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Cactus Blue on the Beach

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Donkey Beach, Bonaire | Donkey Beach, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 701 7873
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Description: Located at "Donkey Beach" offering great burgers and cold drinks. Donkey...
Located at "Donkey Beach" offering great burgers and cold drinks. Donkey beach is located directly underneath the approachroute for planes at the landingstrip of the airport. Start cooking from around 11 am till around 4 pm Monday to Friday. Group sunset dinners can be arranged within 24 hours comprising of Boneless Chicken, Fall of the bone Ribs, Spiced Island Sausage, Lionfish Ceviche, Salad & Bread - $20 per person. Beers and Wine are BYO.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So Delicious!

Best burger on the island! Love the old Cactus Blue Restaurant and the food cart does not disappoint! Went twice in a week! Didn't try the lionfish yet but maybe later this year when we come back again for another vacation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Lisa C
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Best burger on the island! Love the old Cactus Blue Restaurant and the food cart does not disappoint! Went twice in a week! Didn't try the lionfish yet but maybe later this year when we come back again for another vacation!

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Moscow, Idaho
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My family and I needed a quick lunch one afternoon. Luckily, it wasn't too busy when we got there. The owner took our order and we waited about 10 min for our food. We all ordered burgers. In the US, we get frozen pre-formed patties at restaurants. These burgers were hand pressed and juicy! I've never had a better burger,... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lion fish was on the menu board so couldn't resist this opportunity. Waited nearly an hour as orders are cooked to order (no bad thing) and there was already a big queue when I arrived. He actually ran out of lionfish one order after me. A small white bun with a few scraps of lettuce, one slice of tomato and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cactus blue is only a five minute drive from the city centre, but well worth it. Situated on the coast, next to the airport, with a fantastic view, this small canteen doesn't appear to be much; but has the best burgers on the island. Try the monster burger and you'll eat like a king! Well done Cactus Blue

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Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food truck was located just steps from the hotel we were staying at so we decided to check it out for lunch one day. The service IS slow, but who cares, you are on a beautiful Island, and can take in incredible views of the ocean......sit with the passing Iguanas and have a beverage.....talk with others and meet new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

If you pass cactus blue you should definitely pay him a visit. The food is delicious but you need to know that this is not a fancy restaurant but a street food truck and it's great. You can get food and a cold beverage for a decent amount of money. If he has lion fish, try it!

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Nashotah, Wisconsin, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have stopped by for a burger many times for lunch during dives. This last trip was a bit disappointing. We had to wait over an hour and fifteen minutes to get our burgers. The food was good though. The guy cooking was single threaded and it took a while for him to get to our order.... More 

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Knottingley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stumbled across this place after a days diving and in need of a mid afternoon snack. Ice cold drinks and beautiful hand made burgers, rolled out right in front of you. Do lion fish as well, subject to the hunt, great little roadside kitchen, with places to sit and watch the iguanas. Snaffle fot leftover lettice.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is apparently an institution in Bonaire, parked at beach by runway most days, serves Lion Fish sandwiches! Not very friendly but good foo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The Kite Burger and Classic Cheese burgers are the best I've ever eaten! Great and consistent quality. I'll miss this food somethin' fierce!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Donkey Beach, Bonaire | Donkey Beach, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 701 7873

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Located at "Donkey Beach" offering great burgers and cold drinks. Donkey beach is located directly underneath the approachroute for planes at the landingstrip of the airport. Start cooking from around 11 am till around 4 pm Monday to Friday. Group sunset dinners can be arranged within 24 hours comprising of Boneless Chicken, Fall of the bone Ribs, Spiced Island Sausage, Lionfish Ceviche, Salad & Bread - $20 per person. Beers and Wine are BYO.

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