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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach, Isla Colon, Panama
6575-5513
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 180
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best dining experience on the island

How anyone can write a negative review of this place is beyond me. This was by far one of the most enjoyable and unique dining experience my wife and I have ever had. First off, the German host, waiter, comedian was The most warm and gracious person you'll ever meet. I believe his name is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
RobK001
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

How anyone can write a negative review of this place is beyond me. This was by far one of the most enjoyable and unique dining experience my wife and I have ever had. First off, the German host, waiter, comedian was The most warm and gracious person you'll ever meet. I believe his name is ozzie.. He made us feel... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My boyfriend andI ate here while vacationing on Isla Colon the food was such an experience from the first course to the last. My favorite was the carrot soup and the shrimp. You are outside on a large front deck, but off is provided as well as a mosquito repellent candle on the floor. The owner/server was such a character... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had an excellent fixed-price dinner here, with a varied menu, which all of us enjoyed , including our 10 and 11 year old girls. The almonds apple salad with balsamic vinaigrette was excellent, as was the pork - much more flavorful than any North American pork I've had! A 5 course sampling menu worth of a much fancier establishment, it... More 

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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We are staying on Isla Colon for a month and were invited to join a birthday celebration at Guari Guari. Ozzie was an amazing host and made us feel so welcomed and special. There is a preset menu of 5 courses and each was more outstanding than the last. I can't wait to return and try some more of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Was here last night for the first time after hearing & reading nothing but great things about this place. Nothing short of Fantastic is what I take home with me from here. You cannot beat the atmosphere, ambiance, food & impeccable service given by host Ozzie. 2 mixed drinks, 2 bottles of wine, fantastic 5 course meal & 2 expresso's... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm traveling solo through Panama and during my stay in Bocas Del Toro Guari Guari was recommended to me a few times. I was running late and just made it in before they closed. I called and he gave me very clear instructions on how to find it (it's tucked away so if you don't know what to look for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food! It is a set menu, 5 course meal that will never disappoint. We returned and had another spectacular meal that the owner made sure was different than our first one. The owners are amazingly nice people and I would have paid double for the meal and the great service that came with it.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had dinner there with my girlfriend and another couple. Every one of the 5 dishes were amazing. Quality, presentation, texture, colours everything. Price of wines and drinks and are totally ok, bottles of wine from 12 or beers for 1.75. If owner would ask me what they can improve, I would say they can try a little harder about... More 

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Almost didn't want to give a review to keep it a hidden gem, but then changed my mind since everyone should experience this incredible meal. This place is hard to find, but just head through the gate just past the only gasoline station on the island and you will be pleasantly surprised. You do need a reservation, but I can... More 

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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Exceptional restuarant, Host that loves explaining food, set menu, fantastic cook, the Host's ex-wife but anyone who can cook like that can marry me anytime. Hidden away disguised as a house, closed half the week, need reservations. Only for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Cabana Beach, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: 6575-5513

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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