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

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  • 216
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 10
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  • 5
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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
Excellent for seafood and cocktails

I spent 6 days on Carenero island and my bungalow was located 10 steps away from Bibi's, so naturally, I went there a lot. I suppose the best review is a multiday one. Views are unbeatable. You can touch the ocean with your toes while dining. And the water is an amazing color; so clear you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
JoelAndoetoe
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Oakville, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was a lovely afternoon and the place was almost deserted. I had the fish and chips but found them pretty bland, and I had I think a couple of chicken nuggets in there too. It was a bit disappointing after reading many positive reviews.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I spent 6 days on Carenero island and my bungalow was located 10 steps away from Bibi's, so naturally, I went there a lot. I suppose the best review is a multiday one. Views are unbeatable. You can touch the ocean with your toes while dining. And the water is an amazing color; so clear you can see whatever swims... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very friendly staff and delicious food. Restaurant is right on a very quite beach. Food menu is long enough and good value for money

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Danville, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed a short distance away from here so this was our go to for drinks and food. Every meal was very good. Drinks were good and the service was great as well. The girls liked sitting out on the lounge chairs in the sun on the deck. My adult children spent many a days chatting it up with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Always an awesome experience, great big portions of really great food. Thank you Willy, for slipping in water in between margarita's. Oh, did I mention Great Service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place is great. Good food, good times, great price! You have the beach at your feet, you can go swim and come back to the deck to have some beers. It's fantastic!

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Den Haag
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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

Description

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

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