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La Casbah

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Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 64
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
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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
Most recent review
Great food custom cooked

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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vi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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28 reviews 28 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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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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