The Top 5 Bonaire Restaurants
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The Top 5 Bonaire RestaurantsPosted on March 16. 2015
One of the best parts of an island escape is the food, and when in Bonaire, you have a bevy of spots to choose from for a delectable bite by the beach. Bonaire restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to casual beach shack, and these some of our favorites.
It Rains Fishes
As the name would hint, It Rains Fishes is one of the many Bonaire restaurants that specializes in seafood, and it does so in a trendy venue that adds a slice of style to their range of fish dishes. The ceviche and salmon carpaccio are both fresh and tangy starters while the main fish entrees on offer at It Rains Fishes are a veritable who’s who of the fish world. The scene here in the evening is smart and sharp as the bar at It Rains Fishes stays packed until the wee hours of the morning most nights.
A huge clue about this restaurant’s appeal is in its name, and with an open floor plan featuring direct views of the harbor and the Caribbean, you will feel like you have sailed off to sea. The menu is “creative classic” as the like to say, and you will find unique takes on standards throughout its pages. The four-course surprise menu never disappointing and ends up being the highlight of many a Bonaire vacation.
When you’ve decided to take a night off having fish, Carpriccio is the best of the Bonaire restaurants to try as it offers a true taste of Italy in the Caribbean. Founded by two Italians and home to handmade pasta, authentic imported Italian cheese, and a wine cellar that will keep you busy for weeks, you can’t go wrong on either their casual terrace or sophisticated dining room. All the classics like carbonara, puttanesca, and veal shank are available, but they are served at Capriccio with a side of elegant island charm.
Bringing a taste of the international mobile food craze to the Caribbean, Kite City is without a doubt one of the most unique Bonaire restaurants on the island. Located in a caravan directly on the beach, Kite City is a fun and funky food truck that serves up fresh grilled fish and lobster with sensational sunset and kiteboarding views. The fun crew at Kite City are true ambassadors for the island lifestyle of Bonaire and their fish grilling abilities are second to none.
While Bonaire might be hundreds of miles from Mexico, La Cantina offers a sprinkle of spice from the Mexican Caribbean and other Caribbean nations to its menu. The Pescado Frito, which is fried Wahoo fish with green herbs, leek and coconut is a budget-friendly highlight. They are famous for their DFC (Dominican Fried Chicken), which is chicken marinated in lime juice and garlic mayonnaise and then fried to a crispy golden brown. While their patio may not be directly on the beach, once you are under its romantic twinkling lights, you won’t mind at all.
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