Mundo Bizzaro, Willemstad, Curaçao
Tel: 599 9 461 6767
Concierge.com's insider take:
Set in an old Dutch town house one mile east of Punda, this restaurant is done up in baroque kitsch, while the kitchen changes its world-cuisine menu every four months. The ground floor is devoted to a cozy lounge, backed by a mosaic-tile-encrusted bar with a 20-foot-tall liquor cabinet displaying, among other items, antique seltzer bottles, a pair of ship's figureheads, and a stuffed blue marlin. The second-floor dining room and outdoor terrace hold only 11 marble-topped tables, making reservations essential. The customers, generally 30-something Dutch expat couples, come to graze on fare such as soto ayam, a spicy Indonesian chicken soup with sprouts, peppers, and boiled egg; Filipino-style raw tuna in citrus marinade; and Moroccan lamb curry. Service is well-meaning but poky, something not helped by the upstairs/downstairs layout.
Open daily 10 am to midnight.