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All 73 Isla Colon Restaurants

Buena Vista Bar & Grill

Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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Ranked #28 of 73 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We came here after waiting for 10 minutes for service at a restaurant across the street that was a giant tourist trap. At Buena Vista they greeted us upon walking in and brought menus right away. The chicken sandwich and burgers were great and decently priced. The pina colada in the pineapple was amazing!!! We ended up leaving a bag... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and drinks devouring nachos, coconut curry shrimp and a burger and fries. All were better than expected except for the fries which were served cold and in a very small quantity. Service could have been friendlier. They take credit cards without passing on a surcharge which was very appreciated in a place with one ATM... More 

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Eaten here numerous times during multiple visits. Food is quite good, drinks are "healthy" if you get my meaning, and the views out to Carenaro and Basti are great.

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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The service was very fast and good. The prices were more then acceptable and the food was incredible. The burgera are awesome there.

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New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I don't understand why it's not rated as one of the top 5 places. We stopped in for a drink the first night and were amazed by some of the meals being delivered to the other patrons. We went back the second night and were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and the portions are generous.

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Peru
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch on our first day in town and ordered the teriyaki and BBQ burgers, which were standard delish, but the gigantic Thaigirita in a full sized pineapple was what sealed the deal for me. They also had Blue Moon, which was a nice change from the various local swills we've been drinking in Latin America.... More 

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George Town, Cayman Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's great in bocas to see a place like this consistently provide quality service & just good selection of both food & service. Tried this place several times & always happy. Check it out & enjoy.

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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Super friendly staff and great Caribbean atmospherre. The Ginger Shrimp was excellent. Don't skip dessert - the Brownie with ice cream was wondrous!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had two lunches here, one with a group of college students and the other with just my son. Both times we were very happy with the choice and quality of the food, and the laid back vibe of the place. We liked the shrimp ceviche so much that we ordered it the next day. One big plus for us... More 

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Orange County, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The place is nice and the food was good. Cold beer and good staff. Would recommend for a stop by when in Bocas.

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Additional Information about Buena Vista Bar & Grill

Address: Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: +507 757-9035
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, International

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