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Restaurants in Bonaire

Seafood is an island speciality, cooked in a variety of zingy sauces and culinary styles drawn from more than 70 different cultures. International menus dominate Bonaire's restaurants, from haute cuisine to Tex-Mex dishes, although local food, kuminda Krioyo, can still be found. Head to It Rains Fishes for the catch of the day. China Nobo serves award-winning noodles, spiced to order and cooked to individual taste.

It Rains Fishes, Bonaire. Courtesy of It Rains Fishes
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Richard's Waterfront Dining

Steaks and fish dishes

Richard's Waterfront Dining has a large coral-built bar that attracts a laid-back crowd to Kralendijk at happy hour. Most sip cocktails while choosing from the chalkboard menu of ever-changing dishes, from grilled wahoo fish with mango salsa to juicy steaks with flavoursome sauces. The emphasis here is on good-quality ingredients and simple, natural flavours.



Opening Hours

Tues-Sun 6-10pm

Address

60, JA Abraham Boulevard, Kralendijk Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 5263

2

Zeezicht Restaurant

Local specialities, sunset views

Offering one of the best views of the sunset among the old locals and visiting boaters, Zeezicht Restaurant in Kralendijk serves up ample portions of good local cooking. Specialities include the Indonesian rijstafel (rice served with many accompaniments), fresh fish, lobster and steak - as well as sushi and a host of Japanese dishes.



Opening Hours

Daily 8am-10.30pm

Address

12, Kaya Cachi-Craane, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 8434

Transport

Taxi

3

Patagonia Argentinean Restaurant

Home-cooked, al fresco dining

The Patagonia Argentinean Restaurant in Kralendijk serves home-cooked Argentine favourites, from meaty sausages to spicy shrimps and fish, washed down with Argentinean wine. Dine al fresco by the sea, or in the comfortable air-conditioned dining room, and delight in the accompanying Patagonian folk classics.



Opening Hours

Tue-Sun from 6pm; lunch Tue-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm

Address

The Lighthouse, Harbour Village Marina, Kaya Gobernador N Debrot 71, Kralendijk Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 7725

4

The Tropical Inn

Open-air German food

The Tropical Inn is a casual and unpretentious open-air pub-diner that offers simple, but well prepared, German-influenced cuisine (including Schnitzels). Be sure to try the rijstafel (rice table), served with 30 exotic side dishes. Children are welcome in this family-friendly restaurant in Kralendijk, which has inside play areas, puzzles, colouring books and toys on offer.



Opening Hours

Daily 8am-10pm

Address

JA Abraham Boulevard, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 5111

Transport

Taxi

Website

Tropical Inn Website

Papaya Moon Cantina, Bonaire. Courtesy of Papaya Moon Cantina
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Papaya Moon Cantina

Down Mexico way

Bonaire's first Tex-Mex diner is located in Kralendijk and has a popular Happy Hour that actually lasts an hour and a half, from 6pm-7.30pm. The Papaya Moon Cantina's menu highlights include fiery enchiladas, sizzling fajitas and mesquite grills. The grouper fish tacos are particularly delicious, especially when washed down with a tequila cocktail.



Opening Hours

Wed-Mon 5pm-10pm

Address

48, Kaya Grandi, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 5025

Transport

Taxi

Website

Papaya Moon Cantina Website

It Rains Fishes, Bonaire. Courtesy of It Rains Fishes
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It Rains Fishes

Fruits of the sea

This breeze-cooled, open-sided restaurant in Kralendijk combines formal classics with tropical fare. Laid-back service from Dutch and South American denim-clad staff ensures a relaxed, fuss-free ambience. Arrive early to grab a drink in the bar and check out the It Rains Fishes specials, from fish in pesto sauce to marinated shrimps.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 7.30am till late

Address

24, Kaya Jan N E Craane, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 8780

Transport

Taxi

Website

It Rains Fishes Bonaire Website

7

China Nobo

Freshly cooked Chinese food

One of the longest established Chinese restaurants, China Nobo in Nikiboko is owned by the cheerful Chan family who whip up freshly made Cantonese and Szechuan dishes to order, each spiced to the individual's taste. The seafood noodle dishes are particularly tasty, especially the piquant crab and prawns.



Opening Hours

Daily 10am-11pm

Address

4, Kaya A Emerenciana, Nikiboko, Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 8981

Transport

Taxi

Website

China Nobo Bonaire Website

8

Mona Lisa

Fine local Bonairean cuisine

Weekday diners adore this local eatery, on a main street in Kralendijk, for its homemade, reasonably priced food. Excellent dishes are served in generous portions to a faithful Mona Lisa crowd catching up on the latest gossip. Try the broiled wahoo fish or the juicy lamb filet, shrimps or sirloin steak.



Opening Hours

Bar Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; restaurant Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm

Address

15, Kaya Grandi, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone

+599 717 8718

Transport

Taxi

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