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$9 - $10
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Fast Food
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

I love stopping for lunch here and a surface interval between dives. It's always difficult to choose between the Kite burger and the Lionfish wrap. The food is freshly prepared so be ready to relax a while after ordering.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hi Tom, We always appreciate people making their dive-interval a lunch stop at Cactus Blue Bonaire. And I'm happy this is a regular stop for you. A stop to sooth the tastebuds and the stomach before your next dive :-) I guess it's a 'see...More

Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

This is a great, chill lunch spot. My brother and I shared the lion fish burger and a kiteburger. They were both delicious, the kiteburger was one of the best burgers I have ever had. This is a nice little spot with a great view....I would definitely recommend this place. Great stop if you are riding around the island and sight seeing.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hi Katy F, You tried Cactus Blue the right way (in my opinion) by sharing a Lion Fish burger and a Kiteburger. This way you have to taste-experiences of my little Food Truck in one go. Reading about your enthousiasm about the food wil make...More

Reviewed March 18, 2020

What’s not too like. A great burger (and wraps) on a beautiful place. When I visit Bonaire I will definitely come back to have another burger. Highly recommend to try the food.

Date of visit: March 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hey Isebelle, Thanx for sharing your view and recommendation of my little Food Truck with the world. I really appreciate that! Chef Tham.

Reviewed March 8, 2020

This is a great food stop for take out lunch, or to eat on Donkey Beach while you are relaxing at the beach. I had been dying to try the lion fish burger since I arrived on Bonaire and it didn't disappoint. Their beef burgers...are their specialty though. They also have a selection of fruit juices made locally on the island by a small artisanal place that reuses beer bottles to bottle their fruit juices. Cactus Blue asks you to drop the bottle back when you are done so they can be reused. Containers are recyclable cardboard, not styrofoam. The host and I had a great conversation while I was waiting for our food about island recycling efforts and how difficult it is for a country with a small population base to have recycle programs with such a small tax base. So they are moving more towards reusing rather than shipping stuff away to recycling plants. Friendly service and really good roadside food at a good price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hello 355DMP, It's nice to hear that you had a good conversation with my host (Harry). He's been on Bonaire for over 9 years now and he knows 'a bit' ;-). Even more important is that you liked our Food & Drinks at reasonable prices....More

Reviewed February 29, 2020

Very well organised and good quality beach food.Friendly people,always ready to share a smile -and quite efficient service.Very clean.

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hi Daytrip, Thank you very much for your review of Cactus Blue Bonaire. I'm glad to learn you liked it and I hope we see you back sometime soon :-) Warm Regards, Chef Tham.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

Lionfish burgers, burger bergers, fries, exotic juice drinks, great conversation all rolled up on the edge of the beach.

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hi Bob H, Thanx for sharing your 'Cactus Blue Feel Good vibe' with us. 'Guess we'll be seeing you soon! Cheers, Chef Tham

Reviewed February 24, 2020

Bonaire is a place to dive, eat, enjoy the view and relax. We ate at Cactus Blue when it was a restaurant in downtown. Three years ago we ate at Cactus Blue on the beach, a food truck and had a great experience. This trip,...we stopped again... and had a horrible experience. The man “in charge” acted more like a carnival barker than someone representing the island. He was rude and aggressive about the menu and food, he told the person who was with us to “be quite, it’s not your turn” when our friend had a question. The lion fish burger was lacking from our last experience; however I will say the Kite Burger was very good. We will not eat there again. The cook was the best part of the experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Eigenaar at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2020

Hi Cindy & Dave, My name is Chef Tham (the cook) and I am the owner & proprietor of The Cactus Blue Food Truck on Bonaire since 2016 (4 years). First of, let me thank you for taking the time to let me know of...More

Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

We stumbled across this truck while scouting out snorkeling sites. It was great fun hearing the proprietor chat up Dutch & American clients, then address the cook in Spanish, all without missing a beat! We had lion fish wrap ( lion fish are invasive, so...you can feel virtuous eating them) and the Kite burger. Both were delicious!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Owner at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2020

Hi Leanne, Thanks for stumbling upon Cactus Blue on Bonaire. Yes my employee - Harry - speaks his languages fairly easy, and he sure likes to talk... hahaha. Good to hear that you liked our food. Within the whole 'Cactus Blue Experience', in the end,...More

Reviewed February 19, 2020

Thank you, Harry, for your warm welcome & smiley Chef Tham for the yummy food. The aqua water backdrop is amazing & makes waiting for the food a wonderful & beautiful experience. Be sure to try the "ice cold" fresh juice! Thanks for having reusable,...plastic plates to reduce waste.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Owner at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2020

You are more than welcome soulcandyproject. We're just happy to see our customers happy! That is our motivation... ev'ry single day. Come back soon :-) Virtual Hugs, Chef Tham.

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

We stopped at this place and split a lionfish burger and a beef burger and both were excellent. Very good local drinks and wonderful owners.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CactusBlueBonaire, Owner at Cactus Blue on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2020

Hi Sue C, Makes me happy to hear that you liked our personal approach at the Food Truck. One of the best ways to get to know Cactus Blue is by pairing up, and then sharing 2 menu items (cut in half) so that you...More

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You can get a taxi there. It is too far to walk, but is a very short drive. You should check when you are going and email them - as they may be closed due to the virus. They are very nice people and they can recommend taxi... More
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  • Yes, Cactus Blue on the Beach offers takeout services.

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  • Cactus Blue on the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5