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Bibi's on the beach

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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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  • 267
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  • 134
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  • 41
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  • 17
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicioso

Only had appetizers, bruschetta with mozzarella cheese, and the pulpo in a yummy sauce. Pretty darn good. Great views. Good service, would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Diane G
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Placerville, California
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If it wasn't for the beautiful location and view and if we had a boat, we would have left. Food was cold and our appetizer came out after our entree and it was cold.

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Placerville, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only had appetizers, bruschetta with mozzarella cheese, and the pulpo in a yummy sauce. Pretty darn good. Great views. Good service, would go back.

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Thank Diane G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had three meals here (2 dinners and 1 lunch) during our recent stay at El Faro di Calibro (which we also highly recommend). The food was excellent and very reasonably priced and the view and atmosphere is fantastic. We also thought service overall was very good, certainly on par with everywhere else we've been, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we took a boat from barco hundido on colon island for 2usd/pp directly to bibis restaurant. it's a wonderful place on isla carenero and you can swim right next to it. the haven't had lobster on this day so we ate a grilled whole fish with the spicy sauce and it was great! special thanks to william, he did a... More 

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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Bibi's a couple times while on the island because or hotel only had breakfast for an hour. It is a nice alternative to going to Bocas town if you are staying on that island. The view is beautiful from the dock and you can sit inside or outside. I had the bruschetta with mozzarella and it was... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch today was very disappointing. The food was overpriced for Bocus and overpriced for what it was. Also disappointing is the general dirtiness of the place. Tables, chairs, everything could a good cleaning and updating. I thought smoking in restaurants was illegal, but we suffered a face full of smoke with our mediocre experience. If I pay good money for... More 

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Thank Paula G
Zaragoza, Spain
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing place, great service and best food. we went three times during our time there, we really loved ceviche and lobster, also patacones and everything we tried! worth a visit by boat from the other islands.

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Thank choni
Miami Springs, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go! if you are a smoker or love the smell of cigarettes. Go! if you don't mind the table, chairs and even napkin holder black with mold. Go! if you don't care that the menu is so dirty that is is frightening to touch. The Red Snapper was good but rice was dry and cold. The other dish had a... More 

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Europe
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135 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place on the beach with tasty food and friendly staff. We had dinner here and all in all it was a pleasant experience. I heard that it has a nice view (our guests recommended it for lunch). If you have a sweet tooth, I recommend the brownies with ice-cream. It was absolutely delicious.

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Thank Mishaellla
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a lovely deck to take in the view while enjoying an nice dinner. The service we received was great and staff was very attentive. The food was good, as everything we ordered was cooked well. The atmosphere was the highlight as you watch the sun set behind the other islands of Bocas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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