French Cuisine on Curacao

During your visit to Curaçao, you'll happen upon a delicious array of local eateries, vendors, and fine food. French food lovers won't want to miss those restaurants offering this cuisine on the menu. Expect to see more than enough places that feature it on their menus.


With lots to try, from the informal atmosphere at Wine Cellar to the intoxicating breakfast, dinner and lunch at Papagayo Restaurant, there's something for every guest and even for a memorable date night.

Before your trip begins, you can scan and read details about the group of popular establishments that quench cravings for French food. See one that catches your eye? Click its name to learn more about its hours, location, and other offerings.


(599) 9 864-2233

Karakter, which is part of Coral Estate, is located on the island of Curacao, near St. Willibrordus; it is nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the northwest of Piscadera. Seafood and French flair are made for each other at this fun restaurant.

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.

Bistro Le Clochard

Punda | (599-9) 462-5666

Bistro Le Clochard can be found in Punda, near the heart of Willemstad. When you're hoping to find a delectable French dish that's far from prim and proper, this informal restaurant is a perfect fit.

The bistro keeps up the historic element of the surrounding fort by embracing the stone walls and using dark wood furnishings. Strategic lighting and tropical plants brighten up the dining room, making it a comfortable and inviting locale to enjoy a meal. Bistro Le Clochard offers varying seating options which also include a glassed-in dining room resembling a greenhouse and an outdoor terrace arrangement. The restaurant has a formal air about it.

Papagayo Restaurant

Jan Thiel | (599) 974-7433 ext. 113

Papagayo Restaurant , a part of Papagayo Beach Resort, can be found in Jan Thiel, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Willemstad; approximately four miles (approximately six and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Willemstad. As soon as guests hear about it, they're already here for beautiful dishes served in a setting that offers a well-deserved break from the informal, quick-service places elsewhere.

During the day, the sunlight shines into Papagayo giving it a bright, welcoming atmosphere. As the sun sets however, the restaurant becomes more subdued offering up a romantic setting for one of the best meals of your life.

Landhuis Daniel

Westpunt | (599-9) 864-8400

Landhuis Daniel is located in the heart of Westpunt. Ready for quality French cooking in a beautiful yet informal environment? Give some thought to the laid-back surroundings at this bistro.

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.

Boathouse Food & Marina

Willemstad | (599-9) 767-2221

Boathouse Food & Marina

Boathouse Food & Marina is on Brakkeput Ariba z/n. Seafood (of course) and French fare both share the spotlight at this well-liked dining option.

The Boathouse prides itself on serving meals prepared with only the freshest ingredients. The seafood is caught fresh daily, and seasonal fruits and vegetables come straight to the kitchen from the local market. The wine menu features wines from around the world. An Indonesian specialty buffet is also featured on Wednesdays.

French Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Bistro Le Clochard Downtown Willemstad French, Swiss (599-9) 462-5666
Boathouse Food & Marina Willemstad Caribbean, French, Indonesian, International (599-9) 767-2221
Karakter 1.6 mi. South West of Central St. Willibrordus Caribbean, French (599) 9 864-2233
Landhuis Daniel Westpunt, Northwestern part of Curacao Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean (599-9) 864-8400
Papagayo Restaurant 4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad French, Mediterranean (599) 974-7433 ext. 113
Pictures 3.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda French, Mediterranean (999) 820-4550
Wine Cellar 0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Willemstad French (599) 9 461-2178

Similar Food

Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant

If seeking variety within the same genre, there are more options from this same flavor palette at places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Kelly's Cajun Grill -- Cajun Willemstad
Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant (999) 864-7558 Dutch 1.4 mi. West of Central St. Willibrordus
Pasta & Pizza (599-9) 465-6450 Italian Downtown Willemstad
La Pergola (599-9)-461-2500 Italian Downtown Willemstad
The Green House Restaurant (599-9) 767-7775 / (599-9) 767-9997 Greek Willemstad
Cielo Ristorante Italiano (599-9) 462-5000 Italian 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda
Gelati Bella Italia (999) 738-8398 Italian Willemstad
Osteria Rosso +599 9 737 3332 Italian 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central Willemstad
Pizza Hut Sta. Maria (599-9) 868-8277 Italian The vicinity of Willemstad
Cafe Italia (599-9) 461-3730 Italian Downtown Willemstad

Despite your dining plans, you may find the best food and drink options in Curaçao are those you decide upon spontaneously while trekking the town of your choice. Of course, you'll save yourself some stress if you plan on visiting specific venues. To discover even more about the types of food awaiting you, check out this page.


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