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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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    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    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
Surprisingly nice.

We stumbled upon this place - jumping into a water taxi on a whim and hoping to find a good beach. Bibi's is right on the most easily accessible beach from Bocas town - across the way on Isla Carenero. The food was nothing unusual, pretty typical Panamanian fare, but the prices were decent, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
dewdle
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Vancouver, BC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Vancouver, BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place - jumping into a water taxi on a whim and hoping to find a good beach. Bibi's is right on the most easily accessible beach from Bocas town - across the way on Isla Carenero. The food was nothing unusual, pretty typical Panamanian fare, but the prices were decent, the food was good, and the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the years, they have a wonderful location in Carenero. You can get there walking from the little town (take water taxi to Carenero) or ask the water taxi to drop you nearby. They have added a new sunny deck so there is now more space for people. The prices are okay, not overly... More 

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Aurora, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had high expectations and was quite disappointed with the service from several of the wait staff. It was not busy at all and I almost believe they were deliberately slow. Will not be returning.

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Comox, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great waterfront restaurant with lounge chairs, good food and friendly staff! They have vegetarian options too! You really can't go wrong at Bibi's!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As the title says, the food was great. The service was just ok. I really needed wifi at the moment, but theirs was very slow, but not such a big deal. Go for the food and the scenery. Very relaxing lunch.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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