The Ultimate Curacao Food Guide

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People from Spain, the Netherlands, Africa, Indonesia, India, Venezuela, and Portugal comprise some of the 40-plus nationalities living in Curaçao. Each group has brought unique culinary traditions, skills, and spices, creating a vibrant cuisine.

Snack on Curaçaoan dumplings, meatballs, wafers, pancakes, peanut cookies, and raw herring. Lunch on delicious seafood, including lionfish, a delicacy, or try lizard stew, a local specialty. And don’t forget to toast each other with a cocktail made with Blue Curaçao liqueur.

Here are 22 Curaçao foods to sample.