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La Balandra

Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot No. 71 | Harbor Village Beach Club, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 7500
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh catch” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot No. 71 | Harbor Village Beach Club, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining ocean-front, enjoying a beautiful sunset, with your feet literally in the sand, drinking wine and eating amazing food: this is definitely the best restaurant in Bonaire. Special guests: a lot of fish in the sea and flying pelicans...beautiful

Thank LaSignorinaEmme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay at Harbour Village Beach Club, but we did walk to the front gate, met the very cordial and hospitable guards, where we requested entry for dining at La Balandra. The guards always obliged, the dining room was not crowded, and the...More

Thank JilKey
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

There was a special menu this week with the locally brewed Bonaire Blond beer. We had a mango cocktail with this beer in it. Was perfect. The menu we got was really nice, only the dessert a little disappointed we had the panna cotta, we...More

Thank R V
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My boyfriend and I have been living in Bonaire for more than 2 years and as Bonaire Blond Restaurant Week arrived we decided to try La Balandra as the Menu seemed rather delicious. The starter was the "Vuelve a la Vida" Venezuelan seafood ceviche which...More

1  Thank wozisafd
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The food was Ok, but the service was really terrible. I honestly cannot remember the last time I did not leave a tip. Too many great places on Bonaire to eat at.

Thank SCT1952
Reviewed 28 May 2018

First the wonderful - It was my wife’s birthday, and she is gluten-free. I called ahead and they made a most wonderful chocolate GF cake for her. A truly wonderful thing. One of the best GF cakes we’ve had. The view was wonderful, the tarpon...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 27 May 2018

La Balandra is part of Harbour Village Beach Resort. On my first trip in 2014, I added the "American" meal plan for four people. Service was very bad and food was spoty, so we forfeited most of our meals. For the second trip in 2018...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We were here 7 years ago and then a week ago. Has not changed. The food is not good. Bar bites are pre made store bought and over cooked. Yuk. Dinner was no better. Staff ignores you. We sat at the bar 2 different times...More

Thank Jill W
HarbourVillage1, Manager at La Balandra, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

We appreciate your feedback and as a repeat guest, we regret that both your experiences did not meet expectations at La Balandra. We have a new, talented Chef who joined us this week along with a new restaurant manager who we are confident will bring...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

The view & setting is spectacular. Service very good for the islands. Food was delicious and there was a wide variety to choose from. Went back 2 more times during our stay

Thank BDTT
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The overall ambience is really nice. As for the food, we ordered rib-eye steak. We got a poor cut of the rib-eye. It was probably cooked ok, but there was only fat without any meat and lots of sinew/ stringy parts. Two waiters asked us...More

Thank Bonedev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot No. 71 | Harbor Village Beach Club, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 7500
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Description
Designed in the style of an antique Spanish ship with a dining deck located on a jetty extending over the water, La Balandra Restaurant and Bar will make you feel like you're sailing on the Caribbean. Overlooking our resort's private white-sand beach, La Balandra's breathtaking location, creative specialties and nautical décor have made it a favorite for years, promising an unforgettable dining experience.
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