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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 29
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  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Great breakfast

Excellent place for breakfast/lunch. Menu, although simple is exquisite. Two girls attending the restaurant are excellent hostess

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
ME7162
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Kearny, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kearny, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent place for breakfast/lunch. Menu, although simple is exquisite. Two girls attending the restaurant are excellent hostess

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great local food in a simple arrangement. We were lucky to get seats on the street and made us stay there longer due to the amount of people that wanted to eat.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've been to Isla Colon on Bocas del Toro now 4 times and this was my first time getting to eat at La Casbah. My parents who live on the island eat there all the time, so I relished finally being able to go myself. I have to say it was one of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten.... More 

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vi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Chris, the owner comes to your table and makes suggestions as to what the meals are, recommends different ways to cook them and customizes your meal just for you. Since he also does the daily shopping of his food, the guests receive meals that are fresh and of highest quality.

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GLENWOOD
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is right up there with the best food here. Always tasty. We love it, you can't miss eating here. I usually eat outside but it's right on the street and some might not like the proximity to the traffic. You can eat inside as well.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A small restaurant on Isla Colon, Panama. The food was good and worth a try. Do remember that you are on an island and everything has to be brought by boat. The service was irritatingly slow.

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Picton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

First night in Bocas Town - asked some locals for a recommendation and they suggested La Casbah. A simple menu but very well done. A nice balance of flavours and some imagination thrown in as well. Staff is very attentive. You wouldn't go wrong coming here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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: Romantic

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