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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good spot

Friendly staff. The ceviche is fresh and delicious. The bruschetta is pretty good too. The cocktails are great and even better during happy hours (4-7 pm). Located on the water. Very relaxing and cool place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Mark R
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Den Haag
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff. The ceviche is fresh and delicious. The bruschetta is pretty good too. The cocktails are great and even better during happy hours (4-7 pm). Located on the water. Very relaxing and cool place.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The food is good and the view is just amazing. They have a good special on drinks. Fun place. Watch out for crabs on the way back!

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Out of all the great food I had in Panama this was my favourite spot. Everything was so fresh and delicious. My friend had lobster and I tasted it, it was delicious. I had the Mahi Mahi and it was great. You won't regret it!

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We twice there, really good ! We had lobster and coktails. Both really good:-) The staff is nice, particularely Will, which is nice and funny. There is music (not too loud, just perfect), you can sit or lay on the deck, nice view and the best ? They give customer some home made oil against moskitos !!!!!! Perfect!!! Melanie and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was my favourite restaurant in Bocas. The staff was super friendly, the location fenomenal and the Bibis octopus was absolutely amazing. Its just such an idyllic place, we got it as a tip from a few different people we met and they were all right, Bibis is the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great cerviche and happy hour specials. Nice beach close to a popular surf spot. Menu selection was more than adequate with budget friendly pricing. Staff was very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I stopped here twice on our visit to Bocas. Best time to come is at sunset when you can sit over the water, sip a tropical drink and sample different types of ceviche. Take in the magnificent view after a day of snorkeling or hiking. Doesn't get any better than this!!!!

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great spot for lunch after or before the beach. We ate here twice and had the grilled fish sandwich both times which was mahi mahi. The ginger lemonade frozen drink is also very refreshing and goes nicely with the fish. They have a big deck with plenty of spots for shade or sun. Happy hour specials start late afternoon. Also... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a delicious meal in Bibis, Panama. There was 7 of us all ordering different things and every dish was amazing. The fish was especially tasty and the cocktails were to die for! It's a lovely place beside the beach and happy hour is from 4-7pm! Definitely worth a visit :)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a great place to visit while in Bocas if you want a tasty meal. A $2 dollar boat ride from Isla Colon took me to Bibi’s on the beach. A woman operated the cash register. A man served the food. They had free Wi-Fi there. I had broiled seafood combo for around $17. It was worth it and... More 

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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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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

Description

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

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