Dutch Cuisine on Curacao

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.

Landhuis Daniel

Westpunt | (599-9) 864-8400

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.

Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant

(999) 864-7558

Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant

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.

Point Snack

The vicinity of Willemstad | (599-9) 737-7422

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.

Similar Food

If you seek even more options in this same genre, you're likely to enjoy similar offerings at restaurants like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
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
Gelati Bella Italia (999) 738-8398 Italian 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
Cafe Italia (599-9) 461-3730 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Wine Cellar (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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