Regarding food, you are at the right place at the Avila Beach Hotel. Next to a couple of tasty restaurants onsite, you can enjoy the highlights of Curacao, like Restaurant The Pen, which even won the award for Best Signature Dish during the most popular Culinary Event, Curacao Culinair, in 2019. Blues Bar & Restaurant is immensely famous for its Live Music Night on Thursday and was listed as Top 10 Best Hotel Bars of the Caribbean by the prestigious Caribbean Journal. We also have numerous restaurants & bars within walking distance that are worth visiting during your stay at the Avila Beach Hotel. Below you will find the Top 10 Best Restaurants within walking distance, arranged by distance.
Fish & Joy Bistro & Wine bar (2-minute walk)
This restaurant serves delicious seafood with a nice ambiance. Take a seat on the patio or inside in the cool airconditioning. You will definitely leave this restaurant feeling content, especially if you paired your seafood with their sublime wine suggestions.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left and walk approximately 100 meters. On your right hand you will find Fish & Joy Bistro & Wine bar. It's a 3 minute walk from the Avila Beach Hotel.
Address: Penstraat 57.
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Restaurant NulTwintig (2-minute walk)
NulTwintig (referring to 020, the area code of Amsterdam) is housed in a 16th-century country house. The culinary delights of Amsterdam were brought to Curacao by the founders, Dutch Michelin chefs Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot. Enjoy an exclusive dinner at the newest restaurant on this list.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn right, and walk approximately 100 meters. On your right hand, you will find Restaurant NulTwintig.
Address: Penstraat 300
Serafina Restaurant (4-minute walk)
Serafina is Italian fine dining in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Besides friendly staff, you will also have some very unique Italian dishes. You should also try this place if you are into good wines.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk approximately 200 meters. On your right hand, you will find a little courtyard with Caña Bar and Kitchen, Mosa, and Serafina.
Address: Balisteeg 11.
Mosa Restaurant (4-minute walk)
Mosa offers a unique shared dining experience. This is a nice place to visit with a small group. The intimate courtyard is super cozy, and their staff is very attentive.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left and walk approximately 200 meters. On your right hand you will find a little courtyard where you will find multiple restaurants (Caña Bar & Kitchen, Serafina) including Mosa Restaurant.
Address: Penstraat 41
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Rozendaels (5-minute walk)
This restaurant is a romantic open-air bistro located in the Penstraat. Enjoy a good piece of meat with some cozy local mazurka sounds in the background. They are also famous for their Dutch Zeeland mussels in August.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk approximately 250 meters. On your right hand, you will find Restaurant Rozendaels.
Address: Penstraat 35.
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BijBlauw (10-minute walk)
The views compete with the food. Both are fine! Also, it is a perfect option for vegetarians or vegans. Stop by the BijBlauw Concept Store before dinner to shop super cute accessories, lifestyle products, and home decor. You won’t regret your visit.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk straight until the pharmacy on your right. Turn left and follow that road. This street has numerous restaurants (Saint Tropez, De Heeren at Sea, Los Caballeros). After about 200 meters, you will find BijBlauw on your left-hand side.
Address: Pietermaai 82-84
Restaurant Kome (10-minute walk)
This restaurant serves consistently great food, excellent cocktails, and a good ambiance. Their tapas night on Wednesday is a must, and their brunch on Saturday is lovely, too.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk straight until the pharmacy on your right. Turn left and cross the street at the height of Saint Tropez Ocean Club. Enter the little parking lot, and on your right-hand side, you will find Kome.
Address: Johan van Walbeeckplein 6.
Oliva Gastro Bar (15-minute walk)
Taste local and classic dishes from around the world in a former monastery. Friendly service, delicious food, and plenty of choice too. There’s something for everyone, and you can’t go wrong here!
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk straight until the pharmacy on your right. Cross the street, go right towards the Government building and Pietermaai church tower. Turn left when passing the Government building and walk 100 meters straight ahead. You will see Oliva Gastro Bar on your left-hand side.
Address: Abraham de Veerstraat 12.
Mundo Bizarro (15-minute walk)
Mundo Bizarro is colorful and Cuban. This restaurant is located in the heart of Pietermaai, offers tasty food and drinks (from their super cute bar), and often has live music. It's a unique experience that’s worth it.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk straight until the pharmacy on your right. Turn left and follow that road. Cross the street at the height of Restaurant BijBlauw and walk around the parking lot into the Nieuwstraat. You will pass numerous restaurants and bars on this street (Miles, Ginger, La Cantina). In about 200 meters, you will find Restaurant Mundo Bizarro on your left-hand side.
Address: Nieuwestraat 12.
La Boheme (20-minute walk)
This spot is especially a recommendation for breakfast. Try one of their tasty smoothies or other breakfast items. And don’t forget to bring your camera as this place is super photogenic. Do take a stroll to the nearby Handelskade and Pontoon Bridge after breakfast.
Walking directions: Exit the hotel, turn left, and walk straight until the pharmacy on your right. Turn left and follow that road. This street has numerous restaurants (Saint Tropez, De Heeren at Sea, Los Caballeros, and BijBlauw). Ultimately, you will end up at Wilhelminaplein with its Curacao and Dushi sign. Before you find Pleincafé Wilhelmina and De Buren, turn right into the Columbusstraat, where you find La Boheme on your right-hand side.
Address: Columbustraat 4.
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We know there are just too many good restaurants within walking distance, and unfortunately, there is often too little time. We recommend doing a spontaneous Walking Dinner to visit even more restaurants nearby. This way, you will get the chance to try and see 3 restaurants per evening instead of just 1.
For example, order a drink of your choice during Avila’s Beach Vibes every Wednesday (see photo) and call your starter at The Pen Restaurant & Terrace. Head to Fish & Joy Bistro & Wine bar for your main course and end up at Restaurant Serafina for a tasty dessert.
Or, enjoy your starter at Restaurant NulTwintig, indulge in a main course at Rozendaels, and finish with dessert (and cocktails) at Blues Restaurant (especially fun during the Live Music Night on Thursdays).
There are countless options, so mix it up and make it a fun and food-filled evening!