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Buena Vista Bar & Grill

Calle Segunda, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 757-9035
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Ranked #31 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Colfax CA
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7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had two nice lunches with great food and service in a relaxing beautiful spot. It was affordable and in a convenient location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Ordered the ceviche and fish of the day. Ceviche was shrimp freshly dunked in lime juice and came with crackers. Nothing exciting. The fish was over cooked and the Caribbean curry I ordered it with was tasteless. Happy hour piña colada had some rum in it, though! I'd chose another restaurant.

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