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Le-Ma-Se

Kaya Rincon #34, Bonaire
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Ranked #50 of 84 Restaurants in Bonaire
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Anaheim, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Let me first say, This is the place to stop on your way through Rincon for some SUPER tasty treats. Norman is always pleasant and willing to spend a few minutes chatting about whatever is on his mind or just life in general. The real reason for stopping by is his food. The Pastistes are absolutely to die for. If... More

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Birmingham, AL
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189 reviews 189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Any visit to Bonaire wouldn't be complete without spending a few hours sweating at Le-Ma-Se in Rincon. A visit with Norman is a cultural exchange with a local that enjoys being around people. Any reviewer that doesn't like the experience should stay at the Ritz and partake in foods and service watered down to make them comfortable and important. Many... More

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Angier, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We travel annually to Bonaire diving and out trip is never complete unless we get to see Norman at Le-Ma-Se. The squash soup and milkshakes are a must to try. If you are adventurous ask him to prepare you some Iguana soup or fried goat's blood.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Le MA Se is a small and humble place where you can have tasty milkshakes, among other things, and have a chat with Norman, it's friendly owner. It's true that he won't tell you the prices until the end, but we paid a reasonable price. I'll go again and taste other milkshakes.

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Boca Grande, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you're diving the Northwest shore of Bonaire, plan to stop by Le-Me-Se...a little road side bistro in Rincon. It's at the edge of town (left side) on your way back to Kralendijk. Norman is a one man show featuring homemade shakes, meat-filled pastries and a wonderful squash soup. He is one unique fellow and makes you feel like an... More

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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Terrible ripoff. We read positive reviews and had already met the owner as he handed out business cards at the Karpata dive site. He seemed enterprising and that was favorable. After we were totally scammed at Rose Inn (where we had been told that we would receive great local food at an inexpensive price) we thought we'd try LeMaSe for... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Friendly atmosphere and great tasting local food! You've got to try Norman's squash soup! And the pastechi and milk shakes are well worth the short drive to Rincon!

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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We visited Norman twice in Rincon for his delicious squash soup, pastiches and milk shakes and we enjoyed his company as much as lunch. It's nice to get an idea of what life is really like on the island and Norman is happy to share.

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Rehoboth MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We went for ice cream after some dives on the north end. 3 ice creams and a milk shake later, we were charged $27 dollars!!! The ice cream was good but nothing extraordinary. Norman is fun and engaging, but we kind of felt we got ripped off. We will not return to Le-Ma-Se.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We struggled somewhat for veggie food and I wasn't sure what, if anything, Norman would have. He was funny and helpful and as everyone else says he almost forced his squash soup onto me but I'm glad he did as it was lovely. I also had a tasty cheese pastechi. There are only a few tables but it's a nice... More

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