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

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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
Beautiful place

A short boat ride from Bocas. Great food and beautiful views. There is shallow area where children can play.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Brownsboro, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

a bit of a tourist trap but still fun. Happy hour was decent. Good prices. The menu was average. Not the best food but its enjoyable to be on the big deck looking out at the islands and the ocean waves.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is overpriced. The chicken was cold. My husband's salad had a worm crawling through it. All the server offered to do was remove the salad from the plate! We ended up not eating the meal. There was no offer to replace nor discount the meal. The bill came with the tip already added on and when my husband... More 

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Brownsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A short boat ride from Bocas. Great food and beautiful views. There is shallow area where children can play.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It rained most of the time we were in Bocas and Bibi's was a great place to escape from our room. It overlooks the beach and aside from drinks there are water activities you can ask about. We tried several of the drinks they had on the menu, as well as some beers. The service was great. Our guy was... More 

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Freeport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

right on the beach, everyone was very friendly spoke english well and the price was quite reasonable

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

On a drizzly June afternoon what else is there to do except drink beers? We took a water taxi from Bocas for $3 to Bibi's. Its location is idyllic even with stormy clouds all around. Nice friendly staff. We only had beers and a sandwich in this lovely waterside spot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were staying around the corner on Isla Caranero, so visited 2-3 times during our week lomg stay. The location is great and we received good food/drinks/service. All in all, I would recommend it.

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Birmingham, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Well worth a visit - overlooks the sea, amazing views with pelicans diving all around! Will was a great waiter and even wiped down the sunbeds for us when it rained. The Bibi's Cerveche was the best I had anywhere! Very relaxed dress code too - can turn up in your swimmers!

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Aliso Viejo, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The location is real and off the main thoroughfare where all the restaurants are bland and the same in bocas. This place is amazing its tucked away on the beach and view is amazing. The staff are fantastic and so friendly that it makes you feel at home. I'm a foodie so by principle I try to eat at as... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Carenero Island is just a couple of minutes from Bocas town, a water taxi can take you for $1,5 / person. There you will find this restaurant. The staff were very friendly and the orders were brought in good timing. The food was delicious, I ordered a "mixto de mariscos" and was one of the best seafood I've ever had.... 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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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children

Description

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

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