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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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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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English first
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Oakville, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We would have spent all day here if they had anything. They were out of almost all alcohol at the bar and most of the food was gone...the only fish they had was frozen. The place looked great, the beach was beautiful, but the only thing the bartender/server said when we asked if he had anything, was no.

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?