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Kaya Rincon #34, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Camden, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop by, have a fantastic milkshake and talk with Norman, the proprietor. Very nice man and relaxed atmosphere. It doesn't get any more island original than here...poco poco!

Thank Ken S
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stopped by Le-Ma-Se for a famous milk shake (cherry bourbon), then splurged on cheese and meat pastechis (savory hand pies) and krokets. Norman was kind enough to share some delicious pumpkin soup with peppers, as well as spiced cake with us while we sat and talked. A short stop ended up turning into a wonderful hour relaxing, eating wonderful... More 

Thank HannahSima
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a drink since we had made a longer car trip than planned;) Le-Ma-Se is a very nice place. Norman is a very friendly man. Very relaxed and in for a chat. We only had time for drinks but we have heard that he makes the best pumpkin soup ever so if we are around again we will... More 

Thank Dominique R
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had heard of Le-Ma-Se but had not been.What a wonderful surprise to finally eat at this little local soup/sandwich & shake place in the quaint village of Rincon, Bonaire! We had the pumpkin/squash soup & as we would say back in New Orleans - Normen put his foot in it - delicious. This great soup filled me up so... More 

Thank Shelley B V
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Get out of Kralendjik and visit Rincon. The owner at Le-Ma-Se is very nice and serves excellent ice cream and shares. The place is relaxing and a great stop while visiting the island.

Thank probert01
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went there the first day when a arrived on Aruba. You know, time for a snack.. See the sign welcom and stopped. Norman is a real Bonairian and proud of it. Not to mention his soup. Ordered a pastry and he offered us to try his soup. Best soup I ever eaten! For al information about Bonaire or Rincon, ask... More 

Thank FromKoogadZaan
Durham, nc
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Ok, you've been diving the north shore (Thousand Steps, Karpata) and are now driving through Rincon to get back 'home'. Stop by Le-Ma-Se for the perfect milkshake and support a local business. We've enjoyed the milkshakes here for many years now. The owner is super friendly!

Thank firehouse2Durham_nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a hot Saturday afternoon. Had some cheese and beef pastiche and a cold beer. Fantastic local food - then Normen brought out some of his world famous squash soup. It is amazing - we wound up with a quart "to go". Never even made it half way back to town. Beware - the cat doesn't like you......... More 

Thank Ron H
Portland, Maine
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We met Norman who was so sweet and asked us to visit his store in Rinchon. We decided we would. We asked for his home made ice cream. He asked if we would try his soup. Why not? It was so delish...it is not a fancy place but you will feel good meeting Norman, a true local. Don't be rushed... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a very casual place, that hardly looks open from the street. Don't let that stop you, park on the right side and go in. The menu as posted is the starting point for a conversation with Norman, who is very fun to talk to. Typically ingredients for this or that are missing, so just ask him what's available... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Soups, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya Rincon #34, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?