French Cuisine on Curacao

Throughout Curaçao, expect to be able to sample a wide range of options when it comes to dining. Fans of French cuisine should take note of the restaurants specializing in this cuisine. Across Curaçao, visitors will find more than enough dining options that have it on the menu.

With options including everything from the informal setting of Bistro Le Clochard to the tasty breakfast, dinner and lunch at Papagayo Restaurant, there's something for every person in your party and any desired budget.


Below, preview the moderate selection of places where the focus is on French food. For each option that interests you, click the name to see more important info about its location, style, and more.


(599) 9 864-2233

Karakter, which is part of Coral Estate, is found on the island of Curacao, near St. Willibrordus; it's 9.4 miles to the northwest of Piscadera. Fresh fish and French cuisine both share the spotlight at this relaxed restaurant atmosphere. <p>During the day Karakter offers a unique beach experience with comfortable lounge chairs and a lot of shade. When night falls, however, it transforms into a cozy fine dining establishment where you can enjoy culinary delights while viewing the magnificent sunsets and view of the sea.</p>

Landhuis Daniel

Westpunt | (599-9) 864-8400

Located near the center of Westpunt, Landhuis Daniel is a good choice that's worth considering if you're thinking about going to this village or nearby areas. Searching for hot, shareable plates of food in a friendly, informal setting? Don't miss the low-key surroundings at this bistro. <p>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.</p>

Bistro Le Clochard

Punda | (599-9) 462-5666

Located in downtown Willemstad, Bistro Le Clochard is on Rif Fort. Are you in the mood for a great plate of food in a comforting, convenient setting? Consider the mellow atmosphere at this bistro. <p>Some of the most delicious soups and dishes in seafood and hot and cold appetizers are served at Bistro Le Clochard. While beef dishes are their specialty, they also provide other delicacies like tenderloin with assorted mushrooms in cream sauce. Appetizers include snails marinated in cognac or crepes stuffed with a seafood ragout with a hollandaise sauce.</p>

Papagayo Restaurant

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

Papagayo Restaurant is on the same premises as Papagayo Beach Resort, and is a logical selection worth considering if you are thinking about visiting this neighborhood. From the restaurant, Willemstad is approximately four miles (approximately six and a half kilometers) to the northwest. This is a popular choice, particularly because they offer a fine, formal meal for special occasions requiring something beyond so-called beach eats. <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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</p> <p>Ximenez; Wagyu beef tenderloin with potato mousseline, green beans, fresh truffle shavings, and syrup</p> <p>of Pedro Ximenez; and grilled lobster with truffle ravioli, sautéed spinach, marinated scallops with a chanterelles sauce.</p>

Boathouse Food & Marina

Willemstad | (599-9) 767-2221

Boathouse Food & Marina

Boathouse Food & Marina is a logical choice worth considering if you're thinking about visiting this part of the city and the immediate surrounding area. Fresh fish from Curaçao's coasts and French cuisine get along famously at this unique eatery. <p>The Boathouse offers gourmet-quality cuisine in a casual setting, completely embracing its maritime surroundings.</p>

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

Cielo Ristorante Italiano

You may crave something slightly different, in which case there are similar flavors to be experienced 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
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
Gelati Bella Italia (999) 738-8398 Italian Willemstad
Ole Ole Jazz Club and Restaurant (599) 9 461-7707 Creole Downtown Willemstad
La Pergola (599-9)-461-2500 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Pasta & Pizza (599-9) 465-6450 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Pizza Hut Brionplein (599-9) 465-6767 Italian Downtown Willemstad
Point Snack (599-9) 737-7422 Dutch The vicinity of Willemstad
Cafe Italia (599-9) 461-3730 Italian Downtown Willemstad

Visitors often find that the best culinary offerings in Curaçao are the ones that you happen upon while journeying to and from your hotel. But, keeping at least a few places in your agenda, might save you in a pinch. To discover more concerning the dining options awaiting you, check out this page.


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