Once in a while ya gotta stop divin' long enough for a good hearty meal and this is the place to go for it.
Favorite Dish: I wish I could figure out how to load another picture. When they brought the food out, the presentation was so good I took a picture of it.
The Mona Lisa served up one of the best meals that I ate in 2003.......after traveling to five continents and more than 13 countries, I can say that I have eaten well this year........from Paris to Singapore, Australia to South Africa, Douala to New Orleans I have learned a lot about food and sampled more than I would like to admit. Needless to say, it has been a good year for stuffing my face (how very American, eh!)
But, the tiny Mona Lisa Bar / Restaurant on Bonaire impressed me beyond all other establishments....I started off with a lobster bisque, which was perhaps the best I have ever had.......a nice mixed greens salad followed.........then came the main course..............Red Snapper topped with a lobster covered in a shrimp bisque....toss a few crispy plantains on top for decoration (I ate them as well) and I was in heaven........
We didn't dine here because we aren't red meat eaters but 2 different friends who have good taste RAVED about the steaks here. The loction is not "Bayside" but on a busy corner in town. If you are focused on the steak, you won't notice a thing.
Fresh seafood and a good selection of other meat dishes. Service was fast and friendly. It is across from the marina and a great place to watch the sunset. It is very popular so get there early or expect a wait.
The Ribs Factory at the Harbourside Mall is a good place to take the load off and do some people watching from their balcony. Since the restaurant is on the second level and is open-air, it does get a bit warm up there. But the food is very good!
Favorite Dish: The ribs and the chicken are great! Another Caribbean island with some of the best cole slaw I've ever had!
Since we stayed at Lions Dive resort, we had a number of meals at the Lions Den restaurant at the resort. It was great food, nice, personable service and reasonably priced to boot. You can get burgers, seafood, pasta or filet. The menu is quite varied. The restaurant is open-air, but sheltered from the sun, with a great view of the water and Klein Bonaire. Toss any leftover bread over the railing, into the water & watch the feeding frenzy below. Great fun!
Kirk, the owner, is a great host and a good sport!
Favorite Dish: Breakfast: Buffalo Omlet
Lunch: Mexican Burger
Dinner: Ravioli with chicken
Prices vary from under $10 USD to over $30 per person, depending on your meal. Most dinners are in the $14 range.
They are very handy with the blender too! Try the pina coladas or margaritas! The bar also offers Speckled Hen (poured from the can), which was the best beer we had on the island.
Richard's is a great restaurant, just South of Kralendijk. Food there was great and not ridiculously pricy. The selection was not very extensive, but what they did have looked, smelled, and tasted delicious. Speaking of selection, Richard's didn't appear to be using your typical menus. Rather every table (at least as far as I could see, this could've been because there were a lot of us) got an easel with the menu written on it. Different, but not necessarily in a bad way. The view from the restaurant is great as well - it's right on the water. Overall, it was one of the nicest places in Bonaire that we ate at.
Favorite Dish: It's all good.
This restaurant is right next to the town pier, and the view is amazing, especially around sunset time. The seating area is covered, but is still open to the air, giving it a nice spacious feel. Don't forget to say 'hi' to the parrot!
Favorite Dish: The food is pretty good. We ate there a couple of times, and both times I really enjoyed the meal. The fare is pretty varied - seafood, meat, pasta, even creppes. Some of it with a bit of local flavor. But very tasty.
Small ice cream shop in a strip mall near the Klein Bonaire water taxi. When you are enjoying the sunset this is a great place to drop in and get a cup/cone.
Favorite Dish: Ice cream.....plenty of good flavors
We ate outside on the terrace.
The Indonesian food was quite good.
I had the fish of the day with pasta that I really liked.
Service was quite good also.