For those who want to dine in a relaxed casual atmosphere
According to Wikipedia “Acasual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a casual atmosphere. Except for buffet-style restaurants, casual dining restaurants typically provide table service.”
Without a doubt most restaurants on this website are categorised as casual dining. Of course not without a reason. Bonaire and casual dining are a great mix. The island itself is very casual with a relaxed, Caribbean, unhurried, and friendly atmosphere. People love to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner and experience the same.
Very nice setup with Caribbean vibe. Good music. Food very average for the meat. Also having a European owned restaurant still service plastic straw is disconcerting
02:33 15 Feb 20
Very nice-the food was surprisingly good and the staff were friendly and helpful.Nice atmosphere,even though the live band need a better singer...prices very reasonable
17:47 07 Jan 20
Had a great lunch here while in Port. Tokio chicken sandwich and taco salad were fantastic! Not your average sandwich and salad - amazing flavor. Bar service was great. We would definitely come back!!
02:46 06 Dec 19
This is a new restaurant and they are offering very good specials. We had a fantastic $10 dinner pasta, plus a good lunch sandwich. Nice day and evening ambience. Beware: They don't put alcohol in their drinks, so order wine or beer!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
00:02 15 Jun 18
It was good food but expensive and great view.
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.
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.
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
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.
Food service and great ambiance. Great staff. Caring.
01:24 28 Mar 19
Superb food for adequate price. Very nice atmosphere with a view on the windsurfing spot (we've been there 3 times during our 2 weeks windsurfing stay on Bonaire) usually for lunch. They really love food and you'll feel it. Try tuna (in all ways) and shrimps & scallops salad. Delicious 😎
Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks
21:04 23 Mar 19
One of our favorites! Always great food. Amazing views and wonderful atmosphere. Great place for lunch or dinner. It is worth the drive.
11:55 08 Mar 19
The only reason it did not get 5 stars is because of the women's restroom. Needs a lot of maintenance that could be solved in a day's work. Food is fantastic, the ambiance improves with each visit, unusual selection of beers and wines and the staff is stellar!
00:22 15 Jun 18
Great food. I had a tuna sandwich. Probably the best I’ve ever had. The people there are so nice! A must stop.
23:55 14 Jun 18
It was great. They let us in 20 minutes before they had opened because we hadn’t known which shows you how nice they were. The food was amazing!!! They had the best burgers some of the best I have ever tasted. Overall: great food and reasonable prices.
Roald van Loon
20:58 24 Apr 18
Really great restaurant! It's a bit out of the way, but definitely worth it. Excellent views, great service and some of the best food on the island. We will go back here for sure!
Alisha De Matos
23:59 05 Apr 18
Great food with an amazing view! My boyfriend and I randomly stopped here for lunch; the burgers were delicious and the fries were unreal. Service was also good!
12:37 05 Feb 18
Excellent service and a gorgeous view. I enjoyed the sunset here.
12:07 30 Jan 18
My 27yo son and I stopped for lunch at Foodies after a morning exploring Lac Baai. We were greeted warmly; afforded a comfortable wicker seat on the porch with a view East to the Bay. Our experience was nothing short of incredible - far exceeding our expectation. We went with the fresh catch - tuna. You can see from the picture that the preparation and creativity are both exceptional, as was the service throughout our relaxing lunch. Food: exceptionalService: exceptional
23:55 25 Jan 18
Food is good. Had lunch here once and dinner once. Service is good.
Eric van de Keuken
00:44 14 Dec 17
One of the best places on Bonaire for lunch and dinner (coming from someone who just arrived on the island.......18 years ago)
18:00 28 Nov 17
Best place for lunch! Great food and beautiful views. Best fish sandwich I've ever had!
17:44 22 Nov 17
We went for lunch on a weekday. Service was SLOW. Food was good and the view is awesome. Just don’t come here if you want to eat in less than 90 minutes.
21:17 10 Oct 17
Fantastic food and place for rest. Nice people. Beautiful vieuw.
06:56 24 Sep 17
Very nice cozy ambiance with good food and a gentle breeze, ample dancing floor and nice bar.Professional and friendly service.
Had dinner there with friends and it was fantastic. I had a mux of picana and lambchops and specially the lamb chops were excelent. Coctails good and staff very friendly. You have an option of grilling your own at the table but we did not fo that
00:00 19 Apr 19
Excellent Brazilian pizzas, and one of the few places on the island where the bartender knows his stuff.
11:48 07 Feb 19
It was a very different kind of meal as we cooked our own beef at the table. Enjoyable atmosphere and the staff was excellent. Prices were about the same range as other restaurants we visited in Bonaire. We split a dinner and it was plenty for us.
15:29 19 Jul 18
Attentive and friendly staff. While we were there they had a two man band playing. They weren't too loud and set a fun, comfortable mood. The bartender's dog hung out on the sidewalk outside the restaurant and waited for her owner to get off work. Very sweet. My wife and I both had pizza. They weren't real big. I ate my whole pizza, my wife ate half of hers. Simple, tasty but pricey. I would've given 5 stars if we had not paid $60 for 2 pizzas.
21:11 13 Jul 18
Great food and good service. The meat was very tasty and was brought out raw thinly sliced along with a cast iron grill pan. The side of rice and tomato salsa were also very tasty. There was loud live music which made it hard to talk to others at the table but I know that’s how it always is so I’m not docking any stars for that. I didn’t try the pizza but I it looked like there were some incredibly creative options. Don’t expect any Italian style pizza though.
02:38 22 Jun 18
Great food and great service! Meat combos are very delicious. Went there several times. A bit pricey.
18:22 18 Feb 18
Great food good service and very friendly. Definitely looking forward to going back on our next trip.
23:50 15 Feb 18
It was good. But way overpriced. Brazilian meat combo was decent, juicy, fun to make at your table on hot grill. Disappointed the lionfish and shrimp pizza, the size of a dinner plate, was $38. It really is WAY over priced when lionfish is local and pizza is small for one person. Pizza place just down the street has lionfish pizza for more reasonable price.
16:45 13 Oct 17
When you dine here, you feel like family! The owners allowed us a peek through the kitchen to see how their one of a kind pizza is cooked. It was wonderful! Then, we feasted on perfectly marinated beef cooked on a grill at our table. Divine!
Great food & drinks. Good coffee. Feels like home, we loved it!
14:54 28 May 19
This place has a really dutch vibe! It’s super cool, you’re actually at a local home near the beach. Super authentic! The food was delicious and healthy! The owner is really sweet, her name is Monique and she came to greet us. My husband and I came here everyday during our stay. Don’t mind the filter😂 and we stayed at the airbnb at this place. There is literaly a stair that goes in ocean.
14:20 22 May 19
Great food great service. Fabulous people. I have enjoyed. Been back over and over.
00:00 04 May 19
This place is delicious! We had the Bonaire Dutch pancakes and they were amazing. Perfect blend of flavours and textures! Would highly recommend to anyone - we will be back again (tomorrow)!
03:31 03 Jan 19
Had a great breakfast. The staff was very friendly
21:11 10 Nov 18
This place is amazingNice waitress to help you alwaysPlace to be
18:03 20 Oct 18
Lovely staff, excellent food and deserts!
03:26 29 Aug 18
The best fresh food I had in bonaire
19:54 20 Aug 18
We just had lunch here while walking around town. What a fantastic place! The food was fantastic and service was prompt and courteous. The sandwiches were huge, like that of Carnegie Deli in NYC. We will return.
Dagny K Punkt
18:20 03 Apr 18
Pretty good restaurant with it's lovely owner Monique. Loved the breakfast! If you are a fan of avocado this is the place to be 😊
Michiel de Wit
15:08 02 Apr 18
Nice and elegant place to go for some coffee with (lovely) apple pie or a continental breakfast. Nice and cool.
Michiel de Wit
16:12 27 Mar 18
Great place for coffee and some lovely homemade apple pie. Lovely people!
20:34 10 Feb 18
Lovely breakfasts served with style and care, great coffee and friendly and helpful owner and staff. Our favourite place for a breakfast treat 😀
The whole experience was really good, food and service fantastic....
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.
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.
00:12 15 Jun 18
It was fine
00:05 15 Jun 18
Great food, great view, great service. Getting a table on the beach was amazing
22:02 25 May 18
16:01 22 Dec 17
A++++ RESTAURANT HAS ONE OF THE BEST GOODS I HAVE EVER EATEN
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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 !
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.
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
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.
11:51 11 Jul 18
Nice place good food
20:58 05 Jul 18
Lovely patio dining. Good food and friendly service
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.
03:34 21 Apr 18
Good food, bistro, nice meat dishes, fish, en vegetarian!🐟🐄🍅🍨
02:51 13 Apr 18
Try the Ceasar salad but stay away from steak tartare.
02:09 10 Mar 18
Outstanding food! Don't miss it! Went there twice!
11:01 15 Feb 18
This place is awesome. Awesome food and service. Lively. Going back for Thursday night Latin night.
14:01 31 Dec 17
Awesome food and drinks. They really know what to do with local ingredients and classic Cuban cusine.
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
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.
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.
05:07 28 Oct 17
Excellent food! We try to come here every time we visit Bonaire.
very nice service. fresh food. go with fish not meat. they take reservations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
16:53 18 Oct 18
Friendly staff... Super fresh seafood
23:43 24 Sep 18
Outstanding service, outstanding food and playing, outstanding desserts, outstanding prices!
01:17 26 Jun 18
Excellent food and service. Upscale, with outdoor dining. Don't let the name fool you.
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.
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.
19:34 06 Nov 17
Super service, great atmosphere planing to come back soon. Love that the chef comes into the restaurant
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.
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!
Best pizza on the island and drink as strong as necessary. Setting is sea side and beautiful..views for every desire! Go you wont b disappointed!
00:00 31 Dec 19
They serve delicious burgers
01:47 13 Aug 19
I have been traveling to Bonaire since 1991 and have been staying at Buddy Dive since 2015. Blennies is one of the on-site restaurants where you can eat lunch or dinner. Great atmosphere, fantastic view of the ocean, and delightful Dutch waiters/waitresses. Don’t expect to have speedy service, but then again you’re on an island and on vacation. Make sure to visit the other on property restaurant....Ingredients.
20:24 06 Jul 19
Great food, good atmosphere. I won't eat here every night when staying at Buddy Dive, but it's a great fallback.
00:59 14 May 19
Fantastic happy hour and dinner was superb. The location and sunset was fantastic.
18:31 02 Dec 18
Good food and good and quick service . Nice place to be. Steaks are very good.
Adventure In Dive
14:48 21 Nov 18
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00:08 08 Sep 18
Muito bem servido. Por do sol fantastico. Pratos deliciosos. Hambúrguer, peixes, cervejas, sensacional. Piscina ao lado do bar. Música ao vivo alguns dias da semana. Sexta feira sempre um churasco.
20:30 24 Apr 18
Restaurant Blennies bij Buddy Dive is een echte aanrader om op vrijdag van het barbecue buffet te eten! Heerlijk eten en leuk personeel. Je kan er overigens ook lekker lunchen of een drankje drinken aan de bar tijdens Happy Hour!
21:25 08 Mar 18
Blennies is onderdeel van Buddy Dive Resort en biedt een prachtig uitzicht over de baai en het eiland Klein Bonaire. We hebben er prima gedineerd met de ondergaande zon als getuige.
18:22 19 Dec 17
Great place to hang out for lunch or dinner! They recently renewed their menu, quality of food and presentation is really good. Staff is very welcoming and friendly! Ooh and definitely try their BBQ on Friday!
Beautiful view on the sunset and little Bonaire.Staff is friendly, but not that busy to serve sometimes.
10:16 22 Apr 19
Great place to chill, good sea access. Native staff is great, Dutch staff a bit grumpy though.
12:56 16 Feb 19
Excellent amenities with snorkeling access off a shared pier. They will give you bread to feed the fish and they are simply crazy I'm quantity and variety. Took this as a 3 hour excursion while on RC Freedom and it was well worth it.
03:47 10 Jan 19
Lovely beach with good facilities. Ferry terminal being right there is a bit annoying with large amounts of people walking through. We ordered coffee from the bar and the coffee was absolutely awful. Like dish water.
13:39 10 Jul 18
Nice place to chill in the weekends offten live music
01:23 21 Apr 18
Nice place for a drink and to catch the ferry. Not much of a path for a mobility scooter though.
19:50 02 Mar 18
Great place for cold drinks and lunch or dinner. Ferry for Klein Bonaire is right there off the dock or snorkel right there, lots of fish to see.
00:25 23 Jan 18
Excellent food tight above the beach. Lovely steak fillet beautifully seasoned and cooked. Same for the veggies. Wonderful tasting potatoes, but hard and undercooked. Great mojito too! Not a cheap dinner, but not too expensive and well worth it.
21:32 01 Dec 17
Very nice Bar and restaurant, I had amazing sushi and cocktail here.The location is amazing! Must go here!
19:26 24 Nov 17
It's nice there but the service lacks a bit
13:06 16 Nov 17
Very nice resort but no beach, you had to dive off a dock to swim or snorkel. Drink prices reasonable.
20:24 26 Sep 17
Beautiful beach. Bring swim goggles, the water is amazing.
15:45 13 Aug 17
Food is great. Service is always quick and kind. It's great in combination with a snorkel/dive spot just in front of their beach. Furthermore it's one of the places to be on Friday night.
The food is great again (finally!) The servers are all lovely people, but a bit more attention to needs like drink refills and when to bring the bill would be welcome. Not fun to have to chase them down multiple times during what should be a relaxing night out.
00:19 04 Jan 19
They have some really good "oliebollen" a Dutch treat with new years ev
Eric van de Keuken
00:40 07 Dec 18
Large and comfortable rooms, great amenities and large selection in F&B
23:18 25 Jun 18
A perfect birthday party
21:57 23 Jun 18
They changed the menu, not to fond of it. Service got worse.
23:03 21 Apr 18
Great for weekends with kids
13:23 04 Apr 18
Nice place to swim
11:58 14 Jan 18
This is a hotel appartment in the center of the Island of Bonaire. @ a hight that you can almost see the whole Island
20:21 26 Nov 17
The children love it!
19:26 24 Nov 17
Nice and clean place to stay
13:22 20 Oct 17
The Hillside Restaurant and Apartments are a quiet gem on Bonaire.Some friends told us about the weekly specials at the Hillside Restaurant on Bonaire. Although we have been visiting Bonaire frequently for a couple of years and living here full time for four months, we had not visited the Hillside Restaurant.We went for the "curry shrimp" special on Thursday night. The food was very good and the price was reasonable. There are other weekly specials, we're told, like Tuna Tuesdays.The restaurant and the apartments (which are rented daily/weekly to people visiting bonaire) is located in an area of Bonaire called "Laguna Hills". The restaurant and bar is located in front of the apartments. The bar overlooks the pool and a spectacular view over the West coast of Bonaire.
20:14 12 Oct 17
Excellent stay, nice appartments, friendly and helpful staff, great pool and bar/restaurant.
12:41 19 Mar 17
First time ever here. Service is awesome. View is great. The rooms are great. The food is delicious.
Food was good. I had the guinea foul. The sauce was good and the cut was tender. Portion sizes lacked. The foul comes with a small portion veggies but that's it. Be you definitely needed a side. Wasn't really sure about the size differences between the small sharing portion and the larger portion for the veggy ceviche and salads. You do get a great beef tar tar that was delicious as part of all the meals . Overall, it was good. Their fish options were okay but lacked a local feel especially for a place called it rains fishes. Wish they would have more sustainable fish options as well as lion fish.
00:14 15 Jun 18
It had good food and the people were very friendly
00:12 15 Jun 18
Very good and not terrible prices. Good beach view and friendly staff
14:04 12 Jun 18
It Rains Fishes came highly recommended from several people that have been going to Bonaire for a long time. The restaurant sits overlooking the water in an open air, newly renovated building. Beautiful view! The food, mostly fresh sea food, was fantastic! This restaurant lives up to its billing!
17:31 18 Apr 18
Nice food, cosy atmosphere and a great2 view to the sea which is next door... Staff is friendly. The choice of fish was however a little disappointing on that day (only tuna).
00:56 03 Apr 18
This was a great meal. Very small portions and pricey, but great food, perfect service, and a very upscale atmosphere. A good place for a fancy dinner.
21:54 27 Mar 18
I just had a beer at the sunset. nice location in front of the sea, neithear a casual place nor an upscale place. Friendly people, cold beer for 3,5 dollars.
16:02 19 Mar 18
Good food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly service.
11:22 15 Mar 18
Great food, great staff, great experience. We will return!
21:03 10 Mar 18
Great location. Too few staff with result that service though pleasant was very slow.
10:23 31 Jan 18
Excellent place, good food, friendly staff. Clean, reasonably priced.
20:15 25 Jan 18
Nice place, friendly personal, some good dishes like the sashimi from fresh tuna. Fish salad is on the small side, you could say little overpriced.
15:19 21 Jan 18
Can be a bit crowded. Service is good. Food is good. Had some very good wine en G&T. Coffee is great.
11:34 04 Jan 18
Very friendly staff. The service was good remember its all on Island time.
23:51 27 Dec 17
The service was outstanding. The waitress was so lively and hilarious but sadly the fish of the day was plainly cooked and the rest of the meal although good was not great. However, the filet mignon was wonderful and the restaurant gave us an appetizer on the house of salmon mousse (I thought was delicious but the other members of my party had different views). Overall, happy I ate here and would recommend to a friend 🙂
Vincent Hendrik Evers
03:28 12 Dec 17
Caribbean Hot spot for eating fish
03:54 07 Dec 17
We enjoyed multiple lunches and a dinner here during our stay on the island. I would reccommend making reservations ahead of time if you are able. If not, the staff is friendly and you can sit at the bar sipping on delicious mojitos until a table opens up.The lobster risotto was out of this world and the seafood pasta was outstanding. Even the mini hamburgers were delicious if that's what you're in the mood for.If you're of legal drinking age and looking for an adult beverage, I'd reccommend the banana collada or mojito.
Marijke Wilhelmus Rob Landman
16:45 03 Aug 17
We like going there for lunch! It is lovely to see the boats come and to enjoy the soft wind. The food is always nice! We like the dutch specialty Dutch kroketten. They have slow but fun services. The girls always laugh and smile!
19:04 28 Feb 17
This is a great restaurant right on the water. Beautiful views and delicious fresh sea food. I had the catch of the day, which was red snapper and it was very good. It was literally caught this morning and brought from the boat 10 minutes before I ordered. Being from Colorado, I do not ever get sea food that fresh, so it was quite the treat.
08:01 02 Oct 16
We saw all the good reviews for It Rains Fishes and were looking forward to dinner. The food wasn't bad, but definitely on the high side for prices and the quality could be found at other places. We had try to go on the Fish Market night, but we missed it being too late. We were also surprised as the fish market was actually directed at European imports rather than local stuff (though that's on the menu all the time). The service was ok and the view was nice for sunsets, but the food was not memorable.
Love this restaurant & the Divi Flamingo Resort Bonaire!
18:21 23 May 18
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21:24 29 Oct 17
So here is the deal....lovely wonderful people.... good food... good service but don't believe that anything on the menu is local even though the menu says "local" it is not....we specifically asked about . If you value local sustainable food and local fis to....it is not in this restaurant for you....it is all frozen and shipped in. Therefore my 3 star rating. Also watch out for food allergies. Salad listed said hazelnuts but it came with Walnuts .....a death sentence for my husband without medical help
01:30 23 Oct 17
Went for lunch today with a group of 10. Great menu choices, fast service, great views and reasonable prices. No complaints from the entire group.
Francois W Gagnon
14:42 05 Feb 17
Good food by the sea. Watch the parrot fish as you eat.
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.
14:04 18 Feb 20
Very good food excellent service amazing view
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
13:14 21 May 18
Always fresh and made to your liking. Reasonable prices and very friendly staff.
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.
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.
21:27 05 Feb 18
Great view, good prices, average food, service a little slow
21:58 18 Jan 18
Great place for breakfast. Astonishing ocean view.
17:33 16 Dec 17
Their private stoke rum is the best!
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!
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.
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.
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.
20:20 23 Jul 19
Great spot on harbor. Lovely views, with relaxed atmosphere. Nice choice of food and drinks. Friendly staff 🤠
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.
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.
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.
15:07 01 Jul 18
Excllent view ..happy hour from 5 to 6pm
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").
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!
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!
02:35 05 Dec 17
Great spot!! Friendly staff and prime location!
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