Located in punda, about 300 meters ene of the floating bridge in punda, is the favorite lunch spot of most, if not all, of the island's local-born population working in punda. open m-f, 10am-3pm, the plasa bieu has about five restaurants within it, serving chinese, jamaican and krioyo local food. try t cabritu stoba stewed goat at grasia di dios, for an excellent example of the island's local cuisine, at one of the only restaurants in punda which offer it. 8-14 naf
Is located next to breezes hotel and close to lions dive hotel and mambo beach near the end of penstraat. seaside terrace has a limited menu, but serves delicious fresh fish red snapper, dradu, tuna, etc. and, if available, very well prepared lobster against very fair prices. the owner "amigo" is very friendly and makes you feel at home right away.
On y va picnic
With a picnic basket full of delicacies from on y va, your day at the beach becomes a unique experience. order your favorite basket one day in advance and pick it up along the way to the beach, or let us deliver it. we are located on your way to the beautiful beaches on the west side of the island. 26-45 naf
Wilhelmina Plein Cafe
Located 200 meters east of the floating bridge in punda, this cafe is a favorite among the island's many dutch interns and businessmen. wilhelmina plein cafe offers exclusively outside seating along a major pedestrian thoroughfare, with good food and one of the island's better beer selections. 18-28 naf
Vincent's Cafe Copa Cabana
Is a relatively hidden cafe just east of the iguana lounge's main bar along the water on the punda side of the bay. skip the overpriced and mediocre waterfront restaurants on the punda side and go to vincent's for great sandwiches as well as a number of good daily special entree's. vincent's is an outdoor cafe under the shade of a number of trees and the two buildings between which it is sandwiched, which also create a very pleasant breeze. 8-20naf. m-s lunch - 6:30pm.
L'Aldea is a brazilian all you can eat steakhouse. Huge salad bar with cold and warm dishes. Ambience: rainforest and Mayan and Inca's ruins. Free shuttle from Hotels available with reservation.
Downtown Cafe at the Hotel Estoril
Breedestraat 179 o, located 200 west of the arti supermarket, on the otrobanda side's main shopping strip the breedestrat/roodeweg open seven days per week 7a-8p, 'el estoril,' as the locals calls it, packs its seven or so tables full from about 10am-4pm, with venezuelan, colombian and dominican expats. the estoril serves a mix of local and latin dishes, all served in a more typically latin style. order at the bar and sit down when a seat becomes available. you'll be expected to share a table if your party cannot fill it. 8-20 naf.
Local cuisine in Curaçao is a mixture of European, West-Indian and East Asian particularly Indonesian flavours. Dutch influences are found in the use of cheeses, bread and seafood, which are also important in Curaçaoan food. Indonesian cuisine, a migrant from Suriname, another of the Netherlands' former colonies, can be found on the island, and explains the widespread availability of Sate and Peanut sauce along with the islands more Caribbean fare. Also, Chinese "snacks" can be found all over the island serving cheap Chinese food. They cater mostly to locals, but most serve good food.
Vegetarians will find enough options available if they are willing to go a bit out of their way to look. Also, some knowledge of basic Spanish or Dutch words describing food is helpful when speaking with locals to determine whether a dish is vegetarian.