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Top 5 best places to eat on Curacao


Curacao is one of the most popular vacation destinations and for good reason. The pearly white beaches of Klein Curacao, palm trees and azure blue sea, among others, will make you feel like you are in a beautiful paradise for a while. After a busy day of excursions or just a day of doing nothing at all, you will want to enjoy the culinary Curacao. We tell you everything you need to know about eating and drinking on Curacao and have listed the 5 best restaurants in Curacao for you.


What does eating out in Curacao cost?

In Curacao, the average price for eating out is around the same price as in the Netherlands. So you can actually make it yourself as expensive or cheap as you want. In Curacao, payment is made with the Antillean guilder. 1 Antillean guilder is equivalent to about 48 cents. So you can take this into account when you see the prices listed with the dishes.


Eating and Drinking on Curacao

Would you like to get acquainted with the cuisine of Curacao? Then choose iguana, for example. On the island, you have probably seen an iguana (“iguana”) walking around, and it is a true delicacy in Curacao and Bonaire. Can’t see yourself eating an iguana anytime soon? 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 you really should not skip is Blue Curacao. This liqueur is sweet in taste and totally suits the island atmosphere.


Locals’ favorites

We have listed the 5 best places to eat on Curacao for you.

Scuba Lodge

At Hotel Scuba Lodge there is a restaurant called The Heeren at Sea. Here you can enjoy the tastiest cocktails and the authentic cuisine of Curacao. Its seaside location allows you to dine with a beautiful view. The Heeren at Sea is best known for its tender and juicy steaks, but also has many other varied dishes on the menu. Highly recommended for the whole family!



At this sea-view restaurant you can enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience. In fact, at Baoase they are known for finishing the dishes at the table, this makes it all even more special.


The Fisheries

Do you like fish? Then you should definitely not miss a culinary visit to De Visserij in Willemstad during your visit to Curacao. Local fishermen bring their “catch of the day” directly to the restaurant. The menu is therefore different every day, the menu depends entirely on what the fishermen have caught on that day. It couldn’t be fresher!


The Pen

Looking for a healthy, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal? Then you are always in the right place at The Pen. They cater to food preferences and allergies, making it the perfect place to eat with any kind of company. Also, be sure not to forget to take a picture of the dishes, as they are all very photogenic.



Fan of sushi? On Curacao, you can visit Chopstix for delicious sushi, sashimi and Japanese dishes. Perhaps not quite typical of Curacao, but definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for something different.

With these top 5 best restaurants of Curacao, you can enjoy culinary cuisine of Curacao, but there is also enough in between to choose just something different. Looking for the best hotels in Curacao? Check out our blog with the top 7 best hotels!