For great steak, fish and special ambiance near by I recommend three restaurants: Kyoto, Zest & Tinto.
Kyoto is a Japanese restaurant adjacent to Van den Tweel Supermarket near the entrance of Boca Gentil Resort. Zest and Tinto are on walking distance from the villa and are situated next to Zanzibar. Zest Offers Meditaranaan food and Tinto offers Argentinian steaks, but has also fish and chicken on the menu. The ambiance at Tinto is created with flames and candle lights. Zest has also a beach Grill section, where you sit and eat on the beach. Many of our guests rank these three as one of the best in the area. Telephone Zest: +5999-747-0633,
Two other restaurants in the area are Boathouse and Landhuis Brakkeput Mei Mei. They offer excellent Caribbean/international food. They are situated at Brakkeput which is a right turn on the Caracasbaaiweg in the direction of Jan Sofat. Telephone Boathouse:+5999-767-2221. Landhuis Brakkeput offers also life music on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Telephone:+5999- 767-1500
El Gaucho is an Argentinian steak House One of our favourite also quite near by our Vacation Rental Villa Sea Paradise Curacao. It has nice juicy steaks and salade bar and offers a tremendous view by night looking toward Willemstad. Distance from our vacation rental is 10 minutes drive. Follow the signs on Caracasbaaiweg (in direction to town) and turn right at the Burger King and then again right up a hill. Prices are moderate. Their recommended three course menu included salad bar is often the best deal in the area.
Location: Rooi Santu 620. Telephone: +5999-767-0067
L’ Aldea is an all you can eat restaurant with a Brazilian touch and Brazilian Jungle theme. Everyone receives a color sign card with two sides red or green. Green means more meat please and Red means pause or I have enough. They will bring the meat and cut a piece in your plate. The ambiance with tropical plants and water flowing like a river brings you in another world. Prices are about $50 per person. Location: Sta. Catharina #66. Telephone L’Aldea: +5999-767-6777.
Down Town you can eat Thursdays in the evening at: Bij de Buren a restaurant in front of the Big Curacao sign on Queen Wilhelmina Plein. On that they they have a show and life music.
If you want to sit at the harbour or on dock of the bay, we recommend Iguana, they also have live music in the evening or La Bahia Seafood & Steakhouse in Otrabanda. Brionplein near the Pontoon bridge. They offer nice food with an excellent view over the harbour. Telephone: 462-7400 ext 1710.
In otrabanda in the Riffort shopping mall try Steaks and Ribs. They serve good excellent meat for a good price. For more fancy and elegant try Le Clochard which has an opening through the fortress wall at the opening of the ST Anna bay.
You can also eat at Saint Tropez. It is situated at Pietermaai 152 outside the centre. Telephone: +5999-4617727
Last but certainly not least there is Green House on Mambo Beach Boulevard. One of out favourites. All their food are excellent and for a good price.