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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
The best food on the island, with the best service!

Eating at Guari Guari is a dining experience not to be missed while visiting Bocas! Always five amazing courses perfectly prepared and served. The location/atmosphere is nothing exciting, but Ozzie can serve a Coke and make it something special. Love, love, love this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Tybee Island, Georgia
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When my friends told me that we'll going to the best restaurant on Isla Colon I was glad (I love eating good food) but I also thouht: "Ouh it's gonna be expensive!". And not at all. No surprise with the bill at Guari Guari : $23 for a 5 set menu. A great deal !!! But money it's not what... More 

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Eating at Guari Guari is a dining experience not to be missed while visiting Bocas! Always five amazing courses perfectly prepared and served. The location/atmosphere is nothing exciting, but Ozzie can serve a Coke and make it something special. Love, love, love this place!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We arrived at our hotel an hour before we booked Guari Guari to be told by our hotel staff that it was the best restaurant on the island. After walking past a Gas station, we stumbled across the restaurant. It would be easily missed if we weren't warned to look out for the Hibiscus flowers hiding the place. When we... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Guari Guari

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

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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