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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful setting

This pretty spot offers a varied menu in a beautiful location. The fresh pool must be a god send for those with children or otherwise are bothered by the heat. I enjoyed my meal and would return without heistation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Fayezzz
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Utila, Honduras
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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Playa Bluff during our day long ATV excursion from Flying Pirates and on the way back decided to stop for some drinks and lunch. We had trouble getting a waitress to wait on us so I got us our drinks directly from the bar. Finally we were able to get a waitress to bring us menus and we... More 

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Thank Steveinmiss1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice if you're hungry and want to grab something. But it's expensive for what it is. It has a nice vibe and nice scene though, but if you can go downtown do so.

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Thank Priscilla T
Malmo, Sweden
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Playa Bluff by bike and were really looking forward to some refreshment and some nice food when we arrived at Playa Bluff. This Restaurant was a total disappointment. I wanted a cold Smoothie, but they hardly had any fruits left and when I eventually got the Smoothie it was the smallest (and most expensive) one I ever... More 

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Thank Danni2002
Utila, Honduras
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This pretty spot offers a varied menu in a beautiful location. The fresh pool must be a god send for those with children or otherwise are bothered by the heat. I enjoyed my meal and would return without heistation.

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Thank Fayezzz
Newtonville, ON
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed next door for a few days and come here for a few meals, lunch and dinner. The new owners were great, provided lots of options and have an excellent spot. Food was also good and beers cold. Enjoyed coming here and would not hesitate to come back.

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Thank Dan M
Hockessin, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Playa Bluff was closed for remodeling but the manager was very nice and showed us around the property and introduced us to their resident sloths and caiman. Also offered us a drink and let us use the wifi to connect with the real world.

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Thank Leslie S
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It was raining when we got here, so the power was out because they use solar power. Because of this we could not eat. Then when it finally stopped raining I asked to use the pool as advertised and they said I couldn't because it wasn't clean and was for hotel guests only. Yet the signs and advertisements all say... More 

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Thank christina10698
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Took a bike ride out to Bluff Beach and nothing else around looked open. I wouldn't have thought that this place was open unless I had seen the other people there. They were out of half the menu. We got ceviche and asian fried noodles. The ceviche tasted off, like there was something not quite right about it, but the... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We drove by once, on ATVs from Flying Pirates, and decided to go back. But we can't figure this place out ... we biked back out there (not a short trip), there are signs along the way advertising how great it is and then .... it's not open!!! We were hoping to try a dip in the pool (since ocean... More 

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Thank Lynne W
Oakville, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had saved my appetite and after a 40 minute bike ride was good and hungry. Half the stuff on the menu was not available. So I ordered the cheeseburgers with bacon, which came without the cheese and bacon. Apparently they were out of the things! Obviously frozen, tasteless patty with soggy bun and a few frozen and tasteless fries.... More 

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Thank Trudy B

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?