Caribbean Food Bonaire - Dining Bonaire FYI

Scroll through our list of restaurants on Bonaire serving ‘Caribbean cuisine’ dishes.

Chefs

Allison Dubner
22:18 15 Sep 19
I truly cannot say enough good things about CHEFS Bonaire. We stayed at Bamboo Bali (where the restaurant is located) in June and were lucky enough to eat at CHEFS, which had opened just a couple weeks earlier. Unlike many other restaurants, CHEFS did not seem to have any of the issues that often plague new establishments--our evening there was perfect. The restaurant has a single seating each evening at 7:00 p.m. and the eponymous chefs, Han and Mark, are there to greet you with a glass of champagne. The restaurant is quite intimate and seats guests surrounding the open air kitchen. The seating layout provides guests with the opportunity to observe and converse with Han and Mark as well as close interaction with the other diners.The food is spectacular, even for an island with a number of fine dining establishments. Mark and Han serve a lovely 5 course meal (with an exceptional wine pairing) that is curated based on availability of ingredients and embraces a wide range of cuisines and cooking techniques. Particular favorites from our dinner were lightly smoked Wahoo with a seaweed salad and Scotch Bonnet mayo, Asian-style pork belly with plantain chips and pika, and Canadian beef with chimichurri.In addition to having dinner at CHEFS, we also had a couple breakfasts prepared and served by Han and Mark (available to guests at Bamboo Bali). This was a lovely (and generous) European-style breakfast with charcuterie, a variety of baked goods, yogurt, fruit, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and fresh-squeezed juice. Definitely a great way to start the day!
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Let the Chefs take you on an adventure where they listen to your needs but will surprise you all the same.

Eddy’s Restaurant

Nicolas Feschotte
22:41 21 May 19
Fun service, good food, the place is nice, what do you want more?
joris dog & kitesurf lover
15:19 20 Feb 19
We had a great evening with live music of Tafkah. Reservation is really recommended as its fully booked. Food is tasty and good amount. Service was excellent by the best waiter of the island Bompeti!
Tim Marshall
01:22 09 Feb 19
Just seriously the best place to go for dinner! Their food is top notch and all the servers are amazing and lots of fun! We come here every year on our 2 week vacation. See you next year!!
Jan Bek
20:41 07 Feb 19
Enjoyed our meal very much. I had the catch of the day Wahoo and goat stew which was very tasty and reasonably priced at $25. It is NOT open Saturday and Sunday (as of February 2019) and only in the evenings. It is best to reserve a table in advance as it is popular and they only seat as many guests as they can cope with.
Wendy Emelianoff
01:33 19 Dec 18
I ordered the Local market which the catch of the day and goat. The fish was wahoo, which was tasty. The goat was delicious but loaded with bones. They request that you make reservations and come prepared to spend 1-2 hours there. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There was live music. Definitely will go back
Tim Meland
11:04 16 Jun 18
Very good food and the staff was also very good. Close to where we stay so fit the bill perfectly for us..
Deena Bell
01:34 06 Apr 18
Food was incredible!! Even BETTER was our service are server Bompeti, greeted us as soon as I stepped foot inside!! Food was so delish , and portions were larger than what we have seen on the island!! Worth it to stop by
Edwin Peterzen
17:40 28 Mar 18
They serve some nice local food like kabritu stoba
Alexander Natsioks
02:41 28 Mar 18
Good place to dine. Food (ceviche especially), drinks, live music. Booking advised. Check working hours (as for everything on the island 🙂 ).
Meralney B
18:30 17 Feb 18
Eddy's has sooo much to do. Breakfast lunch dinner . U can have activities there. A party . Tennis. Swimming Pool. And the food is Deeeeliciouuussss. They also have catering service. Food delivery . And so much more. Even weddings!!!
Ron de Haas
02:12 29 Nov 17
Perfect service and very good food!
Greg Franklin
00:31 14 Sep 17
Some of the best garlic butter grilled shrimp I have ever had, and I will add I live on the gulf coast of Florida with seafood restaurant's galore....Also just as worthy of a mention, the grilled veggies and rice...those cooks could teach places in the US a thing or two..!! And always greeted with a smile, even when I do a last minute call in before closing....and no you wouldn't dare do a last minute seafood call in for pick up in the US, never know what you will end up with....never a waiver in food quality at Eddie's...
Rodger Albertus
16:36 25 Jun 17
Ate here more than once, the food was delicious and at a good price.
Karl Wagner
03:44 30 Apr 17
Excellent South American and local dishes along with tropical drinks. Try the Bonaire Sunset for a refreshing drink and the oh la la brownie for dessert. Live music on Tuesdays. Fire show on Wednesdays. Ask for Bompeti.
Tony J Oliva
00:26 22 Jan 17
Great food. Family run business
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Eddy’s Restaurant is a family run and owned restaurant. When you come to our family restaurant we want you to feel at home

Yhanni’s Arepas

Matthias Hauschildt
02:08 13 Apr 19
Leckerer vegetarischer SnackUnser absoluter Favorit ist “Tama spezial”. Die Füllung besteht aus Käse, schwarzen Bohnen und Kochbananen. Die Kombination klingt merkwürdig, schmeckt aber sehr lecker. Für uns als Vegetarier war Yganni’s Arepas eine willkommene Alternative auf Bonaire. Dazu ist das Brot aus Maismehl und daher gluten-frei. Es gibt natürlich auch die traditionellen Füllungen mit Fleisch oder Fisch.
Nicole Winterland
00:01 11 Mar 19
Ana Velazque
18:34 29 Sep 18
Lee Smith
01:27 15 Sep 18
Yhanni’s is a unique beach restaurant located at CoCo Beach where fantastic tasty Arepas can be enjoyed while viewing beautiful sunsets. Yhanni’s menu provides a wide selection of Arepas to meet the any particular pallet, from veggie, to chicken, pork, beef, seafood including delicious shrimp Arepas. It’s a great environment for a gathering of friends, or that special date under the palm fronds and starry sky in the evening, a business lunch during the day... or just a day at the beach.Great Food, Fantastic Environment, and Magnificent Host.
Tom Hoogkamer
00:00 11 Sep 18
Just inside the entrance to Coco's. Food-only, eat in or take-away. Excellent arepa's, everything made fresh to order. Most arepa's are $8, one is enough for a simple lunch or after a dive/snorkel.
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With a beautiful view over the turquoise Caribbean Sea there isn’t a better place to enjoy a cool beer and something to eat.

La Balandra

Pierre Perigault Monte
23:40 31 Mar 19
Great place. Friendly staff. A must visit place.
Amanda McAteer
02:53 23 Mar 19
The whole experience was really good, food and service fantastic....
Jason Amato
21:26 17 Sep 18
Expensive, meager portions and so so quality. Got the v catch of the day, tuna. Served sliced to hide the small amount of fish, a few veggies came with it, but no dric or starch of any kind. Tuna tasted old. Cost $30. Others in our party were similarly unimpressed.Breakfast here is will done, although resort priced, which moved it from 2 to 3 stars for me.
xrtoombs1
21:23 05 Jul 18
Good food on a fake boat. Nice views of the water and huge tarpon swimming around after dark. I recommend the lobster risotto.
Zach Timmons
00:12 15 Jun 18
It was fine
Josh Timmons
00:05 15 Jun 18
Great food, great view, great service. Getting a table on the beach was amazing
Claudie Donderwinkel
22:02 25 May 18
Heerlijke plek!!!
Cadyn Ung
16:01 22 Dec 17
A++++ RESTAURANT HAS ONE OF THE BEST GOODS I HAVE EVER EATEN
Remo Rella
12:11 13 Aug 17
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Designed in the style of an antique Spanish ship, La Balandra offers a unique setting unmatched on Bonaire. La Balandra Bar and Restaurant delights guests with fresh cuisine.

Posada Para Mira

John Vu
17:46 06 May 19
Airy spacious windy local restaurant 5min from the flamingo sanctuary. On top of a hill so far view of the surrounding.Almost all local dishes (and a few standard for those less adventurous), including conch, goat, iguana (which they ran out the day we visited unfortunately).Very reasonable price. Free WiFi. Friendly service. Kids playground in site.
Oliver
13:28 26 Apr 19
Excellent food at one of the most beautiful places on the island. A spectacular view over Rincon and the island and even a children's play area. Try the local flavors in delicious goat, fish, conch or iguana dishes. Vegetarian options are also available. There is also often live music. Service is top notch!
Ben Zet
01:30 28 Mar 19
Very interesting, really local food. Great views. Nice place to try something different to 'all inclusive' restaurants in crowdy resorts.
Adam bublitz
02:45 26 Mar 19
Always a great authentic meal. Glad we stopped by! Very friendly service as well
Angela Siler Fisher
23:22 13 Mar 19
Yummy iguana with awesome views of the ocean and national park served by super friendly staff!!
Kent Kehrberg
16:27 02 Mar 19
Beautiful location with great views. Excellent hosting and exciting food and drink choices. But check when they are open - unusual schedule.
John Vlot
00:34 28 Feb 19
Very nicely located on top of a hill.Food is nice.Friendly atmosphere.
Steven Hines
18:46 25 Dec 18
Really friendly and helpful service. Nice views of Rincon and the east side of the island from the restaurant. I had a really great vegetarian plate with salted fish, seasoned rice, plantains. Definitely worth a visit.
Edwin Pantus
22:37 13 Oct 18
As vegans we had one option and that was very good! It was the vegetarian plate with a couple of different dishes as pictured. The owner (or his mom) was very nice and helpful, the view was amazing and it had a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is open on all sides, so it feels like you're eating outdoors. It's located on top of a hill in Rincon and has a nice little playground for kids with a couple of swings. If we're visiting Bonaire again in a couple of years, we'll definitely be coming back to Posada Para Mira!
Eleanor Verkoeyen
14:05 04 Jul 18
The Goat Stew was so delicious, but they could have given a much bigger portion for what we paid.
Curtis McCullough
18:21 29 Jun 18
Great food. I wanna go back
Marc Ridders
17:55 01 Jun 18
Friendly people who also serve local specialties.
David Lesley
02:42 14 Mar 18
Superb spot, a chance to eat ‘local’ and it is good food with friendly people serving you. Now taking credit cards. Licensed. Looking for an even greater view, go up onto the roof and see the valley of Rincon. Bug spray available should the mosquitos be around.
Ian Kaplan
19:13 03 Oct 17
Posada Para Mira is located on a hill overlooking Bonaire's old town of Rincon. Posada Para Mira servers Bonairian cuisine, including goat stew (which is excellent). The restaurant is open to the trade winds and the people are friendly. This is a great place to eat if you are visiting the Cadushy Distillery.
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Posada Para Mira is a no-frills, open-air restaurant between Rincon and Dos Pos. Set on the highest point between the two towns.

Brass Boer

Christie
09:11 09 Jun 19
What a new gem on the island!! Stellar place!! We've eaten at many places around the world but have to give it to Brass Boer for serving up absolutely heavenly entrees!! Everything was good..there wasn't anything really we could complain about. They were out of a particular wine so they gave us another option at the same price.The setting is absolutely beautiful!! A perfect place for a romantic night out or a foodie excursion. You get what you pay for!Definitely a must-visit when you are on Bonaire. Make sure to reserve ahead of time bc they tend to fill up fast!
matty p
13:18 27 May 19
A little on the pricey side, but tasty, beach front food and drink can be found here. Their cocktails are quite good, but can take some time to prepare depending on how busy the bar is, so it's worth it to batch up your drink orders if you're with a group. If you're doing a night dive at Delfin's Reef this is a convenient choice for dinner once you're done.
Rob vd B
22:20 26 Mar 19
Nice to finally have another real good restaurant on Bonaire! Great casual and professional staff. Not to formal and not to casual. Just right!
Ariel Turner
20:14 01 Mar 19
One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The atmosphere could not be better: beautiful setting, nicely appointed, with comfortable and cozy seating throughout and clever uses of space. The food is beautiful, well-plated and tasty with a real depth of flavors. Perfect proportions. The staff is friendly and attentive: greeted us with warm smiles and kept our water and wine glasses full. Fantastic meal.
Eric van de Keuken
10:11 28 Feb 19
We went to "The Roast". An event were most food is prepared on bbq or green egg.The evening started at 1800 and we left at 2200. Thoroughly enjoyed this!Duck, fish, watermelon with gin and meat were just a small selection of the delicious culinary treats that we were served.Highly recommended!
Craig Falls
20:51 16 Oct 18
Petra Marrenga-Vos
03:39 23 Sep 18
Geweldig restaurant, zo lekker gegeten, mooie wijnen, vriendelijk personeel en een fantastisch uitzicht. Zeker een aanrader.
Michel Hobrecker
12:04 11 Aug 18
Proberen het net even anders te doen. Eten is lekker, keuze voldoende. Locatie is uniek.
Annelies Butter
15:41 20 Jul 18
Heerlijk gegeten en een prachtig uitzicht op de Caribische zee!
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With pride and joy, we, Jonnie & Thérèse Boer, welcome you in our beach restaurant Brass Boer on Bonaire

Hang Out Beachbar

John Vu
21:36 05 May 19
Right at Jibe City.Cool vibes.Good food.Great view to the Bay watching world class freestyle windsurfers put in a show while you eat (typically after 5pm is when they come out to play)
Stephan Caïtucoli
10:52 23 Apr 19
Nice place however the serveur was not so friendly when we asked the drinks card. She reacted like if we should order an Heineken, as everyone. She looked in a hurry and made us feel unconfortable while choosing our order: waiting next to us, showing signs of exasperation...
Espen Larsen
08:54 11 Apr 19
A really cool place, good food and it's right on the beach with a beautiful view. Windsurfers paradise.
GetWindsurfing Windsurf
08:54 02 Apr 19
Awesome ace to hangout in Bonaire. Great food and unique veiws 👌
Polly Copleston
14:24 15 Feb 19
Great location, friendly staff and good food. Laid back - no rush.
Franky Gosal
11:02 26 Jun 18
Very nice beachhut
Hugo Pesman
23:11 21 Apr 18
Nice beachbar
Bryan Noll
09:18 12 Feb 18
If your in Bonaire you have to stop here and check it out
Tamara K
20:07 13 Jan 18
The Hippie Juice was amazing, great presentation and the Italian sandwich, toasted, was great too! The service was good too!
Piotr Orłowski
17:32 03 Jan 18
Beautiful landscape, nice nature, and could , good beer.
Lee Balmer
12:21 14 May 17
Interesting location on the island. Food was better than average. Mainly for windsurfing. Beach was basically non existent in front of the hut, water had several areas roped off to stay out of.
Olav Hola
13:03 07 Feb 17
Nice bar for drinks or lunch. Don't expect best food, but nice laid-back atmosphere. And beautiful view on the blue ocean
Christopher Tezak
07:23 02 Oct 16
We ate here a couple of days during our stay on the island. The food is average, but the location is pretty awesome. Watching wind surfers and having a few Amstel Brights is not a bad way to spend a sunny afternoon. The full moon party, on the other hand, is a can't miss attraction if you are on the island at that time of the month. The place was jam packed with a local dutch crowd with a solid DJ spinning dance and EDM on the beach side setting. With the crowds they have you buy food/drink tokens ahead of time, which was convenient. Definitely a unique experience on the island. Double plus if you can actual get a moon rising when they throw the party.
DJ Schleich
17:10 23 Dec 15
Nice beach bar on the east side of the island. They have a popular BBQ on Thursdays, make a reservation.
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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

El Mundo

Edwin Peterzen
15:52 09 Aug 19
Great place to eat, drink and watch sports tv
Chen Chang
22:08 08 Aug 19
Perfect place for a diver’s lunch!
Erik Kamp
13:16 27 Jun 19
Good place to watch a game of football, good atmosphere.Fair price for food and drinks.
Keneisha Greaves
20:20 15 May 19
It's ok staff could be friendly that would be nice, but the food is good6.
binkie van es
17:38 08 May 19
Surprisingly good breakfast, friendly and not crowded so early
Omar Ceren
11:15 07 Apr 18
Good place to go watch soccer games. They have two TV's for multiple games at the same time. They had bundesliga, la liga, and champions league definitely. Looked like they had a ton of other channels as well. Try the local stew... Was really good.
Deex Deex
07:26 15 Mar 18
Very delicios island food and crowded place for quick stop on visit this lovely island.
Louis Agger
01:00 17 Feb 18
Pretty good food and okay service. Packed you the maximum at meal time. Also packed in like cattle. So many people there's no time for any personal attention by staff. Waiting list to get a table. It was an experience.
Amit Uchil
17:28 11 Nov 17
Ok restaurant. Just another tourist trap selling mostly fried stuff. We stopped to get a taste of the local flavors but this wasn't the right spot.
Minguelito Conquet
07:47 07 Jul 17
One of the best restaurants so far on Bonaire for a nice menu or just grab a snack platter and just relax with friends drink a cocktail. The owner is super friendly and takes good care of his guests, you will want to go back over and over again.
Rodger Albertus
16:39 25 Jun 17
Staffs get good service, food taste good. And a delicious fruit punch when made by the owner.
tremor360
15:41 16 Jun 17
Friendly staff, good food, good location
Kevin Buck
01:54 05 Feb 17
We stopped for a snack and thoroughly enjoyed the El Mundo sampler platter. Everything on it was tasty! They also have great prices on their beer buckets.
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Where you sit back and we serve a wonderful variety of world favorite food on your plate. Located along the main town square “Wilhelmina Plein”

Karel’s Beach Bar

Eric Sanders
14:26 29 Jul 19
Despite the negative critics we visited the place on a Saturday night. Based on this single visit we can only say that the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was nice and the location is an absolute bonus. We will definitely come back.
Karen Mather
20:20 23 Jul 19
Great spot on harbor. Lovely views, with relaxed atmosphere. Nice choice of food and drinks. Friendly staff 🤠
Stacie Tompkins
19:48 02 Jun 19
An absolute MUST when visiting Bonaire. We found this restaurant by accident. What a marvelous find! Our food was sensational and our waiter Hensley was so attentive and personable. He interacted with our 7 year old and made him feel welcome. The food was so exception our little one asked Hensley “can i eat here for my birthday” ? Incredible. Thank you Hensley for welcoming us to Bonaire and sharing your native hospitality.
Mitch Kosterman
11:52 15 May 19
A great find on the nicest beach. Just a shack with a bar, a cooler and a small kitchen. Great local food. No menu. Just whatever the family has cooked, you can buy some. Loved the experience. Such friendly people.
Stefano Barbier
21:26 08 Jul 18
The food was good, the service was ok, the location and view were excellent. We ordered the fried rice with fish, squid and shrimp, the ahi tuna salad, and two appetizers. The waiter forgot the appetizers, but the two main dishes that came were good. The best thing about this restaurant/bar is the location. There is no other restaurant on a pier in the ocean in town. The pier extends about 100 feet into the ocean and is surrounded by docked sailboats. Lights light up the water underneath the dock. Great ambience for dinner particularly at night.
CuracaoActive
15:07 01 Jul 18
Excllent view ..happy hour from 5 to 6pm
Ian Kaplan
20:00 28 Apr 18
My wife and I have been going to Karels Beach Bar since we first started coming to Bonaire.Karels is built on a pier over the water. As you can see from the photo below, taken from the right side of the restaurant, Karels has a great view over the water.Airlines don't provide much in the way of food these days, so when our friends come to Bonaire, Karels is the first place we visit to feed our hungry friends.Karels has a great menu that rangers from great burgers, to salads to local seafood dishes.For sports fans, Karels has a large screen sports bar in a pavilion near the front of the restaurant. You can get a bucket of beers and watch your favorite game (cable is very expensive on Bonaire, so this is a great resource if you've got to see "the game").
Justin Turner
20:00 18 Apr 18
Filet mignon and fresh adult beverages on the seaside. Service was amazing, food and drinks even better. Make a reservation online, fills up fast. Great music too!
Kelly Opel
16:54 11 Feb 18
Nice spot to sit by the water. Very cool to watch fish at night with the light shining into the water!
Ronald Logrono
02:35 05 Dec 17
Great spot!! Friendly staff and prime location!
Joao Oliveira-Filho
14:46 27 Nov 17
Very good Ceviche: big cubes of fresh fish! Our Seafood Platter for two came with fish and shrimps with a good seasoning of coconut milk. Try it!
John Nathan Dlouhy
05:14 30 Jun 17
Romantic place but service was super slow. Food good. Nice place for dinner...romantic on the pier but do something with service
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Do you need an extra way to enjoy your Caribbean holiday in a fantastic spot at sea? Come to Karel‘s Beach Bar on the pier and enjoy a delicious lunch

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