There are excellent dining opportunities on Bonaire.
Bonaire has over 100 eateries and restaurants.
For an island that raises no food products to speak of, it is no small feat that Bonaire’s 100+ restaurants have taken high honors at international culinary competitions several years in a row. The team of chefs representing a number of our top restaurants has brought home many medals and honors to our island.
Choose from fine dining to local snacks, with a wide ethnic diversity.
There is a wide variety of tastes and cuisine that are the result of the ethnic diversity of the island’s culture. This blend has resulted in recipes and dishes that will please any palate. From fine dining to fast food with a local flavor, Bonaire’s chefs earn their medals every day.
|Recommended Restaurants||Meals Served||Cuisine||Access|
|At Home Private Dining & Sommelier|
|Lunch, Dinner, Catering||Luxury dining at your home with a Private Chef|
| Melisa Sailing Luxury at Sea|
|Brunch, Dinner, Private Charters||Luxury Caribbean-Asian inspired fine dining on a sailboat at sea.|
| Restaurant & Bar at Bloozz |
EEG Boulevard 37
|Lunch, Dinner||Local and international cuisine|
|Blue Lagun Cafe|
Kaya Dabboussi Center - Airport parking lot
|Lunch, Dinner||Grab & Go or Dine in for savory dishes and sweet pastries|
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Coffeehouse|
|It Rains Fishes|
Kaya J.N.E. Craane 24
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Ice Cream|
|Restaurant @ Boutique Hotel Sonrisa|
Kaya Finlandia 3
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||International|
|Sweeti Bakery Bonaire|
Kaya Princes Marie 6
|Breakfast, Lunch,||Sweet and Savory Pastries, Coffee|
Vegetarians, vegans, and those with special dietary needs will find plenty of options.
Those who have particular food considerations–vegetarians, vegans, or those with food allergies or specific preferences–will find Bonaire a friendly place to dine. Most restaurants are happy to amend their offerings to accommodate special dietary requests. Other restaurants actually specialize in the preparation of healthy foods with a focus on plant-based diets. If you require special dietary considerations, it is recommended to contact your restaurant of choice in advance to let them know of your needs, as it’s possible they will need time to shop for special ingredients for your meals.
Take advantage of theme buffets or barbecues.
Some restaurants have theme buffets, i.e. local food, pasta nights, or island barbecues. There are places with barhap (bar – snack) menus and even fast food. Don’t forget the local restaurants where diners are treated to goat stew, delicious soups, local gumbo, or other unusual but tasty fares.