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Kaya Rincon #34, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After diving in Washington Slaggbai Park, my two dive buddies and I stopped here for a milkshake. Norman insisted that we try his pumpkin soup. Since I don't eat dairy products and was going to get something to eat anyway, I said "Yes." The pumpkin soup was awesome. It's made of a think chicken broth with noodles, chunks of pumpkin... More 

Thank SarahS1972
Boulder, Colorado
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little one man food stand in Rincon He serves a very interesting homemade pumpkin soup for $7 with chicken broth, fine noodles, cabbage, pumpkin squares, and, of all things, banana chips! It was tasty. And he will re-fill your bowl. The owner is nice fellow who is quite a talker and salesman so expect to spend some... More 

Thank Bugsylover
Erwin, Tennessee
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A tiny place in the town of Rincon on the way to the park. Known for great milk shakes, pumpkin soup and a warm outgoing owner. When Charlotte and I arrived we had just eaten the fantastic breakfast buffet at the Flamingo beach resort, but we had to try the soup. We were served two steaming 12 ounce paper cups... More 

Sierra Vista, Arizona
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106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped here on the way back from the park after having read some great reviews about his famous pumpkin soup. There are no prices listed on his menu which should have been a clue, however we were distracted, hungry and taken by Norman's hospitality so we failed to ask, thinking well how expensive could it be? We ordered 2... More 

Thank jessndenSouthernAZ
Camden, North Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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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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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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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
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?