Clarion Hotel & Suites Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao, 0
Phone: (599) 9 433-6666
Fax: (599) 9 433-6602
If you're in the mood for pizza the way the Italians intended it to be, Tomatoes Pizzas is the place for you. The wood-fired oven at this restaurant bakes the traditionally kneaded pizzas, the one that churns out supremely delicious flavors every single time. Kids are sure to be delighted by the preparations specifically directed for them. So come and savor the pizzas here by the waterside or take it home, Tomatoes are sure to make a mark. The happy hour is from 4p to 5p, so make the most of this time. Visit the website for more.
"Awa Di Playa" translates to "water of the beach." The waterfront restaurant of the same name does not come with a written menu; just a verbal mention of its reasonably-priced daily specials. On offer are the day's freshest catch, fished straight out of the Caribbean. Honest flavors of red snapper, panga, jack and dorade come through with simple and traditional recipes that attract island visitors looking for a taste of authenticity. The interiors are rustic, with plastic chairs and unpolished, wooden beams to call as decor. Enjoy the sunny and breezy atmosphere that's enhanced with picturesque views of fishing boats lazing around Piscadera Bay for a true tropical dining experience.
The Royal Dutch Cheesery is where cheese lovers go to try, dine, and purchase. Offering a wide selection of cheeses to sample - including the flavors of Reypenaer, a traditional Dutch cheese - you can choose accompany them with sides of fruit or bread. You can also order your cheese in a fondue form for those cold nights. With an intimate dining room and plenty of wine to boot, this is the perfect place for a romantic night out.
Burger Bar is located in Riffort Village, an ancient fort reconstructed into an entertainment complex, possessing manicured gardens. Their menu will do an American fast food joint proud, boasting of a selection of chicken wings, french fries and hamburgers, with exotic toppings and sauces. Their Angus Beef Burger, with lettuce and tomato filling, is particularly recommended. Guests can revel in Salsa and other Latin American melodies by popular bands. Patrons are often spotted dancing to their ebullient music. This restaurant also affords lavish views of the Sint Anna Bay and the magnificent coastal landscape.
For an authentic Indian meal on the Caribbean island, Indi's Spice Bar is the standard. It opened its doors in 2002 and features traditional Indian specialties. Savor hot and spicy samosas and pakoras with some masala chai and fresh sea breezes. On the menu are cuisine staples like dal fry, chicken tikka, lamb vindaloo and prawn masala, paired well with paratha or rice. Enjoy your meal with panoramic vistas of the ocean and rows houses along its shore.
O Porto is a great place to dine in Willemstad. Located in a historical area off the St Anna Bay coast, it overlooks breathtaking views of the capital. Savor delicious seafood specialties like Grouper Fillet Puerto Rican Style, Mix O Porto Seafood, Atlantic Conch With Shrimp and Mussels Al Gratin, as well as meat preparations like Chicken and Lomito Skewer and T Bone Steak. Happy Hours and live music draw in the crowds. Enjoy your dining experience overlooking the Handelskade, Koningin Julianabrug and Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.
A Cuban-styled restaurant by the waterfront, Mr. Congas gets as real and authentic as one can get. The place is lively yet sophisticated and the live music by the talented jazz and bolero musicians will compel you to tap your feet as you absorb the lovely ambience. The food will leave you craving for more with delicious seafood specialties on the menu and extremely helpful wait staff to guide you through the menu. The eatery has an extensive drinks and cigar menu too.
The menu at Mangos features globally inspired dishes like BBQ Pork Loin Ribs and Red Snapper Filet, as well as local specialties like Lekkerbek, fried lionfish and Erwtensoep, a Dutch pea soup. The interiors are inviting and the seating extends to its breezy terrace. Its location in the touristy Piscadera area, but great service and value attracts plenty of visitors. The restaurant also plays host to interesting art exhibitions by emerging artists.
Few restaurants in Curacao can boast the level of passion and innovation present at Kome Restaurant, a late 2012 addition to the expanding cuisine scene in Willemstad. The cuisine at Kome, which means "eat" in the local Papiamentu language, is not locked down to one style, instead mixing and matching some of the best aspects of American, Caribbean, Asian and French influences. The end result is simply stunning, a showcase of some of the best traditions of local cooking elevated through fresh ingredients and a refreshingly modern (for Curacao at least) approach in regards to plating and flavor pairing. The menus are small and constantly changing, although in the brief itemization of dishes there is something for everyone. Watch for Kome's preparation of funchi, a regional cornmeal dish that has a backup role in most dishes. The interior parallels the cuisine in many regards, a classic Curacao residence updated for modern tastes through subtle wood accents and subdued color palettes. For diners with a sweet tooth, Chef Susan Martin creates decadent creations in the kitchen's bakery which guests are free to take on the go. An absolute must-stop and already a gem of the Willemstad scene, Kome is a great example of the big developments on this small island.
Fishalicious is set in a quintessential Curacaoan home with unpretentious decor and warm vibes. The fish logos on its outer facade are hard to miss. With a proximity to Avila Beach, it is a popular destination among locals and tourists looking for a delicious coastal meal. The place prides itself on serving the finest seafood caught fresh off the Caribbean or imported from European waters. Mussels, oysters, Dover sole, herring and Dutch codfish are featured on it's evolving daily specials. Pair them with exquisite French champagnes and Argentinian white wines to complete your tropical dining experience.
Traditional French and Italian cuisine is the hallmark of this romantic, stylish and newly opened restaurant in Pietermaai. In spite of the restaurant's vast size, attention to each customer is quite good, and the food is excellent. the restaurant also caters to the gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diners. This place is also ideal for business dinners and parties. The owners have created an extensive wine list that includes Italian and French vintages. Visit the website for more.
Indulge in Caribbean joie de vivre at Ole Ole, the restaurant and jazz club located in the Saliña Shopping Center. The vivacious establishment features a globe-spanning menu and plays host to daily live entertainment. Enjoy happy hour out on the terrace with coastal specialties and a delicious cocktail or two to let the high-spirited vibes rub off on you. Embrace your inner Elvis at its weekly Karaoke night or sway to Mexican folk tunes with Thursday night's Mariachi. Wednesdays feature jazz music and draws island lovers of the blues aplenty.