French Cuisine on Curacao

While exploring Curaçao, expect to have the privilege of deciding between a wide range of options when it comes to dining. If you have a taste for French food in particular, then you should take note of those restaurants where this style of cooking is king. In this destination overall, there's several restaurants serving this style.

With lots to tempt your palate, from the informal atmosphere at Landhuis Daniel to the tasty dinner service at Boathouse Food & Marina, there is a choice for every type of traveler and style of vacation.


Before your trip begins, you can pursue the selection of restaurants in Curaçao at which to sample French eats. On each restaurant's name, click to view more information about its hours, location, and other offerings.


(599) 9 864-2233

Located on the island of Curacao, near St. Willibrordus, Karakter is on the premises of Coral Estate. It's 9.4 miles northwest of Piscadera. Lovely, mild seafood and French food make a nice pair at this chilled-out 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.

Wine Cellar

Willemstad | (599) 9 461-2178

Wine Cellar is situated near the center of Willemstad. Searching for quality French cooking in a friendly, informal location? You'll quite like the relaxing ambiance at restaurants like Wine Cellar.

Authentic French cuisine and Caribbean flair come together perfectly in this kitchen, where the freshest and finest ingredients are used to create fishes like rack of lamb (which is flown in weekly from Holland) and fresh Grouper. Don't forget to ask your server for the perfect wine pairing, and you'll definitely want to round out your eal with crepes suzette or quesillo flan for dessert.

Bistro Le Clochard

Punda | (599-9) 462-5666

Bistro Le Clochard is located in Punda, near the center of Willemstad. Considered a casual place to dine, it's not hard to see why people come here to "put their feet up".

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.

Landhuis Daniel

Westpunt | (599-9) 864-8400

Located in the heart of Westpunt, Landhuis Daniel is a viable choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about going to this village or the immediate area. For those visitors hoping to find darn good French food in a relaxed atmosphere, this mellow restaurant is a pretty good choice.

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.

Papagayo Restaurant

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

Papagayo Restaurant , on the premises of Papagayo Beach Resort, is found in Jan Thiel, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Willemstad; 4.0 miles to the southeast of Willemstad. As soon as you walk in, you're in for beautiful dishes served in a setting perfect for special occasions and dates; or maybe a much-needed break from street vendors and casual beach bars.

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.

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

Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, you might like distinctly different, but still related places like the following:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant (599) 9 461-7707 Creole Downtown Willemstad
Pizza Hut Sta. Maria (599-9) 868-8277 Italian The vicinity of Willemstad
Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant (999) 864-7558 Dutch 1.4 mi. West of Central St. Willibrordus
Il Forno Pizzeria (599-9) 736-2323 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Gelati Bella Italia (999) 738-8398 Italian Willemstad
The Green House Restaurant (599-9) 767-7775 / (599-9) 767-9997 Greek Willemstad
Osteria Rosso +599 9 737 3332 Italian 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central Willemstad
La Pergola (599-9)-461-2500 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Sjalotte 599-9-462-6111 European 2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda
Kelly's Cajun Grill -- Cajun Willemstad

Oftentimes, the best cuisines in Curaçao are those you didn't think you'd ever wander into while trekking the town of your choice. However, including at least a couple nice-looking restaurants in your agenda, is encouraged even for flexible travelers. To find out more information about the culinary options available to you, check out this page.


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