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All 5 Carenero Island Restaurants

Bibi's on the beach

Isla Carenero | Surfside Restaurant and Bar @ Buccaneer Resort, Carenero Island, Panama
+507 7579137
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant used to be part of the Bucaneer Resort, Carenero Island

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Bibi's has its good and bad points. The good: I had the chicken sandwich with the killin me man sauce. It was excellent, the home-made bread really made the sandwich. The bad: Service is terrible, however you come to expect this after a while in Panama. You eventually learn to deal with it, just don't ever expect them to ask... More 

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Took the water taxi to Bibi's after spending the afternoon on Red Frog Beach. The service was very good and the food was excellent. My husband had mahi mahi served with rice which he said was great. I had fish and chips which was also delicious.

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Leipzig, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had lunch a few times at Bibi's on the beach and mainly came because of the stunning view you get when sitting there. The food is good, nothing extraordinary, but the wooden furniture and the fantastic sea view just keep you amazed by the beauty of this islands. They do very good smoothies, too!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The service was the worst I've ever experienced. We waited 40 minutes before getting menus, ordered right away and waited another 45 minutes before getting our drinks and food. Even then, there were multiple mistakes so we had to re-order and wait some more. At one point the server brought drinks to us and asked us to taste to figure... More 

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pennytom, Gerente at Bibi's on the beach, responded to this review

Hello We're very sorry you did not have the experience you were looking for in our restaurant. However this time of the year (Jan 1st and first days of the month) are the most busiest for businesses in Bocas, we've worked hard in getting new staff and to be prepared to give our clients a good service, but got to... More 

Portland, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

WE stayed in Bocas town but took a moonlit night and headed over to Bibi's ($1 each on the water taxi). The island was out of power (not uncommon apparently) - but this did not affect the restaurant. Awesome meal - We had a couple dishes al criollo - camarones / pollo - it was all good. The best? Well,... More 

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Le Creusot
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went there a few times with some friends and my girlfriend. We have always been satisfied with their good service, nice food and fresh cocktails... Would I go again? Yes, tonight !!! Note: this is a holiday and relaxed bar, so expect to wait some time before to get your orders in your table... (If you're in a hurry, order... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in a nice location and has a good island vibe. However, the service was extremely slow. We ordered 2 rounds of margaritas, and each time we waited for 40 min. to an hour even after re-ordering multiple times. When the drinks finally came, they were very good. We live in Central America and understand the relaxed customer... More 

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pennytom, Gerente at Bibi's on the beach, responded to this review

Hello We're very sorry you did not have the experience you were looking for in our restaurant. However jan 1st (New Years day) is the busiest day of the year on the whole island, food and drinks demand are bigger than ever, actually got to say that this year was busier than others! We try very hard to serve and... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ceviche & caipurinhas and friends. The drinks were strong and the food fresh. Oh yeah, and a hot bartender. Lovely afternoon.

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Quito, Ecuador
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The place is really nice and has a beautiful view. The food was very nice, special my the shrimp. Be carefull with the mosquitos!!

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Manhattan Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

ate here multiple times. great food. service was so so but with the views you are here to relax any way!

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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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