Curacao is one of the most popular holiday destinations and with good reason. The white sandy beaches, palm trees and azure blue sea make you feel as if you are in a beautiful paradise. After a busy day of excursions or just a day of doing absolutely nothing, you want to enjoy the culinary side of Curacao. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about eating and drinking on Curacao and have listed the 5 best restaurants of Curacao for you.
What does it cost to go out for dinner on Curacao?
In Curacao, the average price for dining out is around the same as in the US and UK. So, you can actually make it as expensive or cheap as you want it to be. In Curacao, people pay with the Antillean guilder. But they also accept US dollars as payment in shops and restaurants. 1 Antillean guilder is equal to approximately $0.56 and £0,41 pound. You can take this into account when you see the prices of the dishes.
Eating and drinking on Curacao
Do you want to get to know the cuisine of Curacao? Then choose iguana for example. You have probably seen an iguana walking around on the island and it is a true delicacy in Curacao and Bonaire. Can’t see yourself eating an iguana? Then you can also opt for the perhaps slightly more accessible pastechi. This is a pastry filled with cheese, meat or fish. A typical drink that you really should not skip is Blue Curacao. This liqueur has a sweet taste and fits perfectly with the atmosphere on the island.
The locals’ favourites
We have listed the 5 best places to eat on Curacao for you.
At hotel Scuba Lodge you will find a restaurant called De Heeren at Sea. Here, you can enjoy the most delicious cocktails and the authentic cuisine of Curacao. Because of its location by the sea, you can dine here with a beautiful view. Heeren at Sea is especially known for its tender and juicy steaks, but also has many other varied dishes on the menu. Highly recommended for the whole family!
This sea-view restaurant offers an unforgettable culinary experience. At Baoase, they are known for finishing the dishes at the table, which makes it all the more special.
Do you like fish? Then a culinary visit to De Visserij in Willemstad should definitely not be forgotten during your visit to Curacao. Local fishermen bring their ‘catch of the day’ directly to the restaurant. The menu is therefore different every day, depending on what the fishermen have caught that day. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Looking for a healthy, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal? Then The Pen is the right place for you. They cater for food preferences and allergies, making it the perfect place to eat with any kind of company. Don’t forget to take a picture of the dishes, they are all very photogenic.
Do you love sushi? On Curacao you can go to Chopstix for delicious sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes. Perhaps not quite typical of Curacao, but certainly worth a visit if you are looking for something different.
With these top 5 best restaurants of Curacao, you can enjoy the culinary cuisine of Curacao. However, there is also enough choice to choose something else to eat. Looking for the best hotels on Curacao? Check out our blog with the top 7 best hotels!