When the craving strikes for Dutch food, don't miss out on an opportunity to satisfy your hunger. Though not incredibly abundant, there are a couple of places in Curaçao where you can sample some.
With lots to try, from the very casual setting of Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant to the dives whose family-made creations are worth adding to your vacation scrapbook, there's a menu suited for each guest and for that special evening you're planning too.
The following list allows you to peek at the limited selection of Dutch places that you may come across during your vacation. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to view the full article about its ambiance, specialties, and nearby things to do.
Located near the middle of Westpunt, Landhuis Daniel is a good option for people who are going to explore this village or an adjacent area. Considered a casual dining option, it's nice when you're not in the mood to get dolled up. There are three menus available at Landhuis Daniel; the fixed a la carte menu, the menu that changes weekly, and the menu that changes daily. On each, there are offerings created from the freshest local ingredients available, in styles that reflect French, Mediterranean, and Creole cooking traditions.
Located near St. Willibrordus, Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant is on the premises of Playa Porto Mari. In case you're wondering, Piscadera is ten and a half miles (17 kilometers) to the southeast. When you'd rather not get all dressed up before digging into great Dutch fare, don't hesitate to try this place which has a really casual setting. The menu at Playa Porto Mari is filled with Dutch and Indonesian treats. Try the bitterballen or kroketten, which are fried breads stuffed with meats, or a hearty chicken sateh. Don't forget to order a side of the famous crispy french fries.
When you're up for simply enjoying flavorful Dutch fare, stop by this dining option where the whole vibe is very laid-back. Crispy, breaded croquettes come in a variety of flavors, including beef, chicken curry, conch, vegetable, bacalao, and beef bitterballen.
If you seek even more options in this same genre, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like the following:
|Cielo Ristorante Italiano||(599-9) 462-5000||Italian||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda|
|La Pergola||(599-9)-461-2500||Italian||Downtown Willemstad|
|Bistro Le Clochard||(599-9) 462-5666||Swiss||Downtown Willemstad|
|Papagayo Restaurant||(599) 974-7433 ext. 113||French||4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
|Pizza Hut Brionplein||(599-9) 465-6767||Italian||Downtown Willemstad|
|Karakter||(599) 9 864-2233||French||1.6 mi. South West of Central St. Willibrordus|
|The Green House Restaurant||(599-9) 767-7775 / (599-9) 767-9997||Greek||Willemstad|
|(599-9) 461-3730||Italian||Downtown Willemstad|
|(599) 9 461-2178||French||0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Willemstad|
Guests often find that the best places to try any cuisine in Curaçao are the ones you didn't think you'd ever wander into while walking around during the day. Then again, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead. To find out more details about the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.
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