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Cactus Blue on the Beach

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| Donkey Beach, Kralendijk, Bonaire
5997827800
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11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great location and convenient stop for a lionfish burger at lunchtime! This was our second stop at Cactus Blue. We had the pleasure of meeting the new owner! Fantastic service!

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Thank MKASMITH
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great snack/lunch spot. Do your part for the reefs and eat a lionfish. A delicious fish grilled to perfection.

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Thank Amorgan918
Milton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Girlfriend and I had the spicy burger and the Lion fish sandwich. Both were excellent, if you get the spicy burger ask for extra hot sauce! Wish the lionfish sandwich was a little bigger but great nonetheless.

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Thank Greg M
Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try the lionfish burger!! Cactus Blue is a food truck along the beach. A great stop for lunch after a snorkel or a dive.

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Thank rconeill
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, what can one say about this little gem - and food legend? I encourage visitors to the island to eat Lion fish, the higher the demand, the fewer of these destructive fishes on our coral reef! And the best place to enjoy a Lion fish burger? Right here at Cactus Blue, the best Lion fish burgers on the island!

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Thank Eva_Bonaire
Roseburg, Oregon
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't eat seafood, but I do like lion fish. And Cactus Blue knows how to make a mean lion fish sandwich. You'll find this place parked on the side of the road near the Windsock area. The food is good, the facility is clean, and the staff are friendly. Plus, you can't beat the view while eating lunch. It's... More 

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Thank DiverRich
California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lion fish are an invasive species in Bonaire. Fortunately, we really like how they taste. An article from NPR says "It's believed aquarium owners first dumped lionfish off the coast of Florida in the mid-1980s. Since then, the fish have spawned at a rate that would make rabbits blush. Lionfish are now devouring reef fish from North Carolina across the... More 

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Thank CaliforniaRetirees
Victoria, BC
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

moist,tasty and tender. The burger is huge and very flavourful with bbq sauce and onions. Bring a wet wipe for clean up afterwards. I had a hard time getting my mouth around all of it; unlike my husband who snarfed it with out much effort. There are chairs to sit under the trees and admire the view. Lizards come close... More 

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Thank bettybookends
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our lunch stop for 3 days out of 6 as our meal was so delicious!!! Get there early or the lion fish will be gone!!! The service was terrific - all the food is made freshly as ordered. There are cute little chairs and cushions to sit on if you eat on location or you can have your... More 

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Thank huffpata
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a trailer parked on the side of the road next to the beach. Iguana's eating out of tourists hands was a sight to see. The lionfish burger and kite burgers smell filled the air and could make your mouth water just by passing by. The Kite burger was juicy, large, cheesy and filling. Best burger I've had while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Donkey Beach, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: 5997827800
Description
Cactus Blue also known as Cactus Blue Bonaire and as Cactus Blue on the Beach A cosy little food truck located at "Donkey Beach" offering great burgers and cold drinks. Donkey beach is located directly underneath the approach-route for planes at the landingstrip of the airport. The new owner - Thamara - will serve you with a smile. She starts cooking from around 11 am till around 3.00 pm. Monday thru Friday during high season. most recent info always on our Facebook page (Cactus Blue on the Beach) Group (sunset) dinners and catering for party's & events upon request.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?