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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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  • 187
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  • 27
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  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most Amazing Five Course Meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
SatHizFakShon
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?