Bonaire Dutch Caribbean Food
Hard to Guess
It was hard to get a feel for the place before it opened. The red shuttered doors and windows meant no peeking. The hand painted sign above the chalk menu, made the place look like a beach bar. But once the doors opened at 5, Don and I wandered in and found something quite different.
At a glance, this looked like a bar in Key West, maybe. But the little place felt more like a charming European pub to me. Maybe that was because of our Dutch bartender, Hans. Or maybe it was the Swedish looking, painted pannels on the front of the bar, or the funny stone "foot prop" that surrounded the bar.
Hans seemed pretty relaxed and soft spoken to be the owner. But when he said he closes the place on weekends, I figured he must own the place. You know you're in a laid back tourist community when the owner of a restaurant chooses to be closed on weekends to be with family!
Later That Night
That's all it took. We made reservations before leaving and returned after sunset for a table on the sidewalk.
This was our best and most memorable meal in Bonaire. A little noise didn't ruin it, but we would maybe go for the cute inside tables next time!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.