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Guari Guari

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La Cabana Beach, Isla Colon, Panama
6575-5513
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Amazing Experience!!!

My girlfriend once said (while taking a picture) I hope the pictures do justice to the scenery. I am about to say something similar. I hope my words do justice to this amazing experience. After reading other reviews I had Guari Guari as my first choice for meal in Isla Colon. When we arrived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
ME7162
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Kearny, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Kearny, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend once said (while taking a picture) I hope the pictures do justice to the scenery. I am about to say something similar. I hope my words do justice to this amazing experience. After reading other reviews I had Guari Guari as my first choice for meal in Isla Colon. When we arrived the owner Ossi asked if we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Best place in Bocas hands down! If you don't come here you are missing out! Stop wasting your money at tourist trap waterfront restaurants in town and make a reservation! You won't regret it! 23 bucks goes a whole lot further here and wine was only 12 bucks a bottle! The food and service was amazing! If we ever come... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First impressions of the restaurant are something which looks quite basic. However it was anything but. Great food and an amazing and accommodating owner. What a great place all around. The food topped that of most five star restaurants and all for under 25 bucks a head. You need a reservation and food changes daily and is a set menu.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

So are you looking for something a little different than the typical tacos and beer so popular in Bocas? Willing to get a little out of town for it? Then Guari Guari could be the spot for you. Understand: there's no menu. The chef just makes a five course meal (three appetizers, a main dish, and a dessert) based upon... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

With no signage and reservations-only dining, this unassuming restaurant offers a changing menu with seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced locally. Definitely worth a visit when in Bocas del Toro!

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Denver, Colorado
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Prix fixe set menu on someone's patio on Isla Colon. Our host was the most gracious, entertaining and welcoming on Valentine's Day. Started with carrot soup that was delightfully seasoned with jalapeno and lime, second course was a quesadilla of gouda and other cheese, followed by pork in a port wine sauce, the fish was brilliantly assorted to a traditional... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Basically a tin shed, in an overgrown garden with no signage... it could easily be overlooked! But once inside be surprised! Not what I'd call fine dining, but the finest dining experience! Great value fixed price menu of 5 courses with good variety of flavors. Entertainment provided when the electricity went out for about 45 minutes but service carried on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You won't find a finer dining experience on the island. Complete with mildly crashing surf in the background. The host was very accommodating and the courses were excellent. We will crtainly visit Guari Guari agagain the next time we visit Bocas.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Next to a gas station, outside of town, tin woof, wood floors, plastic chairs, about 3 staff members, bug spray for your feet... who would have expected a 5 course, amazingly wonderful, fresh, seriously foodie-good meal better than places 10 times as expensive and catering to hip city dwellers. You can not miss eating here. Go. Make a reservation if... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the locals and we are so happy we decided to try it. The 5 course meal was incredible. The ambiance was peaceful and simply perfect. We could hear the ocean from the table. This restaurant simply has the best food in all of Bocas. Worth the extra bit of money it... More 

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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: Special occasions, Romantic

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