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All 5 Carenero Island Restaurants

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 2014
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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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I thought Bibi's was over rated. The restaurant has a good view and location however, I thought the service was lacking and the food was over rated. We visited in September and made the trip from Bastimentos to Carenero via water taxi for $3.00/person. We got there just in time for Happy Hour (4:00 pm) and ordered drinks and cerviche.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

excellent seafood! Over our stay in Bocas this was the only restaurant we came back to again as it was EXCELLENT!

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Boquete, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went here for some afternoon drinks and lunch. It was really good the cocktails had enough booze that you could feel it after one. We each had something different and everyone was happy with the food. I ordered the cold lobster sandwich but got the hot one which I did not want but it was good in the end.... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is Day #4 on Carenero and guaranteed I'll be at Bibi's - again. Amazing food and I have to add my 2 thumbs-up about the lobster. Seriously! Double portion & cooked to perfection but it was the ceviche that really won me over (see photo). Not one disappointment on the menu. Service? Bibi's is exceptional - thanks to Stephanie,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A perfect place to eat good food, look out onto an incredible beach/ sea view and watch the sunset. Just a short water taxi away from the main island.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We ordered the lobster thinking we would get just one on the platter. Imagine our surprise when it turned out to be 2 1/2, for each of us. We packed up the leftovers and had that for lunch the next day. Very delicious!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Every seat is a great seat in this small restaurant. The food was fresh. The recommendation from the staff for the grouper was spot on. My lobster couldn't be better it was fresh and perfectly prepared. Excellent choice for a couple or group of friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Yummy fresh food and spot on Margaritas. Beautiful view, lovely staff, great service. So good we went back.

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England, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent restaurant on the a beautiful little beach. Always love going, great staff and really friendly. The lobster and lobster tails are a awesome treat , all the food comes well presented and tastes great. I have been several times, i can't remember i always go when i visit the lovely Isla Carenero. They also have Happy Hour

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great spot for lunch right on the water - it was recommended by a local as the best spot to eat on Carenero. The drinks and grilled fish sandwich on homemade bread were solid!

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Address: Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
Phone Number: +507 7579137
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Carenero Island
Cuisine: Seafood

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