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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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  • 24
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  • 9
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  • 4
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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
Great location, great food, great staff

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
james2908
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Birmingham, UK
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Birmingham, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Bibi's has a great location right on the beach. The food was OK and the staff friendly. But unfortunately something they served me gave me food poisoning. I had chicken with mixed veg, rice and chips. Not worth the risk!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We came here as a group for lunch, as our house was right up the beach. Seemed like a logical decision. We fully expected to be on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Came here on a thundery day..sat watching the storms rumble round. Food was excellent. ..definitely get the bibis cerveche! Music is good..waiter actually friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Real good food and amazing view. Everything was fresh and realy tastefull! Our waiter Will was so nice and funny and spoke English very well! Everyone who worked there look like they had a lot of fun! If you are in the neiberhood, do not skip this place! You won't regret it.

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Nelson, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If one is staying on Canero Island, you gotta eat here. The fish and seafood are good, the service is friendly and the environment is amazing. One is invited to spend time on the deck in lounge chairs or go swimming from the safe, sandy beach. Going swimming and want to eat--they have that covered with the informative sign: No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The best lobster i have had in a long time, if not ever. I like it!! Price is very good! Sea food fresh every day, nice personal

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Don't go there unless you want to spend your holidays in the toilet. We had lunch and dinner at Bibi's and the result was food poisoning. Very nice views.

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

Description

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

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