Foods and Drinks in Curacao

Foods and drinks.

Local food is called Krioyo (pronounced the same as criollo, the Spanish word for “Creole”) and boasts a blend of flavours and techniques best compared to Caribbean cuisine and Latin American cuisine. Dishes common in Curaçao are found in Aruba and Bonaire as well. Popular dishes include: stobá (a stew made with various ingredients such as papaya, beef or goat), Guiambo (soup made from okra and seafood), kadushi (cactus soup), sopi mondongo (intestine soup), funchi (cornmeal paste similar to fufu, ugali and polenta) and a lot of fish and other seafood. The ubiquitous side dish is fried plantain. Local bread rolls are made according to a Portuguese recipe. All around the island, there are snèks which serve local dishes as well as alcoholic drinks in a manner akin to the English public house.

The ubiquitous breakfast dish is pastechi: fried pastry with fillings of cheese, tuna, ham, or ground meat. Around the holiday season special dishes are consumed, such as the hallaca and pekelé, made out of salt cod. At weddings and other special occasions a variety of kos dushi are served: kokada (coconut sweets), ko’i lechi (condensed milk and sugar sweet) and tentalaria (peanut sweets). The Curaçao liqueur was developed here, when a local experimented with the rinds of the local citrus fruit known as laraha. Surinamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and Dutch culinary influences also abound. The island also has a number of Chinese restaurants that serve mainly Indonesian dishes such as satay, nasi goreng and lumpia (which are all Indonesian names for the dishes). Dutch specialties such as croquettes and oliebollen are widely served in homes and restaurants.

Azzuro Beachbar and Restaurant

Bapor Restaurant :

Boase Beach club

Blues Bar Restaurant


Boosty Thoughtful Food

Cabana Beach

Cafe Barista

Carribean Breeze Italian Ice

Cas Abao Beach Bar and Restauarant

Champs Ice Cream

Chogogo Terrace

Chopstick Sushi and Raw Bar

City Bar 88

Classics Restaurant

Craving Sushi

Dagaz Gelato

De Buren:

De Dames

Deja Vu!


Dan’s Ice cream shop

De Heeren at Sea:

Douwe Egbert cafe

Dulce Curacao

Di Verse Sauzen

Eatcafe old dutch

El gaucho

El mexicano

Ema Tai

Espetada House


Fort Nassau

Fra Yiu

Fuoco Italian Chophouse


Gelati Bella Italia


Gouverneur de Rouville

Grand cafe de Heeren

Hemingway Beach Bar and Restaurant

Iguana Cafe

Il Forno

Il Gelato

Infinity Beach Club

Jeanchies Restaurant

Kalki Beach Bar ad Grill



Kokomo Beach:

Kome Restaurant

Koraal Rooftop Terrace

La Bonita

Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei

L’Incontro Grill & Pasta

Madero Ocean Club

Marshe Bieuw


Montana Bierhuis Village

Mundo Bizarro

Namora Restaurant




Osterio Rosso

Papagayo Beach Club

Papagayo Speciality Restaurant

Perla del mar

Pincho Garden Restaurant & steak boutique

Pirate Bay

Pirate Nest

Playa Porto Mari Restaurant and Bar

Plein cafe Wilhemina

Restaurant Bijblauw

Restaurant Playa Forti

Restaurant Rozendaels

Restaurant The Pen

Rodeo House of Ribs

Rose Garden Chinese Cuisine

Saint Tropez Oceanclub



Schooner Bar & Restaurant

Scuba Lodge Oceanfront Bar & Restaurant

Seaside Terrace


Shelterrock Paradise






Surf and Turf

Texas Alaporia

The double decker

The Grill King- Family steakhouse and seafood

The Ribs Factory :

The sunset bar & grill

The wine cellar

Toko Williwood

Tony Romas

Watamula Restaurant

Waterfront Restaurant


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