French Cuisine on Curacao

While staying in Curaçao, you'll be impressed by the plentiful supply of quick-service, sit-down, and fine dining establishments. Guests who already have plans to eat French food won't want to miss the various establishments that always feature it on the menu. Take a peek at the French dishes awaiting you with the restaurants described below.

With plenty of variety, from the fine dining atmosphere at Papagayo Restaurant to the much anticipated breakfast service at Landhuis Daniel, it really is possible to find the dish that suits your taste - and budget.


The list below allows you to get more details about the enticing set of places where French food is dished out. Find one that whets your appetite and click its name to view more information about its specialties, style, and what you can do nearby.


(599) 9 864-2233

Karakter, part of Coral Estate, is situated near the heart of the island of Curacao, near St. Willibrordus; it's nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) to the northwest of Piscadera. Fresh seafood and French flavors are an outstanding combo at this chilled-out 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

Positioned in downtown Willemstad, Bistro Le Clochard is a popular choice worth considering if you're going to spend some time exploring this neighborhood. When your family is thinking about memorable French cuisine without all the fuss, this casual, breezy restaurant hits its mark. 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 , which is part of Papagayo Beach Resort, can be 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 that sticks out in a destination normally ripe with pub grub and beachy eats. The international menu at Papagayo Restaurant sees ingredients imported from around the world to make them as authentic as possible -- that is, when the head chef can't find the most fresh locally-sourced products on the island. Everything at this restaurant is homemade, and that means that if you have any dietary concerns, the kitchen can work with you with no problem. If you're overwhelmed and can't decide what to order, consider these items, which are the most popular choices: sauteed foie gras with caramelized apple, almond shavings, infused with aloe vera and Pedro Ximenez; Wagyu beef tenderloin with potato mousseline, green beans, fresh truffle shavings, and syrup of Pedro Ximenez; and grilled lobster with truffle ravioli, sautéed spinach, marinated scallops with a chanterelles sauce.

Landhuis Daniel

Westpunt | (599-9) 864-8400

Located in the heart of Westpunt, Landhuis Daniel is a logical selection for you to consider if you're thinking about visiting this village or the surrounding area. Ready for a satisfying meal in a comforting, convenient setting? Then definitely don't miss the laid-back backdrop 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.

Wine Cellar

Willemstad | (599) 9 461-2178

Wine Cellar is located in the heart of Willemstad. Seeking quality French cooking in a refreshingly casual and classy setting? Perhaps you'll like the naturally relaxing atmosphere at this restaurant. 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.

Similar Food

Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, there are more options from this same flavor palette at restaurants below:

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
Sjalotte 599-9-462-6111 European 2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda
Kelly's Cajun Grill -- Cajun Willemstad
Pasta & Pizza (599-9) 465-6450 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Il Forno Pizzeria (599-9) 736-2323 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Cafe Italia (599-9) 461-3730 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Point Snack (599-9) 737-7422 Dutch The vicinity of Willemstad
Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant (599) 9 461-7707 Creole Downtown Willemstad
Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant (999) 864-7558 Dutch 1.4 mi. West of Central St. Willibrordus

Visitors often find that the best places to dine in Curaçao are the ones that you casually come across while walking the streets near your hotel. But, noting the names of some interesting-sounding restaurants on the list, might save you in a pinch. To find out more information concerning the kinds of food waiting for you, check out this page.


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