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Bibi's on the beach

Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

nice place to hangout,one off the best Seefoodrestaurants in Bocas,the oceanside just beautyfull and the view just amazing....

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Freiburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our water taxi "chauffeur" Jonito. After a week-long diet of (albeit delicious) fish and seafood our kids were being, well, kids, and were craving burgers and fries. The vibe of this place was quite relaxed but clean, with an open dining area overlooking the water ("No shoes, no shirt, no problem!"). We hit... More

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I went to BiBi's to rent surfboards one day and found an unfriendly staff and terrible selection of boards. The short board I rented had dings and patch marks all over it. One of the patches split while i was surfing waist high waves and spent the rest of the afternoon surfing a waterlogged board. When we... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you boat over to Isla Carenero from Bocas Town you'll likely end up at one of the island's few restaurants, Bibi's. Mahi Mahi was delicious and served with homemade fries. Was assured of the freshness when we spotted employee on the beach under the restaurant slicing up the day's catch. Went for lunch and service was great, went later... More

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had many meals at Bibis and loved it each time! Great drinks, water views amazing, right on the beach, water taxi dock within a few yards.

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Panama City, Panama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The hotel recommended Bibi's and we enjoyed it. The fish was great, the chicken was good. Happy hour 16-19:00... Good drinks Service was ok, they were busy so some waiting time, but not too bad. Might come back on next trip to Bocas.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We waited for 3 hours to received our food and while everyone else who came later than us. Eventho the food was nice but 3 hours waiting was way too long

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Boerne, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Recommended by Jana at Lula's B&B for having good food and nice atmosphere. Our two waitresses were attentive and very friendly. We started with a large serving of ceviche followed by shrimp and fish fillet dishes served with salad, rice, mixed vegetables and patacones. We finished with a brownie and ice cream. All was very nicely flavored and the seafood... More

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Victoria, BC Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great food & amazing view! The server was really nice & ever so friendly. She even brought water for the our friend's dog.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We took a short boat ride to Bibi's and had lunch. The food was good and the view was great. Bonus points that they take credit card since most of the area only takes cash.

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