Casablanca: Worth the wait
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.
Dushi Place: Charming Local Spot
We originally turned left and walked all the way down to where the restaurants and buildings started thinning out. Looking for local food. Ended up finding it almost where we started from. There was a little outside counter type restaurant with a couple of spots to eat. This place is set back from the street a little but definitely worth a stop. Now--when we went, ALL she had was lunch ready and it was a stir fry type meal complete with mac & cheese, sliced avocados, cucumber and plantains. The menu looked unbelievable but you have to go later for those items and it was still fairly early in the day. I wrote down Kalle and I'm not sure if that is the owner's name or not but she is an absolute doll. I'm so glad we were too hungry to continue our search for food because we decided to settle on this single dish that she had ready and we were really happy that we did.
Favorite Dish: Great flavors for such a simple dish. No clue what it was called -- some sort of stir fry (rice and local spices)--not one piece of rice or a single noodle was left over. So good!! Just wish we had gotten there when we could have ordered from that interesting sounding menu
The Rumba Cafe: The coldest beer in Bonaire
This restaurant/cafe is a great place to have a quick bite or dinner. It's really close to the cruise ship pier to you can have a quick beer before getting back on the cruise ship. Try the Buenos Aires Burger, its a hamburger patty, with bacon and and egg on top. Its huge plus the french fries are awsome.
Favorite Dish: Try the Buenos Aires burger or the special catch of the day
- Diving and Snorkeling
La Guernica: Tapas by the Sea
We had a fantastic night at La Guernica. It has an open-air dining room with a really nice patio that spills out onto Boulevard Kralendijk, just metres from the ocean. We went on Friday night and it was very busy, but service was good and our server spoke several languages.
The tapas were delicious and there were some unique choices. They have entrees like bouillabaisse, beef carpaccio or lobster if tapas aren't your thing. There's a good wine selection and cocktail menu as well as a variety of desserts.
For a night out La Guernica couldn't be better; great dinner and drinks by the ocean, watching the people and the cars go by on the boulevard.
Favorite Dish: La Guernica Iced Coffee, with or without alcohol. The original has vanilla ice cream, Baileys, Tia Maria, coffee, chocolate sauce and ice. Really good!
For tapas, the beef tenderloin is amazing. The shrimp with lobster sauce and the creme brulee are delicious too.
- Food and Dining
Rum Runners Restaurant: Lunch by the Ocean
We went here for lunch one day after hearing that the grounds and the reef at Captain Don's Habitat were really nice. We actually ended up staying there for our very last night in Bonaire when there was an overlap in bookings at our original accommodation.
The food was okay. They serve burgers, sandwiches, chicken fingers and other things like that. The thing worth mentioning about this place is that it's right next to the ocean and you can see all kinds of fish down in the clear water from where you're sitting, including a tarpon.
The Pizza Temple: The Pizza Craving Transcends Borders
This place is at Captain Don's Habitat. We got pizza from here to bring back to our room on our last afternoon in Bonaire in between snorkeling trips. It was really good pizza; fresh toppings with a crispy crust. It's also ready very quickly.
Favorite Dish: The BBQ Chicken Pizza is spicy and cheesy, and works really well with the crispy thin crust.
The Last Bite Bakery: Sweet!!!
This place was really good! There's a huge variety of desserts on display like croissants, cakes and canapés. They serve fresh pastries and coffee in the morning that's totally worth stopping in for, and advertise daily breakfast and lunch specials. Everything is very reasonably priced.
Favorite Dish: The chocolate-filled pastries and coffee were a sweet start to the day.
The Lion's Den: Win a Hat!
This place is sort of your typical bar-and-grill; it's got an open-air dining room with an open kitchen, uniformed smiley servers, and if you can finish the 1-pound Lion Burger you win a hat! The menu is huge with lots of choices of steak, fish, chicken, pasta, salads and more. There are daily dinner & drink specials.
It's breezy and overlooks the ocean, the food is fresh, and my spouse still has his hat!
Favorite Dish: The fish was good. Fresh and simple. The Lion Burger is pretty good with lots of fresh toppings.
Papaya Moon: Pricey Tex-Mex
This place serves Tex-Mex food which was similar and a whole lot pricier than restaurants I've visited in the U.S. They mostly serve meat-cheese-tortilla dishes like enchiladas or burritos, or pieces of meat or fish covered in sauce. Our entrees were okay. Most of the side dishes were good but the beans are bland. Overall, there are better places in Bonaire for the price.
Favorite Dish: I can't remember what we had.
OLD INN: Indonesian dishes
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.
- Road Trip
Soft Ice?: Ice Cream by the sea
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
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