Clarion Hotel & Suites Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao, 0
Phone: (599) 9 433-6666
Fax: (599) 9 433-6602
Piscadera Bay, Willemstad, Curacao, CW, 0
- Phone: (599) 9 433-6666
- Fax: (599) 9 433-6602
"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.
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.
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.
Primas is serving home-style cuisine on the island Curaçao. The menu offers a variety of traditional Caribbean dishes, including one of the island's best lomito, a delicious toasted pork sandwich. All on an authentic plantation house paying tribute to Curaçao's cultural history. Come for the weekly events, like Friday's Jazz & Steaks.
Grand Cafe De Heeren celebrates true Curacaoan joie de vivre. Its festive buzz is the magnetic force behind the large numbers of tourists and locals who visit the place. Indulge in inventive cocktails off the bar to complement the delicious international cuisine. Nestled beneath palm trees, the vibrant facades and beach shack ambiance gives the restaurant a tropical feel. The great value for money, entertaining live music and relaxed vibe make this island favorite a popular social hub.
Located right on the beach in Willemsted, Surf & Turf creates simple and delicious meals. Serving up fresh lobster and fish from the ocean in their back yard as well as steak and chicken options, the restaurant simply lightly cooks its quality ingredients and serve them to hungry beach-goers. This is a great place to relax after a long day at the beach.