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Guari Guari

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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great 5 course dinner - totally worth the visit

The 5-course dinner was great in every aspect - every course tasted great by itself and the conplemented eachother well. The drink were more than reasonably priced and the host very pleasant. I would recommwend this place to everybody - for 23 dollars you will not find better food in bocas!!! Go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ulfoesterlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The 5-course dinner was great in every aspect - every course tasted great by itself and the conplemented eachother well. The drink were more than reasonably priced and the host very pleasant. I would recommwend this place to everybody - for 23 dollars you will not find better food in bocas!!! Go for it!!!

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Thank ulfoesterlin
Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about Guari Guari from Trip Advisor and since we had gone to all of our other top choices already (El Ultimo Refugio, Raw Fusion, and the Firefly), Guari Guari was next on are list . We went there with a 7:30 reservation on a Thur night (1/21/16) and much to our surprise we were the only guest in... More 

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Thank Steveinmiss1
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of eating here during my trip to Bocas. It was great for me because I was staying almost right next door. Since I was a solo diner I expected to be rushed through dinner, but I wasn't. The host was great you can tell he loves what he does. Still a prix fixe menu for $23.00.... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have had the privilege of dining at Guari Guari on two occasions (October 2015 & January 2016). The server/owner (can't remember his name) was very entertaining and made the meal interesting. His love for service and excitement about describing the dishes was fun. The food was excellent and is a great deal for the price. You... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Made reservations in advance for a vegetarian prix fixe menu - 3 starters, a main dish, and a dessert for $23 was an amazing deal for such a high quality experience. The service could not have been more gracious and each course was a hit. Tucked away north of Bocas Town by where the locals hang out, this place is... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You MUST have a reservation to dine here. We arrived unannounced shortly after they opened and were curtly turned away. There were literally no patrons in the entire restaurant, but apparently they only make the exact number of meals as there reservations from the day before. We heard from a large local tourist in Bocas town this was the closest... More 

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Thank briankcoffey
Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We love having dinner at Guari Guari! Ozzie is the best waiter in Bocas del Toro and dinner is always an amazing experience!

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Thank tamjow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Amazing culinary experience in a laid-back setting. The menu is different almost daily. The food is fresh, and the dishes are delicious and creative. This place will win you with its haute cuisine.

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Thank Albena K
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We went for dinner - a prix fix $23 tasting menu. Just as good as what you get in San Francisco, but a quarter the price. It was so good we came back the next day & did it all over again. Plus, the host is so delightful - that adds to the meal too. I would have gone all... More 

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Thank zdemko
North Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

I can hands down say that this was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Ossi crafted a fantastic meal, and his service was impeccable. I suggest anyone who goes, goes in blind. It's a multi course meal, and it's different every day. Ask Ossi for a wine suggestion and go on a culinary adventure. I can't... 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: Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?