It Rains Fishes overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea and is another wonderful place to dine in Bonaire. Serving many different delicious main course dishes, they are not just limited to fresh caught fish dishes -their menu has beef and poultry options as well – although their fish dishes are SPECTACULAR. It Rains Fishes menu includes a children’s section featuring chicken nuggets, fresh catch or croquette each served with fries and ice cream. For starters, we recommend their soup options or ceviche – always a crowd pleaser!
In front of the restaurant, many day boaters will leave early in the morning to fish for the day’s catch. If you stroll by mid-morning, you may see them return with their bounty which they cut and clean close to shore.
While looking for more information to provide our guests about this delicious restaurant, we were interested to read about the history of the over 100 year old building. The building, “Kas di Pa Kachi Craane i Ma Seshi Craane-Graavenhorst”, is situated on the waterfront of Playa Pabou. This architectural style is called “Kas di Kaha”, box model. The structure consists of three roofs, a hipped roof with dormers around it. The peaks of the roofs are usually decorated with figures or statues.
Ingridients Restaurant, located in the Buddy Dive Resort is a treat for all Bonaire visitors. We enjoy everything about Ingridients – the food, the view, the atmosphere, the service – just absolutely wonderful. The restaurant overlooks the sea with a breathtaking view of the sunset.
And yes, that is spelled correctly, the restaurant was named for its owner, Ingrid.
As posted on their website, Ingridients uses locally produced fresh ingredients with dishes inherent to the Mediterranean cuisine, using the basic principles of French, Spanish and Italian cooking. Their chefs are constantly experimenting with new flavors and texture combinations by selecting only the freshest seasonal produce. Their menu changes seasonally with many daily specials.
We enjoy dining with the entire family at Ingridients Restaurant.
Located in the Buddy Dive resort, directly adjacent to the Buddy Dive bar and restaurant, affords a lot of flexibility. Our children are older, and at times have decided to visit the more relaxed restaurant at Buddy Dive while Steve & I enjoy a couples evening. Buddy Dive has a great bar with a fantastic daily happy hour. The 5 of us enjoy cocktails and mocktails. The kids stay and enjoy the restaurant and pool while Steve and I walk over to the finer dining experience offered a few feet away.
At Sea Restaurant in Bonaire has been a top rated Caribbean restaurant for many years. The food is spectacular – beautifully presented, amazing tastes of local and imported cuisine! Each time we visit Bonaire, we try to plan an evening At Sea. Their menu is available on line and they usually offer a surprise menu as well. The restaurant is well-suited for a family meal as well, and our kids do enjoy going – but we prefer the treat of a romantic couples evening.
At Sea restaurant is located on the boulevard with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. At Sea has a bar, terrace and an indoor room with air conditioning. We have experienced At Sea dining in each seating area, and find we prefer to sit on the terrace under the large umbrellas. The Bonaire trade winds keeps us very comfortable and if you make an early enough reservation, you an enjoy a glass of wine and gaze at the beautiful Bonaire sunset.
The service is wonderful and the owners are usually on site.
Their website claims “the finest dishes you can find on Bonaire we Strive to make your evening one out of a million!” We think they meet these expectations!
Many of our guests have told us about Osaka, and we have not made it ourselves yet, but WOW the reviews from everyone are awesome. Lily (our property manager) recently enjoyed an awesome meal there. They say every plate they serve is a painting, and it tastes at least as sensational as it looks. With fresh local fish caught from the sea and served daily, they seem to living up to their word!
Check out their website, and then check them out! I know we will be on our next visit.
When we visit Bonaire, we like to stop in to restaurants our guests have recommended to us. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about some of these restaurants. The first restaurant I am posting about is Sebastian’s. We love the atmosphere – almost every table has a magnificent ocean view. We have not been fortunate enough yet to reserve the Pier Table – but is looks fantastic!
The food is really terrific, and they welcome you with a lovely beverage. Steve tends to go for the meat dishes, and I go for seafood. We tried the Land & Sea – fabulous, cooked just right and the Red Snapper filet – the food was fresh and delicious.
They do suggest advanced reservations, and if they ask for a phone number, you can give them the cell number we lend you while on the island, +599 787 2280. Click on the picture below to go to Sebastian’s website.