With around 120 restaurants on the island of Bonaire there are surely enough restaurants to choose from. Wether you want to go casual dining with friends, have a romantic dinner, or just want to have a delicious quick bite, Bonaire has it all!
However, with such a broad range of choices it might be difficult to make a decision. Therefor we’re happy to share our personal top 10 restaurants on Bonaire (in no particular order).
1. Cuba Compagnie
The friendliness of the people, the warm atmosphere, salsa dancing, the stirring music, the beautiful buildings and the special cars have had Cuba stealing the hearts of the owners of Cuba Compagnie Bonaire, during the holidays that they celebrated on the largest of all Caribbean islands. They wanted to let the look and feel of Cuba come back in their venue on Bonaire, so the people would feel at home right away.
Try their fresh catch of the day, you won’t be disappointed!
2. Brass Boer
Jonnie & Thérèse Boer, owners of 3-Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle (The Netherlands), opened this beautiful ocean front restaurant in 2017. Enjoy an amazing experience in Brass Boer, their food truck and cocktail bar. On their menu you will find a selection of De Librije classics as well as dishes with local produce. These dishes, as you will discover, liberally use many aspects of the traditional kitchen.
4. It Rains Fishes
It Rains Fishes is a modern restaurant with a beautiful view over the Caribbean Sea and ideally located on the boulevard in the center of Kralendijk. Since October 2017 the restaurant is completely renovated with a new kitchen, stylish decor and renewed menu. It Rains Fishes actually consists of three parts, the restaurant section, the Chef’s Table and a lounge setting where you can enjoy the view while enjoying a drink, wine or tropical cocktail.
5. Blue Garden
Try the most delicious, all natural beef from Brazil called Picanha, grilled to perfection on a traditional charcoal barbecue. Their authentic Brazilian cheese bread will melt on your tongue the moment you bite in it.
Blue Garden also has Brazilian pizza made on the iron pan with the most exotic toppings and ingredients that will leave you breathless! Don’t forget to try the one and only genuine Brazilian Caipirinha always made with fresh fruits!
6. Stadscafé het Consulaat
At Stadscafé Het Consulaat, the flavors, spices and ingredients from the open kitchen pop like never before. Taste what you want, how much you want and when you want!
In accordance with good Bonairean custom, they do not distinguish between lunch or dinner, or between starter and main courses.
That is why Stadscafé Het Consulaat presents a varied menu with surprising flavors from all over the world.
7. Kite City
At Kite City food truck, currently operating at Te Amo Beach just across the airport, you can enjoy a sandy beach, crystalline waters and a lovely sunset! Kite City offers tasty, fresh and simply beautiful food that comes in salads, wraps, burgers and seafood platters (subject to availability). Food is the heart of their business with creating handcrafted food, blending freshness with simplicity for a great balance of taste and creativity.
8. Posada Para Mira
Posada Para Mira is located on the outskirts of Bonaire’s oldest town Rincon. With dining at Posada every flavorful serving of local cuisine comes with genuine warm island hospitality. Come to Posada, let the winds of our friendly island whisk you away while overlooking breath-taking views of the hills and the town where all true Bonairians originated from. Visit Posada for Local Cuisine, Live Music & Breathtaking Views.
9. Hang Out Beach Bar
Do you want to spend a day and night like never before? Go sunbathing, eating and dancing at the Hang Out Beach Bar at Lac Bay! At a breathtaking location with clear blue water and a nice breeze this is the perfect place for a great hang-out! The Hang Out Beach Bar also has wonderful nights of live music and that means a night full of rhythm to remember. The Hangout Beach Bar is not open every night, so make sure you don’t miss it, this place is fantastic!
On Thursday evenings they have a special Table BBQ, make sure to make reservations!
Ocean front restaurant Ingridiënts focusses on locally produced fresh ingredients with dishes inherent to the Mediterranean cuisine, using the basic principles of French, Spanish and Italian cooking. Their chefs are constantly experimenting with new flavors and texture combinations by selecting only the freshest seasonal produce. To surprise you on your next visit to their restaurant Ingridiënts offers seasonally-changing menus and daily varying specials.