Bonaire Culinair Event - Dining Bonaire FYI

Bonaire is blessed by a high quality and very divers Culinary Sector. Our passionate chefs create unique dishes and beverages based on the rich cultural and culinary heritage of the Island. To showcase Bonaire’s culinary wealth, a 15-day culinary event takes place on the entire island. It will start on November 5th and ends on November 19th. During these 15 days the participating restaurants will create a special 3-course menu at a set price of $33,-.

Please note: Restaurants that do participate in the Bonaire Culinair Event but are not part of our restaurant guide are: Ocean Oasis, Marriott, Stadscafe Het Consulaat, Pureocean, Oscar Lighthouse and Panino. Feel free to visit www.bonaire-culinair.com for their menu and information.

Joe’s Restaurant

Sarah
Sarah
20:43 21 Apr 19
incredible food! the schnitzel with the mushroom sauce was amazing. great appetizers and large portions. my favourite restaurant on the island for sure.
Mark R Brady
Mark R Brady
14:17 25 Mar 19
This is a great restaurant. It's a Dutch restaurant that serves very good food. It has a great selection of craft beer. I had the fish of the day that was Cod. It was very good. This place is casual dress but it is definitely a 5 star restaurant.
Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson
02:51 07 Feb 19
A delicious, relaxing meal to sit down at and thoroughly enjoy. The fresh baked bread starter was the perfect compliment to our meal. The service from Tatum was top notch, treating us like royalty. The menu was carefully curated to satisfy any dietary desire. Excellent drink and wine menu from local and abroad. By far one of the best dining experiences Bonaire has to offer.
Gijs Sudmeijer
Gijs Sudmeijer
20:29 04 Feb 19
Excellent place and great food. We had the 'catch of the day' and it was delicious and more than enough. The lady who waited our table looked a little 'stiff' in the beginning but turned out to be quite funny. I just wish they had the same view as Sebastian's which is at the shore.
Greg Custer
Greg Custer
12:00 27 Jan 19
Absolutely amazing. The service was incredible, our waitress literally anticipated our every need. The food was so good it was as though it was making sweet love to my mouth.
Ed Brockenbrough
Ed Brockenbrough
16:53 18 Oct 18
Friendly staff... Super fresh seafood
Lori Sevin
Lori Sevin
23:43 24 Sep 18
Outstanding service, outstanding food and playing, outstanding desserts, outstanding prices!
Jack Scott
Jack Scott
01:17 26 Jun 18
Excellent food and service. Upscale, with outdoor dining. Don't let the name fool you.
Bryan Noll
Bryan Noll
09:16 12 Feb 18
And I thought I was stopping for burgers and fries....nope... high class food. Very good. The sirloin was the bomb! Waitress was nice.
Ian Kaplan
Ian Kaplan
18:17 23 Jan 18
To me, the name Joe's Grillhouse suggested a place that served ribs and other grilled meats. In fact, Joe's is much more. They have excellent fish, tuna sashimi and other dishes are served at "fine dining" restaurants with fancier names.I had both the sashimi and the baby back pork ribs, which were prepared in the "dry rub" style. Two of my fellow diners had the fish of the day, which was fantastic and another one had the steak. My friend pronounced Joe's steak as one of the best steak he had ever eaten.Joe's great food is complemented by a large selection of craft beers, many from the Netherlands. I can unreservedly recommend that you "Eat at Joe's". You'll have a great time.
Bas Nijmeijer
Bas Nijmeijer
19:34 06 Nov 17
Super service, great atmosphere planing to come back soon. Love that the chef comes into the restaurant
Joe S
Joe S
19:53 16 Oct 17
Some of the best food on the island in an upscale setting. Wasn't thrilled that when paying the check we noticed we were charged $5.00 for the extra bread that we ordered at the table. Two small loafs of bread for 6 people doesn't go very far and another loaf or two should be happily provided complimentary to large groups. At a minimum the extra charge should be disclosed when the bread was ordered to prevent surprises. Otherwise, this review would have been 5 stars.
Sapphira Coffie
Sapphira Coffie
04:00 02 Aug 17
The food is good and there is a children corner. Ideal place for families with kids because the parents can eat while children play. Joe"s has an outstanding bread served as entree!
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Bonaire Culinair Menu

APPETIZER
Pork belly, mango chutney, local Rom Rincòn crème or Smoked salmon bonbon stuffed with shrimp


MAIN COURSE

Veal cheek with Rom Rincòn jus, vegetables and potato garnish or Local fish and shrimp, lobster foam, vegetables, risotto


DESSERT
Different sweet preparations with our own Yess! liquor

Breeze ‘n Bites

Angela Siler Fisher
01:38 12 Mar 19
Excellent outdoor dining is a fun start, but below average food at ridiculously high prices with super slow service sent our family directly to KFC Bonaire looking for post dinner eats. 😆
Noritza Rosalia Martis
14:14 06 Nov 18
For seafood lovers, good food with vieuw over the sea.
Oscar Arts
11:51 11 Jul 18
Great place
Colleen Chapple
01:38 21 Feb 18
Great food and view!
Mercedes Engelhardt
23:55 04 Feb 18
Had as lunch the fish sandwich with tartar sauce... loved it
Dustin Norlund
20:07 17 Jan 18
Good lunch menu
Jenna Lawrence
01:56 31 Aug 17
Both our dinner and the service were fantastic.
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Bonaire Culinair Menu

STARTER
Thai-style salad


MAIN COURSE
Fresh Fish fillet or Combination of Moroccan Beefstew and Tenderloin


DESSERT
Chocolate Brownie or Coffee special

It Rains Fishes

K L
14:18 05 May 19
very nice service. fresh food. go with fish not meat. they take reservations.
J Hinton
13:45 21 Apr 19
Food is good. Service is pretty good. Dishes can be hit or miss, but the staff tries hard and they’re accommodating.
Stephan Caïtucoli
22:35 19 Apr 19
Great food and very friendly service. However they could improve efficiency : took one hour to get our meals. I would warmly recommend, however.
Sharon McElrath
12:17 21 Mar 19
We went here based on a local's recommendation. So glad we did. The atmosphere was great, the food even better. The service was quick and professional. Watching the sun go down in this restaurant was just a wonderful experience.
Steven Hines
15:11 29 Dec 18
We had a nice Christmas dinner here. We had a great view of the sunset and the small harbor. The restaurant itself is nicely done and attractive. Service was attentive and friendly. Our catch of the day was slightly overcooked, which may have been due to the rush of diners at their two-seating Christmas dinner. Our salads were good but the other sides (mixed vegetables and potatoes) were uninspired. Overall a good meal with a great view.
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Rum Runners

Joshua Reynolds
20:19 20 Feb 20
We were looking for a place to have lunch while we were exploring Bonaire and we saw their sign while cruising in our golf carts. Glad we stopped here. We couldn't have asked for a better place for lunch. The food we ordered was fabulous. Nothing over the top, just great tasting and a decent proportion. One thing to add is the views of the ocean here are perfect. Such a peaceful place to eat and enjoy a drink with friends. Good amount of normal car parking but might be a bit busier on the weekend. Don't bypass this place.
theo hos
14:04 18 Feb 20
Very good food excellent service amazing view
Kate Butler
17:44 07 Feb 20
We live on Bonaire and Rum Runners is our go-to restaurant for ourselves and when we have visitors. We tell ourselves whenever we want to remember why we moved here, we eat at Rum Runners. It's directly on the ocean and every table has an ocean view.The food is terrific. Wide variety of dishes, and we think they do the best burgers on the island. You can also get fajitas, great pizza, steaks, chicken, fish and pasta. Prices are reasonable and the staff is terrific. Most of them have been there for years. We're there every Wednesday night, a standing date with our friends.They also do buffet nights, and Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. There is a separate bar there and their gift shop stays open late. We think they have the best souvenirs on the island and frequently wander in there after dinner. During high season it's smart to make a reservation for dinner. At lunch you can just walk in.
Kathy Talley
01:00 12 Jul 19
Not much of a fan. The food is pricey but nothing to brag about. Went back for a 2nd time for stone grilled pizza, again, not all that.
Simon Bonaire
13:42 10 Jul 18
Beautifull place to enjoy dinner. Youll sit on a cliff and in the water you will see big fishes in the water!
Zach Timmons
23:18 15 Jun 18
Good food. The quesadillas were really good! I did have an empty water glass for most of the visit, and nobody came to refill it.
Suzanne Miladin
14:49 07 Jun 18
Simply the best bar b que we have had anywhere! Claire, Flores, and the rest of the team have put together an amazing and diverse menu. The ambience is wonderful; outdoor seating overlooking the water with tiki torches. Kelby, at the bar, is not a bartender. He is a culinary genius! He creates unique drinks from scratch that are fantastic! Best drinks our family has had anywhere in the world! If you go to Bonaire, you need to go to Rum Runners!
Theresa Lieb
13:14 21 May 18
Always fresh and made to your liking. Reasonable prices and very friendly staff.
Ian Kaplan
21:01 11 Apr 18
Rum Runners is the restaurant at Captain Don's Habitat Resource. The restaurant is located on a large concrete patio that is right above the ocean. My wife says that she thinks that they have the best hamburgers on the Island. They have a variety of other dishes, ranging from pizza to fajitas. The prices are reasonable and the service is friendly. This is a great place to go when you're in the mood for a good, simple, reasonably priced meal.
Patrick Chaney
20:21 10 Mar 18
Pizza is stone cooked and thin. It was hard and overcooked twice. Moderately high in cost without added value. Restaurant separate from resort so you have to have separate credit card imprint, mc or visa to have account there. Can pay final bill with am ex. Many places on island not taking AMX.
Mirko Wächter
21:27 05 Feb 18
Great view, good prices, average food, service a little slow
Guus Meijer
21:58 18 Jan 18
Great place for breakfast. Astonishing ocean view.
Edwin Peterzen
17:33 16 Dec 17
Their private stoke rum is the best!
Alan Clegg
00:49 24 Aug 17
Great restaurant on the grounds of Capt. Don's Habitat, but not related to the resort.Good, reasonably priced food served by friendly and helpful staff. I'm looking forward to coming back and I've not left yet!
Amalia Hilderbrand
03:32 16 Aug 17
Great views and a lively bar. Service was quick and friendly. The food was average. We had each of their special menu items: carrots soup, dorado, and steak. Carrots soup was very good, but the steak was rather bland.
Matt Baker
14:40 04 Jul 17
Good is great. The sunset views are spectacular. Come for the food, stay for the sunset, stay later for the Tarpon.
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Cuba Compagnie

Erik Kamp
22:53 08 May 19
Lovely place with a great atmosphere to have a meal with a small group or maybe with just the 2 of you.Food is of good quality and big portions. Not to expensive either.
Timothy Welnetz
09:53 28 Apr 19
My wife and I visited twice within 3 days. Food was delicious the first time with a great atmosphere. Staff was friendly and service was quick. Our second visit was not as nice. Still fast and friendly staff, but food was just ok and my chicken Sate portion was way too much. Also a smoker nearby and more loud people so the atmosphere suffered.
Ry Guy
12:56 24 Mar 19
Great staff and fantastic personal service. Good really nice and we had catch of day 2 x we visited. Sat in courtyard and recommend reservation as place is full on nights that it is open. Enjoy...
Sharon McElrath
12:13 21 Mar 19
We went here with the expectation of great Cuban food. Looking over the menu, they had Cuban coffee and one Cuban dish. We were disappointed. We decided to have drinks (which were good), and an appetizer (which was also good), and left. So, 3 stars because the app and drinks were good, but no authentic food.
Tania Harper
03:14 12 Mar 19
Wonderful service, great location, and the food was delicious! I had the Super Sate and the flavour in the peanut sauce was amazing. Highly recommend eating here. Drinks were also lovely.
Neka Vis
22:56 17 Nov 18
A bit more viarity in music on Thursdays would be nice. Please Find a DJ with a better taste in salsa.
Jans Kersten
01:17 17 Nov 18
Really nice place. Friendly staff and good food. Nice vegetarian dish and good wine.
Eric van de Keuken
10:39 24 Oct 18
Great food for fair prices. Nice location and nice atmosphere
Ard Ooms
10:43 27 Aug 18
Very nice restaurant at a beautiful spot in Kralendijk. Menu is a nice mix of fish, seafood and meat (and some vegetarian options). Friendly and good service. Food is very good and served in a fun way. Highly recommended to visit !
Jimmy Polcaro
14:21 18 Jul 18
Nice place to eat and there is a lot of outdoor seating available. This place gets very crowded at night so it is better that you come earlier than later. There is a lot of Cuban food but there are also a lot of other options on the menu.
Eric F
21:10 15 Jul 18
One of the best restaurants and night clubs on Bonaire. If it's busy the service can get a bit slow
Sonia Kim
12:11 15 Jul 18
Great atmosphere, and solid consistently good food. This is our second visit here. Our first visit was over two years ago, and the food was just as good then, so the management runs a tight ship. Friendly service. Generous portions.
Oscar Arts
11:51 11 Jul 18
Nice place good food
xrtoombs1
20:58 05 Jul 18
Lovely patio dining. Good food and friendly service
Ian Kaplan
18:29 28 Apr 18
Cuba Compagnie is located just Queen Wilhelmina Square, in downtown Kralendijk. The restaurant servers a range of cuisine, from pastas to Cuban influenced dishes. This is a great place to get together with friends during one of Bonaire's many festivals. The photo below was taken during one of these festivals.
Simon Bonaire
03:34 21 Apr 18
Good food, bistro, nice meat dishes, fish, en vegetarian!🐟🐄🍅🍨
Sam Garber
02:51 13 Apr 18
Try the Ceasar salad but stay away from steak tartare.
Bud Grohs
02:09 10 Mar 18
Outstanding food! Don't miss it! Went there twice!
Nicole Boyers
11:01 15 Feb 18
This place is awesome. Awesome food and service. Lively. Going back for Thursday night Latin night.
Raymond Rouse
14:01 31 Dec 17
Awesome food and drinks. They really know what to do with local ingredients and classic Cuban cusine.
Kelly Herrera
01:20 21 Dec 17
Most al the time it's super fun in here and the most awesome day in cuba is on thursday because is jueves latino and it's suuuuupeeeeer fuuuun i AM from Perú and i like jueves latino
Derryn Zwart
20:00 11 Dec 17
Great place! Staff was kind and fast. The diner was also great! It can be busy so make a reservation.
Linus Torvalds
03:44 06 Nov 17
This looked like it would be more if a bar place than about the food, but the steak tartare was excellent, and the fries were hot and fresh and crunchy. Recommended.
Martin Daniels
05:07 28 Oct 17
Excellent food! We try to come here every time we visit Bonaire.
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Bonaire Culinair Menu

STARTER
Creamy mushroom soup with truffel


MAIN COURSE
Chateaubriand


DESSERT
Grand dessert with different preparations of chocolate and fruit

Sebastian’s Restaurant

Eric Guy
10:55 15 Jun 19
Excellent food- had the Calamari as an appetizer and Corvina as the main. Both were fantastic. We sat at the table at the end of the pier. Make sure to call ahead and reserve it. The dining experience was first class. Awesome sunset to go with.
James Martin
17:43 28 May 19
Atmosphere is wonderful and seemed like there is not a bad table in the house. Our service was good not excellent but waiter was attentive and helpful with suggestions and answering questions. Food was OK. Our table had Red Snapper and a Pasta Dish. Also can get a little buggy but small price to pay for the view while dining.
Henk van Tijen
02:07 03 May 19
Don’t order the oysters!Beautiful setting right at the sea shore.Oysters were served luke warm, without ice and dry. (They should be served on ice, cold and with fresh salty water). When asked for new cold ones, they served basically the same oysters again....The chef did not even come to our table to discus, surprisingly. Rest of food was okay, but nothing more. Setting is beautiful.
sanne nieuwenhuizen
08:06 27 Apr 19
I went on Sunday, that's their Italian night. It's very busy on that night, so you probably need to make a reservation on time (ask if you can be seated at the waterside). The pizza was great, with a thin bottom. And the passion fruit mojito was one of the best cocktails I had on the island. If you're there at rush hour your food might take a while to arrive, so you're gonna need some patience.
xrtoombs1
01:03 06 Jul 18
Just had a fantastic evening here with my wife. The views are wonderful with the waves crashing on the rocks just below the tables. A school of fish was periodically jumping and skimming across the water to escape some unseen predator. The food and drinks were excellent, as was the service. It may be a bit pricey for bonaire but for about 100 dollars we ate an ap, two main dishes and desert as well as 4 drinks and a bottle of water. That is pretty cheap for the quality of food and atmosphere.
Zach Timmons
00:24 15 Jun 18
The place is nice with good views and stuff. Stuff is a little pricey tho. 12 dollars for one piece of teramisu. The food was pretty good.
Josh Timmons
00:02 15 Jun 18
It was good food but expensive and great view.
Holly Baldwin
11:54 07 Apr 18
The setting is beautiful. Prices are high and portions are small. Overrated. It gets 3 stars because of the atmosphere.
Joe kle
18:26 18 Feb 18
We made last minute reservations and was offered a fantastic seat by the water. Service was great and wait staff was very friendly. Our meals were very delicious and would definitely go back again.
Jack Faller
23:46 05 Feb 18
Terrific view of the sunset unobstructed by cruise ships. Very good food and service. Sunday nites feature pasta & pizza. Other nites international fare
Ian Kaplan
14:40 31 Jan 18
My wife and I first visited Sebastian's during Bonaire's "Restaurant Week". The location is gorgeous. The restaurant deck is built out over the reef and we were able to watch the sun go down. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We have since returned to Sebastian's and each time was very enjoyable.
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Bonaire Culinair Menu

STARTER
Zuccini Carpaccio


MAIN COURSE
Queen Red Snapper or Baked Thai Peanut Chicken


DESSERT
Homemade Rom Rincón Ice Cream

At Sea

Edmon allen
14:02 27 Apr 19
Best by far restaurant on bonaire. Get the surprise coursed menu!
Ridgely Duvall
02:13 26 Apr 19
Well presented, flavoury dishes that also somehow seem unprepossessing. Staff is attentive, but not overbearing. There's a lot of good places to eat on Bonaire these days...
J Hinton
13:43 21 Apr 19
Excellent food and service. Not cheap, but reasonable for what’s delivered.
Linda Mckenna
01:36 03 Jan 19
Service is outstanding, secret menu was fantastic! One of the best restaurants we experienced in Bonaire! This is our favourite dining experience in Bonaire!!!
Justin C
03:17 22 Nov 18
Great location, setting and ambiance, we tried the surprise 4 course meal with wine pairings and it was excellent. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, they explained every course and each wine. The whole point of a surprise meal is that you try new things, and we loved the flavors they put together, it was a really pleasant experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience on Bonaire.
xrtoombs1
21:10 05 Jul 18
Our experience was marred by the locals congregating, blasting music and doing burnouts. Otherwise this is a beautiful place to eat. The service was good but the food missed the mark. It's trying hard to be a 5 star foodie place but the flavors didn't quite reach that level. My wife's fish was overcooked and my surprise courses, while flavorful and interesting felt a bit crowded with many different powerful tastes on each course.
Jack Scott
11:28 28 Jun 18
Awesome food and service. Had the tuna, and it was the best tuna I ever had. Everyone in our party was impressed.
Katarzyna Cieryt
01:52 22 Apr 18
If you are a foodie this restaurant is a must. We enjoyed this restaurant so much on our vacation that we went back. Both times the food was superb and the service was impeccable. I would recommend trying the "surprise menu" which comes in 3, 4, 5 or 6 courses. We had the "surprise menu" both times and each time it was deliciously unique. Oh, you can add a wine pairing to your meal as well. Our server was very knowledgeable with the wine selection. Hands down this is the best restaurant in Bonaire.
Samantha Boucher
19:24 14 Dec 17
The food was amazing! I came as part of a group of 13 and the staff were so friendly and accommodating for us. Service was excellent. The outdoor dining space is beautiful and peaceful, even with the large cruise ships in the background! Our group had kids, non-foodies and die hard, intensely critical foodies (my chef boyfriend and I), and all of us left impressed and satiated, except the kids, who were asleep. We will definitely come back next time we are on the island!
John Mertz
19:05 06 Dec 17
Excellent appitizers and main courses. Too full for dessert. They also have their "surprise" menus. 3,4 and 5 course meals where you just tell them what you don't want.
Adam Vaughn
16:18 16 Nov 17
Dined here my last night on the island. Great experience. I am not a foodie but I really enjoyed what these folks had to offer. It was not very busy the evening we were there so the wait staff was incredibly attentive. I suggest choosing the surprise menu, if you're not too picky. I selected the 3-course Surprise menu and it did not disappoint!
Marijke Wilhelmus Rob Landman
15:14 02 Nov 17
We had dinner during the Bonaire Blond Restaurant week. Nothing but praise for the excellent three course dinner with excellent wine. The service was also very good! The only downside was the traffic from the lorry's but I would still rate it a 5!
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Bonaire Culinair Menu

STARTER
Wahoo with preparations of tomato and bell pepper or Porkbelly with preparations of pumpkin, orange and green curry


MAIN COURSE
Catch of the day with funchi, Hollandaise and vegetables or Flat iron steak with puffed garlic sauce, potato and vegetables


DESSERT
Various preparations of apple, lime and Cadushy Bonaire