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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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San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Try the calamary with garlic sauce and another good option would be a Jambalaya, a local dish. Service is nice and it has a spectacular sight!

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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I can heartily recommend both staying at and eating in the Buena Vista Bar & Grill in Bocas del Toro. Located right on the main drag of Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro's de facto capital Island, the place serves as a hub for local life at certain times of the year - especially during Halloween, where the owners, Kelly and... More

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Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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