It Rains Fishes - Dining Bonaire FYI

It Rains Fishes

Michael Henson
01:00 03 Jul 18
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.
Zach Timmons
00:14 15 Jun 18
It had good food and the people were very friendly
Josh Timmons
00:12 15 Jun 18
Very good and not terrible prices. Good beach view and friendly staff
Suzanne Miladin
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!
Stephan Caïtucoli
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).
S
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.
Mauro G
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.
rogier vanderoord
16:02 19 Mar 18
Good food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly service.
Stormie Keith
11:22 15 Mar 18
Great food, great staff, great experience. We will return!
Andy OGrady
21:03 10 Mar 18
Great location. Too few staff with result that service though pleasant was very slow.
Kolos Kovacs
10:23 31 Jan 18
Excellent place, good food, friendly staff. Clean, reasonably priced.
Menno Kardolus
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.
Guus Meijer
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.
Winona Eichelberger
11:34 04 Jan 18
Very friendly staff. The service was good remember its all on Island time.
Hanna Sepsick
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
Thomas
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!
Joe Montoya
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.
Christopher Tezak
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.
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It Rains Fishes is a modern restaurant with a beautiful view over the Caribbean Sea and ideally located on the boulevard in the center of Kralendijk. Since October 2017 owners Huub de Groot and Shaina Offerman have completely renovated the restaurant, with a new kitchen, stylish decor and renewed menu. It Rains Fishes actually consists of three parts, the restaurant section, the Chef’s Table and a lounge setting where you can enjoy the view while enjoying a drink, wine or tropical cocktail.

Fresh fish
Fishing is still a big part of Bonairian culture. There are a few fishing boats in front of It Rains Fishes that depart almost daily in the early morning to go fishing. The catch for the restaurant is cleaned immediately after returning. Depending on the daily catch, many of these fish can be found on the menu. Apart from locally caught fish, fresh fish is also flown in from countries such as the Netherlands, America and Canada.

Fresh Fish Market
For those who prefer to buy the fish themselves and prepare it at home, that’s possible too. The restaurant has a Fresh Fish Market where fresh local fish and seafood is sold.

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Chef’s Table Live Entertainment
For the culinary enthusiasts who love Live Cooking, we introduced our latest concept: the Chef’s Table. The chef serves the guests an exclusive 6-course menu including prosecco for $64.50 pp With a special wine or beer arrangement and coffee and tea afterwards the price comes down to $87.50 pp. The Chef’s Table needs to be booked in advance (minimum 24 hours) and can be booked for groups between six and fourteen people. Perfect for birthdays, other festivities or for those who love extensive dining.

Just with the two of you at the Chef’s Table? That is possible too! Every Wednesday there is a Chef’s Table for individuals. From 6:30pm it is possible to join the Chef’s Table with a smaller group with a minimum of 6 guests and a maximum of 12 people. Here also applies, full = full, so a reservation is required in advance for a guaranteed place!

Contact Info

Kaya J.N.E. Craane, Kralendijk

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It Rains Fishes Christmas Menu 2018

Our  Holiday opening hours are:

Sunday the 23rd of December open for dinner 5.00 pm.
Monday  24th of December open for lunch and dinner, 2 seating’s (6.00 pm/8.30 pm)
Tuesday 25th of December open for dinner, 2 seating’s (6.00 pm/8.30 pm)
Wednesday 26th of December open for lunch and dinner
Thursday  27th of December – Sunday the 30st of December regular opening hours
Monday the 31st of December closed
Tuesday the 1st of January closed
Wednesday 2nd of January – Saturday 5th of January regular opening hours.

We will have our regular a la carte menu as well our chefs 4 course Christmas menu.

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Opening Hours

This restaurant is open for Lunch & Dinner

  • MondayL: 10:00am – 3:00pm | D: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • TuesdayL: 10:00am – 3:00pm | D: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • WednesdayL: 10:00am – 3:00pm | D: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • ThursdayL: 10:00am – 3:00pm | D: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • FridayL: 10:00am – 3:00pm | D: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • SaturdayL: 10:00am – 3:00pm | D: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • SundayClosed
Michael Henson
01:00 03 Jul 18
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.
Zach Timmons
00:14 15 Jun 18
It had good food and the people were very friendly
Josh Timmons
00:12 15 Jun 18
Very good and not terrible prices. Good beach view and friendly staff
Suzanne Miladin
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!
Stephan Caïtucoli
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).
S
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.
Mauro G
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.
rogier vanderoord
16:02 19 Mar 18
Good food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly service.
Stormie Keith
11:22 15 Mar 18
Great food, great staff, great experience. We will return!
Andy OGrady
21:03 10 Mar 18
Great location. Too few staff with result that service though pleasant was very slow.
Kolos Kovacs
10:23 31 Jan 18
Excellent place, good food, friendly staff. Clean, reasonably priced.
Menno Kardolus
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.
Guus Meijer
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.
Winona Eichelberger
11:34 04 Jan 18
Very friendly staff. The service was good remember its all on Island time.
Hanna Sepsick
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
Thomas
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!
Joe Montoya
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.
Christopher Tezak
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.
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Famous Fishes Tuna Sashimi
Thinly sliced raw tuna

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