Bistro Le Clochard

Set on the grounds of the historic Rif Fort, the award-winning Bistro le Clochard was named for the vagrants (or, clochard in French) who lived inside the fort during the 1970s. Today, the vagrants are gone, but the French and Swiss cuisine of the bistro keep the fort alive.


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.

Bistro Le Clochard is a bistro that serves French and Swiss dishes. The style of dining and service here is considered informal. They are open for business during both dinner and lunch, so don't hesitate to pay this place a visit. You might fall in love with a local favorite.


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.


Set in downtown Willemstad, Bistro Le Clochard is on Rif Fort.

Travelers can combine their restaurant visit with excellent local sightseeing options by patronizing one of the many close-by area attractions, such as Postal Museum.

Many guests are also drawn to the variety of outdoorsy activities in the vicinity. Any golfers who come to town can leisurely practice (or take serious score) at the closest golf club, Curacao Golf and Squash Club. For those who want a mix of excitement and leisure, trek over to Avila Beach, which you will find to be the nearest beach and is only a short distance away away. Plus, these two are only some of the beaches and golf courses in the surrounding area.

Nearby Restaurants

If you're in the mood for a local restaurant with some similar kinds of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there are at least a couple of nearby options to choose between, including Rozendaels Restaurant.

On the other hand, if you want something different, this region of Curacao has a large selection of restaurants, where you will encounter cuisine styles ranging from the familiar to the exotic. For example, you could also try International fare at Ay Caramba Cafe, which isn't very far away.

Credit Cards Accepted

Bistro Le Clochard accepts American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa.

Contact Info

Location: Rif Fort, Punda, Curacao

Phone: (599-9) 462-5666




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