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Pickled Pparrot Bar and Restaurant

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Isla Carenero | Blue Marlin Suites, Isla Carenero, Blue Marlin Suites, Panama
+507-757-9853
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  • 18
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  • 6
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Dinner In Two Weeks

Not sure about the bad reviews. My wife and I ate there last night and it was the best meal we have had in the two weeks we've spent in Panama and Costa Rica. I had the Sautéed Octopus and she had the Lobster Chimichanga. Both were excellent. We have spent more on many meals on this trip, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
garrett s
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Not sure about the bad reviews. My wife and I ate there last night and it was the best meal we have had in the two weeks we've spent in Panama and Costa Rica. I had the Sautéed Octopus and she had the Lobster Chimichanga. Both were excellent. We have spent more on many meals on this trip, and nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food at the Pickled Parrot was amazing! The new chef is extremely friendly and passionate about the food he serves. The red snapper was one of the best meals I had on my 6 week trip through Central America. Highly recommended!

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Thank Steven M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The place was recommended to us by the front desk person at our hotel. The only thing good about it is the location. We didn't get drinks for over 30 minutes because the bartender was dealing with drunk locals. The food was below mediocre and took forever to arrive. The fish tasted and looked like cafeteria fish sticks, very disappointing... More 

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Thank Courtney S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We were excited to visit Pickled Parrot because someone in town recommended it. We went early for drinks to hang out and then eat dinner. When we walked in we were completely ignored so we figured we could sit anywhere. We chose the bar. The bartender was deep in conversation with what I can only assume to be his friends.... More 

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Thank Courtney S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is now called Black Rock and is nothing special (stopped by at lunch time). Happy hour with 2 domestic beers for $3 is not exactly competitive either. I guess the previous owner sold up?

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Thank Paul W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I LOVED the Pickled Parrot. You absolutely cannot beat the location- a little hut that juts out over the clear turquoise water below. We came here almost every day of our trip for happy hour (except for one day where it was randomly closed, but so goes island life!). The beers are cold; the rum punch is... More 

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Thank Blakey6226
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed in the house next door, so we went a few times over to George's Pickled Parrot. Apparently he wants to sell the place as he is tired of it and you can feel that unfortunately. The place is amazing and you sit right over the water which is beautiful. George always has cold beers, but that's about it.... More 

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Thank Nadia S
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We came here for lunch. How can you complain? On the pier over the water, amazing pina coladas, food was good, the owner and locals were very friendly. We even bought some homemade bug repellent that worked great!

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Thank Kendra M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I highly recommend Yessica and George’s place to enjoy the views, some Jimmy Buffet tunes and the best BBQ burgers. If you can get there for the monthly Pig Roast, consider yourself extra blessed. Last time I was there, I took home a bottle of the BBQ sauce (I hide it in my fridge) to enjoy when I need to... More 

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Thank kentways
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Good value food with cheap drinks in a lovely spot right on the water. Owner was friendly. Free wifi. Casual but a great lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isla Carenero | Blue Marlin Suites, Isla Carenero, Blue Marlin Suites, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province
  • Phone Number: +507-757-9853

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  • Cuisine: American

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