Cheese lovers, rejoice . . . the abundance of Dutch Gouda and the presence of lots of European restaurant owners makes for a gooey and tasty culinary experience for you, from the cheese and ham toasties to the strangely compelling keshi yena, a traditional baked dish of spicy chicken, dates, raisins, olives, and velvety Gouda. If you can find it, locally made goat cheese is superb. All restaurants, unless noted, are in Willemstad.
Sustainable Eating -- Due to the decline of local species, such as Caribbean lobster and conch, you may want to eschew ordering reef fish such as grouper, snapper, and grunt and opt for equally tasty and more sustainable alternatives that live out in open water such as dorado, wahoo, and barracuda.