Gouverneur De Rouville
Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de RouvilleCuraçao definitely runs on "island time," but it's worth getting to this café early so you can eat lunch or dinner on the colonial building's second-floor veranda. Gaze across the bay at Punda's colorful houses, then savor the gourmet menu. A top pick is the keshi yena, Curaçao’s national dish: cheese stuffed with spiced meat, olives, capers, pickled onions, and prunes. Wash it down with a glass of awa di lamunchi—lime juice with a dash of brown sugar. Other favorite dishes include the fresh fish, the coconut braised-goat curry, and the braised-beef stew (karni stoba).
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Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville
This restaurant in a restored Dutch mansion serves a wide selection of Curaçao and international specialties in an elegant waterfront setting. Try the stoba, a flavorful stew made with braised beef here, or the keshi yena, cheese stuffed with chicken, prunes and pickled onions. The best tables are on the terrace overlooking the Handelskade skyline.