About El Mundo and owner Verio
Owner, host and bartender Verio was born in Colombia and
already moved to the Netherlands in his third year. He
has been living there until about fourteen years ago,
when he packed two bags and came to Bonaire to work as a
cook at Bongo's, a previous beach bar on the Eden Beach
resort. Verio considered moving to a Caribbean island
and creating a living here a great challenge but
definitely succeeded at it. Verio is now living happily
with his wife and two children, owning his home and a
well running fun business.
Years ago, when Bongo's was closed, Verio had to find a
new kitchen to work in so he grazed through the
telephone book and started searching for his next dream
job until the idea came up to actually start his own
place. For a while there was the chance to run the
bar/restaurant that is now know as Eddy's, but there
were too many complications to go for it. To earn his
living, Verio worked for a year at City Cafe, but this
popular place didn't give him the feeling that he was
looking for, it was too big, too hectic. Verio wanted a
place that would be a little more intimate. About seven
years ago, he got the opportunity to take his current
location and so he did.
In the Netherlands, Verio had worked at Grand Cafe "Le
Monde", French for "The World". This is where the
current name comes from. El Mundo used to be an
Indonesian restaurant so Verio decided to keep some of
the Indonesian dishes on the menu and added local food.
Combining these with a variety of international dishes
and he knew, the name would be The World again, but this
time in Spanish: "El Mundo" was born!
Come see The World, everybody is welcome!