole group's looking out for a really excellent Caribbean meal in a setting that makes you comfortable, this mellow, informal restaurant fits the bill. Chef Danny trained as a chef in Europe and mixes his European style with Caribbean favorites for a menu of International cuisine. Daily specials highlight fresh local ingredients.


Piscadera | 599-9-462-6111

Sjalotte, part of Floris Suite Hotel, is found in toward the heart of Piscadera. Fine dining is definitely their standard, which means guests who are eager to enjoy both an upscale setting and Caribbean prepared meals won't want to miss it. Surrounded by a tropical garden, Sjalotte is an open air eatery elegantly appointed with linen table clothes and modern furnishings.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aqua Restaurant 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda Caribbean, International (599-9) 462-5000
Doner Kebap Shoarma & Grill Brievengat, Central Curacao Caribbean (599-9) 738-5866
Iguana Cafe Downtown Willemstad Caribbean (599) 9 465-1056
Jaanchi's Restaurant 1.3 mi. North of Central Westpunt Caribbean (599-9) 864-0126
Karakter 1.6 mi. South West of Central St. Willibrordus Caribbean, French (599) 9 864-2233
Nemo Restaurant 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Willemstad Caribbean (599-9) 461-7555
Pirate Bay Beach Club & Restaurant Piscadera Bay, Central Curacao Caribbean, International (599-9) 461-0183
Porterhouse Steakhouse 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central Willemstad Caribbean, Contemporary (599-9) 737-3332
Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville Downtown Willemstad Caribbean, International (599) 946-2599 ext. 9
Restaurant Seasons 1.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad Caribbean (999) 788-2800
Rozendaels Restaurant Downtown Willemstad Caribbean, International (599-9) 461-8806
Seasons Restaurant 4.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda Caribbean, International (599-9) 738-3864
Sjalotte 2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda Caribbean, European, Fusion 599-9-462-6111
Surf & Turf Restaurant Downtown Willemstad Caribbean (599-9) 465-9035

Similar Food

Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant

For something different in the same ballpark, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Mr. Conga's Cuban Cusine (599-9)-461-2500 Cuban Downtown Willemstad
Mr. Congas Cuban Cuisine Bar & Grill (599-9) 520-8897 Cuban The vicinity of Willemstad
Landhuis Daniel (599-9) 864-8400 Creole Westpunt, Northwestern part of Curacao
Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant (599-9) 465-0740 Cuban 3.2 mi. Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant (599) 9 461-7707 Creole Downtown Willemstad
Asia De Cuba Restaurant (599-9) 747-9009 Cuban Downtown Willemstad

Some of the best options for Caribbean food in Curaçao are those that you didn't think you'd ever wander into while walking around during the day. Of course, you'll save yourself some stress if you learn about dining in a particular region in advance. To read more concerning the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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