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“Traveling to Bonaire just to eat here”
Review of Wil's Restaurant

Wil's Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 127 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
MELBOURNE BEACH, FL
1 review
“Traveling to Bonaire just to eat here”
Reviewed December 29, 2009

I live in Melbourne, Florida were Wil & Sue owned what I would consider "The best restaurant in town" I was so sad when they closed the restaurant and moved to Bonaire..although many have tried, there just hasn't been another restaurant even come close to the class of culinary cuisine that Wil created nightly at Voila. Everything was fresh and wonderful, I miss the roast duck brest with chocolate-orange sauce or the tangerine tuna and the VATAPA soup that he just refuses to give the recipie..lol. So in planning my Carribean cruise...Bonaire was a "Must stop" destination to eat at Wil & Sue's place...It will not disappoint.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wil's has fresh, imaginative, and delicious food”
Reviewed November 10, 2009

We visited Wil's Tropical Grille in Kralendijk twice during a recent dive trip to Bonaire. It's a small, intimate place surrounded by lovely tropical trees and plants. The food is fantastic; my husband particularly enjoyed the barbecued ribs, & my wahoo (local fish)with chutney was terrific. Service was excellent, and we especially enjoyed chatting with owners Annie (a native New Yorker) and her husband Wil, who is Dutch. An altogether special experience!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb Food, So-So Service”
Reviewed November 3, 2009

This restaurant has a unique menu, and wonderful food cooked by one of the best chefs on Bonaire. His soup and fish dishes are particularly good.

The night we went, although the restaurant was not busy, the waitress was a bit surly, and Wil's wife who is hostess was harried as she had to help in the kitchen. The usual Bonaire island warmth and friendliness were lacking.

The setting is all outdoor seating, so avoid this place in rainy season, and be sure to wear bug spray on your legs and ankles.

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Maplewood NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food with a caribbean touch and friendly service”
Reviewed August 16, 2009

This is a great spot to enjoy fresh seafood prepared with a delicious twist or one of their great starters. Wil is a classicaly trained chef whose unique approach to food is loved by all who have experianced it. There is no other menu in Bonaire like it. Don't miss this wonderful experiance while in Bonaire. Warning must not miss the great desserts. If you can't handle the dessert on your first trip, stop by another time for a dessert on an other night.

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