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Bonaire’s surprising fusion cuisine
Whether you are looking for a quick meal, typical local fare or fine dining, Bonaire has it all. The concept of fusion certainly applies to Bonaire’s cuisine. The influences include Colombian, Peruvian, Caribbean, African, Dutch, Italian, French, American, Chinese, Indonesian and, of course, the kuminda krioyo, the wonderful local cuisine. Bonaire’s cuisine is influenced by all of these countries and cultures. Pastechis (little pastries filled with chicken, beef, cheese or fish) are as much part of Bonaire’s food culture as sushi, burgers or pizza.
Restaurant or snèk
There are many types of restaurants and snèks (little local food shops or stands) to choose from on Bonaire. You can opt for a romantic oceanside dinner while the sun is setting at a fancy restaurant, or sink your teeth into a juicy burger at a food truck on the beach. Whatever your mood or the time of day may be, there is a restaurant on Bonaire that will satisfy your craving!
Grilling is very popular on Bonaire and always has been. What way to better spend your time or celebrate your weekend than to make a fire with your family and friends, bring along a couple of cold beers and grill! Most restaurants on Bonaire grill their meat, burgers, ribs, catch of the day, shrimp or chicken on a BBQ or wood-fired oven. Don’t miss out on BBQ theme nights; many restaurants organize them once a week!
So when you stay on Bonaire, be sure to visit one of our wonderful restaurants. The food, the friendly people and the relaxed island atmosphere will surely make you feel welcome!
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