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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 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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Caracas, Venezuela
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great evening, with a friendly and warm service, a creole menu and beautiful atmosphere, highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

They unfortunately didn't have lobster today but we did indulge in some fresh calamari, steamed whole crab, amazing dorado fish ceviche, and just caught sautéed shrimp with coconut rice, veggies, and salad. The waitress worked so hard managing the entire restaurant when we were there and was very pleasant. It's a great place to chill and watch the Black Rock... More

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Treon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Best ceviche ever ( and I have tasted many...), friendly service, great views, good prices. A must in Bocas.

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent Ceviche! I took home their home made picante sauce. It is the perfect addition to their seafood.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bibis is fantastic: it sits in a cove surrounded by a dense lush rain forest, and looking out onto the Caribbean on three sides! The food is exquisite!! Everything is super fresh, prepared exactingly and delicious! I watched Lady prepare drinks, squeezing fresh lemons for a lemonade bar drink. The prices were low, given the quality of their food. And... More

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Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The service was friendly and the food was fine. The view is delightful. In the evening you can eat and watch pelicans fishing. The price was very reasonable. We paid $30 for dinner for 3 people (with soft drinks). If you're staying on any of the other islands, you will need to arrange for a water taxi to take you... More

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San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great after swimming/ snorkeling on nearby beach, they don't mind if you are still wet! Happy hour with great cocktails and appetizers, good prices and right on the water!

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Panama City, Panama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just 5minute taxi ride on the water from Bocas Town to this bar and restaurant over the beach. Great happy hour drinks. They offered us fresh lobster and crab, and it was fabulous. Two large Caribbean lobsters and an enormous crab served with rice, French fries and salad. WOW! What a meal. The service by Bernardo and Stephanie was so... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Thank you! This is the only place worth eating in Bocas! We went to many restaurants all of them were terrible except for Bibi's we went twice because it was so good. We had lobster, crab, soup and prawn pretty good!

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Pittsburg, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This restaurant is the best place to eat on Carenero Island and one of the best choices for Bocas town. The food is consistently good and drinks are great! Well worth the price! Their fish ceviche is one of the best I have ever tried and presentation is wonderful. Service is very personal and cheerful and views of the archipelago... More

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