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Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 172
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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Fabulous

this place is like a dream, we had a really romantic dinner here which was SO tasty and the cocktails were delicious. Brilliant service and a cracking menu, couldn't recommend it enough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
ScarlettMack
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

this place is like a dream, we had a really romantic dinner here which was SO tasty and the cocktails were delicious. Brilliant service and a cracking menu, couldn't recommend it enough.

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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a great lunch a Bibi's. The food was good, the service was excellent and the setting and atmosphere were awesome. We all had fish, of course, but four different plates and every one was good. Views were outstanding. Loved this place.

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Fall River
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Best island and ocean views. Good breakfast and lunch. Burgers and local fare. Local seafood. Tropical drinks. Good Happy Hour!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food and cold beer with a spectacular view!! Just don't go if you're extremely hungry or thirsty! Like everything else in Bocas, SLOW!! They'll look at you and be standing over the cooler for 20min before they decide to reach in or ask if you're hungry? Ask for the check when you order too as that seems to take... More 

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BALTIMORE
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Bibi’s on the Beach has a great view and an insane ceviche. They take a wheel barrow to grab the fresh pineapple for the pineapple juice and mixed drinks. The coconut comes right of the tree next to the restaurant. We all shared the ceviche – we probably should have had one plate each. Red snapper, some octopus, papaya, and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a waterfront restaurant on a small island near Bocas. We went there for dinner by boat.The food was excellent as were the drinks and the service. Highly recommended

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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Bibi's on the Beach was by far one of the best places to dine during my trip to Bocas Del Toro. A short water taxi ride and you get to experience great seafood and stunning views. The service was good. A great place to spend a few hours or an afternoon.

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The place itself is a great spot, service is nice but we were a bit disappointed by the food. It was not bad but not great. Don't come here for a great meal but for the view.

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Dublin, Ireland
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229 reviews 229 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Staying on Isla Caranero, this is a a mainstay if you're staying on the side with the best beaches. The food was always very nice, and well priced. Happy hour drink prices are good too. However, the service was extremely variable, verging on the random. It can be friendly or dismissive, efficient or chaotic. However, there isn't massive choice, and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wonderful ceviche. The best! Remember your on island time! Don't rush when you got to eat. Enjoy the view and hopefully company.

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

Description

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

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