Just a taste of Bonaire Dining . . .
Dining on Bonaire provides a wide variety of cultural experiences. Caribbean influences color the local cuisine with papaya, plaintain, Wahoo and funchi. The Dutch brought the European flavors of smoked meats and wonderful cheeses. And not to be left out, Surinam, a former Dutch colony, mixed in the great flavors of Dutch Indonesia, as well as Chinese, Indian, Thai, and African. All these combine to make local dining spicy, rich, and unusual. Try the Keshi Yena (cheese stuffed with seasoned fish), Bami Goreng (grilled meats with Indonesian noodles), and Kabrito Stoba (Goat Stew) for taste treats.
Anybody less adventurous canít miss with classic surf níturfs made with Argentine or Brazilian beef at any of several seafood restaurants. Italian and Mediterranean style eateries offer a wide range of delectibles from pasta pots to traditional menus, not to mention desserts. Mexican, Japanese sushi, Spanish tapas or "bites," and American favorites can be found here as well, but be forewarned: We donít have any fast food burger joints! If you're craving a hamburger, however, tasty ones can be found. Vegetarians (and everyone else too) should try the fantastic Indonesian vegetable dish made of green beans, sprouts and spicy peanut sauce called Gado Gado. Nearly all major restaurants can offer vegetarian dishes as well.
For a complete list of restaurants and dining facilities on Bonaire, click here. Many of these restaurants would be happy to provide special occasion or catering information for any party planning you may need.
Many restaurants are shore-front and offer
bars as well as sit-down dining. With Bonaireís
year-round good weather and friendly breezes,
most restaurants also offer al fresco dining
(that's dining in the open for the monolingual
among us). As the Dutch say, it's "gezellig"
dining, which translates best as "cozy, welcoming,
comfortable, and fun" all rolled into one.
During the busy winter months or if you have
a large group, we recommend advance reservations.
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Reservations & Closed Days
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Tipping & Service Charges