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Bistro Le Clochard

French, Swiss, International, European
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Riffort Village, Otrabanda, Curacao
(011) 599-9 462-5666
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 118
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    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eating in a very old building and enjoying the panorma

This is a restaurant started back in 1980. Very good food and a super panorama. Virtually on the sea!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Oranjestad, Aruba
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant started back in 1980. Very good food and a super panorama. Virtually on the sea!!!!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The location of this restaurant is very special and it's lovely to sit outside next to the entrance of the Anna Bay. Spectacular to see ships go in and out 'within reach'. Very nice place to have a drink and maybe a snack. But; when you are prepared to spend so much money for food and wines you better choose... More 

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is a must go. The food is superb, top class. My husband and I went here 2 times out our 4 night stay in Curacao. The tenderloin was amazingly tender that tasty. The restaurant is cozy and quaint. There is also outdoor seating to enjoy the breeze from the ocean. The service was exceptional without being too intrusive.... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Go for a glass of wine! The view from the patio is gorgeous - open water and across to the colourful shops of Willemstad - and the wait staff is attentive, but the food was disappointing. The lunch menu is limited. We shared a tomato risotto starter which was nice. I had the veal schnitzel which was tender but paired... More 

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Compassrose89
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although expensive, well worth the money for the six course meal pared with wine. Located at the corner of the Rif Fort. We sat on the outside patio overlooking the entrance of the port/bay, nice breezes and excellent service! I would say if you can afford it, definitely a must. The chef has a wonderful array of complex tastes and... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went here with a group of colleagues to have dinner. The restaurant is located in Otrabanda directly at the entrance of the bay. They've put some nice lights into the water, which allows you to see large fishes and sharks swimming by. The food was very good and the restaurant has a nice list of matching wines. I highly... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We wnated to finish our visit to Curacao with a a fine evening out. the location is great, but this restaurant is to be avoided. We arrived for our reservations just after the restaurant opened and had it to ourselves, regardless everything takes 30 minutes. Order drinks, wait 30 minutes, want a refill on your water, wait 30 minutes. If... More 

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant is one you will definitely want to visit during your stay in Curacao. While on the more pricier side for a meal in the carribean (think roughly $100 per person - app, entree, dessert & drinks) it is well worth every penny! The menu is not extensive but it is delicious. Our group had the beef carpaccio and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went here during Restaurant week. While the menu was EXPENSIVE, the ambiance was awesome. I would recommend this locale for a special evening out.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A friend recommended Bistro Le Clochard for the amazing views of Willemstad and the swing bridge if you sit outside - he was not wrong. Even with the wind blowing quite strongly (to be expected though at night, sitting at water's edge and having strong winds during the day), it was not a dull moment. I saw three barge ships... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Riffort Village, Otrabanda, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: (011) 599-9 462-5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Swiss, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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