Posts Tagged ‘Wahoo’

Fresh Fish on Bonaire

February 16, 2012

When my guests are planning their trip one of the top requests for information is where to buy local fish to prepare in their villa or condo. There is nothing like fresh Caribbean fish.  Most menus on island feature Wahoo and Dradu. Dradu if I am not mistaken is Mahi Mahi. I prefer it to Wahoo which can be firmer in texture.


Some of my favorite places to buy fish are as follows:

Doei Diaz
J.A Abraham Boulevard
next to Richard’s Restaurant

Doei is the Dad to windsurf guru Elvis Martinus. Head over around 3 PM and ask for fresh fish. It’s usually sold in bags with steaks vs filets. The building is pink.

Luis Wijman (also known as Junie)
Kaya Gutu, Antriol

Turn left on the paved road, Kaya Karpitan, just south of Progresso Supermarket in Antriol. Turn right on the second road on your right, Kaya Purunchi. Then take the second left, Kaya Gutu, it’s the second house on the left hand side of the road.

Nilo and Luvia Josephia
Kaminda Lac (the winding road to Sorobon)

The second to last house on the right on the road to Lac Bay/Sorobon. If you come to the ballfield you went too far so go back. The house is brown and there is a sign “aki ta bende piska”. The blackboard and open gate indicate when they have fish.

Fish Marinade Recipe

fresh lime juice

fresh thyme

Garlic minced


Bon appetiteFresh Fish For Lunch

Lunch at Capriccio’s

December 31, 2011

Lola and Andrea have moved their restaurant down the street on the waterfront in Bonaire. My favorite meal is lunch. Kate, Marguerite and I went on a Wed. and had a glorious meal. Marguerite chose the Antipasto, Kate chose the pasta Carbonara (Lola calls it breakfast pasta with egg and parma ham) and I had the fish soup. Lola served freshly baked bread and small salads. Once the meals arrived we settled in with a bottle Torresela Pinot Grigio. My soup was delicious with a savory salty broth and bits of fresh local tuna and wahoo as well as imported shrimp and mussels.

After our entrees, Kate tempted us with the notion of sharing a Tiramisu. It’s not something I typically order but thank goodness I heeded her advice. The massive portion of creamy coffee delight was pure ambrosia. We fought over the last spoon.

Capriccio’s serves lunch 5 days a week and presently dinner 7 days a week. They also feature a lovely boutique complete with fine wines, pastas, sauces and delicious treats.

To book your table use the online Bonaire Concierge Specialist, Ann Phelan. Email

Last Night Was Unbelievable

July 26, 2011

Last night my friends invited me to dine with them at Unbelievable. Owned by Bonairean, Robby Matthew, this Caribbean inspired restaurant was truly UNBELIEVABLE.

Robby and Mary, his life partner greeted me enthusiastically. Robby has created a Caribbean oasis with amazing light fixtures, Caribbean inspired art and comfortable seating. His kind jovial personality enhances the dining experience. I was whisked upstairs to the lovely patio. The cooling breezes and views of the sea beyond under a starlit sky was amazing.

My friends arrived shortly after and we were catered to by Cliff, one of Bonaire’s best waiters. He also happens to be a park ranger so don’t be surprised if you see him at Washington Park. He recommended the fresh Wahoo or the Bahamian Conch. My friend ordered the mixed seafood grill and a calamari appetizer. His wife ordered the conch and I asked Cliff to surprise me.

The conch app was amazing. I loved the cornmeal breading. Our entrees came and were artfully prepared and piping hot. My surprise entree was the Shrimp Provencal! Everyone loved their food. The photos speak clearly to the presentation.

Shrimp Provencal

Mixed Seafood Grill


We were stuffed but I was dying to try Robby’s house made Key Lime Pie so I ordered it to go. It was the most amazing breakfast I ever had!!

Unbelievable is on Abraham Blvd. past Divi. Call Robby at 717 3000 or allow Caribbean Wind & Sun’s Concierge book your next vacation and dinner at Unbelievable.