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Playa Bluff Beach Restaurant

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Bluffbeach Road, Isla Colon 1111 bb, Panama
+507 6798-8507
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Beach

The locals loved the BBQ on Saturday but I did not try it. The Beach was really nice and a great place to hang out for younger thinkers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Bill K
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The locals loved the BBQ on Saturday but I did not try it. The Beach was really nice and a great place to hang out for younger thinkers.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were a group of 6. We ordered a lot of things and we all shared. They were all very delicious. Sweet sour chicken and fish filet tasted so good. Salmon roll was amazing. Cocktails were awesome. The restaurant was quite busy, but waitress was very patience and helpful. We took turns to jump into the pool. We enjoyed it... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had been warned, but the location was so great. They were out of the first 3 things I ordered (early evening, restaurant 1/3 full). The cocktails were bad (at a beach bar??). The shrimp cocktail tasted frozen/overcooked. We waited an hour for very simple food. (From the time of the final food order, not from the time we put... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After spending the whole afternoon on the beach, we decided to have dinner at the beach restaurant. They had a lot of choices. we ordered 2 Chinese dishes and the bluff burgers. The chinese food was very tasty and the burger was just unbelievable. That was my best burger ever. Friendly and helpful staff. Kids love the pool. To my... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is the first of two restaurants in a row up the beach near Playa Bluff. It has recent new owners and maybe they are still trying to figure out how to run the restaurant? It had quite a large menu of Chinese and Japanese selections in addition to the regular beach fair. Unfortunately our party of 12 basically overwhelmed... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

New owners took over a couple of months ago, and don't seem as invested in the place as the reviews of the previous owners efforts would indicate. The Chinese dish we ordered (sweet and sour chicken) was excellent, but everything else we ordered appeared to come premade - frozen french fries, burgers, etc. A Greek salad consisted of an enormous... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great day walking the beach and then having a nice lunch at the restaurant which allowed us to use the beach chairs and hammocks. Very friendly staff.

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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We made a couple orders and they did not have them and ended up with vegetable tempura and a sushi roll. The food was surprisingly good. The tempura was quite tasty and the sushi came with a unique wasabi that was very good.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a few nights and enjoyed the food we had - big bluff burger and sushi (both really tasty!). The first night the service was a bit slow but I believe they have a few new members of staff and they were all very pleasant and polite. The only down side was that they stop serving quite early and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We arrived for lunch and there were no other clients. Ordered a bluff burger. The burger was served and the meat was raw. Raw as in not baked at all, from the outside the meat was pink. We told the waitress this. Our burgers were baked a little more. We got back the plate with cold ( same fries as... More 

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PlayaBluffLodge, Manager at Playa Bluff Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

We are really sorry for your bad experience, but we really appreciate your opinion. That Saturday was our first day after some renovations. As the first working day for everyone, the staff was feeling nervous and insecure. They belong to the local community of Playa Bluff "Anabocas". We want to give the opportunity to locals to learn and grow on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bluffbeach Road, Isla Colon 1111 bb, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon
  • Phone Number: +507 6798-8507

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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