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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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  • 8
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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
Tasty veggie platter

We had heard that this is a place frequented by locals, so we gave it a shot. Had a nice veggie platter each, plus one cheese platter and one cheesecake. Tasty stuff, good sized dished, friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Patrick B
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had heard that this is a place frequented by locals, so we gave it a shot. Had a nice veggie platter each, plus one cheese platter and one cheesecake. Tasty stuff, good sized dished, friendly service.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped there for a light meal, and loved the place, the food, the wine and the music! Unfortunately was in our last day in town, but it's definitely a place we would love to go back!

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Edam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great service and really good for a nice breakfast! Crepes, pancakes and good coffee! and the fuit smoothes are the best!

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was great and we were able to get a socialize the owner and other locals. Highly recommended.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visited La Casbah with my parents and grandparents during our weekend visit to the area. Everything from appetizers to dessert was near culinary perfection. We all melted for the tuna carpaccio, and I've never had better coconut rice (not to mention the perfectly cooked fish). When the cheesecake came for dessert, we all though we'd died and gone to... More 

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

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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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Address: Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean

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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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