Caribbean Cuisine on Curacao

The cuisine of the Caribbean is a delight to people of island culture as well as visitors, perhaps because their dishes employ regional spice blends, ripe veggies and fruits, and unbelievably fresh seafood. And luckily, guests will have access to more than enough dining options that have it on the menu.

With so much to try, from the informal setting of Boathouse Food & Marina to the amazing dinner service at Sjalotte, it really is possible to find the dish worth fighting over.

Take time to peek at the large collection of places serving Caribbean cuisine available. For each restaurant, you can click its name to get further details about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville

Otrabanda | (999) 462-5999

Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville

Set near the center of downtown Willemstad, Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville is a smart choice for vacationers who are going to spend some time exploring this part of the city and adjacent neighborhoods. When you have a desire to team Caribbean cooking with International flair, this eatery is dishing up both.

Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville focuses on serving fine International cuisine to patrons among a lively and historic location. All their meals are prepared to the highest quality, and despite their Italian foundation, do often include a bit of Curacao flair. For those looking for more than just a flair, there is a also a few authentic Curacao dishes on the menu.


One of the more prominent parts of the restaurant is actually is bar, the Motown Soul Bar. Styled to the old Motown classics as well as Reggae and other similar music genres, this bar is an exciting place to grab a drink, including the special Gouverneur Beer.


(599) 9 864-2233

Located near St. Willibrordus, Karakter is a part of Coral Estate. Piscadera is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the southeast. Fresh seafood and Caribbean style eats make a nice pair at this colorful eatery.

During the day Karakter offers a unique beach experience with comfortable lounge chairs and a lot of shade. When night falls, however, it transforms into a cozy fine dining establishment where you can enjoy culinary delights while viewing the magnificent sunsets and view of the sea.

Seasons Restaurant

Jan Thiel | (599-9) 738-3864

Situated in Jan Thiel, in the same area as Otrabanda, Seasons Restaurant is a good option for people exploring this neighborhood. Willemstad is to the northwest. If the option of International food paired with Caribbean makes your mouth water, make it a goal to eat at this restaurant on your Curaçao trip.

Chef Michael de Leur strives to use seasonal ingredients in the preparation of every meal at Seasons. This means that the menu changes often, but always to great praise. The fare here is part Caribbean and part International, and always innovative. Chef Michael also specializes in creating dishes for guests with special dietary needs.

Restaurant Seasons

Willemstad | (999) 788-2800

Restaurant Seasons

Situated along the eastern outskirts of Willemstad, Restaurant Seasons is on the premises of ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas, and is a logical choice worth considering if you are thinking about exploring this part of the city and the immediate surrounding area. Looking to enjoy much-loved local cuisine in a beautiful yet informal setting? Then definitely don't miss the informal atmosphere at restaurants like Restaurant Seasons.

The decor is European in style, and guests love dining out on the terrace for the view of the pool.

Surf & Turf Restaurant

Punda | (599-9) 465-9035

Surf & Turf Restaurant is situated in Punda, toward the center of Willemstad. Fresh seafood and Caribbean flair are an outstanding combo at this completely casual establishment.

Set right on the Caribbean Sea, Surf & Turf has a relaxed, beach-y vibe about it.

Caribbean Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Aqua Restaurant 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda Caribbean, International (599-9) 462-5000
Baoase Culinary Beach Restaurant 1.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Willemstad Asian Fusion, Caribbean (599-9) 461-1799
Boathouse Food & Marina Willemstad Caribbean, French, Indonesian, International (599-9) 767-2221
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
Mangos Restaurant The vicinity of Willemstad, Central Curacao American, Caribbean (599-9) 869-2450
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
Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville Downtown Willemstad Caribbean, International (999) 462-5999
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

If you're willing to step just outside the box, you might like distinctly different, but still related establishments like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Mr. Conga's Cuban Cusine (599-9)-461-2500 Cuban Downtown 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
Mr. Congas Cuban Cuisine Bar & Grill (599-9) 520-8897 Cuban The vicinity of Willemstad
Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant (599) 9 461-7707 Creole Downtown Willemstad
Asia De Cuba Restaurant (599-9) 747-9009 Cuban Downtown Willemstad

You can't plan for it, but sometimes the best Caribbean food joints in Curaçao are those you find suddenly during your exploration of different cities. However, writing down a handful of delicious-sounding restaurants in your agenda, means even your fall-back options are good ones. To read more about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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