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Buena Vista Bar & Grill

Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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Ranked #30 of 68 restaurants in Isla Colon
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Buena Vista Bar & Grill is located over the water in downtown Bocas (Isla Colon) serving drinks, starters, sandwiches, burgers, and wraps. An additional dinner menu including seafood, steaks, international fare, and house specialties is available after 5:00pm (and often earlier, just ask!). The BV has been serving up food and drinks in a laid-back atmosphere since 1997. Our outdoor seating with plenty o' ceiling fans is a great way to enjoy the gorgeous view (vista). Whether your starvin', snacky, or just plain thirsty, come check us out! Here at the BV, we do our best to give you the prompt service you deserve! The majority of our all-Panamanian staff has been with us for over nine years. By coming in , you are helping to directly support ten local families.
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Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great food and friendly staff. The menu offered more variety than some of the other restaurants we have been to. I had a wonderful grilled chicken sandwich-not greasy just yummy. The fries were grilled as well and were delicious. For dessert I had a rich, fabulous brownie topped with ice cream. Yes, we might have paid a bit more, $5... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food here is amazing, and the local staff is very nice! Get the brownie!! This became the "home base" of our trip! The Kelly and Juan Pablo were incredibly helpful, and were kind enough to point us in the right direction whenever we had questions. I highly recommend Buena Vista!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to Buena Vista for lunch. We got a calamari appetizer and that was $8 dollars and included 8 calamari. We counted!!!

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The nachos and brownies are my personal favorite … best ever (anywhere I've been in the world) … This is a must! (specially the brownies, which are made with locally produced cacao).

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped for dinner and ordered grilled Mahi Mahi , came with a scoop of rice and a couple of veggies, small portion of a salad on same plate. A nice place larger then most on main street but on par with the hotel next door. Of course a beatiful view. Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm 2/1 tequila sunrises. Service... More

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Grand Cayman
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We recently went to the Buena Vista for Happy Hour. The homemade salsa and tortilla chips were delicious! Lively patio on the waterfront. Good service. Reasonably priced.

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winnipeg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Loved the atmosphere of this little surfer place! Very quaint and unique. And the wings were absolutely awesome!!!!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our first meal in Bocas town was a hit here. Food was reasonable price, salad and drinks with ice were safe, the view out over the water was a big plus.

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I am a very easy when it comes to food and love mainly everything. Maybe this place had a bad day, but the food we had was absolutely not good. Me and my girlfriend wanted a nice lunch since we had something to celebrate so we decided to have three for the two of us.. The calemares were cold and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A few locals had warned us about the notoriously slow service, but we decided to give it a shot. We waited nearly an hour for our food. A customer at the table next to us complained that he had been waiting for over an hour. When the food finally arrived, it was good, but not great. Had to wait a... More

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