They offer a buffet in the evening and serve from the menu. The service was very good and so was the food.
The restaurant is on the second floor of the shopping mall but you can take the elevator to get there.
Favorite Dish: Since I do not eat meat, they fixed me a special serving of spinach and cheese that was delicious.
This french/swiss restaurant has a very unique setting. It is located inside the Rif Fort
Cocktails on the terrace at sunset is a great way to begin. It is especially exciting when a large ship passes by in the harbor.
Inside you have views of the harbor lights and Punda.
The Indonesian decor features batiks, copper pots, and wooden figurines. Over 100 Wajang dolls are on display throughout the restaurant.
The service was great and the food was delightful.
It is rather hard to find because of lack of road signs in the area.
Favorite Dish: I had the veggie platter which had several different things on it but my favorite thing was the bread spread with mango preserves.
The food here was fantastic. Great service and relaxing atmosphere.
The only problem that we had was finding how to get into their parking lot. We must have walked a mile to get there.
Favorite Dish: The soup was outstanding. The food was all good but not Thai spicey.
This hotel/casino was very near the airport. You could see the planes take off and land from the open air restaurant.
We just stopped for a light lunch while waiting to pick up my son at the airport.
Very friendly staff.
We chose to eat at the Iguana Cafe because I wanted to set out near the waterfront.
The menu was mostly sanwiches with a few local dishes. Somewhat expensive for what you got.
Favorite Dish: Nothing very great here, just the atmosphere.
My husband always says that you can't eat that.
Sit right on the beach in the sand..watch the locals swim and fish. A really great sunset can be seen here
The staff is super friendly and accomodationg.
Favorite Dish: I am still craving that fish soup 6 months later!
Very nice to eat on the beach, food is good the waiter not. i think the waiter had a bad day.
we were with a group had two coupons for a bottle of wine and the waiter gave only one. he said it is one per group on the coupon said one per 2 persons.
We had eaten here before the wedding was here. the cook was good and very friendly.
we had a kind of barbeque with salades.
it was a bit further from the restaurant on the beach.
Favorite Dish: i had
salade chicken and lobster small 13.50 naf
stoofpotje mix of meat and vegtables 27.50 n
fishsoup 9.50 naf
fett. chorizo 23,50 naf
2 still water 0.5l 2,85 naf
regular coffee 2,86 naf
tea 2,86 naf
diet cola 2,85 naf
total inc tax 4,41 92,68 naf
so this bill is in guilders
Normally I would avoid Starbucks but the ambience here is so pleasant I couldn't resist. This is one of the only places that will make you a proper, American-style Iced Coffee. Great air conditioning and free WiFi along with indoor/outdoor seating.
Great job to Anne and her staff. Near to the Renaissance. Truly the nicest-looking Starbucks I have ever patronized.
Favorite Dish: Iced Coffee
Here at The Blues Bar you can watch the sunset while having dinner and listening to Jazz (Thursdays and Saturdays). The resturaunt is closed on Mondays.
Although it is part of the Avila Hotel, there were many locals socializing at the bar.
Although I was not looking for them, while my wife and I were walking down Breedestraat towards Columbusstraat (both main streets in Punda) we stumbled upon a little shady sidewalk park area and there before us were the signs indicating the presence of a Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut fast food restaurant.
Deciding very quickly, we went in and got a little chicken snack. The place was fairly clean and the chicken tasted just like the KFC back home. The only problem I had was that I love biscuits with butter and after I ordered my biscuit they told me they did not have any butter. I didn't think to ask if they were just out of butter or never carried it.
But if you have a craving for some American fast food while you are in Curacao you can certainly find it.
Favorite Dish: The chicken snack was good.
Willemstad offers excellent restaurants and bistros where it is very pleasant to spend some time. Imagine sitting out on a pleasant colorful street, the soft shining of the antique streetlights providing the early evening with a mellow glow. The narrow bay with its ever-rushing water gurgles past you while you take in the seaside sounds of the ferry and passing ships and boats. Singles and couples swirl around you providing a gentle murmuring background filled in by the occasional automobile passing by in the street.
That's what it is like along Handelskade street in Punda. Best known for its cartoon colored buildings, Handelskade street provides several nice sidewalk cafes where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or an entire meal.
Favorite Dish: Unfortunately, I was not in Curacao long enough to enjoy the treat of partaking from one of these quaint bistros.
One of the things that makes Willemstad so easy for a tourist to visit is its plethora of small sidewalk cafes, bistros, fast food places, and food stands that provide easy, relaxed and quick service so that one is not taken away from sightseeing or shopping for any great length of time.
I saw a shady, inviting little place in Punda that I wanted to stop at but we were too busy shopping at the time. It was just off to the right of Keuken Plein Street which intersects Breedestraat Street just past Boolchand?s, on the same side of the street, if you are walking away from the harbor. Probably easier to find on a map than my lame instructions here.
Another place that obviously caters to tourists is the one shown in the photograph. This was located on the Otrobanda side of the harbor and part of the way down towards Riffort. It seems to cater to the tourists that are shopping in the tent market located along the promenade there.
Just in back of this kiosk was a thriving hair-braiding business. Several teenagers were getting their hair down there as I walked past.
Excellent "cooked to order" Indian food. Four of us ordered a dinner each which included one entre, a salad, rice, and bread plus two additional side entres. We shared all six entres. The entres we ordered were Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Curry, Spinach with Cheese, Chick peas with potatoes, and two orders of mixed vegetables. We like spicy food and asked the chef to spice it up, which he did and we were delighted. The view of the harbour from our seat at the top of Rif Fort is spectacular at sunset.
Favorite Dish: The spinach with cheese was great. I especially liked the way the cheese was rolled in spices and grilled then sauted into the chopped spinach. When you bit into the cheese it had a slightly toasted spicy exterior and a moist almost creamy center.
Just returned from Curacao and nothing to eat is cheap. Best thing is to get a good meal for your money. We ate at several restaraunts and most of the time left still hungry. Hooks is the exception - by far the best food deal on the island. Also try the restaraunts in the Rif Fort the Indian was outstanding and the Steak and Seafood restaraunt looked great though we did not eat there.
Stay away from La Pergola on the Punda waterfront, the nearby Kingfish is less expensive and casual for waterfront dining.