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La Casbah

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Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Location - is a little removed from the main street but walkable. Just head north. the restaurant was reccomended by two expats we met who lived in bocas for 7 years.Cant go wrong there so we decided to try it and we were glad we did. Food - Excellent choice, we had the beef with the mushroom and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Romance
  • Reservations
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Location - is a little removed from the main street but walkable. Just head north. the restaurant was reccomended by two expats we met who lived in bocas for 7 years.Cant go wrong there so we decided to try it and we were glad we did. Food - Excellent choice, we had the beef with the mushroom and it was... 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

Food here also excellent, just off downtown so quieter, Host was exceptional. Fairly large specialty menu, simple seating.

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london
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was the best meal we had during our 3 week trip to the countries of central america. The only problem was that it wasn't a typical meal, but rather a good quality international one. We shared a starter of chorizo in red wine and then a whole fish. Very friendly and efficient service and a very comfortable place to... More 

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Plainview, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I would return to this restaurant if I am ever back in Bocas. Great food and good service. We really enjoyed our dinner

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Allegan, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This tiny restaurant is a good distance from the tourist area of Bocas Town, but well worth the walk. The Belgian owner/chef is very personable, and the food was spectacular - delicious, beautifully presented, and a good variety. It's a tiny restaurant, with only about 12 tables. Avoid the tables on the street - they are literally "on the street"... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have been to Bocas many times and we and our resident friends consistently go La Casbah for dinner. An unassuming location and space, European owner and chef Christopher always serves excellent food that never disappoints. Put on your Bocas must-eat-there list.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had walked by the Casbah one afternoon and it was not open. We later found out that it only opened in the evening but we were advised to try it and we weren't disappointed.We sat outside under the overhang in a slight rainstorm and had one of the best meals we had while in Bocas. Mine was a very... More 

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited Casbah on the recommendation of a friend at the B & B where we were staying. We shared an appetizer of fresh tuna with chopped tomatoes, green peppers and red onion with toasted bread. My husband had the fish of the day which was excellent and I had chicken cooked in honey and poppy seeds, which was also excellent.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This has the best food on Bocas in my opinion. The service was excellent and the wine was great too. We visited this restaurant with a friend from panama city and they were blown away by the overall experience here. Highly reccommended!

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baltimore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were recommended to eat here by Jack and Lee over at Koko Resort where we stayed. We ate here about 3 times during the time we were in Bocas. The menu is smaller, but everything on it is fantastic. The prices are reasonable, and the service is the best we've had in a small, unhurried island town. It's nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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