The best place to find traditional food is the old MarketPlace called: Plasa Bieu. It is located in Willemstad Near the new MarketPlace adjacent to the area of Waaigat with the Queen Wilhelmina Bridge.
Plasa Bieu is known as the local food corner to be, to experience local food during lunchtime in Curacao.
Plasa Bieu is an indoor place with 5 different restaurant sections which are open from Monday- Saturday for lunch.
They serve a variety of dishes which are all authentic local dishes. The variety includes everything from Fish soup to boiled cornmeal to stewed goat, beef, red snapper, … the choices are endless.
What makes the experience at plasa different from other restaurants is that you can see the chefs preparing each dish on coals as it was done ages ago.
It’s on a first come, first serve basis, so no reservations are needed. Take it to go or sit and eat, it’s an unique Experience. Every food section has it’s own seating area with extended tables and you are free to mingle and join other visitors at their table.
I would recommend eating at plaza, since the experience of eating with local residents is a must and can be very fun.
Great local food, nice ambiance and there is a big chance you will make a new friend at Plasa Bieu.